Some of the best apps for building HTML emails

Having the right tools for the job is essential. Luckily we live in an era when there are more tools than ever to help us build and test the emails we work on every day. Like with so many other things opinions on software are subjective, so my preferences don’t necessarily align with some of my colleagues, but here’s a look at apps I could never leave home without. Windows users, apologies in advance, there’s a very strong Mac bias to this blog. BBEdit Price: $49.99 Download trial When I first switched to Mac, I struggled to find a worthy replacement to my then default text editor TextPad. After months of working my way through all the available options I…

The toolbox of an Email Developer

After watching the amazing “How to Beat Email Clients with Email Hacks” panel talk by Brian Graves, Fabio Carneiro, and Kevin Mandeville at The Email Design Conference 2014, I was inspired to write a post about the tools I use to create emails. As a foreword, if you have any questions about any of the tools or features I mention below you can ask in the comment section at the end of the post, or, reach out to me on Twitter. Hardware Like a lot of people, I’m a big fan of Apple Products. My current set up is a 15″ Macbook Pro which I do all my work from. I also have another laptop that dual boots Ubuntu and…