Mobile has taken over most aspects of our daily lives: from daily scheduling, instant messaging, to photo taking; there is almost always an app that can help you do anything you want.
As everything becomes more digital, there is increasingly more perceived value for physical items, just like how precious physical copies of photos which you have been storing inside your smartphone’s photo albums are.
Well, one company has heard your heart’s cry, and yes, there’s now an app to help you with that!
Singapore based PixaRoll is a simple app that allows you to print physical copies of your photos and get it delivered right to your doorsteps. Simple as that.
Launched back in 2012, the idea behind the photography app is straightforward: simply launch the app, choose any photos you want to be printed, place an order through the app, and the photos will arrive at your doorstep within just days.
Printing with PixaRoll only takes three to four working days. Other than just the usual photo prints, the team has also expanded its product selection to include magnets and square prints. These definitely make handy and great gifts for your friends and family.
For now, PixaRoll seems to be winning the hearts of many satisfied customers, with positive testimonials streaming onto its Facebook page. The company also launched its service to users in the Philippines too.
Prices are fairly reasonable on Pixaroll and largely depends on the number of photos printed. The more you order, the cheaper each photo becomes.
The team behind PixaRoll has also done a fair bit of marketing too, most notably, through famous Singaporean blogger Xia Xue, whom shared her PixaRoll magnets on her personal Tumblr blog.
“Yay my @pixaroll magnets arrived!!! Now I have 9 super cute little magnets (about 5cm by 5cm each) of Dash to paste all over my fridge!! [..] The quality is excellent and the colours are so vibrant. Wish I ordered more now!” – Xia Xue
Of course, if you are looking for alternatives or want to have a more customised photo album instead of just individual prints, did you know that Apple allows you to order a whole physical photo album through your iPhoto? Also called iPhoto print products, you are able to create albums, cards, calendars, and prints straight from your Mac.
“iPhoto has everything you need to make extraordinary books, cards, calendars, or prints using your photos. Just select your pictures and click Share to get started. Then choose what you want to make, pick a design, and add your own words. In almost no time, you can order beautifully finished products — to keep or give as gifts — without ever leaving iPhoto.” – Apple Print Products for Mac.
Bet you didn’t know you could do that with Apple. We are just a few weeks away from Mother’s Day. Perhaps it is opportune time for you to start capturing beautiful moments and turn them into a memorable gift to your mum on this special occasion!