How to Send Rich Text Emails on iPad

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// February 26, 2011

Update 08/23/2011: Evernote just added rich text support for their iOS app. The app is free and it supports bold, italic, underline, strike through, highlighting, block quote, bullets and number lists.

One of the iPad’s short coming is you can only create and send emails in plain text. That means you can’t change the font style, color, size, etc. It also means you can’t underline text, highlight it or add bullets.

I expect this will eventually change with a iOS update but here is how iPad users can send emails using rich text right now.

iOS developers are constantly coming up with apps to fill any voids on iOS devices. After trying several apps, the best way I have found to send rich text emails on the iPad is with Essay.

Essay App

Essay is a elegant rich text editor app for iPad. The app will allow user to change text to bold, italic, underline, strike, highlight and change the text size.

Essay makes things simple by having the ability to send emails directly from the app. If you want to send an email with some of the above text formatting, just open the Essay app, type your email, change the text and send the email.

Essay is currently $3.99 and it does allow some rich text but there’s still a few things missing. Such as, changing the text font, color and adding bullets. These features could be added with updates but there is no guarantee.

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