Archive for the 'Red Sweater News' Category

Black Ink 2.1.5: Across Lite Compatibility Fixes

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Black Ink 2.1.5 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store. This update addresses a long-standing shortcoming of the app that prevented puzzles in the Across Lite (.puz) format from being openable in Across Lite, or other apps that open such puzzles but verify the internal “checksum” values in […]

Beta Release: Black Ink for iOS

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Shortly after Apple announced the availability of a public SDK for building iPhone apps, I got to work porting Black Ink, the beloved Mac-based crossword-solving app, to the phone. Here is the first source code commit comment from April, 2008: changeset: 340:1c1230530532 user: daniel date: Sun Apr 06 23:29:07 2008 +0000 summary: Very first building […]

MarsEdit 4.4.13: A Grab Bag of Fixes

Friday, May 7th, 2021

MarsEdit 4.4.13 is now available on the MarsEdit site and has been submitted to the Mac App Store. This update features a grab bag of fixes to improve the reliability and utility of the app: Improve reliability of in-document anchor links in blog preview window Protect against a possible crash when inserting image from the […]

Black Ink 2.1.4: NYT Refinements

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Black Ink 2.1.4 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store. This update refines the recently restored download capabilities for the New York Times puzzle. Solvers who are excited to download and solve the puzzle early (after 6:00PM Eastern on weekends, after 10:00PM Eastern on weekdays) can now count […]