Apple's Cards app for iPhone and iPad update lets you swap photos

Apple has released an updated to Cards, a card-creation app for iPhone and iPad. Now you can easily swap photos in templates that contain multiple photos. A few bugs have also been fixed.

To swap photos, you simply drag one of the photos to a different available location in the template and Cards will automatically swap the two photos. The update also includes a fix to the issue that caused previously mailed cards to display as drafts in Card History. And if you were experiencing random crashes while using Cards, that has also, supposedly, been fixed.

Cards is an iPhone and iPad app that let's you create letterpress cards and then order physical versions to be shipped to whoever you want. Each card is crafted from 100 percent cotton paper and imprinted with an elegant debossed design. You can select up to 12 recipients for each card. Cards shipped in the U.S. are $2.99 each and cards shipped to anywhere else in the world are $4.99 each. Unfortunately, Apple does not offer bulk pricing to those who may be interested in sending a card to, say, 50 or more recipients.

How many of you have actually ever ordered cards with Apple's Cards app? Are you happy with the app and the quality of the cards that Apple prints? If you don't use Cards, is there another app, like Sincerely Ink [Free - Download Now], that you prefer? I've used Cards a few times and have always been satisfied with the results, but I would love to explore other options.

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Leanna Lofte

App and Photography Editor at iMore. Mother, wife, and math instructor. Follow her on Twitter @llofte and send her apps to consider for review at iosapps@imore.com

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benjimen says:

I've used it a few times -- without a signature, it doesn't have the same personal level as a regular greeting card. Great for a thank-you card, or a professional use.

The quality of the card is top notch though -- nice typeface on the envelope. Would be better if you could design a bundle of cards to be shipped to you for personal use -- quality is what you'd find in an upscale stationary store. I've ordered a couple to be sent to me so that I could sign them and include a card in a gift bag (without an envelope).

For those with a Retina Display iPad, the cards & envelope look >exactly< like what you seen on-screen while creating them.

west3man says:

Update requires giving up my iOS 5.x so, no thanks.

I have used the app before and agree with the comment about the absence of signatures. There is a special personal touch in that my family photos are on the front but that is undercut by the lack of signature.

I expected the cards to look more like store-bought greeting cards, but I still enjoy the convenience.

profmac says:

I've used the Cards app twice but both times no card was ever delivered. Apple was nice enough to refund my money but it's a shocking service. I live in Australia - perhaps that's the problem?