BEE free: the online email editor with built-in responsive design

14 October 2014

Do you want to create stunning and mobile-ready emails but you don’t know HTML and CSS? Try BEE free, the free online editor that allows you to improve your productivity in the email design creation process and to create professional and fully responsive campaigns, without the need of any HTML or CSS coding knowledge.

As you’ll notice, BEE free is the free online version of our drag and drop email editor found in the MailUp emailing platform.

BEE free email editor

What you can do with BEE free

Design stunning and responsive emails

With BEE free you can create effective and mobile ready campaigns, even if you are not a web designer: the editor automatically applies smart CSS media queries to the email you are working on, optimized for multi-screen views, and especially optimized for mobile. You don’t need to know HTML, BEE free takes care of everything! You only have to focus on the campaign’s content and design.

The drag and drop technology allows you to easily customize the email, modulating the design according to your needs, adding and moving text and images blocks, retouching margins, padding, buttons and much more.

Choose between rich and basic email templates

To create your own email, you can choose from four types of templates and wireframes, suitable for all types of communication and designed to improve your click rates:

  • promotional
  • e-commerce
  • newsletter
  • simple

Each email template utilizes responsive email design.

Four rich and basic email templates

Get an instant preview on desktop and mobile

You can preview the working email message in real-time and check how it renders on desktop and mobile screens.

Instant email preview with BEE

Export your email in just a few clicks

Save the email and export it as a zip file: it contains the HTML version of the email and an image folder. The zip file can then be imported into your favorite email marketing platform.

Embed the BEE editor software

Due to popular demand, all software developers can embed the BEE email editor software into your own software application through the BEE plugin.

Advanced features for email design

Creating a message with BEE free is very easy. After choosing a template, you will be able to customize:

  • the content, choosing between several elements: texts, images, buttons, dividers, social icons and HTML blocks. For each you can set font and color, but also model padding and margins.
  • the structure, choosing and dragging inside the message different types of content modules: a single column section at the top with a hero image, a two-column section in the middle with a recent product announcement, a three-column section in the lower part of the email, with some product information.
  • the body, that you can modify using general settings that apply to the entire message: content area width, background color, default font and link color.

The advanced features for email design

Create, send and track your campaigns

Now it’s up to you, check out BEE free and discover how easy it is to design stunning and responsive campaigns! Make a test and send the email to up to 5 addresses.

Satisfied with the result? You’re ready to launch your campaign with MailUp! If you still do not have a platform, request a 30-day trial for free and leverage our email marketing advanced features.

Start yout 30-days free trial

Striving to build the Best Email Editor (BEE)

BEE free is an online tool open for the email community to use and intended to advance and innovate what a drag and drop email editor can do today.

“BEE stands for Best Email Editor: that’s a very ambitious goal that we have given ourselves,” says Massimo Arrigoni, Chief Product Officer at MailUp. “We decided that taking the email editor out of MailUp and making it a stand-alone product that anyone can use was the right strategy to get there. It will allow us to collect feedback and push development forward, while also giving the email community a cool tool that will help marketers design nice email messages with little effort.”

Your feedback is welcome!

Check out the BEE free email editor to see how easy it is to design stunning emails! And, let us know if you have any questions and ideas on the BEE free Forum.

This article was written by

Sergio Mandrone

Sergio Mandrone

Sergio is Associate Product Marketing Manager at MailUp in the San Francisco office. With 5 years of digital marketing experience, he writes for the MailUp blog, manages the Email Design Workshop blog, and is currently working with the MailUp BEE team to grow the line of BEE products.

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