Archive for the 'Black Ink' Category

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 […]

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 […]

Black Ink 2.1.3: Restore New York Times Support

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Black Ink 2.1.3 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store. This update restores authentication support for the New York Times Crossword, so subscribers can login in with their credentials to download premium puzzles directly from Black Ink. The update also includes a number of other fixes: Restored support […]

A Glimpse of Black Ink for iOS

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Over on my development blog, Indie Stack, I shared a lesson learned about developing for iOS, where I’ve been making some progress on Black Ink. The problem? Black Ink’s keyboard shortcuts don’t show up as expected when holding down the Command key on an iPad keyboard. The solution? Suprisingly simple. Follow the link above if […]