While email consistently gets a bad rap for being a productivity killer, we beg to differ. Below you’ll find a list of the 50 newsletters that we look forward to getting every week in our inbox.
One fantastic piece of journalism each weekday. (This is a shameless plug — we’re the ones who made this list).
“Veteran journalist Mike Allen combs the Internet, TV and newspapers to cook up a hearty dish of whats happening in politics.”
“TheSkimm is the daily e-mail newsletter that gives you everything you need to start your day. We do the reading for you — across subject lines and party lines — and break it down with fresh editorial content.”
All the news you could want.
A quick, entertaining look at the day’s best stories, from the top of the news, to the very bottom.
“A free, quick, and splendid email newsletter chock-full of news + humor delivered every weekday morning to make sure you’re never left behind in a conversation.”
Get recommendations from New York Times reporters and editors, highlighting great stories from around the web. Twice per week.
“We love useful stuff, and we love quality writing, that’s why we send out an editorial email newsletter twice a month with useful tips, tricks and resources for designers and developers — thoroughly collected, written and edited by us exclusively for our readers.”
“A digest of journalism on Twitter, written by journalists, delivered to your inbox daily”
“Actionable social media advice. Delivered daily.”
“A hand-curated newsletter compiled daily to bring you first-person accounts of entrepreneurship, investment and other insightful reflections from the startup ecosystem.”
An awesome monthly newsletter with tips and tricks for email.
“A weekly email of useful links for people interested in SaaS businesses.”
“Every weekday, Fusion’s Alexis Madrigal delivers five tidbits from the past and future. Wearable computers, drones, biohacking, geoengineering, rockets, digital mapping, coercive feedback loops, autonomous everything, representing the Internet in art, synthetic biology, machine logic, weapons, artificial life, the future of work, corporate surveillance, and more.”
Interesting thoughts from a famous entrepreneur.
“The top tech news, insights, long reads and the best of the internet, delivered to your inbox every weekend.”
“A hand picked list of the best user experience design links every week. Curated by Kenny Chen and published every Friday.”
“A weekly newsletter of the best articles on startups, technology, programming, and more. All links are curated by hand from the popular Hacker News site.”
A daily newsletter from the Webbies team introducing you to the best sites, apps and connected products.
“Sidebar is a list of the 5 best design links of the day. But unlike a regular linkblog, it’s collaborative and manually curated by a couple great editors.”
“The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup around the world.”
“Get a summary of the best new products, every day.”
“Each week I publish The Ask Leo! Newsletter where you can find more answers tips and tricks to make your technology “just work”!”
“A weekly newsletter by Loyal designed to define, educate & inspire anyone who puts people at the center of their work.”
Arts and entertainment
Incredible photo essays delivered weekly.
“Casual Spectator is a super-simple newsletter about sports. We make following sports easy and help you have better conversations with co-workers, family and friends.”
“The week’s most unmissable articles across creativity, psychology, art, science, design, philosophy, and other facets of our search for meaning.”
Get 10 free, hi-res photos delivered to your inbox every 10 days.
Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself.
“We send the best baseball writing, all the essential news for each team, and a few original insights directly to your inbox each day during the season and frequently in the offseason.”
Food and beverage
The best recipes and cooking tips delivered to your inbox.
Garagiste is a wine store that only sells wine via email newsletter. It’s weird and awesome.
The latest trends in the categories of dining, wine, cocktails, cooking and food travel.
Top health tips, workout ideas, delicious recipes, and more.
“We curate the best events, news, cool jobs and must-reads in one place.”
Note: mostly focused on these cities: New York — San Francisco — Los Angeles — London — Berlin — Melbourne — Sydney — Brisbane — Auckland
A newsletter featuring all the best beer.
Get super intense life tips from a super intense Navy Seal.
“Every week I send out new art, writing, and interesting links. It’s free. No spam. Unsubscribe whenever you want.”
“Your daily digest of the worst (and occasionally best) in tabs. Now in #TabsSeasonTwo Remember: close that tab!”
Dan Lewis’s daily email with one really interesting fact per day.
Jason Hirschhorn’s MediaREDEF is a curated interest mix of media+tech+pop content via free daily newsletter.
“It’s in my head. I’m sharing it with you. Read, Eat, Covet, Meet. Just one of each; randomness guaranteed.”
“VSL is a delightful e-mail that shares cultural gems from a different curator every day.”
Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol send this email a few times each week, spreading the word about awesome things being done and made by women.
“A free email dedicated to finding the good in everything — companies, causes, people, places and products giving back and making a difference.”
“Each Sunday I send out my weekly digest about new posts, books I’m reading, and interesting things I find across the web on subjects like art, history, science, philosophy, psychology, and human misjudgment. It’s basically brain food.”
“This is a weekly newsletter of all my writing, and links to some of the best stuff that I’ve read.”
“Further is a once-a-week email newsletter that helps you maximize your purpose, performance, and potential. You’ll get the best hand-picked tips, trends, stories, and science that enhance your health, wealth, and wisdom — without the noise and fluff.”
“A weekly newsletter on Remote Tips & Jobs sent to 7,000+ Remote Workers”
“A daily newsletter about entrepreneurship, the art of the start and doing the work by Pascal Finette. It’s raw, unfiltered and opinionated.”
“Think Clearly is a practice for hatching your visions and making them come true. It all begins with a blank page. And coffee.”
It’s a handwritten newsletter.
“Research that makes people laugh and then think.”
Chris Guillebeau has visited every country in the world. Now he shares unconventional strategies and stories on Life, Work, and Travel.
“My weekly newsletter is full of great things to read (some but not all of which were written by me) and GIFs and the occasional product endorsement. It arrives in your inbox on Fridays, just when you’ve run out of internet for the week.”
“This is True is a weekly e-mail newsletter which reports on bizarre-but-true news items from legitimate news outlets from around the world.”
“Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.”
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