The easiest way to send simple newsletters

#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.
  • Jean MacDonald
    Jean MacDonaldFounder, App Camp For Girls

    This is the nicest user interface and experience I've seen. I hope more developers have a look at how simple something can be to use.


    It helps to know Markdown. In my opinion, it's as easy as it can be without using design widgets that make email design more clunky.

    The pricing is quite reasonable, especially considering how powerful it is.

    Jean MacDonald has used this product for one month.
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!
magically minimal. Brilliant.
Does it support autoresponders ?
@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?
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/