Coming Soon…

3appsUPDATED April 19th

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, several years ago) to add iOS7 and iPhone5 support and a graphical refresh.

We have an update for TextShot ready to release, with full iOS7 support, and adding the ability to import a list of names and numbers from text.

A graphical refresh and major iOS7 update is complete 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 around the end of April.

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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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MailShot 3.0 Brings A Fresh New Look.

mailshot 3.0 updateWe are delighted to announce the release of MailShot Pro 3 and MailShot 3, which brings a fresh new lick of paint and some exciting features that our users have asked for to the world-beating Group Email app, now used by over 230,000 people.

As usual, this will be a free update for our existing users.

EN_i5_contactsWe now have a new cleaner, flatter look, designed to fit with iOS7 (although you don’t require iOS7 to run it.)

A fantastic new feature is the ability to rapidly add a list of contacts, by pasting a string of addresses and contacts into the app.

You can read more about how to use this feature here in the User Guide, and you can also find a number of helpful hints and tips on how to extract email addresses as strings from received email, spreadsheets etc.  here on our Support Page.

You can now easily duplicate a group. Tap “Edit” on the page where your groups are listed, then use the icons that appear on the right to drag a group onto the red bar at the bottom of the list to duplicate it.

And there are a couple of other changes that it may be useful for our existing users to know about…

Context sensitive buttons. To simplify things for new users, buttons for selecting and deselecting multiple contacts, and entering edit mode, are now only shown when relevant. Note that the automatic “sort” function IS still available,  just tap the the “Edit” button on the contacts page to access it.

Manually-added contacts are no longer highlighted in red. This had obviously been confusing people, as we received a number of support questions about it. Now a contact will only appear in red if it was originally added from your address book, but is no longer found there.

A new search bar on the contact checklist lets you search on first name or email address, and only shows matching contacts. (we will add a search on company name in the next update, after requests)

The size of each group is displayed more simply on the groups page. It now shows just the size of the group, and will only show two numbers (such as “14 of 16″) when some members of a group are deselected.

There were also a number of other improvements:

• More tutorial information links within the app.
• Improved diagnostic information in the support request email.
• New share options to tell your Twitter and Facebook friends about the app.
• Updated to ARC and Modern Objective C standards.

We hope you enjoy the new features. Please let me know of any issues you spot, and we’ll do our best to help. If you wish to get in touch, please use the “Support” button on the title page of  MailShot. Our Support Page and User Guide are also there, as always, to help.

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MailShot Pro works with iPhone 5s thru 3GS, iPod touch and iPad mini, and is available now on the App Store.

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MailShot works with iPhone 5s thru 3GS, iPod touch and iPads and is available as a free download that creates up to 3 groups with up to 5 contacts per group. An in-app purchase removes all restrictions.

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TextShot 1.1 is Now Available.

Photo 417Version 1.1 of our TextShot group texting app has just been released, allowing you to add phone numbers that were marked with custom labels.

Tap the orange phone button on the menu bar to toggle the display of all phone numbers, not just those labelled as “mobile” or “iPhone”.

  • Groups size now shown in brackets, e.g. “(3)”, unless some are deselected, e.g. “(2 of 3)”.
  • Improved data included in support request emails.
  • “Text Preset” now used instead of “template” throughout.

The User Guide has also been updated with an illustrated step-by-step guide to creating your first groups and text presets, through to sending your first message.

As always, if you find TextShot useful, a rating on the App Store would be much appreciated to help spread the word. (You can do this from the Rate button on the title page.)

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Our new app- “TextShot- Group Text Done Right”

textshot headerOver the past two years we have received a lot of requests from our many MailShot users asking us for a companion app to handle text and iMessages. So we are delighted to announce the arrival of TextShot on the App Store this week.

TextShot will feel very familiar to users of our popular MailShot app. Adding contacts to a group is handled in the app in all the same ways, with a very familiar interface.

Unlike MailShot, TextShot sends its messages from within the app, so we also took the opportunity to let you create and send your own preset text messages. Select a group, choose your text, then tap the TextShot logo to create a new message. It saves a lot of typing on that cramped mobile keyboard (and you can easily do it one-handed)

100322_N90_BOW_PF_#1Band_no_pings_FL_PHO-10-0110 001We expect the app to appeal mainly to iPhone users for sending SMS, but you can send iMessages to other iOS users from all iOS devices. TextShot doesn’t handle email.

TextShot is available on the App Store in two versions-

TextGroup Icon1024rTextShot Lite is free to try, but restricts you to two groups of up to four contacts, and two different text presets. It is upgradable with an in-app purchase.

TextGroup Pro1024rTextShot Pro removes all of those restrictions.

A Support page and User Guide are also available, and will be built up over the following days. As always, if you need any assistance please get in touch through the Support button on the front page of the app.

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FAQ 1.4 makes email easier.

bannerFAQ Email Composer“, our brilliant app that helps you rapidly create custom emails, hits the App Store with a new update today with a few tweaks, including easy duplicating of entire topics (and a fix for a small issue in the Markdown-compatible version)

You should give FAQ a try, it’s not just us saying that it’s great- there may only be a few reviews so far on the store, but ALL of them are 5-stars. As any new release bumps them off the front page of the App Store, and you can’t see reviews from other territories, here are a selection for you…

Just TOTALLY AWESOME I searched for months and bought other apps before finding this jewel! If you need signature blocks and “boiler plate” email responses… This is the app you are looking for! This app is the best!!!  -UH60Av8or, US ★★★★★

Great App I use this for our non-profit and have different topic areas for things you send out a lot…meeting and event reminders, sales items and event details. Group this with MailShot and its two clicks to send the same message to my entire organization. -KC008, US ★★★★★ 

A VERY useful app Any time you find yourself sending “boiler plate” responses in your business, you will find this app to be a big time saver. In addition, I am impressed by the author’s quick response to customer support issues. (And by the way, those issues were with my learning to use the app -not the app itself.) This app is well worth the price.-Larry Costner, US ★★★★★

Read on for lots more reviews  Continue reading

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