We have just released version 4.2 of MailShot, continuing our plan to optimise the app following the big changes that iOS9 forced upon us. This new update brings both Share Extensions and iPad MultiTasking.
Share Extensions- Share file attachments and links from apps.
You can now share files directly to a MailShot group from the “share” button, which appears in tens of thousands of apps. (Requires iOS 8 or higher)
This “Share Extension” creates an email addressed to a group, containing the file. It can be used to share photos, documents, contacts, map locations, weblinks and many more items directly to a group.
Use the “To:” and “Bcc:” selector to choose which address line you want the group placed on.
TIP: If you cannot see the MailShot icon, look for the “More” menu at the far right of the top icon row. You can use this menu to enable it, and also to sort extensions into your preferred order, for easy access.
NOTE: If sharing is not behaving as expected from an app, try sharing to Mail and see if that gives a different result. If so, please let us know from the Support button in MailShot so we can investigate for you. (There are some known issues with sharing from iCloud Drive but we believe this is a problem in that app, as Dropbox and other apps cannot share the same files from it either)
iPad MultiTasking- Use MailShot alongside other apps.
This allows you to bring up MailShot in a second window on the right of the screen. To do this swipe from the righthand edge of the screen to bring up the multitasking window, then swipe from the top of the screen to choose the app you wish to use. On older iPads the second app will appear on top. On iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro the apps will appear side by side. (Requires iOS 9 and iPad Air, Mini 3, Pro or better )
You can now address your email with similar ease to the old method, by popping up Mailshot, selecting a group and copying it to the clipboard, then pasting it to the address line in Mail.
You can read more about the ways to address email in MailShot on our iOS 9 support page or in our new tutorial video.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADexWAqSTy0]
We are continuing to work to make MailShot as great as it can be in iOS9. We are currently working on the ability to send to multiple MailShot groups at once.