Despite being deep in the age of online sharing, email, Instagram, Facebook, and many other ways to avoid face-to-face contact, snail mail– the kind that require labels and envelopes and printed addresses– seems to be alive and well. Here’s how to tame the 20th century beast on your Mac.
Labels, Addresses, Oh My!
We seem to be deep into the digital age when almost anything can be sent to anywhere else in the world and show up there within a few minutes.
That’s bits. Atoms take longer and that’s where Labels & Addresses comes in. You know, the printed things you put on packages to give to UPS so they can be late delivering them.
This is one of my favorite all time Mac apps. Name another app that makes quick work of mailing labels, envelopes, price tags, greeting cards, and is fully customizable.
If you ship or mail anything the old fashioned way, Labels & Addresses is the Mac app you need handy because it just works easier than doing labels or addresses by hand.
The built-in Assistant helps you get started with design templates for labels, envelopes, postcards, badges, barcodes and everything else.
Addresses can be pulled from Contacts on your Mac, and a complete mailing list of labels can be created with the Mail Merge function.
Labels & Addresses does postal barcodes, serial numbers, and comes with 600 fonts to help you customize your labels. Also include are almost 300 templates, over 1,000 clipart images, and support for popular label stock from Aver, APLI, A-One, and others.
It even integrates with Google Maps and works with popular label makers. That Labels & Addresses is still on my Mac, and still gets upgraded tells me that snail mail is probably here to stay. At least, that’ll be the case until things can be copied and beamed from one place to another, ala Star Trek.