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new: cartolina iphone app

by Grace Bonney

as much as i hate it, my phone is pretty much attached to my hip these days. thankfully not in literal sense with one of those dorky hip holsters, but i never leave home without it. when i do leave home i end up playing on my phone during my commute, which usually involves texting or catching up on emails. so i’m thrilled that someone in the design community has finally made an app that lets me send cute, well-design texts and messages to friends, family, and work contacts. i’ve always been an old-school paper card person (until a few months ago i mailed all our editors’ payments in hand-written cards each month) but i’ve been trying to green things up a bit around here so i’m embracing the idea of digital cards a bit more. cartolina’s new app lets you send brief messages using one of their customizable designs. just pick a design, type your message and either text or email it to the recipient. this would be great for a little “i love you” text, a quick birthday greeting, or the modern mom who texts her kids “good luck!” rather than the old note-on-the-lunchbag trick. the app supports multiple languages, lets you send to multiple recipients and has an integrated calendar so you can send yourself event reminders. the whole app will only set you back $2.99 (it’s cheaper than most cute cards on the market these days) so if you’re in the market for a cuter way to send notes, click here to check out the app (and all the designs) on cartolina’s site. xo, grace

*the app will go on sale sept 17th so if you’d prefer to buy it from the app store on your phone you can pick it up there next friday.

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