Patrick Rhone has written about an alternative way to compose email: “I want to write my email like I write my letters. I want to compose it first, then address it, and then come up with an appropriate subject.” He’s invited developers to write apps to implement his idea.
so that the first input box that pops up is for the body, and the next input box is for the subject. After you submit, the iPhone mail app opens with these fields pre-populated.
This got me thinking: I’m a PHP newbie, but there’s no reason this can’t be done on the web. After all, if you click on a mailto: link in the browser, it will launch your desktop mail app (or Gmail if you have the handler configured correctly). So I’ve written a web app (you can get the code here) that does just this.