Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 6th October 2014 1407

Lettrs Offer The Personal Touch

LettrsDearAllThingsD1Are you one of those people who mourns the loss of more personal, intimate, handwritten style of communicating with close friends in the age of the emails and text messages?

If so, then a free App that is gaining rapidly in popularity might be for you.

Lettrs (no, not a spelling error) is available for iOS and Android. It provides an electronic approach to creating and transmitting more personalised correspondence.

Once signed up, you can choose from a range of themed coloured notepapers to write on, each with its own font, many giving a handwritten look to the finished letter.

It also lets you include photos from your phone or tablet.

Then, when you have finished composing, you can use a digital pen to add a real signature.

Of course, if you are into using a digital pen, you have the option of handwriting your entire note for the really personal look.

Once complete, the letter becomes an image, to be emailed or posted via social media.

There is an option to publish a public letter on the Lettrs site, but why would you want to? Or, you can pay to have your letter printed and snail mailed, although somewhat expensively, because the ‘sorting office’ is in Connecticut!

Hang on, you may say, a composition in Outlook with a handwriting font is the same thing.

Well, almost but not quite.

The format of the resulting email is not fixed like a proper letter.

Lettrs is not exactly intuitive to use but it can give your recipient the impression of a communication that involved thought and effort, like the old days.

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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