james frewin
james frewinHead of Creative @ Labstep

Whats the best service for using/making attractive email templates?

We've used Mailchimp and Autopilot and neither we're really nice enough to use or allowed us to make really nice looking emails (we're about to launch some new features and wanna do a nice announcement email). Looking for something with either really nice templates or a good builder with good features!
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    Postcards by Designmodo

    Create awesome emails with drag & drop simplicity 😻

    Andrian Valeanu
    Andrian Valeanu3Work here since 2004. From 🇲🇩, based 🇪🇸. · Written
    Andrian Valeanu made this product
    Postcards is an app that allows users to create responsive HTML emails in a short period with over 70 premade templates. Postcards also gives a preview of the final result and allows users to export an unlimited number of emails. Some features: Drag & drop builder Edit the content online Upload or use external images Preview the result Unlimited exports Postcards has clean HTML code and works with any ESP (email service provider) platform.
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    I really like working in Postcards, it has a very friendly UI and it saves us a lot of time creating our newsletters.
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    I have tested the demo version, looks good.
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    • The tool wouldn't let me use the free trial--every time I tried to drag an element over to the workspace I got a popup saying I needed to upgrade to the paid version. Upgraded and tried to use it. When you drag an element onto the work area, an edit menu opens on the right. That menu would not scroll down for me to see all of the editable fields. I could sometimes see the top of a text box to enter data, but couldn't get to it. Tried two current version browsers. Waited 25 minutes for chat response. Never got one. Asked for a refund. Will report on how that went after.

      UPDATE: Company refused to refund. Sent me some explanation about downloads that didn't apply to what I purchased.

    • Corey Haines
      Corey HainesMarketer, Maker, Indie Hacker

      Been waiting for this product for a long time. Best email generator I've come across. Must try

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    Intercom

    Communicate personally with every single customer.

    james frewin
    james frewinHead of Creative @ Labstep · Written
    Have since tried Intercom and it's pretty close to what I was after! The emails are good looking and automatically work on mobile and desktop. Also has really nice audience filtering and analytics.
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    Jose Zamora
    Jose ZamoraDev @ Sparkpost · Written
    <3 Intercom
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    • We use Intercom as our primary communication tool with our SaaS users from Day 1 and have scaled with them since.

    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt Pliszkaresearching SaaS software @ pickSaaS.com

      A great application to automate engagement with your visitors, focusing on personal approach towards your customers

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    Sendwithus

    Create cutting-edge email experiences at scale 🚀

    Bryan Blair
    Bryan BlairFounder Mobiletopup.com · Written
    They have a great email template editor, with global headers footers and vars. Designed to move design of transactional emails out of your developers hands.
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    HEML

    Quickly craft clean, responsive emails.

    Jose Zamora
    Jose ZamoraDev @ Sparkpost · Written
    Here's a lower level one for developers. They explain it better than I can: "HEML is an open source markup language for building responsive email. It gives you the native power of HTML without having to deal with all of the email quirks."
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  5. 9
    MJML App

    The only app that makes responsive email easy

    Emily Brooke Robertson
    Emily Brooke RobertsonDirector of Digital Marketing at Sporfie · Written
    The best/easiest way we have found to create templates and allow for quick edits by anyone on your team. Because mjml is similar to markdown or basic html, edits can be quickly implemented by marketers with very little effort or training. I had a lot of trouble trying to create the look I wanted using existing email templates/template builders. Now, with MJML, I feel like I am an email expert and can get new emails created and sent in a fraction of the time.
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    It might require a bit of extra effort from the engineers but the upside is that there is no lock in with MJML. You can continue to use the email delivery system of your choice.
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    Revue

    Easily create an engaging, gorgeous, weekly digest

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    Revue has gorgeous templates if you're looking to create newsletters.
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    • Matt Pliszka
      Matt Pliszkaresearching SaaS software @ pickSaaS.com

      Revue focuses on delivering a simple mailing/newslettering software and does it really well, really like the way the app lets you give a personal touch to your emails and set up a direct contact with an audience. And the value-for-money is totally fine 👍

  7. Lorenzo Fiori
    Lorenzo FioriMarketing&SM Manager at Nanosystems · Written
    Mailchimp as well has its own templates which can easily fit on every kind of email/newsletter
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    Dannie Nguyen
    Dannie NguyenJunior Marketing Executive · Written
    basic and super simple to use as you only have to drag and drop your items and nice templates are always available for u to use
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    Stripo.email

    Free email template builder for designers and developers

    Ivan Burban
    Ivan Burban9Head of Digital Marketing at Stripo · Written
    Ivan Burban made this product
    We have 250+ ready to use responsive HTML email templates with Pure code and 1 click export to your ESP's
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    • Anna
      AnnaEmail marketer, copywriter

      In fact, I like it that my colleagues have a shared Stripo account. Convenient when a large number of people need to have access to work on and edit same projects. Would love to embed in my SaaS

    • Nastasiya Burban
      Nastasiya BurbanBusiness Analyst at Sprinkle Group S.A.

      We had a separate person, who has created adaptive emails for our company. Now we don't need it anymore. As a Business Analyst I spent a few hours for creating more than 25 emails. Stripo really decreases expenses.

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    Drift Email for Marketing

    Turn email into engaging conversations to close leads faster

    Daniel J. Murphy made this product
    Hi James, I'd argue instead of wasting too much time on templates and optimizing for clicks, you could put the emphasis into the email copy and telling the story of your product launch. Your leads probably don't care about color schemes or how nice your emails look. They care about how your product can help them do their job. As it happens we just launched Drift Email for Marketing and we even have a pre-packaged Playbook to help you share your product launch news. More details: blog.drift.com/drift-email-marketing happy to chat more about it if you'd like.
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    Foundation for Emails

    Create responsive HTML emails that work on any device.

    Brandon Reid
    Brandon ReidCPO, Benchmark Intelligence · Written
    If you're looking to code your own, this is the best framework I've used for emails.
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  11. M Frizzank
    M FrizzankLove making bots & playing rugby · Written
    Hey, full disclosure: I work for cloudHQ. But, the templates extension we put out is great (and customizable). Also, if your template designers want the next level of customization, we have a free HTML tool for customizing templates: https://chrome.google.com/websto...
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  12. Sandipan Banerjee
    Sandipan BanerjeeTech Ambassador, WMF · Written
    Great Templates
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  13. Abhi Agarwal
    Abhi AgarwalCo-Founder NewsAI · Written
    The templates on here are quite amazing. Lots of selections to pick from!
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    Templates by Email Monster

    Hundreds of free, responsive email templates. Pick and edit.

    Simple and free Responsive email builder with a decent amount of existing templates.
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    Topol.io

    Beautiful HTML e-mails easily

    Dan
    DanSolo founder of Magpile and Subsail · Written
    Super simple (and free) drag and drop editor. You can then export the HTML and use anywhere you like.
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    Beefree

    Free Email editor to build responsive design messages

    Lindsay Saewitz
    Lindsay SaewitzChi Entrepreneur + The #Bizamo Project · Written
    I like Bee (they have a great free version) this is for designing the HTML email and then importing it into your sender of choice (Mailchimp, etc.). Also like Topol.io as someone else mentioned. They also send great newsletters with ideas and examples of great emails.
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    • Mitchell Cuevas
      Mitchell CuevasProduct @Techstars

      Love this editor, if you want to make something that just looks a bit more premium than what you can generally do in MailChimp (or just don't want your emails to look like everyone else's), BeeFree can help with that.

      Really happy with the product, price, and features!

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    MailerLite

    Build beautiful email newsletters with drag-and-drop editor

    Have tried most solutions and I believe MailerLite's builder and templates are currently the best out there.
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  18. HTML email templates designed and delivered in 24 hrs for $100 each.
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  19. Ovi Demetrian Jr
    Ovi Demetrian JrFounder, BlocksEdit.com for email geeks · Written
    Ovi Demetrian Jr made this product
    If you want the best custom branding and design, you should work with a designer and a developer to code a custom template. You can then have the template implemented into Blocks Edit for an editable, drag and drop editor for you and your team to review and edit content and build out new emails without having to code them.
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  20. Saketh Rasakatla
    Saketh Rasakatla18Sr. Digital Marketer · Written
    Well, there can be only one "best" tool for making attractive email templates and it is Agile CRM, (www.agilecrm.com) Before I present to you its email marketing feature, I would tell you why Agile CRM is the best! Well, it has been rated the best by: - G@Crowd, - Capterra and - TrustRadius It serves over 14,000 businesses. In short, Agile CRM is the only comprehensive, end-to-end CRM that delivers sales, marketing and support automation to help small and medium businesses manage all parts of the customer journey, from a single platform, in order to drive sustainable, scalable growth. Coming to its email templates service, Agile CRM gives you a range of prepackaged email marketing templates to give your business the visually appealing, professional look and feel it needs. Check out Agile’s email marketing template examples, then select the template you prefer, draft your message, and automate the send. You can also create custom templates—with no programming experience—that pull in your branding for added impact. Find out more at - https://www.agilecrm.com/email-m... Its free, so give it a try and let me know your feedback! :)
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