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 some useful diagnostic information.
The information below is for users who have not updated iOS since iOS9
Changes introduced in iOS9
Due to changes that Apple made to the Mail system in iOS9, different techniques are needed to those you may have used in MailShot in earlier versions of iOS.
MailShot provides several different ways to send and forward email. These are demonstrated in this video, and covered below
How Do I Edit a Group?
To view or edit an existing group, tap (i)
Sending To A Group.
There are two choices here- “Bcc:” hides the group’s email addresses for privacy, “To:” allows them to remain visible.
To select several groups at once– tap “Multi” at top right, select a few groups, then tap “Send” to go to the send menu.
To view addresses before you send, tap the address line of the email. (By doing this you can also delete any address, or add more before you send.)
Inserting Photos and Documents
You can insert items into an email the same way you would in the Mail app.
To insert Photos into an email: tap where you would like to insert, long-press and release, then tap the triangle on the black pop-up menu to select “Insert Photo or Video”.
(Or use the photo shortcut button that appears above the iPad keyboard in iOS9.)
To insert documents from iCloud Drive or Dropbox: select where you would like to insert, long-press and release, then tap the triangle on the black pop-up menu to choose “Add Attachment”. Tap “locations” to change between iCloud Drive and other sources of documents.
Sharing Documents To Groups From Other Apps
(Requires iOS 8 or higher) You can share files directly to a MailShot group from this button, which appears in tens of thousands of apps (or, in some cases, from a button marked “Share”.
This “Share Extension” can be used to share photos, documents, contacts, map locations, weblinks and many more items directly to your group. It will create an email addressed to your group, containing the relevant data.
Use the “To:” and “Bcc:” selector to say which address line you would like the group placed into.
TIP: If you cannot see a MailShot icon in the top row, scroll to the right, and tap “More” . You can also sort extensions into order, for faster access.
Tap “Multi” to share to multiple groups at once.
NOTE: If a file is not sharing as expected, try sharing to Mail and see if that gives a different result. If so, let us know and we will take a look.
Forwarding An Email
MailShot is one of the very few apps that allows you to forward email to a group…
- Select a group in the MailShot app
- Tap “Copy to Clipboard”
- Switch to the Mail app
- Paste this group into the address line of your forwarded email. (Tap and hold, then select “Paste”)
To forward email to a group created on another device, see the next section.
Sending To Groups From Other Devices.
NOTE: We have now added iCloud sharing between iOS devices, which means you no longer need to do this in many cases. The information below is only needed for sharing to an older device that cannot run iOS8.3 and above.
MailShot creates special group contacts that are shared across all your iOS devices.
To create an email to a shared group, select it in the Contacts app then tap its email address.
TIP: If you need to forward or send as Bcc: to a shared group, copy the address line from Contacts (long press, and”Copy”), and paste to the address line of your email in the Mail app. (long press, and “Paste”)
(Requires iOS 9 or higher, and iPad Air or Mini 3 or newer )
Swipe from the righthand edge of the screen to show the multitasking window, then swipe down from the top of the screen to change the selected app.
This allows you to address your email very easily by popping up Mailshot, selecting a group and copying it to the clipboard, then pasting it to the address line in Mail.
This video shows iPad multitasking in action.
The “More” menu contains options to easily Rename, Duplicate or Delete a group.
You can also Split a large group into several groups of less than 100 contacts, to avoid a limit on contacts per email imposed by many services. The split option only appears when you have more than 50 in your group.
Where Can I Go For Help?
I may be able to suggest solutions or workarounds for you.