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Black Ink - Solve crossword puzzles with style

By Red Sweater Software

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Solve Crossword Puzzles With Style:
Everything you need to download, solve, and print puzzles.

Black Ink is a solving app for "Across Lite" format puzzle files. Black Ink does not come with any puzzles per se, but can be used to download and open puzzles from the web.

Get Black Ink and start solving puzzles on your Mac today.

Compatible with OS X 10.6 and later, including macOS Sierra.

- Resizable puzzle display.
- Print newspaper-style paper puzzles.
- Check your answers with most puzzles.
- Race the clock with our puzzle timer.
- Top-notch support from respected Red Sweater Software.

Black Ink opens and solves puzzles that use the Across Lite format, which are distributed by several free and paid sources in the United States, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others.

What's New in Version 1.6.7

A subtle usability issue that’s bothered us 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 location. This had the effect of causing some letters to appear to “jiggle” as you type in the answers for adjoining squares.

We finally figured out the cause of that problem, and fixed it along with a crashing bug affecting Touch Bar Macs, and a possible energy-saving change to prevent Black Ink using the unnecessarily powerful graphics card on some Macs:

- Fix a problem where puzzle grid answers could shift slightly while solving

- Add NSSupportsAutomaticGraphicsSwitching to Info.plist to depending on high power GPU

- Workaround a bug that could cause Black Ink to crash when waking a Touch Bar Mac from sleep

We hope you appreciate the long-time maintenance of this legendary Mac crossword app. Please take a moment to tell your friends and leave a rating in the app store.

Having problems? Drop us a line, we are happy to help!


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Black Ink - Solve crossword puzzles with style
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  • $24.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.6.7
  • Size: 3.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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