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New updates and improvements to Letter
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50 Letter components – responsive and cross-platform. All the Letter components have now been tested in Litmus.com to work across a wide range of email clients, such as:

  • Outlook 2007

  • Outlook 2016

  • Internet Explorer

From mobile to desktop – any screen size!



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This update fixes a handful of bugs and enhancements, including input field validation for Content Import:

What's fixed:

  • Validation on import fields: A check for valid links - is the field empty, is the link not formatted correctly etc:

  • Twitter import: Twitter updated their opengraph settings, so importing tweets was failing. Added a workaround

  • Outgoing links fix: Make outgoing links in the editor 'unclickable' when the Letter is loading

  • Image loading state: Add loading state for image cropper (instead of a blank screen when the image is loading)

  • Unnecessary gallery: Remove gallery option from image toolbar (gallery is not available yet)

  • Publication archive button: added an actual button on the publication archive instead.

  • Editable regions: Prevent the arrow key from moving into uneditable regions.

  • Deselect component issue: Clicking the canvas should deselect the editor - even underneath the action buttons

  • Component menu fix: auto-close the component menu when code editor opens so they don't overlap.

  • Component active state: When import button clicked, set the full component to selected and active state



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Introducing 2 simple tiers: Free and Pro!

The Free tier gives you enough components to get started. If you need more components and awesome features, Pro will have all you need:

Free

Free members are limited to 1 Letter, but you can modify and export it as much as you like. You also get to use all the powerful features of Letter:

  • Smart Content Import (Save hours importing content to your templates)

  • Adobe XD Plugin (currently in beta): Design banners in XD, and import to Letter

  • Free components to build your letter

Pro

Pro gives you unlimited newsletters and access to the full Letter template with 50+ premium components:

  • Create unlimited newsletters

  • 50+ premium, Litmus tested Letter components

  • Publication archive

These plans will be available from the app soon. Users on the Early Access program will continue to have full access, and a discount coupon will be provided when Early Access finishes (probably 2021).



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You can try Letter without signing up! The demo version is available with a walkthrough guide that shows you how to use the content import feature. By making a demo version available without having to sign up, I hope to save time for everyone. I only want people to create an account if they find the app useful.

It would be easy to gather signups by forcing people to register before trying Letter, but in the long run, it creates another vanity metric. It can result in 100s of users who don’t actually use the app – they only signed up to test it out.




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12 February 2020
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During the early access period of Letter, there was no obvious way to customise profiles or publications either, and it wasn't clear what they are.

This release introduced a new user onboarding flow, that guides newsletter creators through setting up their profile, adding a publication, and also explains the early access program.



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The first Letter starter template is nearly ready - 50+ handmade new starter components.

  • Header components

  • Banners components

  • Grid components



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Content import now works on components with background images!

  • Choose a component with a backgorund image

  • Paste an article you want to import in the content import panel

  • The article's featured image will be set to the component's background image

Check it out:



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You can now 'roll back' a content import. When pressing 'undo', if the last edit was a 'content import', the imported article will be rolled back to the previous article that was imported (if there is one).

βœ… Undo, and redo a content import
"This will be easy!"...takes 3 days

https://twitter.com/graeme_fulton/status/1191365268330692608



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2 December 2019
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Go from Adobe XD artboards to email newsletters! Usually to build an email newsletter, you probably need a developer to code a template (or do it yourself).

This is a milestone for the 1st beta version of the Letter plugin for Adobe XD. It lets you design banners in XD, and then export them as email components that can be used in your templates. No code!

One person asked, "why don't you just export as a jpg and insert it into the email?".

  • Firstly, it sends the email component directly to Letter, so you don't have to download and host the image - it's all done in one click.

  • Secondly, Letter will convert Artboards to code, so text remains readable to screenreaders, and the layout will scale responsively to screen size. This bit is in progress 🚧 , but V1 has put the groundwork for it in place.

Overall, a major part of this version was handling authentication, so users can log into Letter from Adobe XD, and send across their designs. I'm quite happy with the progress, you can see how it works in this tweet:
https://twitter.com/graeme_fulton/status/1189904170310086656



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26 September 2019
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Now you can change the background of email templates using the background colour picker 🎨.

  • Open the design mode toolbar

  • Just click the background colour

  • Choose a custom colour using the colour picker πŸŽ‰



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