Black Ink
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Play crossword puzzles via Across Lite network.   Shareware ($9.95)
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Black Ink is a crossword solving application for Mac OS X, its intuitive interface and advanced puzzle solving tools are a joy for crossword lovers of all ages and skills.

Black Ink connects users with the puzzles they are passionate about. Download new puzzles from the Internet, solve them with an advanced on-screen editor, or print them out for the long weekend away from the office. Black Ink covers all of the puzzle-solver's needs.
What's New
Version 1.6:
  • Sandboxed for increased security
  • Now supports autosave and document version browsing on OS X 10.7 Lion or later
  • Clue list rows now resize height to guarantee showing entire clue
  • Puzzle solving - improvements to the mechanics of when checked and revealed indicators are shown
  • Fix an issue where typing a clue number too high for puzzle could crash
  • Fix a crash when starting the puzzle Timer on OS X 10.6.8
Version 1.6:
  • Sandboxed for increased security
  • Now supports autosave and document version browsing on OS X 10.7 Lion or later
  • Clue list rows now resize height to guarantee showing entire clue
  • Puzzle solving - improvements to the mechanics of when checked and revealed indicators are shown
  • Fix an issue where typing a clue number too high for puzzle more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Black Ink User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Pengman reviewed on 15 Sep 2009
I've been using this program for a long time.
Many, many hours of enjoyment.
Classy program, classy support if there are ever any questions.
Beautiful.
[Version 1.1.7]


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VeryCarla commented on 22 Dec 2007
I'll tell you what, Daniel. I'll pay $25 for Black Ink when I can use it to create crosswords. Heck, I might even pay $35. Make the program worth $25. Don't just price it there because you think that makes it sound "professional". There are plenty of people who can afford $25 for a one-trick pony like Black Ink, but I'm not one of 'em.
[Version 1.0.8]


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+267

gryphonent reviewed on 18 Aug 2007
Overpriced. Krosswordz is $8 and has exactly the same functionality. Actually, I think it does look a bit better. The lookup feature is missing... but then again, most people can open a browser themselves.
[Version 1.0.6]

4 Replies

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Red Sweater Software (developer) replied on 08 Oct 2007
Sorry you feel the price is so great as to warrant a 2-star rating. I think that's pretty harsh, considering the app is still valuable even if you don't personally think it's worth the cost.
burypromote
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gryphonent replied on 08 Oct 2007
Well.. as your app doesn't offer any advantage over the competition, which is 1/3 the price, I've to compare your app on price only, don't I?
burypromote
+3

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Mechanist replied on 08 Oct 2007
gryphonent, you rated it only two stars for features, and then go on to admit that you only considered the price? So if you don't like the price then the features don't exist? That doesn't even come close to making sense.
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Red Sweater Software (developer) replied on 08 Oct 2007
Mechanist, thanks for noticing that. I'm also curious as to whether the application ever crashed for Gryphonent. I pride myself on the stability in Black Ink, and I am surprised to see it receive only 3 stars in that area.
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+2

+25

John-o reviewed on 19 Apr 2007
Finally! A Universal Crossword app that doesn't suck!! Seriously, this is the reincarnation of MacXword (I believe that's what it was called), whick was bought by a new developer (Daniel Jaikut of Red Sweater Software), and he is being incredibly responsive to feature requests and bug reports. If you're a crossword junkie and have an Intel Mac, this is the app for you. Period.
[Version 1.0.2]


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+1

DaymonJ rated on 20 Sep 2011

[Version 1.4.1]



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DaymonJ rated on 16 Jan 2011

[Version 1.2.3]



+7

Pneshati rated on 25 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2.2]


Downloads:15,680
Version Downloads:66
Type:Games : Puzzle
License:Shareware
Date:08 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.95
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Black Ink is a crossword solving application for Mac OS X, its intuitive interface and advanced puzzle solving tools are a joy for crossword lovers of all ages and skills.

Black Ink connects users with the puzzles they are passionate about. Download new puzzles from the Internet, solve them with an advanced on-screen editor, or print them out for the long weekend away from the office. Black Ink covers all of the puzzle-solver's needs.


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