EasyEnvelopes

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Over the years I have used a third party App to print envelopes. The one I had been using did not work in High Sierra so I went shopping in the Mac App Store. I came across an App that I had used a few years ago called EasyEnvelopes by Ambrosia Software. I do not remember why I stopped using this App, but it looked ‘new and improved’ so I bought it.

EasyEnvelopes

Envelope programs are pretty much designed to print one-off envelopes. If you are printing a whole stack of envelopes you might use the features in Microsoft Word or some other word processing App. EasyEnvelopes is everything I remembered it to be, it is very intuitive. The App is designed really well.

When you first open EasyEnvelopes you get this window:

EasyEnvelopes Main Window
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The program gets the return address from your “Me” contact in your Contacts App (bear with me, I need to blur out some addresses for obvious reasons). To obtain the senders address you just have to start typing in the little window and it brings up a list to choose from:

EasyEnvelopes List Choose

It inserts the Name and Address of your choice. Then all you have to do to print is click on the Printer Stamp in the upper right corner of the window. I usually print #10 envelopes, EasyEnvelopes does a great job with the spacing of the addresses. You can switch between envelope sizes by clicking the icon in the bottom of the window. When you click on another icon here is what the App does:

If you have the address in place but wish to change the font and size just click in the address area and a small editing menu pops up:

EasyEnvelopes Font Size

Now, if you don’t remember the spelling of an addressee you can search for it manually:

EasyEnvelopes Manual Lookup

You just have to toggle the little button to the right of the lookup window and it switches to manual. You can search by address book or whatever way you have your addresses setup:

EasyEnvelopes Drop Down

EasyEnvelopes has a few preferences:

Nothing earth shattering. I turned off the “Print POSTNET barcode”, set it however you like.

Conclusion

If you print a fair amount of one-off envelopes I highly recommend EasyEnvelopes. It is wroth the $9.99 price tag because of it’s ease of use alone.

3 comments

  1. Hi! Due to the recent Mac upgrade I am no longer able to use my former (and quite excellent) envelope software. The problem I am having with Easy Envelopes is that it simply will not display the UK Postnet barcodes. I have registered with the UPIS as required and have entered the digit code they have provided but still nothing – any help would be gratefully received.
    Thanks!

    1. Dennis, I feel your pain. I am using Easy Envelopes in MacOS Catalina, it is working fine. I did some research and discovered Easy Envelopes is a 64-Bit app. The Postnet Barcodes work for the US. I tried going to the Ambrosia Software website to do some research on the App, but their website is not working. That is a bad sign I would say. The only think I can think of on your end is to Delete and reinstall Easy Envelopes which may fix your issue. Other than that, try going to their website in the next few days, maybe it will come back up.

      1. Hi Douglas, thanks for your reply – will try and do what you suggest and who knows, perhaps fate will be on my side ……….. holding off Catalina until this issue is sorted!

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