iPad Pro Newsletter Builder?

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  1. D2Rhino macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm a digital marketer and recent convert from PC (/wrists) to iPad Pro. I love this thing, it works far better than any computer I've used in my ~16 years of PC usage. I can do everything I need to do on the iPad and do not even have a computer anymore, EXCEPT building newsletters. Does anyone know of a good WYSIWYG HTML and/or newsletter builder? MailChimp's newsletter builder is the only one that sort of works, and it's still a complete train wreck on a touchscreen, and no other web-based builder I've tried functions at all on a touchscreen.

    Being able to build a newsletter is the last hurdle I have, and it's driving me nuts. I appreciate any suggestions!
     
  2. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried any of the Flyers Templates built into Pages?

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  3. D2Rhino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would absolutely love to use Pages, but it won't export as HTML, much less responsive HTML :(
     
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    What exactly are you wanting it to do with HTML? Are you wanting it to be interactive if you will? I guess I don't understand benefit of HTML newsletter?

    Sorry man, hopefully someone else has a good idea.
     
  5. D2Rhino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, professional/enterprise class newsletters are sent via professional sending services, and these require you to import HTML if you're not using their builders. This isn't for a 'mom n pop' newsletter, I'm wanting to build something for enterprise level services. I definitely appreciate the suggestion, though, and thanks!
     
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    Ahh makes sense. Gotcha. Well, if anywhere can turn up info your in the right place. Surely someone else will chime in soon.
     
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  8. D2Rhino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link! He does a lot of stuff with an iPad, too. However the type of newsletters he's building are very basic, and are easily made via markdown/text to HTML. I'm needing some with with a lot more complex interface, like a desktop builder would offer. Templates sections would be too limited. ><
     
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    If you are able to write HTML/CSS code by hand, try Coda. If you're strictly looking for a WYSIWYG editor then I think you're out of luck.
     
  10. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    I use Microsoft's Sway: https://sway.com

    There is an app or you can build through their web site.
    I absolutely ADORE Sway!
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I googled "ipad wysiwyg html editor" and found this. I have no personal experience with this app, so I don't know whether it actually works or not.

    HTML Egg - Web Page Creator
    https://appsto.re/us/shjPA.i
     
  12. D2Rhino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys!

    - I do know HTML, but writing by hand is way too much of a time suck
    - Sway does not export as HTML nor connect to MailChimp as far as I am aware ><
    - HTML Egg seemed to only export direct to web server, but I emailed them to double check in the past and heard nothing...hoping I will this time

    Thanks!
     
  13. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Try Adobe Spark. It can be published in numerous formats.
     
  14. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    +1 - Spark is another good one!
     
  15. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Ulysses maybe good as well due to its many sharing options available.
     
  16. D2Rhino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It does this via embed, not export. It's not able to export HTML either. :(
     
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    We tried; we failed lol. Nothing anyone suggested exported in correct format for you?
     
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    The format is simple: HTML. But that doesn't seem to be simple on an iPad :( thanks guys!
     
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    There are several good suggestions on here (Here's another one: Quark Design Pad).

    If you're really intent on doing newsletters on your iPad, then I suggest you don't look at it from JUST a tool PoV - also look at it from a workflow PoV.
    • Can you design using one of the tools listed here and do the exporting on a PC?
      • Example: Design a layout on the iPad using Adobe's Comp. Use Comp to build a template in InDesign. Use Word or Pages on the iPad to author content, then bring it into your InDeisng template and publish to whatever format you desire.
    • If you like one of the tools listed here but the service you're using doesn't accept the output, perhaps it's time to find a new service!
    Tools on the iPad are unlikely to support generating multiple files (i.e. An HTML site with pages and graphics) vs. a Single file (such as a word doc) - UNLESS it's web/cloud based (such as Sway).
     
  24. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I was thinking that the desktop versions of Word had an export to html function. I don't know if it has that in iOS or not.
     
  25. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    On the iPad, no. Even on the desktop, that's not HTML you want to use. MS may have cleaned it up in 365 (I kind of doubt it).
     

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