Archive for the 'Black Ink' Category

Accessible Crosswords

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Many years ago, I set out to make my Mac crossword app, Black Ink, accessible to VoiceOver users. I failed. The assistive technology on macOS at the time simply did not seem up to the task for mapping the complex, two-dimensional, nested hierarchy of a crossword puzzle into a form that could be meaningfully conveyed […]

Black Ink 2.0b11: More Dark Mode Fixes

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

I’ve made a lot of progress this year on Black Ink, but most of that work has gone into the 2.0 update, which has been in public beta since earlier this year. While I’ve been releasing updates of my other apps to take advantage of new macOS Mojave features, I decided to focus all such […]

Black Ink 2 Public Beta

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Last year, in the lead up to shipping MarsEdit 4, I released a public beta. The idea was to give users a chance to start enjoying some of the new features of the app while I worked out the remaining details and added a few bells and whistles. Now, I’d like to do a similar […]

Black Ink 1.6.7: No Jiggling Letters

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Black Ink 1.6.7 is now available from the Black Ink home page, and is waiting for review by Apple on the Mac App Store. A subtle usability issue that’s bothered me for years is Black Ink’s propensity to, in some instances, redraw the solved letters of a puzzle ever so slightly off from the previous […]