Buttondown

Buttondown vs. Revue

Revue is a tool focused for big publishers, rather than indie newsletters.

Revue is a tool focused for publishers like Vox Media, Fast Company, or other significant content agencies with hundreds of full-time journalists building out content. It's great for building out digests of relevant links or roundups of industry news, but is probably not the best fit if you're an independent writer or smaller team without those kinds of resources.

Buttondown focuses on making it easy and affordable for you to build out a great newsletter. Features like smart embedding, scheduling, and analytics let you grow and publish as quickly as possible.

Feature Buttondown revue
Free archives Because sometimes you don't want your newsletters to disappear into the ether.
Analytics Dive into individual email performance, client information, and more
Email scheduling Write an email on Thursday and send it out on Friday; queue up an entire month's worth of letters.
Free RSS support I mean, some people _really_ like RSS.
Paid subscriptions Buttondown makes it easy and painless for you to get paid for your newsletters. Want to have a free tier? That's possible, too!
Third-party integrations Setting up your Buttondown account to work with Zapier, IFTTT, Weebly, Squarespace, Ghost, and more.
Free for your first thousand subscribers Because it shouldn't take a credit card to get a newsletter off the ground.
Embeddable widget Have your own personal site? We'll hook you up with the code.
Markdown support Buttondown also supports HTML and good old fashioned plain text: whatever your preference is!
Drag and drop image uploading Images are uploaded quickly and securely.
Clean, usable design Design is more than just how it looks, and Buttondown is designed top to bottom to make it easy to use.
Smart embeds Embed tweets, Youtube videos, and more just by dropping in the link.
Autosaving Never worry about accidentally closing a tab ever again.
First-party API Everything you can do on Buttondown's interface, you can also do with our REST-ful API.
Privacy-first Buttondown is GDPR-compliant — and then some. I don't collect any data about you (or your subscribers), and you can turn off pixel tracking and link tracking with a click of a button.
Multiple newsletters Want to run more than one newsletter from the same account? Buttondown's got you covered.

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