Create Newsletters and Flyers in a Flash with LetterPop

If you've ever tried to use Microsoft Word to create a newsletter, or any other document combining text and graphics, you know what a pain it can be--and how disappointing the results often are.

Web service LetterPop makes it a snap to design short newsletters, invitations, business documents, photo collages, and the like.

All you do is choose one of nearly 300 nice-looking templates (in categories like Announcement, Family, and School), drag it to the workspace area, then start filling in the details: title, text, photos, etc.

When you're done, you can save, print, e-mail, or share a link to your newsletter. (LetterPop doesn't currently offer Facebook integration, which would be nice.)

The only thing about LetterPop that's not immediately obvious is how to add photos to your image gallery. You can't do that while creating your newsletter; rather, you have to jump into your account settings and upload them there.

A free LetterPop account lets you publish up to 10 newsletters per year, and share them with up to 25 e-mail contacts. Paid accounts start at $25/year and give you a lot more flexibility.

It's not perfect, but LetterPop is a worthwhile solution when you're looking to churn out an attractive-looking newsletter (or similar document) in a hurry.

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