Maily: Your Kids’ First Email for iPad on the iTunes App Store.
I am really in love with this new app developed by real life parents who wanted to create a kid AND parent-friendly email app. I am very pleased with the parental/administrative controls built into this app. They create a secure way for you to allow your child to send very fun email messages to a trusted list of people that you set up. You use your finger to write messages, color, and draw. You can personalize backgrounds, add photos, and add stamps to decorate your messages. I really like that you can approve messages before they are sent or received if you choose that setting. It is really nice that you can send your email to multiple recipients. The people that you okay for contact will be able to reply to the message with a kid-friendly Maily dashboard.
This IS the app that you have been waiting for. This is such a great way to allow your little ones to keep in touch with your loved ones via email. There are a few things that could be improved, but I imagine that those changes will be made over time. There are no intrusive ads or buy-ins right now. From what the developers say, anything like that will only show up in the parental dashboard which is password protected. They were intuitive enough to also include a demo video which logically, I didn’t watch before I started playing with the app. You can contact Maily through email (which so far, I can’t seem to add manually, but it work if you have them set up in your contacts on your iPad) or facebook (which I did not want to link for a variety of reasons).
Highly recommended for ages 4 and up. This is a gem!