I am pleased to announce the launch of EditPoint, a brand new app for reviewing and marking up audio files.
I was amazed to find there seemed to be no app on the store that would let me listen back through a podcast I had been working on, and easily make notes of a glitch I had to fix, or a gap I should make longer or shorter, etc. whilst I was taking the dog for a walk, or travelling somewhere.
Once you have listened through, it is easy to make the changes to the file in an editing package later, as each marker comes with a timecode to mark where it is in the file. That list can be shared by email to another device (or colleagues, if someone else is doing the edit.)
This app will be invaluable for anyone working on Podcasts, Radio shows, audio drama, Ads, or any other audio production.
Editpoint requires a subscription to edit markers, but it is very reasonably priced, and has a 14-day free trial which you can cancel at any time at no charge. When unsubscribed you can still view the markers you placed whilst subscribed.
EditPoint is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad Pro- running iOS12 and higher.
A new update for our popular video planning app, ShotList, adds the ability to import storyboards and other images directly from the Files app (so Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive and more) in addition to the Photo library.
(We also put a shortcut to Settings on the Support button)
We often get asked how to select which email account Mailshot will use to send from, and until recently you could only do this by changing the Default account for all of iOS (or by tapping the “From” line of an email.)
With our latest update you can now set a default “From:” address on the Mailshot Settings page, which will be used for any new email sent from the app or its share extension.
This email address should match an account you have set up on the “Accounts & Passwords” page in the Settings app.
NOTE: If there is no matching account, the existing iOS Default will be used. There will be no warning message unless the address is illegal. You can see if the iOS default has been substituted by looking at the “From” line of the email before you send.
TIP: You can still change the sending address for an individual email, by tapping the “Cc/Bcc, From” line before you send.
Most of our MailShot users use it with the Mail app, so we are set up to work well with that by default.
However the iOS Outlook app does not accept names and addresses in the standard format of “name <address>,” when pasted into the address line (which you would do to forward an email to a group).
You can fix this by changing the format which Mailshot uses for names and addresses when they are copied to the clipboard.
Go to the Mailshot page of the Settings app (a shortcut is on the Settings button from the Support button in Mailshot), then disable the switches for “include names” and “use <>”, and enable the “; as separator” switch.
Now groups copied to the clipboard can be pasted into the address line of your forwarded emails in Outlook.
A user reported that they were unable to save XLS files to Dropbox, on investigation this was because their project name contained some accented characters (due to an issue with a third-party Excel library.)
The latest update to ShotList (9.6) includes a fix for this problem.
This follows recent updates to support the latest device screen sizes and iOS versions.
I get asked occasionally if it would be possible to insert an “Unsubscribe” link in Mailshot emails, as this is the polite thing to do if you think someone may not want to continue receiving your emails,
It would not be possible to do this automatically (both because Apple does not permit a different email to be sent to each person, and because Mailshot runs entirely on your device rather than on a server somewhere.) but I have devised a workaround to place an “Unsubscribe” button on all your group emails…
1) Copy this string:
Click <a href=”mailto:email@example.com? subject=Unsubscribe”>here</a> to unsubscribe
2) Paste it into Notes, and replace “firstname.lastname@example.org” with your own address, then copy it again.
3) Go to the MailShot settings page (accessed from “Settings” on the Support button) and paste your edited string into the “Text” line (This text is added at the foot of every group email you send)
4) Enable “Add as HTML” on the line below. (This tells Mailshot to use HTML format)
Once done, this will place a link at the bottom of every group email sent from the Mailshot app, saying “Click here to unsubscribe”. When someone clicks on the link, you will be sent an email with the subject header of “Unsubscribe”. On receiving this, you would know to remove the sender’s mail address from your Mailshot group.