App Store Updates

I have uploaded new versions to the App Store – v1.12 for Mac OS and v3.8 for IOS. These contain an number of bug fixes. You should update your copies as soon as possible. It would also be fantastic if you could rate the apps on the App Store and also (ideally) write a review.

Videos

I have added a new page containing videos about Writing Shed. This is an ongoing project. My aim is to create ‘how to’ videos for both versions of the app.

Adding Extra Fonts

Writing Shed makes available all the fonts installed on your IOS device. Unlike Mac OS it is not easy, though not impossible, to add extra fonts to your device. There are several ways to add more fonts. Have a look at this website.

New Contact Forms

The Contact Us menu now contains three options: Ask a question Make a suggestion Report a bug I think these a self explanatory. The bug report form is quite comprehensive and designed to ease the task of finding and fixing bugs.

AppStore Reviews

If you like the App why not post a review on the AppStore. It will be greatly appreciated.

Rich Text Format (.rtf)

I’ve often been asked why Writing Shed only supports rich text format. The answer is that IOS only supports rich text format. You might think the app ought to¬†support both Word and Apple Pages formats, and I would agree. In reality though the specification of Word’s document format is huge and it would take me…

Icon Technology: a bit of history

In 1983 I started¬†a company called Icon Technology in partnership with Mike Glover, an Apple Dealer in Leicester. The aim of the company was to develop software for the Apple Macintosh which had just been launched. Our first product was a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) word processor called MacAuthor. As its…