Greeting iCard Has eCards With 'Best Wish for You!'


greeting icard iphoneGreeting iCard, from Wondershare, is a clever concept for an app that is likely to appeal to teenagers and young adults. Unfortunately, like some teenagers, this app needs an major makeover.

Greeting iCard comprises 10 greeting card templates you can personalize with text and graphics and email to friends and family via Wi-Fi.

The launch screen begins with a Christmas card, including the well-known "We wish you a Merry Christmas" jingle playing in the background. That's a bit weird considering there isn't a Christmas greeting card template in the bunch.

There's no way to tell from the template list for which occasion the greeting card is designed. They all say "Greeting-01, Greeting-02, etc. You have to tap each one to find out what it's for. If your memory is as bad as mine, you'll be tapping the same ones repeatedly before you can get the lay of the land. The templates in Greeting iCard are fairly generic and while you can customize them with text and photos, you'll soon be wishing for either more templates or more design capabilities.

It's yet another one of those apps I've seen lately that appear to have been written by a non-native English speaker. Three of the ten templates have errors in sentence structure. "Best wish for you!"

Creating a greeting card involves selecting a temple, taking a photo or grabbing one from your Camera Roll and inserting it into the template and then tapping in a fitting message. Simple. If only it worked like it was supposed to. I tried entering a photo from my Camera Roll, but was unable to resize it. I entered text into the space provided without a hitch, but when I tried to change the type face and color, Greeting iCard crashed.

Greeting iCard is ad-supported, which is a bit of a turn off but for the app's $0.99 price tag it's hard to whine about that too much, I suppose.

The idea is fine. The execution is woeful. If you're looking to send digital greetings from your iPhone try hiCard instead.

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