Contacts is rather simple and the options and customizations are few and far between. Select a contact (or multiple contacts), then go to the Menubar menu and select Print. From there your options are useful, but nominal. What if you want barcodes or different sized envelopes or a custom font and color? For that you’ll need EnvelopeCat.
Get The EnvelopeCat
Snail mail isn’t dead and neither are envelopes, either printing labels or printing directly on an envelope, and that’s exactly what the little app EnvelopeCat does. It prints envelopes. What you get with EnvelopeCat are all the options you’d like to have built-in to the Mac’s Contact’s app but which really are not there.
For example, postal bar codes, which make for more accurate delivery (and, in some cases, rate discounts). Some envelopes require margin adjustments to ensure that the return address and recipient address are placed just so (airmail envelopes are a good example). EnvelopeCat does that.
Even better, EnvelopeCat has options for different types and sizes of envelopes. If it can fit into your printer, EnvelopeCat can print addresses because the margins are fully customizable to match the envelope size.
Addresses are one thing, but what about adding a company or organization logo? Can do. Add the graphic and it gets printed, too.
EnvelopeCat has other features not found in Contacts, including options to customize the font, style, size, and color. There’s a built-in ruler to make sure the addresses are placed in the correct margins, and the color selector makes sure you get the color you want before printing.
The app is simple to setup and operate and only needs to know the size and orientation of your envelope before printing. It’s OS X El Capitan savvy, works on Retina display Macs, and even has fullscreen support.
Envelope cat is exactly what you need to print envelopes when Contacts isn’t enough. Earlier versions were a bit buggy, but it has matured and become more stable under OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.