Symbyoz Happy Birthday Cards is a site that provides user with a collection of vibrant e-greetings that can be sent online. The user can choose a pre-made template or add a photograph from their Facebook albums. Text can also be applied to further personalize the message. Every element can be edited and rotated. The site also includes a collection of special effects that can be applied to the image. These include fun favorites like cartoon, sketch, sepia, vintage, sharpen, brightness, night vision, greyscale and emboss. Users earn Symbucks each time they share an e-card. Symbucks can be saved up and used to buy special deals at participating vendors. Many well-known companies offer deals to Symbyoz users, including Verizon, Papa Johns, Blue Nile, Payless and Walgreens.Show more screenshots »
There are a few mentions of Symbyoz Happy Birthday Cards on the web, but nothing significant. There are many ways to build a free e-card, which makes it difficult to get users talking about an application like this unless it really stands out. Symbyoz’s version is appealing in the way it combines free offers with e-card creation, but some users may not be interested in earning a discount over time. Some of the image filters and editing tools are not very elegant, either. A few improvements would go a long way in building the application’s user appeal.
The main difference between Symbyoz Happy Birthday Cards and other e-card generators is the Symbucks system. Most applications provide a card builder, a way to send the greeting online and little else. Symbyoz tries to lure in new and return users with the prospect of earning discounts offered by some very well-known companies. The effort may be more effective if the e-card editor was improved, but for the time being it may work for frugal internet users who have many greeting cards to send.
Symbyoz offers a low key interface that’s clean and organized. There’s plenty of open space so the user doesn’t feel overwhelmed as they build e-cards and manage their Symbucks. Some aspects of the site feel a bit dated, but overall it’s a user friendly experience. Newcomers will have no trouble figuring out how to navigate the top tabs or sidebar menu as they explore their Symbyoz account.
New users can try Symbyoz Happy Birthday Cards by clicking one of the two buttons along the left side of the homepage. The top button lets the user access the application through their Facebook account while the bottom button provides access through the user’s Symbyoz account. Users can also click the green Symbyoz button then the blue “Register with email” button to create a new account. The registration form asks for a full name, email address and password. The user will be asked to check their email inbox to complete account validation after submitting the registration form.
Symbyoz Happy Birthday Cards offers all users access for free. There are no subscriptions and no fees for sending cards. There are some advertisements that appear above and beside the user’s dashboard and other areas, but these are generally kept out of the way. Free is definitely the best route to take when offering a service like this. Charging for card creation or to earn Symbucks would encourage most users to head to one of the many other e-card creators on the web.
Symbyoz is a decent e-card creator. Users who patronize the businesses that are partnered with the application’s Symbucks system may find more reasons to send cards than others. The pre-made designs and graphics aren’t terribly extensive and most are rather childish or cheesy in style. Users who want a simple, playful design to send to a loved one or friend may appreciate what Symbyoz has to offer. Everyone else would be better off checking out any of the other free e-card creators available on the web.