MarsEdit 4.4.2: Bug Fixes

July 31st, 2020

Hot on the heels of MarsEdit 4.4, MarsEdit 4.4.2 is now available on the MarsEdit site and has been submitted for review on the Mac App Store. (If you updated to 4.4.1 previously, 4.4.2 is a quick fix to address a crash in that release.)

This update addresses a few annoying issues that cropped up in the 4.4 release, as well as some other issues that I had been working on fixes for after the 4.4 release was completed.

Complete list of changes for this release:

  • Fix a bug that prevented changes like setting categories from working when editing an existing WordPress post
  • Fix a performance issue that could occur when publishing to a blog with a large number of posts
  • Fix a bug from 4.4 that caused all blogs to show a disclosure triangle even if they don’t support Page entries
  • Fix a bug from 4.4 that caused Movable Type tags and slug values to not be displayed
  • Fix a crash when uploading images to a blog where authentication is requested

If you enjoy MarsEdit, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, writing about the app on your own blog! Thanks for your support.

MarsEdit 4.4: Micro.blog and Performance Improvements

July 28th, 2020

MarsEdit 4.4 is now available on the MarsEdit site and on the Mac App Store.

This update supports a ton of new features for Micro.blog, and a variety of performance improvements and bug fixes for all users.

Complete list of changes for this release:

  • Improved performance for blog refreshing – now shows posts as they load when possible
  • Micro.blog improvements
    • Now an officially supported publishing system
    • Can now edit Page and Post type entries
    • Supports sending Draft status posts to server
    • Supports downloading entire history of posts
  • Bug fixes
    • Restore ability to type to select items in the media manager icon view
    • Don’t support New Page menu option for blogs that don’t support pages
    • Restore drag and drop ability from the “Published” tab of the Media Manager
    • Fix a bug that prevented all authors from being listed on blogs with more than 50 authors
    • Search now matches substrings found in custom field values of posts
    • Ensure the View on Web menu item is enabled whenever a published blog post is selected

If you enjoy MarsEdit, please consider writing a review or rating the app on the Mac App Store, spreading the word on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, writing about the app on your own blog! Thanks for your support.

Black Ink 2.0.7: Smoother Full-Screen Transitions

June 26th, 2020

Black Ink 2.0.7 is now available on the Black Ink site and on the Mac App Store.

This update addresses some visual glitches in the app that took away from the goal of providing a “pristine” crossword-solving experience. If you notice other drawing issues that “just don’t look right,” please be sure to let me know!

Complete list of changes for this release:

  • Improved animation when entering full screen mode
  • Fix a bug that caused the timer to pause when entering a special answer
  • Fix a problem that could cause blank space at puzzle edges on some Macs
  • Fix the keyboard shortcut Cmd-Period for canceling a puzzle download
  • Fix some grid layout issues on non-Retina displays
  • Fix a bug that caused the first-launch registration panel to contain placeholder strings

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

Daily Crossword Links

June 12th, 2020

One of the challenges for Black Ink lovers is finding a steady supply of new puzzles to solve in the app. I publish a list of resources with pointers to many sources of free and paid puzzles, but there are yet more options out there!

Matt Gritzmacher has a novel approach to addressing this problem, in the form of a daily email newsletter with direct links to puzzles:

Daily Crossword Links

The newsletter includes links to many puzzles that include “.puz” downloadable links. This is a file format that Black Ink can open directly. So if you’re looking for a steady source of puzzles to solve in Black Ink, beyond what’s included in the app, be sure to give Daily Crossword Links a look!