James Frewin
James FrewinFreelance Designer + Marketer

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!
18 recommended
  1. 123

    Timesaving tools for designers, developers and marketers.

    Andrian Valeanu
    Andrian ValeanuFounder of multiple projects. · 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.
    I really like working in Postcards, it has a very friendly UI and it saves us a lot of time creating our newsletters.
    I have tested the demo version, looks good.
  2. 118
    An all-new Intercom

    A bold aesthetic. Simplified navigation. Faster workflows.

    James Frewin
    James FrewinFreelance Designer + Marketer · 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.
    Jose Zamora
    Jose ZamoraDev @ Sparkpost · Written
    <3 Intercom
  3. 56

    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.
  4. 50

    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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    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.
    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.
  6. 7

    All-in-one email design platform

    Ivan Burban
    Ivan BurbanCMO at Saldo Apps · 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
  7. 4

    Easily create an engaging, gorgeous, weekly digest

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas KingerPMM @ Plum | Prev. @ Freshworks Hiver · Written
    Revue has gorgeous templates if you're looking to create newsletters.
  8. 3
    MailChimp Snap

    Send simple, photo-based email campaigns from your phone.

    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
    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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    Drift Prospector

    Connect with more buyers, faster

    Daniel J. Murphy
    Daniel J. MurphyDirector of Marketing @ Privy.com · Written
    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.
  10. 3

    Beautiful HTML e-mails easily

    Dan Rowden
    Dan RowdenIndie maker. ilo.so · Written
    Super simple (and free) drag and drop editor. You can then export the HTML and use anywhere you like.
  11. 2
    Design Triggers

    Pull the trigger on product design decisions

    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.
  12. 2

    Intuitively-designed email marketing and website tools

    Have tried most solutions and I believe MailerLite's builder and templates are currently the best out there.
  13. 1

    Campaign Monitor's new app for iPhone

    Abhi Agarwal
    Abhi AgarwalCo-Founder NewsAI · Written
    The templates on here are quite amazing. Lots of selections to pick from!
  14. 1
    Templates by Email Monster

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

    Soumitra Sengupta
    Soumitra SenguptaFractional CMO to B2C Startups · Written
    Simple and free Responsive email builder with a decent amount of existing templates.
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    BEE Free

    Free editor to build responsive design emails. Embeddable.

    Lindsay Saewitz
    Lindsay SaewitzChicago Entrepreneur · 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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    Blocks Edit
    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.
  17. 1

    All-in-one email design platform

    Hanna Kline made this product
    Hi there! I think you will like them! They even have AMP elements. It's super easy to use)
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    Agile CRM
    Saketh Rasakatla
    Saketh RasakatlaSr. 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! :)