ShotList and MailShot updates

We have today released a new version of ShotList, our movie scheduling app, to allow larger ensemble casts.  (TIP: The cast list can also be used for other things, such as specific equipment that may be needed for a shot)

A few weeks ago we released an update for MailShot and MailShot Pro, treating email addresses as mixed case again (after we discovered that a small number of email providers apparently ARE case-sensitive- this was a surprise even to us) and updates all the iOS calls used to newest standards.

And we are currently working on TextShot, our group texting app, to update it to use the latest iOS address book calls. This is expected for release in the next week.

 

 

“One Day” and “FAQ” Updates

iphone x 2We have recently updated two more of our apps to take advantage of iOS11 and the new iPhone X screen.

One Day is designed to help you count down to just the most important days in your life- a gig, a holiday, the end of exams, or a wedding or birth! The new update also allows you to swipe from the left side of the screen to go back through the app, making it easier to use on larger screens.

FAQ helps make repetitive email easier, by letting you store all text from sentences to multiple paragraphs, that you can assemble into the perfect email. We use it for all our customer support here.

MailShot 6.0 Released

Mailshot 6.0 adds support for iOS 11 and for the unique iPhone X screen, it also features a big graphical update (its third or fourth since launch.)

iOS 11 made changes which broke the sharing of links from Safari and  multiple photos from the Photos app, and this update fixes those issues (and improves some others)

We should have an updated tutorial video in the next few days, but it was felt to be worth getting the new version out there for anyone lucky enough to get a shiny new iPhone X.

As usual, if you have any issues, or just want to let me know how the new version feels, please drop me a line from the Support button in the app, as that includes useful diagnostic information that will help solve any issues quickly..

UPDATE: Mailshot 6.1 has just been released, this fixes an issue when sharing video from Photos, and when sharing PDFs from the Mail app.

 

iOS11 and iPhone X support

We have already updated ShotList for iOS11, and to add support for iPhoneX screens.

The current version of MailShot still works great with iOS11, although an issue has been reported with Share extensions from Safari and Photos.

iOS11 seems to have an issue with group messaging, it appears the “Group Messaging” switch on the Messages page in Settings does not allow larger MMS groups, as it dd before.  This seems to affec all non-Apple messaging apps including TextShot. We have reported this to Apple, and are investigating at the moment.

ShotList adds support for iOS11 and iPhoneX

Version 9 of ShotList is now available on the App Store. It adds

• Support for iOS11 and new iPhoneX screen
• iPad multitasking (both Split Screen and Slide Over)
• Dropbox API 2.0 (API 1.0 is retired at the end of this month

In addition you can now crop and rotate storyboard images as you add them to your project.

Some users were creating projects with very large PDFs, you can now also save a project as a PDF to Dropbox, rather than only using email.

There are also increased shot angle options, and various other small tweaks and fixes.

roundedShotList works with all iPhones, all iPads, and iPod Touch running iOS9.0 and above, and is available now on the App Store.

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 5.0: 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.

Also available:

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.