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The Touchnote app for Android takes a photo from your mobile device, prints it on a glossy postcard with a custom message, and sends it anywhere in the world for $1.49.

The Touchnote app for Android takes a photo from your mobile device, prints it on a glossy postcard with a custom message, and sends it anywhere in the world for $1.49. If you're sick of just posting your phone pics to Facebook, and want to actually bring them to life, this is the app to do it.

Creating postcards with Touchnote is a breeze. First, open it up and choose a photo. You can pull one from your gallery, take a new photo with your device's camera, or download one from your Facebook profile. Once you've made your pick, pinch and drag to control the zoom and placement of your photo, or do a two-finger twisting motion to rotate it in 90-degree increments. While it would be nice to be able to free-rotate a photo, in most cases, the 90-degree rotations should work just fine.

Next, flip the card over, enter a destination address, and type out your custom message. But don't expect to be able to do much stylizing because there aren't any text alignment options, and there's only one standard font. The app does let you create line breaks, though.

When you're done with your message, it's time to make your payment (credit card or PayPal) and send your card. You can buy Touchnote credits individually for $1.49, or in packs, which give you free bonus credits. Cards usually arrive within two to five days in the U.S. and U.K., or within three weeks anywhere else.

Touchnote is fast and simple, and it offers an awesome way to use all those photos you snap on your mobile device.

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