Easy Envelopes – Useful envelope printing utility
Besides the “big” applications we all use for our hobby, like logbook or digital mode software, OS X and the supporting ecosystem is full of useful utility apps that make work, and our hobby, easier. If you’re like me and you print a lot of envelopes, whether for QSL cards or just everyday mail, you may want to take a look at this handy utility. From the folks at Ambrosia Software, EasyEnvelopes is a “one-trick” application that started life as a Dashboard app. It has since moved to the Mac App Store and has added more features along the way, long-ago becoming an essential part of my hobby workflow.
Simply put, EasyEnvelopes makes printing envelopes, well — easy! The software supports all standard sizes of envelopes and the user can also custom design and save different envelope sizes to match what they may have on hand. For example, I use #10 envelopes for most of my personal mail, but use C6 and A2 envelope sizes for QSL cards. EasyEnvelopes supports all of these and more. EasyEnvelopes supports integration with the system’s Contacts app, allowing you to enter mailing addresses simply by typing and selecting the desire recipient’s name in the search line. Of course, you can also manually enter an address or cut and paste (from QRZ) an address from the web. All fonts are user-selctable and full spellcheck is automatically on. You can have multiple return address (one for domestic and one for overseas mail, one for personal and one for the hobby, etc), and can print those return addresses on the front or the back of the envelope. You can do bulk printing of envelopes as well (great after a contest!). EasyEnvelopes will even print USPS barcodes above the address to allow more accurate delivery.
Available in the Mac App Store, EasyEnvelopes sells for $9.99. That may seem like a lot of money to some, but if you do a lot of envelope printing, this application will easily pay for itself in the amount of time it saves. I’ve used EasyEnvelopes for around 6 years now and find it to be a wonderful application.
For more information about EasyEnvelopes, visit Ambrosia Software at: http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/easyenvelopes-mac/