Topspin has been testing a feature they call ‘Download Anywhere‘ for a while. You may have seen it in action on some artist e4m confirmation pages. Instead of the default Spinshop location you can declare any web page as a download location for media associated with an e4m. Hence, the name Download Anywhere. Old school users may remember that you used to be able to do this with “the pill” and some custom php. But not many Topspin users took advantage of that. The Download Anywhere feature makes it drop-dead easy to set-up as long as you take a few minutes to get familiar with the various settings.
If you are using the email for media widgets just for mailing list sign-ups without offering a track for download you can still utilize the Download Anywhere. The download page will just be a landing page of sorts after the fan clicks the “Confirm” button in the email.
The new customizable settings they have recently added are the ability to insert an image into the modal window, set the size of the modal window, control the text of the close link, and even put a background image under the overlay. It isn’t clear, yet, if you can use the modal box image with a download button — at least I couldn’t get it to work with both. As the image covers up where the download button would normally appear.
However, I currently have a client that is currently using the e4m widget just for mailing list sign-ups so I gave the new settings a shot. Here’s a screen shot of the result…