iOS8: Our plans

ios8All our apps currently work under iOS8, and run on the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus, with no major differences from iOS7. (There is one exception for some international users, who are having a problem due to a bug in an iOS8 routine. We are working around this and will have an update shortly.)

We will be rolling out updates to MailShot, Shotlist, TextShot and FAQ to take full advantage of the larger screens on these new devices over the next month or so. (the precise schedule will depend on how much we tweak each app as we revisit it.) Watch this space.

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New iPhone day: How to move to your shiny new device.

iphone6Millions of people will be getting new devices today, and over the coming week… and some of those will want to know how to transfer their MailShot data across to the new device.

The easiest way to move to a new device is to restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup of your old device. This will move all app data and settings across, and MailShot will have all the groups from your previous device.

If you skipped that option when setting up your new device, you can wipe that new device from the General page of the Settings app, and choose the iCloud backup from your old device when you restore it.

If you can’t use this solution for any reason, Here is the support page article on how to move all groups from one device to another using iTunes.

Or, if you still have the special contacts which MailShot created for you in your address book, you can rebuild groups from them like this:

  1. Create a new MailShot group, with a different name
  2. Tap “+” and add the old MailShot-created contact from your address book.
  3. A list appears of all the members of your group, Select the addresses you wish to import from it using the checkmarks.

You can now name the new group to match your old one, by tapping “Edit” and then selecting the group name you want to change, on the page that lists your groups. Alternatively, use the Contacts app to delete the old group contact.

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TextShot Update

textshot banner 2We have just released version 1.2 of TextShot, our popular group texting app, to the App Store.

TextShot is designed to feel very familiar to all users of our MailShot group email app (although messages are sent from within the app itself this time) and it also adds the ability to create short pre-defined messages, to cut down on typing for messages you send repeatedly.

The new update adds the ability to paste strings of numbers, or names and numbers to rapidly create groups that you can send text to.

As always, if you have any questions please see our support page, or drop us a line from the Support button on the title page of the app.

TextShot Pro works with iPhone 5, 4s, 4, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini, and is available now on the App Store.

 

 

 

TextShot 1024rTextShot Lite works with iPhone 5, 4s, 4, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini, and is a free download that creates up to 2 groups with up to 4 contacts per group.( An in-app purchase removes those restrictions.)

 

 

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ShotList 6 Released

Shotlist title bannerWe have just released Version 6 of “ShotList“, the production stripboard app that helps filmmakers to break down scripts then track progress throughout their shoot.

This new version is a major graphical update, allowing many more shots per scene, with faster ways to add shots and scenes and duplicate projects, along with many other tweaks and improvements.

Here’s a quick round-up of some of the new goodies…

You can now store up to 26 shots and storyboards per scene (up from 6 in the old version.)

You can now rapidly duplicate an entire project. Tap “Manage” on the screen that lists your project names, and drag the project you wish to duplicate onto the red bar that appears.

90mmThe Details page can now show many more shots in a  swipe-able thumbnail strip. Swipe left or right to see all the shots (up and down in landscape mode.) Double-tap to toggle completion status on a shot, single-tap a shot to view it.

You can now see shots on the iPhone Details page in landscape mode, too.

You can add a new blank scene from the Details page, by tapping “+” on the menu bar. It will be inserted after the current scene.

 

The Gallery page now lets you view all the shots for your scenes as a collection.

The controls here have also changed a little, they now are:

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  • Tap a shot, to edit its details or storyboard image.
  • Double-tap a shot, to set or clear the completion status
  • Tap and drag a shot, to rearrange the shooting order.
  • Tap the “+” image to create a new shot
  • swipe up or down to see other scenes.

The shot page will now offer to create a new shot if you swipe past the last in the current scene

Scene lengths are now shown as pages and eighths throughout- not as irregular fractions of eighths of a page.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The change in number of shots meant that a new file format was required.

Although the new version can read both new and old file formats, old versions of Shotlist cannot read the new format, so be sure to update all of your devices at the same time.

As always, both complaints and compliments are very welcome. Let us know if you experience any problems, using the Support button on the title page of the app, and we will do our very best to help.

roundedShotList works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini running iOS6.1 and above. It is available now on the App Store.

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Coming Soon…ish

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Just a quick note about what we are currently working on.

At the beginning of this year we released an update for our “Charades” app (One of the first apps we released) to add iOS7 and iPhone5 support and a graphical refresh.

A major graphical refresh and iOS7 update is entering submission for ShotList, our production stripboard app for filmmakers that helps organise your shooting day. We have extensively rewritten sections of the app to allow many more shots per scene. This is expected for release this month. UPDATE: Released!

We have an update for TextShot completed, with full iOS7 support, and adding the ability to import a list of names and numbers from text. UPDATE: Submitted to Apple!

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MailShot Celebrates A Milestone With A New Update

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To celebrate gaining over a quarter of a million users for our MailShot apps, we are proud to announce a new update to version 3.2 of  MailShot Pro and MailShot, bringing enhancements for iOS7 and a new Automatic Sort feature.

To all those of you who have rated and reviewed the app, or spread the word to others about it. Thank you so much, we love you all, and if you find MailShot useful, we would really appreciate it if you could update your rating or review, so they can more easily be seen by people searching on the App Store.

UPDATE: An issue with restoring upgrade status in the new release, and a less-critical issue with sorting, were both fixed by a rapid update, 2 days later. Please ensure you have the latest version- 3.2.4

Here’s what has changed with this update…

iOS 7

The title page, icon and graphics have now been updated for iOS7, bringing a fresh, clean look to the app.

Group Naming

In the previous versions, email sent from the first person in a MailShot group might appear to have been sent from the group in iOS7 Mail.

This is now solved in the update. After updating the app, just tap the “UPDATE” button on each group.

Automatic Sort

We have now added an Automatic Sort feature, which sorts your group whenever you add a contact. This feature is enabled on the “MailShot” page of the “Settings” app.

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We added this feature because we were surprised how many users contacted us after we moved the sort button in a previous update.

Thanks again. As usual you can find help in the User Guide and on our Support Page, should you need any further assistance, please drop us a line from the ‘Support’ button in the app itself, as that will tell us a little about how your device is configured, which will enable us to help you more efficiently.

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MailShot 3.1 Goes For Gold!

mailshot 3.1 updateVersion 3.1 of MailShot fixes a few things that showed up in our recent major update, and adds a few new usability improvements. It also changes the gold colours in the Pro version of the app and its icon to match the iPhone5s

  • Supports the new ID now used by Google CardDAV accounts.
  • Search now also checks organisation name and first 150 characters of notes (as well as contact name and email address)
  • Create address string without contact names, to fit more contacts into a shorter string. (Enable this option from the Settings app.)
  • Additional diagnostic information in support emails, making it easier for us to help you.
  • Fix crash when putting keyboard away on iPad search page.
  • MailShot Pro 1024rPrevent creating a new group named just as an existing one
  • Reintroduce the ‘All’ and ‘None’ buttons (instead of circle and checkmark)
  • Add tutorials about the checkmark system, and search bar
  • “Scanning” message when searching contacts.
  • After several “Update”s, tutorial button stops appearing.
  • And more…

We hope you find this update useful. Let us know if you need any help, or have questions for us, from the ‘Support’ button in the app. You can also find most questions answered in the User Guide or Support Page

As always, we rely on your support to rate us on the App Store every time we update, as your older reviews become harder to find when we update. Thanks a million!

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