Friday, August 8, 2014


Handwrytten is an app for iOS:

Handwrytten allows you to send real cards and notes with your message written in pen and ink. Just select a quality card, type your message and hit send! Then, our robotic handwriting machines will “wryte” your message in realistic handwriting on the card, address the envelope and place it in the mail with a real stamp.
And the happy recipient may soon begin to wonder why these cards from various senders all have the same postmark and the same “handwriting.”

Related reading
All OCA handwriting posts (Pinboard)

[As for Handwrytten’s claim that “it's even cheaper than running to the store yourself and buying a card”: you could buy a box of note cards and envelopes and come out way ahead, as would those receiving your genuinely handwritten messages. But why is “even cheaper” better anyway?]

comments: 5

Fresca said...

Did you see the movie "Her"? The job of the main character, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is to write heartfelt messages for people to send as their own.
Like Cyrano?
But creepier...

I see your WV is back on. Mine too---I got tired of the spam.

Fresca said...

Oh, yes, I just now you have written a note about returning to WV... Yep, same as me.

For this second comment of mine, I get a house number again. (The 1st got the ad.)

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, I saw ( and liked a lot) Her. I had a sentence about being one step closer to that world, and then I thought I was being melodramatic. And then my wife said, it’s like Her. And I said, I had a sentence, etc.

I’m not sure which feels creepier to me — the robot hand transcribing someone’s words or the human stand-in.

Michael Leddy said...

Oh — I opened comments up to everyone again (I get really terrific anonymous comments sometimes), and within two or three minutes I had my first spam for a certain drug. So on went the verification.

Fresca said...

Yeah, I guess Cyrano is creepy, isn't it, come to think of it!
I was just going on my childhood memory of finding it romantic, which of course it's supposed to be.

I hated Her so much that I left before it was over, so I think I probably missed the point?

Some of the spam was hilarious---the misworded flattery was so fun---but yeah, the drug ads were relentless time wasters.