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TIP: Some of your devices may contain out-of-date copies of your groups: Start by updating the app and running it on the device that contains your preferred versions, then update the rest.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.

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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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MailShot update: send to multiple groups

Since the changes brought about by iOS9, a few users have asked for the ability to send or forward email to multiple MailShot groups more easily, so we have added this feature in a new update, released today.
On the page that lists your groups, tap “Multi”,  select your groups, then tap “Send”.

Obviously, any limitation imposed by your email provider on the number of email addresses per message will still apply, so MailShot displays a warning message if you try to send to more than 99 addresses.

As you add groups, the title bar of the app will change to display how many unique addresses you currently have selected.

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You can also use Multi selection in the new MailShot share extension, introduced a few weeks ago, which allows you to share documents, photos and weblinks directly to MailShot groups.

The function to change the ordering of groups has been relocated. Select a group, tap “More”, then “Sort Groups”, you can now change their order with the grab handles that appear.

NOTE: Occasionally users report a problem when apps are updated through the App Store. If you are unable to start the app following an update, please turn your device off and restart it (you should see a white Apple logo) then run MailShot again.

You can read all about the new iOS9 features on our iOS 9 page, or find the answers to more general questions on our Support Page. As always, if you have any problems, please drop me a line from the “Support” button in the app.

If you would like to help us to continue to develop MailShot to make the best of iOS9, a new or updated review on the App Store would be very welcome, as all our reviews and scores are reset every time we update the app. (A shortcut for this is provided from the “Rate” button in the app.)

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

 

 

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MailShot works with iPhone 6S+, 6S, 6+, 6, 5S, 5c, 5, 4s, iPod touch, iPad, iPad mini and Pro. It is available now on the App Store as a free download that can create small groups. An in-app purchase removes those restrictions. No recurring subscription is necessary.

MailShot adds Share Extensions and Multitasking.

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)94Hnd

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.

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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 )

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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.

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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.

New iPhone day: How to move to your shiny new device.

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Millions of people will be getting new devices today, and over the coming week… and some of them will want to know how to transfer their MailShot data across to the new device.

The easiest way to move to a new device is to restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup of your old device. This will move all app data and settings across, and MailShot will have all the groups from your previous device.

If you skipped that option when setting up your new device, you can wipe that new device from the General page of the Settings app, and choose the iCloud backup from your old device when you restore it.

If you can’t use this solution for any reason, Here is the support page article on how to move all groups from one device to another using iTunes.

Or, if you still have the special contacts which MailShot created for you in your address book, you can rebuild groups from them like this:

  1. Create a new MailShot group, with a different name
  2. Tap “+” and add the old MailShot-created contact from your address book.
  3. A list appears of all the members of your group, Select the addresses you wish to import from it using the checkmarks.

You can now name the new group to match your old one, by tapping “Edit” and then selecting the group name you want to change, on the page that lists your groups. Alternatively, use the Contacts app to delete the old group contact.

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.
  • MailShot Pro 1024rFix crash when putting keyboard away on iPad search page.
  • Prevent 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!