March 2015

Multi-Touch Gestures in Direct Mail

How awesome is Apple’s new ultra-thin MacBook? The excitement around the new Force Touch trackpad got us thinking about sharing some super handy trackpad gestures that you can use today to make navigating around Direct Mail even easier. All you need is a recent MacBook that supports multi-touch (or a Magic Trackpad).

Zooming Design Test Thumbnails

Use the pinch-to-zoom gesture to zoom in or out of your design test thumbnails. Here’s an example:


Navigating Campaign Reports

We love how easy it is in Safari to go back or forward just by swiping to the left or the right on the trackpad. Did you know that you can use that same gesture to move backwards or forwards in your Direct Mail campaign report? This gesture makes it easy to dive into the details of a report and then swipe back to the summary:


Zooming Maps

Did you know that Direct Mail lets you see where your subscribers are when they open your newsletter? Just head over to the Maps section of the campaign report. While you’re there, use the pinch-to-zoom gesture to zoom in or out:


Quick Look Attachments

Okay, technically this is not a multi-touch gesture, but it’s still super useful! In the Attachments window, use the space bar on your keyboard to open a Quick Look preview of your attachments. You can also click the Quick Look icon.

What’s Next?

We’re excited about the new possibilities that technologies like multi-touch and Force Touch bring to the user experience, and look forward to incorporating more of them into Direct Mail. Stay tuned for more blog posts on features of Direct Mail that are new—or just new to you!

Direct Mail 4.0.3 Now Available

We’ve just published an important update to Direct Mail that addresses some critical bugs and brings welcome performance improvements, especially for users with larger mailing lists or extensive campaign report histories. Version 4.0.3 is available now for direct download users. If you already have Direct Mail installed on your Mac, here’s how to update:

  1. Open Direct Mail
  2. Choose Direct Mail > Check for Software Update from the menu bar at the top of your screen

If your copy of Direct Mail came from the Mac App Store, please be patient with us as we wait for Apple to approve the update you can update from inside the App Store app.

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback on Direct Mail 4 over the past month! If you have any comments or questions, please connect with our support team.