Mail Designer Pro 2.6 — iPad Pro, device scaling and better responsive emails

Mail Designer Pro 2.6

We’re excited to launch Mail Designer Pro 2.6 – it’s got some great new features and a lot of improvements we hope you’re going to love. Let’s dive in:

iPad Pro and iPhone SE Device Previews

We’ve added three new mobile device previews for the latest iOS devices: In essence, you can make sure your newsletters look great on the 12.9” iPad Pro, 9.7” iPad Pro as well as on the iPhone SE.

Scaling option for Mobile Previews

Mail Designer Pro 2.6 introduces a new scaling option. Therefore, you can fit any iOS device on your Mac’s screen. Do you want to check out your design on the 12.9” iPad, but using an 11” MacBook Air? It’s not a problem.

Smart Link Checking

Additionally, the built-in preflight feature goes through your design and checks things like image size, retina image and all links. We’ve made the link checking much smarter and fixed a few cases where custom URL types weren’t checked correctly.

Improved HTML engine

Essentially, a lot of work has gone into the new HTML engine in Mail Designer Pro 2.6: We’ve redesigned the way our layout is built and fixed a number of alignment issues, such as those that you could occasionally see in Outlook.

Here are some of the specifics that have been improved with the improved HTML engine:

  • Outlook alignment bugs that could cause a few pixels to be off have been fixed
  • You can use % and & reliably in custom link types
  • Improved Gmail support when sending via MailChimp
  • Prevents mobile-only layout blocks from showing up under Yahoo webmail
  • An issue that could cause images not to appear in MailChimp
  • HTML export: A bug that could cause certain images not to appear in Outlook when sent via external newsletter services has been fixed

For the HTML email nerds, we now wrap certain tables with additional Outlook-specific table tags, so that’s what all these extra tags are doing:

<!--[if mso]><table …

We’ve also taken steps to prevent redundant style tags that were occasionally generated by the styles editor.

All in all, the HTML is cleaner, more concise and improves compatibility in all email clients!

 

If you like Mail Designer Pro, we’d appreciate a short review on the Mac App Store

To get the latest version of Mail Designer Proclick here.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by clicking here.

Until next time,

Your Mail Designer Pro team