Black Ink for iOS 2.2: Puzzle Printing

June 8th, 2024

Black Ink for iOS 2.2 is now available on the App Store.

This update brings stellar crossword printing functionality to the app. That means that if you’re solving a puzzle on your iPhone, you can go from this:

Screenshot of Black Ink crossword solving app for iPhone  to  Screen capture of a printed page equivalent of the crossword pictured in the app.

With the tap of a few buttons. Click here to see the full-size PDF.

Although Black Ink is fairly new to iOS, it is built on the strength of Black Ink for Mac, which I’ve been developing for the past 17 years. Rendering beautiful crosswords has always been a top priority both in the app itself, and in the printouts it generates. Use the built-in printing feature to produce gorgeous, paper-based puzzles when you’re in the mood to solve “the old-fashioned way”, or when you need a stack of puzzles to solve when you’re away from your phone or computer.

Puzzle printing is available to all customers who have unlocked premium features by purchasing a subscription or one-time unlock. Users who have not unlocked premium features can still try the feature out! Try printing any puzzle and the demonstration puzzle above will be printed instead.

This update also includes support for rendering animated graphical overlays on puzzles that specify them.

If you enjoy Black Ink, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the App Store, and spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks for your support.