New feature: Upload excel spreadsheets in textburst

We added a few new features to our online sms application, textburst, today. You can now upload spreadsheets, delete your sent messages and use it with Internet Explorer 9.

Upload contacts from Excel spreadsheets

We’ve listened to your feedback about uploading CSV files, now you can upload Excel files directly into textburst without having to convert them.

As with most things there are a few caveats:

  • You must be using Excel 2007 or Excel 2010, older versions save in a different format which we can’t process.
  • All your contacts must be on the first worksheet.
  • Numbers need to start with 44 or 0, if you can’t see either of these at the start in Excel it won’t work in textburst.

Delete sent messages

We want to make sure you’re always in control of your data, so on this note, we’ve added delete buttons to the sent message page.  Simply click this button and it’s gone forever.
Just to make this clear though: The delete button deletes the message, there isn’t a way to get it back.

Works in Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft are well on their way to releasing the new version of Internet Explorer.  Surprisingly, from a web development point of view, it seems like a reasonable browser.   We’ve made a few tweaks to our styling and scripting to remove work arounds previous versions needed, making sure textburst always looks its best.