App of the Week: Postagram


Name: Postagram
Platform: iOS , Android , and a web-based option through Instagram
Cost: Free application, each postcard is $.99

When was the last time you got a picture postcard in the mail? Postagram is a stamp-free solution to send your captured images to your favorite people with a few cicks. For .99 cents per photo postcard, users can upload their picture, drag and scale it to the heart’s content, and customize the message and profile avatar. It’s all captured on heavy, glossy stock with the image itself a perforatted 3″ x 3″ segment of the card, all sent to the address you specify. And without any scrambling for stamps.


It’s a simple concept, but a fun way to go from digital to analog. An email will let you know when the card has gone out to the recipient.

Using Postagram, I couldn’t help but think of a Miami Herald article about young adult author tours I read over the summer. Meg Cabot described parents grappling with cell phone cameras to snap teens with their favorite authors, and a novel solution.

Cabot recalled one event where they circumvented the problem by using a photo booth. Readers not only didn’t have to worry about operator error, they got a printed photo as a souvenir.

“The kids were so shocked because they are not used to having a picture they can hold in their hand,” Cabot said. “It was adorable to see how thrilled they were to have an actual photograph.”

For a $1, the teens can have their own favorite pictures delivered to friends and family, for a very old-school thrill.

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