Sunday, September 30, 2007

Thing 25: Letterpop.com - Online Newsletter Tool

LetterPop.com is an online newsletter creation service. It is similar to other online applications such as Google Docs or Zoho Writer for word processing, in that it allows you to create documents on the fly from any computer that has access to the Internet. Also like them it's free. It draws comparison to MS Publisher but it does not have quite all the customization features that Publisher does. But it offers you the convienience of a basic template creator for newsletters and flyers.

It is free to use with a basic subscription or there are other subscriptions for those who want more features and more space. It also allows you to email your creations to a list you create. You can upload pictures directly into LetterPop or link to your photos stored on your Flickr account. You are limited to 25 photo uploads with a basic subscription. If you want ideas you can see what other members of Letterpop are doing with their newsletters. I can see immediate applications with teachers communicating with parents, businesses advertising products, people writing their annual Christmas letter to all their relatives, and of course libaries communicating programs, resources and services to patrons--instantly via email. Talk about saving stamps and probably getting some great communication back.

Here is the little mockup announcement I created for library programming:
Game Night at Independence
http://letterpop.com/newsletters/?id=62773-4c64f3
Letterpop certainly has it applications.

2 Comments:

Lori said...

That's really cool Christie! Thanks for sharing!

Christie BW said...

Glad you liked it Lori. I'm just now getting to Learning 2.1 stuff. I'm cross-posting these on the http://explorediscoverplay.ning.com page. Enjoy :)

 

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