Archive for the 'Black Ink' Category

Black Ink 2.1.1: Unusual Puzzle Support

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Black Ink 2.1.1 is now available on the Black Ink site and the Mac App Store. This update includes a fix for an unusual edge case in puzzles that use the Across Lite puzzle format, but specify “unused” squares in a way that is typically reserved for diagramless puzzles. Why might you care about this […]

Optimized for Apple Silicon

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Last week, Apple announced its first Macs featuring their own custom processors, which they dub “Apple Silicon.” I want folks who purchase these new Macs to have the best possible experience with our apps, so I’ve updated all five of Red Sweater’s main apps: MarsEdit, Black Ink, FastScripts, FlexTime, and Clarion, to support the native […]

Brendan Emmett Quigley Exclusive: Splotched

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Earlier this year, before the pandemic changed everything, my friend Joe Cabrera proposed that I get more involved in the American crossword solving enthusiasts’ scene, by sponsoring a crossword puzzle to be printed and distributed at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. I thought it was a great idea, and agreed to find a skilled crossword […]

Black Ink 2.0.9: Crashing Fix for Big Sur Beta 9

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

Black Ink 2.0.9 is now available on the Black Ink site and has been submitted for review on the Mac App Store. This update addresses a crashing issue introduced by Apple in recent beta releases of macOS 11 Big Sur. If you’re testing the betas you’ll want to update to Black Ink 2.0.9 in order […]