A product by email marketers for email marketers
September 21, 2021

A product by email marketers for email marketers

Lansing Moore Jr. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Litmus

I have used Litmus at previous employers and as a freelance email marketer primarily for template building. Generally, I am the sole email marketer at work so I have not had an occasion to use their collaboration features. Generally, I rely on Litmus for having the most comprehensive email client previews of any product and having an easy-to-use code editor with a live preview panel and the ability to upload image assets. Litmus supports QA so that I may migrate completed email templates to the ESP with confidence.
  • Up-to-date email client previews
  • Code editor (includes version tracking and an image library)
  • Content: their articles and white papers are at the forefront of email marketing best practices.
  • Navigating between projects could be easier.
  • Copying an existing template to create a new one is more difficult than in ESPs I use.
  • You can't send true test messages, you can only share a link to the browser preview and client previews.
  • Litmus provides a way for me to build templates for freelance projects where I do not have full access to the client's ESP.
  • Litmus reliably has articles published for the latest technical questions I have such as designing for dark mode and how to respond to new privacy features and legislation.
  • Litmus includes accessibility criteria in its QA features that help me produce more accessible emails.

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If you need to hand-code an email template, Litmus is the best product I can suggest. Between the client previews and the community forums of other email marketers troubleshooting their HTML, it's one of few products truly designed with email builders in mind. Litmus has a variety of other offerings, including free template libraries and project management tools, but you can find those elsewhere. Most commercial ESPs also have serviceable template libraries so some of their features are likely redundant to the professional email marketer.

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