Every time I get utterly disgusted with email I find myself trying to do something a bit different, just to break up the monotony. That usually leads me to Apple’s built-in Mail templates, and that has led me to a few add-on apps which bring dozens more templates into the app I love to hate.
My latest find comes courtesy of my wife, Jess, who actually loves email. She keeps email addresses for various civic groups, and the official list of the Mincey clan. She loves Designs for Mail, so I don’t hate Mail quite so much.
If you haven’t tried out Mail templates, do so. It might change your mind about email, or at least give you an idea for email messages that don’t infuriate others who dislike email as much as you.
Designs for Mail is a Mail template package; a collection of more than 200 professionally designed stationery templates. Here’s a sample.
With a few hundred additional Mail templates it’s likely you’ll find a few to use for any occasion, or simply to spruce up your own messages.
Choose the template you want to use from Designs for Mail or from Apple’s Mail Stationery. That creates an email message ready to use.
It’s that easy to use and easily worth the money. All good, right? Not quite.
Designs for Mail is a worthy purchase, yes, but there’s no list of the actual templates in the package, no description for how the app works (not every Mac user even knows about Stationery templates), no try-before-you-buy option (‘try the entire app with four templates for free, use the in-app purchase for the rest’ would be a good option). I consider the package a good value, but it’s a leap of faith.