Time is relentless. It’s amazing how far we’ve come, yet how far we must go. Here we are, moving rapidly into the 21st century, and there are still times when I have to do something the old fashioned way on my Mac.
Take snail mail. Please.
What does every letter require? A stamp, yes. But also an address. A number of Mac apps will print addresses onto envelopes but not one of them does all you can do in Labels & Addresses, the Mac label and envelope printing tool that reminds me oh so much of 1989 (don’t ask what I was doing to remember that year so clearly). Most of us have a need to print addresses onto envelopes, and all of us could benefit by an easy way to print out information onto labels.
Well, it may seem like a blast from the past but Labels & Addresses is one of only a few Mac apps which print out a seemingly infinite variety of labels and addresses.
Print return labels for envelopes and packages. Print handling labels for packages. Print barcodes for everything, including inventory. Even print name badges and shipping labels.
Shipping labels can include both the delivery and the return address and pulls data from Contacts in OS X, which gives you mass mailing capability.
In addition to the printing features, it also comes with over 40,000 images, and it’s easy to drop in photos or other graphic designs.
Images can be enhanced before printing using dozens of built-in filters and effects. Labels & Addresses comes with label layout and design tools, integrates with Google Maps, and, of course, prints labels on all the popular label paper templates.
Even if you don’t do many labels and envelopes, having this app around makes the job easier. However, if you don’t use it often you may easily forget how to set up and create your own labels. That’s about the only downside.