There are several e-card programs for iOS, was well as Apple’s Cards app for generating physical cards, but I love the offerings in Arctic Whiteness’ Artogram.

The developers behind this app solicited illustrators to contribute a number of e-card designs. They range from the simple and elegant to very quirky. The app is easy to use. Select a card, add and style text by changing the font and color. Then share it via email, MMS, Facebook or Twitter (iOS 5 required for Twitter.) The resulting card I sent to a close friend looked great in the Gmail web browser, Apple’s Mail and Postbox.

The eyedropper tool for changing colors is a bit unwieldy, but I tend not to change the text color that much anyhow. I would also love to see the ability to print these cards like you can with the Cards app. I would be proud to pay a bit more to physically gift this card to someone.

The basic app sells for US$2.99 and offers six cards each from illustrator. You can purchase an additional six to seven cards from each illustrator for 99 cents. It can be used on the iPhone, but it really shines on the iPad.

What makes this app worth every penny is the support for independent artists. I love seeing beautifully done apps that promote artists, and the proceeds benefit the illustrators as much as the developers.

Daily iPad App: Artogram features beautiful artwork from illustrators in e-cards originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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