"One of the more prevalent complaints regarding the Nintendo 3DS was that there was no way to message people on your friends list. Nintendo took that criticism to heart, but rather than doing things the traditional way and just making a unified messaging system, they made Swapnote, a free application where users can draw and send notes. However, this app has quite a few limitations to it. Do these limitations make for a poorly implemented service, or do they not matter in the long run? This review delves into the current state of the software as of September 2012."