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Snaps On-The-Go Instructions

With Snaps On-The-Go sending photo cards to friends and family is a breeze! Designed from the ground up for the mobile user Snaps On-The-Go makes it easy to select a photo, zoom in and crop it to suit, draw (or type) a personal note on the back and deliver your message via email. These simple guides will teach you how to use Snaps On-The-Go.

Selecting A Snap
Zooming Your Snap
Panning And Cropping Your Snap

Adding Typed Text To Your Note
Erasing Typed Text
Adding Freehand Drawings To Your Note
Erasing Freehand Drawings

Generating Your Card
Specifying Recipients
Mailing Your Card
Saving Your Card
Discarding Your Card

Getting Help


Selecting A Snap

Tap the SNAP tab (as shown below) to select and process a photograph for your snap. Tap the existing snap (photograph) to launch Photos and select an image from your device. Browse the albums stored on your device and tap to open and explore the desired album.


Browse through the thumbnails shown and tap the photograph you wish to use. Snaps On-The-Go will then launch pan, zoom and cropping tools to help you generate your snap.

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Zooming Your Snap

Snaps On-The-Go allows you to manipulate your chosen photograph to generate your snap. One of the functions it permits is scaling. This is accomplished (as shown below) in the standard manner.


Simply place two fingers on the snap and then move them at the same time. Pinch your fingers together to zoom in. Spread your fingers apart to zoom out. Once you've scaled your snap to the desired size pan and crop to finalize it.

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Panning And Cropping Your Snap

Snaps On-The-Go allows you to pan and crop your chosen photograph to generate your snap. Simply tap, hold and drag the selected photograph until the desired area is framed in the white square. This square represents your snap.


Tap Select to use the framed portion of the photograph for your snap.

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Adding Typed Text To Your Note

Tap the NOTE tab (as shown below) to produce a personal note on the back of your snap. Two different input modes are supported in Snaps On-The-Go. These modes are typed text and freehand sketches. You can toggle between these modes by tapping on the type|draw toggle.

The active mode is highlighted in black. When the letter A is black you are in typed text mode and the keyboard will slide into view. When the squiggle is black you are in freehand sketch mode and the keyboard will slide out of view.


While in typed text mode, simply use the keyboard that slides into view to type your message. Because the keyboard hides part of the snap, the text will scroll to allow for longer messages. Remember, however, that the length of your message may not exceed the physical size of the snap. When you are done typing, tap the type|draw toggle again. The keyboard will slide out of view and you will return to freehand sketch mode.

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Erasing Typed Text

To erase text you must be in typed text mode. If the keyboard is not visible then tap the type|draw toggle to swap into typed text mode. Gently shake your device for a moment and the text will disappear. Hang on to your device! You do NOT need to shake vigorously.


Of course you can always erase text the old-fashioned way. Select the portion of text you wish to erase and then tap the backspace key. Snaps On-The-Go's shake-to-erase feature is simply an added convenience for mobile users.

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Adding Freehand Drawings To Your Note

Tap the NOTE tab (as shown below) to produce a personal note on the back of your snap. Two different input modes are supported in Snaps On-The-Go. These modes are typed text and freehand sketches. You can toggle between these modes by tapping on the type|draw toggle.

The active mode is highlighted in black. When the letter A is black you are in typed text mode and the keyboard will slide into view. When the squiggle is black you are in freehand sketch mode and the keyboard will slide out of view.


While in freehand sketch mode, simply use your finger to sketch a picture or handwritten note on the back of your snap. You can draw multiple, seperate pictures. Simply raise your finger to end one sketch and then touch the screen to start another. For best results use the tip of your index finger for sketching.

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Erasing Freehand Drawings

Made a mistake while sketching your diagram? No problem. To erase drawings you must be in freehand sketch mode. If the keyboard is visible then tap the type|draw toggle to swap into freehand sketch mode. Gently shake your device for a moment and the drawing will disappear. Hang on to your device! You do NOT need to shake vigorously.


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Generating Your Card

Tap the MAIL tab (as shown below) to generate a card with your snap and personal note. Tap the Envelope button to launch the Mail view and examine the message.


You can add extra text (using the keyboard) to the message by tapping on any white areas around the card. Before you can mail your card you must specify the card's recipients. Once you've specified at least one email address, the Send button will become active. Tap this send button to mail your card.

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Specifying Recipients

Your card will be sent via email (using Mail) to every recipient you specify in the To: and Cc: fields. At least one email address must be provided before the Send button will activate.


You can type the email address directly into the field, select it from the list of auto-complete options provided below the field or tap the blue plus button (as shown above) to launch Contacts and select an address directly from your address book (with zero typing).

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Mailing Your Card

Once the recipient list is complete simply tap the Send button (as shown below) and your card will be shipped using the Mail service on your device.


If your device is temporarily disconnected from the Internet, Mail will store your card and then ship it as soon as a network connection becomes available.

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Saving Your Card

Tap the Cancel button (as shown below) to save your card in the Drafts folder in Mail. Select Save Draft from the options provided. Select Cancel to return to Snaps On-The-Go without saving your card in Drafts.


Once your card has been saved, you can return to Mail, edit your card and mail it at your leisure. Simply open Mail, tap on Drafts and scan through the list of unsent emails for your card. Search for 'Message Delivery' in the subject.

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Discarding Your Card

Tap the Cancel button (as shown below) to discard your card. Select Delete Draft from the options provided. Select Cancel to return to Snaps On-The-Go without discarding your card.


If you discarded your card by accident don't panic! Snaps On-The-Go stores every part of your card at all times so you can simply tap the envelope button again to generate a new copy of exactly the same card.

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Getting Help

Although this site provides considerably more detail, a simple user's guide is included in Snaps On-The-Go for assistance when network access (and therefore this site) may not be available.


Simply tap the HELP tab (as shown above) to access this usage summary at any time.

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If you would like to suggest new features for Snaps On-The-Go, or report issues with existing versions, please send an email to the Netistry mailbox.

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