Way back in April last year, we brought you news on Lettrs, and app that transforms your iPhone into a personal writing desk, transcriber and post office. And today, it launches for Android users too.
In a nutshell,Lettrs is setting out to revive and reinvent the concept of personal, handwritten letters by making them social. The Web-based incarnation serves as a virtual writing desk to write your letter, with a slew of handwriting-esque fonts and paper types to choose from. When you’re done, you can choose to deliver it digitally – email or the usual social conduits, or send as a physical letter. There is an additional ‘Preserve a Letter’ feature that lets you upload handwritten personal letters too.
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As with the iPhone version, Lettrs for Android is basically an extension of this, letting you compose letters digitally and give them an authentic handwriting feel. There are designer themes, location-stamped messages that include photo-attachments, tagging to help you locate all your letters, and more.
Additionally, you can type and even voice-dictate letters, and arrange for them to be posted by mail to anyone.
It’s been nicely designed, and should appeal to anyone with a penchant for handwriting, even though this is merely a font striving to recreate the experience for the smartphone age.
“Personal letter writing was once considered a lost art, but with Lettrs, people are discovering innovation to make that tradition of long form a modern medium again,” explains Drew Bartkiewicz, founder and CEO.
Lettrs is available for Android 2.3 devices and above, and a version is available for Kindles too.
Related read: The future of handwriting