Add a sexy HTML signature to iPhone e-mails

Tired of that boring "sent from my iPhone" message that adorns every e-mail you compose? Here's a free and easy way to spruce up that signature.

The free iPhone Signature Creator uses a little Web-app prestidigitation to let you add cool signatures to your e-mail.
The free iPhone Signature Creator uses a little Web-app prestidigitation to let you add cool signatures to your e-mail. Screenshot by Rick Broida

If you've ever messed around with the e-mail signature settings on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad, you know that the best you can hope for is to replace the stock "sent from my iPhone" message with another boring block of text.

Welcome to "Extreme Makeover: iPhone Signature Edition." With the free iPhone Signature Creator, you can whip up a sexy, HTML-based sig complete with colored text, a company logo, your Facebook and Twitter info, and more.

To get started, just fill out Signature Creator's Web-based form with as much information as you want to include: name, title, company, phone number(s), and so on. You can upload a logo or avatar in GIF or JPEG format and even tie it to a URL.

The form also gives you the option of adding links or icons to your Facebook, FaceTime, LinkedIn, Skype, or Twitter accounts.

Be sure you don't overlook the last field where you choose a PIN, otherwise the form will reset and you'll have to do the entire thing over. (I speak from experience.)

When you're done, click Create Signature. You'll see a completion page with a URL you need to enter into Safari on your device. (You can also have that link sent to you via e-mail.) When you do so, the resulting page will ask you for the pin you entered in the Web form. Type it, but before you tap Go, tap the Plus sign at the bottom of the screen, then tap Add to Home Screen.

Now, whenever you want to compose an e-mail that has your sexy new signature, just tap that new Home screen icon. Awesome.

 

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