MarkdownMail – Composing HTML Emails on the iPhone

MarkdownMail is an iPhone app from Second Gear Software for creating HTML emails. The app is based on John Gruber’s Markdown markup syntax. MarkdownMail converts your Markdown formatted message into a HTML message for emailing. If you’re not familiar with how HTML works, don’t worry. After five minutes of learning the Markdown syntax, you’re ready to start writing yourself.

It’s dead simple…

You write all of your messages initially in the Markdown syntax. There are basic syntax tags for creating bullet points, bolding and italicizing text, and inserting hyperlinks. While the syntax format is super easy to learn, a complete reference is at your disposal at all times within the app. There is also TextExpander touch support, if that’s your thing. Once you’re done with your message, you can preview your work before emailing.

No, MarkdownMail is not a replacement email client for your iPhone. There is no inbox. MarkdownMail uses your Contact and Mail information to send emails. You can save drafts in the app to complete later.

I am very impressed with MarkdownMail. The user interface is elegant, clean and easy to use. There is multitasking, Retina Display and iPad support.

Overall, I give it a rating of: ★★★★☆

It’s not dirt cheap, but it’s definitely worth it if  you’ve been missing this feature on your iPhone.  Pick it up in the App Store for $3.99.

What do you think? Would you or do you use MarkdownMail?