Email on Acid vs. Litmus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Email on Acid
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Email On Acid is an email marketing solution built as a standalone product and as an integration into marketing automation tools such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Marketo. It includes features such as collaboration, code analysis, and spam filter testing.
$86
month
Litmus
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
As a core component of an organization's marketing tech stack, Litmus allows users to create, personalize, test, review, and analyze every email sent.
$99
per month
Pricing
Email on AcidLitmus
Editions & Modules
The Basics
$86
month
Premium
$132
month
Professional
$499
month
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Email on AcidLitmus
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSave 15% on the monthly cost when billed annually!Litmus offers different plan types to fit various needs, offering monthly and annual plans, as well as fully customizable Enterprise plans.
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Community Pulse
Email on AcidLitmus
Considered Both Products
Email on Acid
Chose Email on Acid
Email on Acid has more features than Litmus. They offer more email clients to test on and during my time using both tools, had fewer clients that displayed as being down. This was a major time suck especially when testing for specific clients such as Microsoft Outlook.
Litmus
Chose Litmus
Litmus seems more robust - ultimately we are just more familiar with litmus so stuck with that. I don't think Email on Acid had a proof feature either and that was important to us
Chose Litmus
Litmus was easier to use and more robust (at that time) than Email on Acid. With my current job, Litmus was already in use.
Chose Litmus
Overall better user interface, product and pricing. Litmus is very well-known in the industry.
Chose Litmus
More robust device/client previews and accessibility testing, better SFMC integration
Chose Litmus
Litmus has a stronger industry wide reputation and is more widely used across larger marketing teams. The overall capabilities, product enhancement and tool set far exceeds the capabilities of our tools I have evaluated before. Litmus is always coming out with new product …
Chose Litmus
Litmus has a better UI and is more of a full featured suite of tools for a digital dev/marketer.
Chose Litmus
Litmus has a better UI and is friendlier to non-email building people who need to collaborate and leave comments
Chose Litmus
Litmus rises to the top for the education they provide with blog posts, newsletters, and webinars. Can't beat that value - I've learned so much from them about email design.
Chose Litmus
I prefer the Build feature on Litmus, as it allows me to share those previews with others. In addition, there seems to be a greater selection of available email previews. Finally, Litmus is just easier to use and understand.
Chose Litmus
Great customer service and easy to use tool
Chose Litmus
Very comparable, but Litmus passes the test and comes out on top.
Chose Litmus
LItmus is the most flexible, has the better approval tracking process. I haven't needed to use another tool in so many years, that I don't even know what the others do.
Chose Litmus
Email acid lacks on updating the up to date client list which is mandatory for email testing .
Chose Litmus
Litmus has much more functionality than options we have reviewed. That being said, Litmus is much more expensive.
Chose Litmus
Litmus is the most full featured email testing platform I have used. There are so many device / email client combinations that we can always replicate the issue an end user may be seeing. It would be great if it added cross browser website testing and take on some of the …
Chose Litmus
Litmus is sooooooo much better. EOA may have one or two clients that Litmus does not, but regardless, it's far superior. More stable, easier to navigate, prettier to look at, the list goes on and on. The only downside here is the difference in cost, but if your company is …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Email on AcidLitmus
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Email on Acid
9.3
4 Ratings
13% above category average
Litmus
5.2
296 Ratings
45% below category average
Mobile optimization10.02 Ratings9.2288 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting8.53 Ratings7.6207 Ratings
WYSIWYG email editor00 Ratings6.119 Ratings
Dynamic content00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings8.5187 Ratings
Landing pages00 Ratings2.63 Ratings
A/B testing00 Ratings1.84 Ratings
List management00 Ratings1.82 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Email on Acid
9.0
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Litmus
6.8
190 Ratings
14% below category average
Dashboards8.01 Ratings5.610 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings8.2189 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings6.6130 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
Email on Acid
-
Ratings
Litmus
8.2
285 Ratings
3% below category average
URL Validation00 Ratings7.7209 Ratings
Link Tracking00 Ratings7.9178 Ratings
Spam Testing00 Ratings8.1211 Ratings
Email Previews00 Ratings9.1283 Ratings
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User Ratings
Email on AcidLitmus
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(5 ratings)
9.2
(308 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(22 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(18 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(6 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Email on AcidLitmus
Likelihood to Recommend
Email On Acid Inc.
Great for use during the QA process prior to launching new email marketing campaigns to identify inboxing issues, spam red flags, and inconsistent design across ESPs prior to sending. Not so great for creating emails - better suited for testing them as EOA doesn't integrate with marketing automation platforms, so you'd be doing double work.
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Litmus Software
It is nice to be able to double-check the HTML code easily. However, that being said, once we have the template structure and modules coded and rendered, we often do not feel that Litmus is as helpful because we have already verified that the HTML is functioning as intended.
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Pros
Email On Acid Inc.
  • Great intelligent HTML editor
  • Great inbox preview rendering
  • Excellent customer support
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Litmus Software
  • Emulation of 100s of email clients by pasting HTML email code into their builder
  • The UI for navigating the build tools, analytics, and other functions are intuitive and easy to learn.
  • They have amazing weekly newsletters that go deep into email trends, benchmarks, and very practical tips. They are well-written.
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Cons
Email On Acid Inc.
  • Poor interface via Blackbaud
  • Speed
  • Dark mode
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Litmus Software
  • It would be great if there was an integration where we could make necessary changes in Litmus and update Klaviyo.
  • A better understanding of ways to optimize - things may be good as is, but what are ways that we can improve it for a better-sending reputation?
  • Sometimes the app in Chrome is clunky.
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Likelihood to Renew
Email On Acid Inc.
No answers on this topic
Litmus Software
It's offering me more than any other email proof software I've heard of! I also really appreciate how Litmus gives back to the email development community via their content creation. I want better marketing and marketing email in the world, and Litmus is working towards that goal. So, yeah, they're good folks with a good product!
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Usability
Email On Acid Inc.
No answers on this topic
Litmus Software
Litmus has integrations that make the software an integrated part of my work every day. Being able to test right within my email builder is just brilliant. Daily I also use the web interface to review analytics and spam testing. Overall it is one of the pieces of software I use daily without any complaints or issues.
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Reliability and Availability
Email On Acid Inc.
No answers on this topic
Litmus Software
We have never had a problem with Litmus being unavailable so I would say their availability is fantastic. There might have been one time years ago that the site was down briefly but it also might have been a server issue on my end. Either way, Litmus was back up and running in a very short time
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Performance
Email On Acid Inc.
No answers on this topic
Litmus Software
As with all technology, there are inevitably use-cases where you are unable to get to your original goal without some good old-fashioned experimenting. Some situations will (and are) more urgent which complicates an effective integration of a new process or a new team using an existing process but the "issues" are regularly resolved by re-starting the process specific to when Litmus is introduced to a project. If it doesn't come out the way you're anticipating, run it again and verify there is an issue before declaring all is lost
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In-Person Training
Email On Acid Inc.
No answers on this topic
Litmus Software
It was very informative one on one session for me. I was able to use Litmus without any issues.
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Online Training
Email On Acid Inc.
No answers on this topic
Litmus Software
It has all the required information.
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Implementation Rating
Email On Acid Inc.
No answers on this topic
Litmus Software
It was quick and easy to get up and running. We were able to use the platform not long after getting it up and running.
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Alternatives Considered
Email On Acid Inc.
Email on Acid has more features than Litmus. They offer more email clients to test on and during my time using both tools, had fewer clients that displayed as being down. This was a major time suck especially when testing for specific clients such as Microsoft Outlook.
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Litmus Software
For more in-depth QA and personalization needs, Litmus is the way to go. I believe that Litmus should be used in conjunction with a product like Mailchimp or Constant Contact to support your email development efforts. I would not use any one of these by itself if you really want to create an end product that can provide the greatest ROI and use for your end consumer.
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Scalability
Email On Acid Inc.
No answers on this topic
Litmus Software
With our enterprise account, scalability is not an issue. I have not yet seen or heard of significant issues with user access, API connections for integrations etc. This includes down time for "Scheduled Maintenance" as some providers call them, Litmus has the technology backing to support a global team with a 24-hour workday across regions
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Return on Investment
Email On Acid Inc.
  • It makes our quality assurance tests efficient
  • Gives confidence to send strong deliverables to clients
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Litmus Software
  • Litmus has positively helped us to be able to measure email performance metrics and provide stakeholders insights on what email content is resonating with clients
  • Litmus has helped us to ensure our emails are error free by providing us with an overview of whether each email meets the requirements for optimal email performance and delivery
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ScreenShots

Email on Acid Screenshots

Screenshot of Whether you know HTML or not, our new Campaign Precheck gives you the power to fix email mistakes while you QA, so you can create a message that every subscriber can read and understand.Screenshot of See what your email looks like on more than 70 clients and devices. View the emails in portrait or landscape so you know how your email will look for every subscriber.Screenshot of Test and edit instantly. Simply load up your email and tweak the code in our editor – you’ll see the preview change as you adjust the code.Screenshot of Whether you’re an email marketer or a developer, our tools can help your team streamline the email testing process. Use the “share” link to easily send test results to team members and clients. Our mark-up tool also allows reviewers to draw or comment within the email previews.Screenshot of Image validation makes sure your images render properly on every email client and device, so you can reach more subscribers on more platforms.Screenshot of Email testing, simplified. Send a test email directly from your email service provider or upload your HTML to our system. We’ll help you spot funky formatting, broken links and code problems.

Litmus Screenshots

Screenshot of Litmus Personalize Essentials, with live polls to give subscribers a voice and drive email engagement.Screenshot of Litmus Email Guardian, featuring 24/7 link monitoring to safeguard emails.Screenshot of Litmus' integrated insights reports, that can automatically combine metrics from Salesforce Marketing Cloud with subscriber engagement insights from Litmus.Screenshot of campaign preview, available in 100+ popular email clientsScreenshot of Litmus' inbox previewing and feedback tools, that help users to spot and fix issues early.