So whether you’re planning a big event, a conference, or just want to make sure everyone sees that important all-hands meeting, make sure people don’t forget the date!
You’ll find our attractive calendar images in the Contents panel in the sidebar under Graphics. You can even ungroup the elements to adjust font sizes and colors, e.g. to highlight your event date.
Tip: We also include additional highlight graphics that you can use to draw attention to a specific date.
Faster loading newsletters with PNG image compression in Mail Designer Pro 3.1.1
Modern eye-catching newsletters tend to use a lot of images and large photos. That can lead to large overall email files sizes that will take longer to load.
The latest Mail Designer Pro update (Download 3.1.1) now offers lossless PNG compression, which decreases the size of your graphics, logos and banners. The result? Leaner, cleaner, faster-loading email newsletters.
Mail Designer Pro automatically compresses images when you export – you’ll find it alongside the other Design Options
We’ve also made Mail Designer Pro a bit smarter about images: It now detects whether an image is a photo or a sales graphic and uses that to choose whether to save an image as a PNG or JPG file, while also keeping file-size and quality considerations in mind.
Gmail is one of the most popular email providers in the world and the default email app on many Android phones – that’s a lot of customers reading newsletters in the Gmail app. Until today, Gmail has only supported an ‘optimized’ newsletter view, where it would automatically take the desktop version of your email and tried to re-format it for smartphone screens – usually with mixed results.
Now Gmail users will see your mobile-optimized layout exactly as you intended it: Google has updated Gmail with full support for mobile-optimized emails. So we’ve released Mail Designer Pro 3.1, an update that takes full advantage of the new Gmail features and lets you create newsletters that will look great in Gmail.
Gmail mobile-responsive facts
So what has Gmail changed exactly? Here are the details for fellow email-HTML nerds out there:
Gmail now pays attention to media queries, which allow us to show the mobile version of your newsletter to smartphones
There’s still no support for web-fonts, but you can configure fallback-fonts in Mail Designer Pro 3, for the best of both worlds
Technical fun fact: Attribute selectors aren’t supported, but CSS class definitions are – Mail Designer Pro takes your design and translates it into HTML and CSS styles that Gmail will display correctly
Roll-out status: Gmail’s mobile-responsive changes are already available in Gmail for Android, Gmail on the web and in Google Inbox on iOS. The Litmus team has more details on their blog.
New mobile design previews: iPhone 7 and Google Pixel
To help you to visualize what your design is going to look like, we’ve added a new smartphone design preview for Google’s new Pixel phone. It gives you an accurate Gmail-preview, complete with the fallback fonts you’ll see.
We’ve also added the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (in Black and Jet Black) so you can get a feel for those new models as well.
Try out some of the new keyboard shortcuts for a real productivity boost:
Command + G groups objects
Space + Enter adds a simple line break (instead of starting a new paragraph)
Command + N opens a blank design
Command + K add a link to the currently selected text
Version 3.1 also includes further compatibility improvements for Outlook and MailChimp, as well as performance optimizations. And you may have noticed that Mail Designer Pro now displays a notification once your test-email has been sent.
Get early access to upcoming Mail Designer Pro releases
Introducing the Mail Designer Pro Beta program! We love getting feedback from you guys, so experienced users can now activate Beta updates under Preferences > Updates. You’ll get early access to our public betas with new features, fixes and improvements.
We’re really stoked to support the new and improved mobile-responsive Gmail right from the get go. If you like the latest update, we’d appreciate a short review on the Mac App Store.
Autumn is a golden time of year. A perfect time to cuddle up with your Macbook and let your creative juices flow. We hope that our newest update for Mail Designer Pro 3.0.6 inspires you to create even more amazing newsletters. We’re happy to announce that as of today you can download the Mail Designer Pro 3.0.6. The new version has a lot of improvements for creative professionals.
NEW: Replace Image
We’ve all been there: You’ve designed a great header image with the perfect font, logos, call-to-action button – everything. Then your clients asks you to change the background photo for something “more fun”. Ugh.
Introducing ‘Replace image’ – simply swap out any image for a “better” one, while keeping the size, position and layout of the original.
It’s easy to replace the original picture with a new one in exactly the same location, with the exact same size as before, and all of the original layout properties of the picture layout block. When you replace a picture, the graphics and fonts remain where and how they were.
Mini Makeover: Style improvement
It’s easy to lose track of everything when you use a lot of styles. You guys have told us what you like about styles and what needs improving: First off, the lock is gone. Next: we’ve improved the indicator that lets you know which style is currently selected. And we’ve also fixed a few bugs that could occur when switching between styles and ’No style’ text. And we’ve also removed the confusing ‘All emphases’ option – simply select all text and hit ‘Remove’ instead.
Shadows are exported correctly
The color picker has been improved and we’ve fixed some color profile issues that could lead to colors being slightly off
You can now hit Shift+Return to inert a simple line break instead of starting a new paragraph
Resizing with modifier keys works like in other apps
An issue that could cause exported PDFs to cut off has been fixed
Alignment guides are now underneath layout block edges, so they aren’t accidentally selected when you’re trying to adjust your layout
Let us know if you have any comments or thoughts on the new update! Your Mail Designer Pro Team
Apple’s new operating system, macOS Sierra, is now available and we’ve been testing our apps with the newest system to optimize compatibility. The following equinux apps are ready for the jump to macOS Sierra!
Important: Please make sure you have installed the newest versions of your equinux apps. We’ve included links to the newest versions below.
The tizi Tankstelle is here! The newest generation of the German engineered, USB charging station
Can good be made even better? Why not ask our tizi Gadget experts! We’ve pushed the power supply on our 4x USB charger up to maximum and fine-tuned the amenities, making every energy pitstop even more fun!
Here’s what’s NEW
Everything flows – more energy karma!
Your Tankstelle always harmonizes with Apple, Samsung & friends. Stay in flow with the maximum charging current. Your secret: Our Auto Max Power™ technology. Now available on all 4 USB ports.
10% more boost
10% more performance than the previous generation (total 5A).
Already in or what? Great new easy plug-in design
The new plug-and-go easy parallel plug-in design makes it simple to stick your USB cables in even when the tizi Tankstelle is low to the ground.
Still charging?Optimized, stylish LED status dots for each port
Now you have more control over the charging cycle. Soft, bedroom safe LEDs keep you in the loop.
Protect your home German engineers designed the tizi Tankstelle to protect from overloading and overheating – on each port!
New generation, old price – The new tizi Tankstelle is available for a short time only for the launch price of 29.99 EUR. Slim enough for travel, classy enough for every public socket. Flaunt your power! The tizi Tankstelle is now available for a limited time only, for 29.99 EUR (originally 34.99 EUR).
How the new Mail Designer Pro 3.0.3 update perfects your newsletter Design
The hotter the weather, the hotter the features. With the current Mail Designer Pro update, users can look forward to 3 new productive features.
Brand new layout blocks for headers with logo and navigation menu links
Feature your most important links in the header of your layout as you would on a webpage: It’s easy to do with the new layout blocks. Just add your logo on the left and next to it your important links, such as contact, store, etc…
Strike! Use strike-through formatting on your text – perfect for sales prices and other eye-catchers
Perfect for sales prices, showing the old price with a strike through it. Just select the desired text, chose the Strike function – done.
More space for your Design: Paragraph spacing
Set the amount of space to leave before and after your text paragraphs – for nicer formatting and improved readability. You no longer need to work with placeholders before and after your text layout blocks.
VPN Tracker expands support for Cisco VPN Small Business Gateways series RV3xx
When it comes to security, it’s always best to remain up-to-date: Our equinux VPN experts constantly put the newest Gateway hardware on the market to the test. VPN Tracker 365 now supports the most effective Cisco Dual Gigibit WAN Cisco VPN Router Small Business RV320 and RV325.
The compact Cisco VPN Router is known for its good performance, particularly easy handling and configuration. A very interesting Server Rack option for smaller companies or start-ups. The interaction with current VPN Tracker version is perfect.
With the help of the VPN configuration profile the Cisco VPN model series was ready for use within only 3 minutes
VPN Tracker is compatible with more than 300 leading Gateways on the market. Our numerous configuration guides help you to setup your Gateway model. You can download the current VPN Tracker 365 here or just update in-app to the new version 3.2.
PDFs with a click: We’ve revised the PDF export engine as part of the latest Mail Designer Pro update. Now it’s very easy to export all of your design ideas as high quality, single, full page PDFs.
Perfect for printing flyers and posters or posting cool news on Facebook. You’d like to use Mail Designer Pro to brainstorm a webpage sketch idea and integrate the results as part of your presentation? With the PDF export, it’s no problem! Now you have even more creative opportunities to make a good impression.
We’ve also improved performance and have included some surprise, creative inspiration. Here’s what’s new…
What could be better than 71 Design Ideas? 72! We’ve added a new Design Idea “Furniture”
Set the corner radius for rectangles and number of points on stars in the sidebar
HTML export: We now remember your export folder name
Hold down the shift key when using the resizing controls to increment in 10px steps
Designs sent via MailChimp are more compatible with a range of email apps