The popular universal MarkdownMail application, which allows users to compose and send HTML emails on an iOS device, has just received an update. Now, the application features support for signatures, templating and boasts a much improved user interface. Furthermore, a variety of changes have been made to MarkdownMail, and a number of bugs have been squashed.

As outlined in the application’s release notes, changes made in the latest version (3.0) of MarkdownMail include:

  • [NEW] Added signatures support. You can now maintain and insert a variety of different signatures into your messages.
  • [NEW] Added templating. You can now save your frequently sent drafts as named templates.
  • [NEW] Newly improved iPhone user interface that allows you to dynamically swap between the compose and preview view.
  • [CHANGE] Moved Email Markdown to the send button.
  • [CHANGE] Updated to latest version of MarkdownKit.
  • [CHANGE] Updated to modern version of TextExpander’s SDK
  • [CHANGE] MarkdownMail 3.0 and above now require iOS 5
  • [FIX] Fixed issue where memory warnings would cause the text view to unload.

If you’re not familiar with the app, MarkdownMail utilizes John Gruber’s popular Markdown syntax and allows users to send fully formatted emails from an iOS device. Though iOS 5 has added bold, italics and underline to the built-in Mail app, with Markdown, users can truly format the emails they send from an iOS device quickly and easily.

As you can see, MarkdownMail converts text to HTML, allowing users to compose fully formatted emails

The application is currently available to download in the App Store for $2.99, and as mentioned, it’s natively compatible with all of Apple’s iOS devices. Take a look at the recently updated MarkdownMail now, and feel free to post your thoughts in the comments.