Sunday, 28 June 2015

Inkly App

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know that I am sucker for anything with photos on. I love photo gifts, cards and frames so when Inkly app asked me if I would like to review for them, I quickly jumped at the chance.

Inkly is a free app that you can download for your phone that allows you to create cards, postcards and soon you will be able to print pictures from it. You can also edit photos on it by adding texts and filters etc to save to your camera roll.

I used to it to create a birthday card for a friend. There are hundreds of different cards to choose from (photo and non photo designs) but I opted for a photo upload one. There are so many designs that I found it difficult to choose. I loved the fact that lots of them had wording on them already and other pretty pictures.

I’ve also received 2 cards that have been made from Inkly and they were both lovely. The card itself is thick (you sometimes worry that cheap card would be used but this is not the case). The quality of the pictures is great. I also loved the fact that the message inside was handwritten. What I mean by that is it was a photo of a handwritten message.

The app itself is quick and easy to download and doesn’t take up too much storage. The fact that it is free is also a bonus. I have an android phone and so far I have had no problem with using the app. It isn’t slow to use and it hasn’t crashed on me.

Navigating around the app is very simple as everything is labeled very clearly so you can quickly get to the area that you want to. I must admit I normally do any shopping from my imac as I like a big screen when buying online but this is not what this app is designed for. It’s designed to help you create something quickly whilst you’re on the go in your busy life.  For that it is perfect. I will say, I found the amount of designs to choose from quite overwhelming but luckily when you open a card to view there is a heart shaped icon for you to save your favourites all in one place. That way it is easier to pick which one you want later on.

I love the fact that you can handwrite the card and by that I mean you can either use a stylus and write in the message or you can write a message on a piece of paper and take a photo of it for it to then be uploaded into the card. I think this is a lovely touch and something different to what the other app/online card sites are offering. It makes the card more personal.

Overall, I am really happy with how the card I created turned out. It was an easy, simple and quick process. I also loved the cards received and I will definitely use the app again.

Have you used the Inkly app? What card sending sites do you use, if any?

Love Kerry xx


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