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TIP: Some of your devices may contain out-of-date copies of your groups: Start by updating the app and running it on the device that contains your preferred versions, then update the rest.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

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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.

 

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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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.

FAQ Email Composer 2.0 released

FAQ Email composer easily creates customer support emails for iPhone and iPad. Available now on the App Store.

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We are proud to announce the release of version 2.0 of “FAQ Email Composer“,  our unique app that helps you to easily create the perfect email.

The update provides a massive graphical refresh, with a much cleaner layout, and full compatibility with iOS 8.3. it also adds support for the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.

FAQ is ideal if you handle customer support, or provide information to a group of students, parents, sports teams. It works by holding all the blocks of text you may want to use to open and close emails and answer questions. Just select a couple of the blocks with checkmarks, and the email is created for you.

The new app is also available in a Markdown-optimised version, “FAQ: Markdown Email Composer”, now updated to feature a shortcut bar above the keyboard, for entering Markdown more quickly.

FAQ is an undiscovered gem, that always gets fantastic reviews from those who have tried it.


FAQ AppstoreFAQ Email Composer works with iPhone 6+, 6, 5S, 5c, 5, 4s and 4, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini, running iOS 7.0 and above, and is available now on the App Store.


FAQ Markdown Email Composer” works with iPhone 6+, 6, 5S, 5c, 5, 4s and 4, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini, running iOS 7.0 and above, and is available now on the App Store.

Mailshot 3.5- Bigger and better!

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We have just released updates for our popular MailShot Pro and MailShot group email apps on the App Store.

The updates include:

  • NEW Optimisations for iOS 8, including 64 bit support.
  • NEW Support for the larger screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.
  • NEW List or Print a group (see below)
  • NEW Case-insensitive comparison of email addresses- (i.e. “support@email.com” is now regarded as the same as “Support@email.com”)
  • NEW Prevent users creating blank groups, with no members
  • NEW Help message about the checklist feature, if a user adds more than 5 addresses by hand at once.
  • NEW Help message if user uses an email address as a group name.
  • FIX A rare bug if you exit the rename screen for a group without changing anything.

Occasionally we get asked for a way to send or print a list of people in a group, so we have added this (as an experimental feature.) Enabling a switch marked “Email Sharing Button” on the MailShot page in Settings, adds a share button to the menu bar of the group members page. Tapping that button creates an email containing the names and addresses of your group. You can then easily send, print, or copy and paste it.

The release was delayed a few weeks while we struggled to identify an issue introduced by iOS 8 that we now know only affects users using certain non-english characters in contact names, on devices set to non-english languages. We worked around the problem, but we see that Apple have also now fixed their bug with iOS 8.1.

We hope you enjoy the update. As always, you can find help on the Support page and in the User Guide. I that doesn’t solve your problem, please drop us a line from the Support button on the title page of the app if you have any problems and we will be happy to help.

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MailShot 3.0 Brings A Fresh New Look.

mailshot 3.0 updateWe are delighted to announce the release of MailShot Pro 3 and MailShot 3, which brings a fresh new lick of paint and some exciting features that our users have asked for to the world-beating Group Email app, now used by over 230,000 people.

As usual, this will be a free update for our existing users.

EN_i5_contactsWe now have a new cleaner, flatter look, designed to fit with iOS7 (although you don’t require iOS7 to run it.)

A fantastic new feature is the ability to rapidly add a list of contacts, by pasting a string of addresses and contacts into the app.

You can read more about how to use this feature here in the User Guide, and you can also find a number of helpful hints and tips on how to extract email addresses as strings from received email, spreadsheets etc.  here on our Support Page.

You can now easily duplicate a group. Tap “Edit” on the page where your groups are listed, then use the icons that appear on the right to drag a group onto the red bar at the bottom of the list to duplicate it.

And there are a couple of other changes that it may be useful for our existing users to know about…

Context sensitive buttons. To simplify things for new users, buttons for selecting and deselecting multiple contacts, and entering edit mode, are now only shown when relevant. Note that the automatic “sort” function IS still available,  just tap the the “Edit” button on the contacts page to access it.

Manually-added contacts are no longer highlighted in red. This had obviously been confusing people, as we received a number of support questions about it. Now a contact will only appear in red if it was originally added from your address book, but is no longer found there.

A new search bar on the contact checklist lets you search on first name or email address, and only shows matching contacts. (we will add a search on company name in the next update, after requests)

The size of each group is displayed more simply on the groups page. It now shows just the size of the group, and will only show two numbers (such as “14 of 16”) when some members of a group are deselected.

There were also a number of other improvements:

• More tutorial information links within the app.
• Improved diagnostic information in the support request email.
• New share options to tell your Twitter and Facebook friends about the app.
• Updated to ARC and Modern Objective C standards.

We hope you enjoy the new features. Please let me know of any issues you spot, and we’ll do our best to help. If you wish to get in touch, please use the “Support” button on the title page of  MailShot. Our Support Page and User Guide are also there, as always, to help.

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MailShot Pro works with iPhone 5s thru 3GS, iPod touch and iPad mini, and is available now on the App Store.

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MailShot works with iPhone 5s thru 3GS, iPod touch and iPads and is available as a free download that creates up to 3 groups with up to 5 contacts per group. An in-app purchase removes all restrictions.