Shoots & Leaves 1.0.2

Today we released Shoots & Leaves 1.0.2 on the App Store. This release fixed a few bugs, including:

  • Fixed a bug that caused uploads to fail while on slower internet connections or while uploading in the background
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent new message and new email screens from appearing when returning from another app
  • Added notifications for everything that happens in the background
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the user from authorizing their Dropbox account

Be sure to download the update if your device doesn’t do it automatically. Also, since ratings are reset with each release, please take a moment to rate the app. It’s the best way to help other people discover it.

We’re currently working on version 1.1, which includes a number of new features. Hopefully, we’ll have that out to our beta testers in the next week or so, then on the store as quick as we can after that.

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A Great Week for Shoots & Leaves

We launched Shoots & Leaves one week ago, and the response has been wonderful. Here’s a few of the things people are saying:

  • “It couldn’t be simpler: you just tap a photo and put in an optional text.” –Christian Zibreg, iDownloadBlog
  • “Shoots & Leaves features a simple and clean interface that is highly intuitive from the get-go.” – Christine Chan, AppAdvice
  • “It’s a simple premise that works really well, especially if you’re running low on storage space on your iPhone and don’t want to waste space on photos.” – Thorin Klosowski, Lifehacker
  • “Whether you’re blogging on the go or sharing images with friends, this is a great app for anybody. It’s especially handy for those of us who like (or need) to work in plain text but want images included.” – Brett Terpstra,
  • “It’s laser focused, does one thing well…” – Cody Fink, MacStories
  • “If you use your iOS device’s camera to create impromptu reminders, Shoots & Leaves is for you.” – Phil Hornshaw, Appolicious
  • “This app focuses on doing a single thing, but it does it very well.” – Ryan Whitwam, AppScout

Better still, we’ve received lots of great feedback from users. Many of you have emailed to tell us you love the app and to request new features. Please keep the suggestions coming. Even if we’ve heard it before (*cough*Evernote*cough*), knowing how many people want a particular feature helps us prioritize it.

And that’s what we’re working on right now: Figuring out what we can get done for the next release. As I work on version 1.1 I’ll try to keep folks updated on its progress.

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Shoots & Leaves Is Now Available on the App Store

Shoots & Leaves Icon: A panda with a camera Our newest app Shoots & Leaves is now available on the App Store. Regularly $2.99, it’s on sale for $1.99 through this weekend.

Shoots & Leaves is a camera app that turns photos into links. It uploads directly to the hosting service of your choice, and the link can be used to create a reminder, send an email, and lots of other stuff. It’s great for task-based photos—taking a picture of something to remember what to buy, or capturing a model number so you can look it up later. It’s perfect for those pictures you don’t want to keep forever in your camera roll.

We really hope you’ll give it a try. If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch.

This is the start of what we expect to be a very good year for us. We have many updates planned for Shoots & Leaves, and more new apps on the way. Keep an eye on this site for new stuff throughout 2014.

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Gearing Up For Launch

Shoots & Leaves was submitted to the App Store last week, so we’re in the middle of final preparations for the launch. I have to admit, I have no idea how it’s going to go. Feedback from beta testers has been positive, and I think we have a great product that people will like if they try it. But selling apps is a tough racket. With about a million apps in the store, it’s hard to get any particular one noticed.

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Promoting Your App on the Web has been particularly useful in getting our marketing ready. I’m a developer; I readily admit I’m not a sales guy. But this book’s description of how to prepare a pitch makes me feel a lot better about our chance of having a strong launch.

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