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When an entry is added to my address list... do THIS

May 17, 2017, 1:40 p.m. New Features Tips

Did you know you can connect your ineedyouraddress.com address list to pretty much anything else out there?

It's really simple and you don't need to be a developer to do this!

Create a free account (or login to your existing one) at Zapier.com (If you haven't heard of zapier... where have you been?!)

From there you can setup a "trigger" and an "action".

When this happens, do this.

People are actually automating their Wedding Invites and "Save the Dates" this way.

For example, when a New Entry is Added, then Send a Wedding Invite to the address.

Go HERE to connect your address list to Zapier.


How to Restore Deleted Addresses

Nov. 16, 2016, 2:19 p.m. How to Tips New Features

As of November 15, 2016, when you delete an address, it is actually just thrown in your trash can instead of permanently deleted.

From the trash, you can either restore it or permanently delete it.

To restore a deleted address...

  1. Click on "Filters".

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the "Filters" popup and click on "Trash".

  3. Select the addresses you want to restore then click "Restore checked Addresses".

Done!

Alternatively, if you really want to delete the address, you can click "Permanently delete checked Addresses". But don't say we didn't warn you! That will remove them for good!


Customize Your Website's 'State' Field

Feb. 25, 2016, 3:10 p.m. Tips Enhancements New Features

You can now change the label for the 'State' field on your website.

Go to MENU > Website Settings > Label for 'State' Field.

This change was inspired by one of our Canadian friends :)


Use Your Own Fonts for Labels and Envelopes!

July 16, 2015, 12:43 p.m. Tips New Features New

You can now upload and use your own fonts for your labels and envelopes.

The file type must be TTF (TrueType Font) and it should have full character support.

You can upload a font by clicking "Upload Font..." which is next to the font choice menu OR go here!

Only you will have access to use the font that you upload.

A good place to find fonts is dafont.com. Make sure you download the TTF version of the font and that the font is free for personal use or that you pay to use it for personal use if the artist requires.


New User Interface for a Better Desktop and Mobile Experience

July 7, 2015, 10:17 a.m. New Features New Bug Fixes Tips

We've been hard at work on the latest changes to the interface and hope you like them!

The main changes are around the navigation.

Before there were two different menus that could be confusing to use on the mobile interface. Now the same menu works across the desktop and mobile platform.

Included with this update is several bug fixes, performance updates, and we've now made the Return Address Labels option FREE! The Recipient Address Labels and Envelopes are still -$9.99-.

update The introduction period is over and the price for the Envelopes and Labels Option is $29.99.

Please send us your feedback!


Quickly Share Addresses With "Send to email"

May 15, 2015, 4:45 p.m. Tips

Our cousin is getting married so my aunt asked us for a spreadsheet of my family's addresses.

I knew I could download the file as CSV and send it to her, but why not simplify that process?

You can now share a spreadsheet (CSV File) right to an email address.

Select a few addresses (or all of them) and tap "Download Selected" > "Send to email".

Type in the email address of the person you would like to share the addresses with (or your own email address).

Click "OK".

The addresses export to a spreadsheet that is then emailed to the email address you specified. Done!


Thumbs getting tired? Use inya.co/your-url !

May 11, 2015, 12:04 p.m. Tips

Here is a pro tip for you. inya.co has existed for quite some time now. Mostly because I got tired of typing in i-n-e-e-d-y-o... You get the point.

inya.co and iNeedYourAddress.com go to the same place!

Try it out with your URL!

inya.co/whatever-your-url-is

That's inya.CO not inya.COM . I don't know who inya.com is but they do return a nice smiley face when you visit them :)


Customize Your Website's Text Fields

Feb. 9, 2015, 9:53 p.m. Enhancements How to Tips New Features

You can now change "Notes" to whatever you want your visitor to leave. You can also change the "Name" to something more specific as well.

Go to "Website Settings and Photos" and change "Label for 'Notes' Field" to whatever you want. By default it is "Notes".

You can also change "Label for 'Name' Field".


Easily Check Your Imported Addresses for Missing Information

Nov. 6, 2014, 11:57 a.m. Tips Enhancements New Features New

We've added a way to quickly find addresses that have missing information.

If an entry is missing required information such as "Postal Code" when you import a file, then the entry's Postal Code will be set to "!! None !!".

You can easily find these files by clicking on the tools dropdown menu then click "Look for Missing Info"


Control Font Size for Labels & Envelopes

May 10, 2014, 3:19 a.m. Tips Enhancements New Features

You can now control the font size of the labels and envelopes. You'll find the "Bigger" and "Smaller" buttons in Print Envelopes or Print Labels.

We also snuck one other feature in. Sometimes you don't need the recipient's country to be on the label or envelope. (Like when you are in the same country as them) So we added a checkbox to "Include Recipient's Country Info".


Download Addresses as CSV or For Use With SendOutCards!

April 21, 2014, 10:17 a.m. Tips Enhancements

You have always been able to download/export your addresses from iNeedYourAddress to use them in other systems. It's your data. We just want to help you achieve what it is you are trying to do!

Now when you click "Download Selected", you have two options.

  • Download as CSV to download your selected addresses as a CSV (Comma Separated Values) file. This is the most portable format and can be imported into most systems.

  • Download for SOC to download your selected addresses as a TXT (Tab Separated Values) file. This file will import directly into your SendOutCards Contact Manager!


"Need Addresses by..."

April 18, 2014, 4:29 p.m. Tips

In your website settings, we have a "Need addresses by" field. You can pick this day, usually the day you would be sending out your invites. This way, if people come to your website after the date you enter in the "need addresses by" field, it will notify the user that it might be too late to enter their information, but they can still leave it.

In the event that someone does still enter their information in, we will send an email notifying you that you have received a new address. This way, if you have already sent them out, and someone adds their information, you will know you have a new address waiting for you!


How to Print Labels at Home

March 30, 2014, 7:12 p.m. How to Tips

We have made the awesome ability to be able to print on your labels right at home, and it is so simple! The ability to do this, was one of the main reasons we made this website. When we were first trying to figure out how other people collected addresses, well that was a nightmare. THEN we tried to figure out how people actually got the addresses onto the envelope..(without handwriting a million of them) and holy cow! Trying to figure that out was even worse.

Sooo, let me walk you through how to print the labels at the peace of your own home* (not that you need it, because it's pretty self-explanatory on the website already)

  1. Sign Up for freeee and create a website (easy peasy)

  2. Edit your website by adding beautiful pictures of yourself, adding a title..and so on..

  3. Either import your CSV file (an excel file works, but it's easier with a CSV) OR share your new URL with your family and friends via Facebook or however.

  4. When you are ready, click "Print Labels" on the lefthand side

  5. Pay a measly $29.99 (sorry, we have to make a living somehow!)

  6. Pick your label size

  7. Pick your font and color

BOOM! Print right at home!

This website does not include a printer, must have one on hand.


How to Print Envelopes at Home

March 28, 2014, 12:57 p.m. How to Tips

We have made the awesome ability to be able to print on your envelopes right at home, and it is so simple! The ability to do this, was one of the main reasons we made this website. When we were first trying to figure out how other people collected addresses, well that was a nightmare. THEN we tried to figure out how people actually got the addresses onto the envelope..(without handwriting a million of them) and holy cow! Trying to figure that out was even worse.

Sooo, let me walk you through how to print the envelopes at the peace of your own home* (not that you need it, because it's pretty self-explanatory on the website already)

  1. Sign Up for freeee and create a website (easy peasy)

  2. Edit your website by adding beautiful pictures of yourself, adding a title..and so on..

  3. Either import your CSV file (an excel file works, but it's easier with a CSV) OR share your new URL with your family and friends via Facebook or however.

  4. When you are ready, click "Print Envelopes" on the lefthand side

  5. Pay $29.99

  6. Pick your envelope size

  7. Pick your font and color

BOOM! Print right at home! (You don't need a printer with an envelope slot, you just get to sit there and feed them through..yaaayy)

This website does not include a printer, must have one on hand.


The "tagging" option and what makes it so cool.

March 28, 2014, 11:48 a.m. Tips New Features

We have recently added the ability to "tag" your addresses. Let us tell you why they are so awesome and handy to have.

We made "tags" because for us, we had different groups who needed to get different things with our wedding invites. We had our immediate family who we wanted to send our normal invite too, as well as the ceremony insert. So we made a tag for "ceremony" so that when the time came to print them off, we knew what addresses got the extra goodies and wouldn't have to go searching through them all. We also made a group for "luncheon", so those people would feel extra special that they got to eat with us. It would work for a rehearsal dinner as well!

Tags are such an easy way to organize your addresses and helps differentiate the addresses of family and friends. Soooo cool, we know.

If you are just using iNeedYourAddress for personal use, its useful for you guys too! You can easily tag all your "coworkers" together, as well as "family" and "friends". They all stay in the same address list, and you can view them all at once, or look at the addresses in the individual tags.


How to Invite Other Users to View and Edit Your Address List

March 21, 2014, 11:09 a.m. Tips How to

We added this feature so we could share our address list with our parents. That way they could comb through the names and add anyone that we missed from the old neighborhood.

This is how it's done...

  • Log in to iNeedYourAddress.com
  • Go to Website Settings and Photos.
  • Scroll to the bottom of your Website Settings.
  • Click on "Invite another user to view and edit this address list".
  • Type in their email address then click "Share".

We'll send them an invitation to collaborate on the address list with you and let you know when they accept!

Note: This will give the user the ability to view, add, edit, tag, and organize your addresses but they will not have the ability to make changes to your website settings or photos.