If you need to design more than your run-of-the-mill emails and newsletters, Mail Designer Pro from equinux needs to be in your software arsenal. Compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and later, it allows you to create eye-popping emails — including HTML emails — quickly and easily without knowing anything about HTML coding. With version 2.5, Mail Designer Pro works with OS X El Capitan and all of its features such as Split View.
Mail Designer 2.5 plays nice with other Apple apps. You can design your own multi-column newsletters using drag and drop, then send them via the OS X Mail app. You can add photos and pictures from a variety of sources, such as the El Capitan Photos app. You can also design buttons for your emails and newsletters, as well as create headers and badges. A variety of social media buttons, artwork and tools are included with Mail Designer Pro.
In addition to El Capitan compatibility, version 2.5 sports a new sidebar that offers quick access to content and formatting controls. A new paragraph style feature in gives you an instant control over the look and feel of your entire mail document. You can make adjustments to a style and instantly preview the changes across your entire design . You'll even be able to see what it'll look like on an iPhone or iPad.
Since no man or woman is an (email/newsletter) island, Mail Designer Pro is meant for collaboration. You can lend your mail and newsletter designs to others. If you're working on team projects, team members can comment on elements and text, as well as protocol all changes.
For those who write basic emails and nothing more, Mail Designer Pro 2.5 is overkill. However, if you even occasionally create more elaborate emails or newsletters, the equinux software can speed up your workflow and improve your e-creations.
Existing Mail Designer Pro users get the new features and can update to 2.5 free-of-charge now on the Mac App Store and at the equinux website. Mail Designer Pro 2.5 is available for US$49.99 for a limited time. Normally, it's $89.99.