After using your iPhone or iPad for some time now, and having gone through our How-to section, you’re probably thinking there’s nothing our iOS devices can’t do. Yet, there are a handful of areas in which iOS is found lacking. One of those areas is group emailing. If you’ve ever had the need to email a group of people from your iPhone, you’ve probably noticed the only way to do it natively is manually adding each person to your new message. Even if you’ve created groups of contacts on Gmail’s website, or with another email service, those groups don’t transfer to your iPhone. In the following video we’ll show how to create groups of contacts which will be accessible anywhere you use the default Mail app. The app we’re using to create the groups is called MailShot.
You’ll be able to create groups right within MailShot by selecting people from your contacts and tapping the plus sign. What MailShot then does is really neat. It adds a new contact to your iPhone contacts app with all those email addresses included. This is significant because having this group added as a new contact allows any app to access that group and email it using the native mail in iOS. Therefore you only need to use MailShot to create or update your groups. All your emailing can be done outside the app, as if group emailing were a native feature in iOS. You can try MailShot for free to create a few groups with limited addresses in each. Or buy MailShot Pro to unlock all its capabilities.
MailShot is just one of our favorite productivity apps for iPhone and iPad. We’ve collected all of our favorites here. And if you’d like to see more of our top app selections in different categories, just head on over to our Best Apps Series.
Here are a couple of our other picks of the best productivity apps for iPhone and iPad: