Adding an “Unsubscribe” link for MailShot

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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=”your-email@address.com?”>here</a>  to unsubscribe

2) Paste it into Notes, and replace “your-email@address.com” 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, 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.

Mailshot 5.3 Update Released

We have just released a new update for MailShot, our popular group email app, which adds a few fixes and tweaks:

  • Warnings when creating  overly-large or empty groups
  • Fix to duplicated groups, following a split of a large group
  • Fix for a graphical bug on the iPad Pro title screen,

This update also ensures that updated devices continue to save MailShot contacts to the address book. (As they are no longer needed in most cases, a future version of the app will offer to disable their saving, and remove them from your address book. They are already disabled for new users. )

We have also updated our QuickStart video, which you may find helpful. It walks you through current methods to create and use groups, sending photos and documents, forwarding email to groups, and sharing documents from other apps to Mailshot groups.

If you have any problems, please drop me a line from the “Support” button in the app.

A new, or refreshed, review on the App Store is very welcome after an update. (A shortcut is provided for this from the “Rate” button on the title page.) Doing this helps us to keep the app alive. Thanks for your help.

MailShot 5.1: New sort options

In a previous update we switched to automatically sorting group members by surname, but a few users preferred the old way of sorting members (based on the entire name), so MailShot 5.1 allows you to choose a few options.

To show the field used for sorting (Typically “lastname, firstname”) enable “Show Surname First” on the MailShot page in Settings.

To sort on full name instead, enable “Sort On Full Name” on the MailShot page of the Settings app.

MailShot 5.0: iCloud Sharing Between Devices

We are excited to announce the release of MailShot 5.0, a major update which uses iCloud to share group data, so groups can be edited and used across iPad and iPhone. It will also simplify the restoring of group data when you upgrade or reset your iOS devices.

NEW IN 5.0:

  • Synchronise groups between iOS devices.
  • Groups are automatically sorted in alphabetical order.
  • Group members are now sorted by SURNAME.
  • Can import members of one MailShot group into another.
  • Larger checkmark and (i) button targets, making them easier to tap.

TIP: Some of your devices may contain out-of-date copies of your groups: Start by updating the app and running it on the device that contains your preferred versions, then update the rest. (Any differing group versions will have “_2” added to their name. You can then choose to rename, delete or merge any conflicting versions.)

Alternatively- update and run the app on the device with your preferred versions first, then delete and reinstall the app on your other devices. (this will share just the preferred versions of your groups to your devices)

We hope that you enjoy this free update. To ensure we can continue to support and improve MailShot, I would really appreciate if you could please rate and review the app on the App Store (our old reviews are hidden every time we update, so renewing an old one is still very helpful.)  A link to rate on the App Store is provided from the title page of the app.

If you need any further help, please see this page: iCloud troubleshooting

MailShot Pro 1024rMailShot Pro works with iPhone 6S+, 6S, 6+, 6, SE, 5S, 5c, 5, 4s, iPod touch, iPad, iPad Pro and iPad mini, and is available now on the App Store.

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MailShot 1024rMailShot works with iPhone  6S+, 6S, 6+, 6,SE 5S, 5c, 5, 4s, iPod touch, iPad, iPad Pro and iPad mini, and is available now on the App Store as a free download that can create up to 3 groups with up to 5 contacts per group. An in-app purchase removes those restrictions.

No recurring subscription is necessary with either version.

 

ShotList 8.0 released

 

A new update has just been released for “ShotList” our popular iOS production strip board app which helps you organise movie and video shoots and track progress throughout the day.

Version 8.0 includes support for:

More shots per scene the limit has been increased from 26 to 52 shots, at a few users’ request.

Tweaks and fixes ensuring you jump to correct place on the gallery screen. Increasing the size of the Notes box to fill the screen on iPad Pro etc.

Updated for latest APIs to maintain compatibility, and ensure we benefit from any optimisations Apple make

The minimum iOS version now supported is iOS 8.0

roundedShotList works with any iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro or iPod touch running iOS 8.0 or above, and is available now on the App Store.
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TextShot updated to 1.6

We have just released a new update for TextShot, our app for group texting and sending preset messages to text groups. This update improves support for larger-screen devices on the manual-entry screen, and adds a few other minor improvements.

As always, if you have any issues or problems please drop us a line from the Support button on the title page of the app.

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TextShot Pro works with iPhone 6s, 6, SE, 5s, 5, and 4s, and is available now on the App Store. It is not restricted by number or size of groups, although your mobile provider may impose their own service limits.

TextShot IconTextShot Lite works with iPhone 6s, 6, SE, 5s, 5, and 4s, and is a free download on the App Store, that creates up to 2 groups with up to 4 contacts per group.( An in-app purchase removes those restrictions.)

Suggestion Box brings inspiration to Apple Watch

Suggestion Box is a unique app for improvisers and storytellers. Now on Apple Watch.

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of “Suggestion Box“, our app for improvisers, and storytellers. Screens from the app You can also use the app when playing charades and similar games, or to help with fresh ideas when you want to tell your child a story at bedtime, or work with them to create their own story. Just tap any of the colourful buttons to see a suggestion from that category.

boxwatchThe revised app now includes support for iOS 8 and the larger display sizes on iPhone 6 and 6 plus, as well as iPad.

It is also our first to include support for Apple Watch,  allowing you to get suggestions from the entire list featured in the main app,  directly on your wrist.

Try it out, and let us know what you think.
Suggestion Box IconSuggestion Box works with iPhone 6+, 6, 5S, 5c, 5, 4s, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch, and is available now on the App Store.