The easiest way to send simple newsletters

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#5 Product of the DayJuly 10, 2017

Buttondown is a simple, powerful tool for building and sending newsletters and emails. I struggled with other tools that were either too complex and expensive or too simple and unwieldy, so I created an alternative: an elegant interface that lets you write and edit quickly while providing all the amenities a modern email app needs.


  • Chuma
    ChumaDesigner & Engineer

    Super easy to use, can see which subscriber opened the letter, can track links clicked


    None really, leaving the app seems to turn off scheduled letters

    Love the tool, and Justin is the best at feedback!

    Chuma has used this product for one month.


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Justin Duke
Justin DukeMaker@justinmduke
Hey PH (and thanks to Iheanyi for hunting this!) Buttondown was born from a frustration with a lot of existing newsletter tools: I wanted something more lightweight than, like, Mailchimp, but wasn't a huge fan of Tinyletter or any of the other existing solutions. I wanted a tool that had, IMO, a bunch of table stakes stuff for 2017 (Markdown support, proofing, email scheduling, analytics) and was pleasant to use. Nothing really existed, so I decided to make it 😅 It's been a lot of fun to make, and just as much fun to use. I hope you check it out and I'd love to answer any questions you might have!
Tom Flemming
Tom Flemming@escapehatchco · Player One. Experience Strategy.
magically minimal. Brilliant.
Csaba Kissi
Csaba Kissi@csaba_kissi · Serial maker
Does it support autoresponders ?
Justin Duke
Justin DukeMaker@justinmduke
@csaba_kissi Hey Csaba! There's no support for autoresponding and general automation yet, but it's definitely on the table for future development. What level of configuration would you be hoping for?
Thack ☁️
Thack ☁️@davethackeray · CEO, Word And Mouth
Vasily Kuznetsov
Vasily Kuznetsov@vasily_kuznetsov
Wow, what a great job, Justin! Awesome product. I just wonder what the pricing will be. I could not find any info on that. I have 4000 subscribers, should I switch from Mailchimp? :)
@vasily_kuznetsov Pricing looks really straight forward. and reasonable https://buttondown.email/pricing/