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wwrite and wwriteLite 4.6.0 Now Available

I have published updates for both wwrite and wwriteLite. Each app is now at version 4.6.0.

Both wwrite and wwriteLite add that ability to import files from the Files app, including iCloud Drive, and any other third-party services that you have linked within the Files app. This is done by going to “+” -> Import Files.

There is one bug fix for both apps. If you had tried to “Copy files” using a share sheet from another app, it would have failed. This has been fixed. There is one feature, specifically for wwriteLite.

Removing Ads

One of the features that I have wanted to add to wwriteLite is the ability to remove the ads. This is now possible through an in-app purchase. This is accessed by going to Tools -> In-App Purchases. Removing Ads will cost you $0.99. The reason I chose this amount is because $0.99 is the same price as wwrite, which does not have ads. Additionally, this is a way to support the development of both of the apps.

Due to these changes, the Frequently Asked Questions and the Change Log for each app has been updated, so be sure to check those out. wwrite 4.6.0 and wwriteLite 4.6.0 are free updates and are available now in the App Store.

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Taking a Stance with my Apps and Books

Over the past couple of weeks there has been some discussion, and consternation, about Apple rejecting, allowing, and then subsequently pulling the HKMap Live app from the Hong Kong App Store. The controversy stems from the fact that the Apple ultimately pulled the app due to information received from the Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Technology Crime Bureau. The information provided to Apple is that the app was being used not only to avoid Police, as the makers of the app intend, but also to target police and other protesters. My thoughts on whether or not Apple should have pulled the app are mixed.

Apple cannot just ignore the will of the Chinese government. This is due to Apple’s reliance not only on China for sales, but also because their manufacturing relies heavily on China. China has one of the most advanced and integrated supply chains in the world. China’s skill not only with manufacturing but also being able to source the quantities needed by Apple are unparalleled.

One day Apple may be able to reduce their dependence on China, and they are making in-roads into being able to do so, but right now it is not currently something that is feasible. Due to their reliance on China, Apple is limited in how it can challenge their will and authority. This is not limited to just China, but China is one of the largest economies in the world and Apple must comply with all laws, including those in China and the Hong Kong territory.

The whole situation has gotten me to thinking about my own apps and books. In particular, whether or not to continue to have them available in the stores of countries that do not meet with my own personal morals.

Because of this I have come to the decision to remove my apps and books from sale within certain territories. These territories are ones that do not meet my personal moral standards. Which countries I have pulled my apps and books are listed below.

  • Bahrain
  • China (Mainland)
  • Colombia
  • Laos
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen

If additional countries warrant the removal of my apps and books from sale, or if the countries listed above warrant me allowing the sales of my apps and books to continue, I will add and remove the countries as needed.

I take stances in many different aspects of today’s society. These include which stores I will purchase from, which websites I will visit, and which company’s products I use (You may be able to guess one of the companies in the last category quite easily). One area where I did not necessarily take a standard, was when it came to where I will sell my creations.

I had physical goods, then it would be less likely that my products would not be available in all countries. This is the case with my paperbacks, since they are only available from Amazon in select markets. Most can be ordered through a book store. Because my products are available digitally, I have always wanted to reach the largest possible audience. Therefore, my books and apps have always been available in all countries. But that is changing. I have decided to take a stance and not provide my apps and books for sale in some countries.

This is a moral stance for me, one that I am able to take because it comprises 0.32% of my app sales ($6.14 over the lifetime of my apps) and 0.075%, or $5.60, of my book sales. Removing the apps and books from sale in these countries will not meaningfully affect my income. This is particularly true since the income from my apps and books is not my primary source of income, but I have decided to take this stance. If you do not agree and decide not to support me by purchasing my apps and books, then that is your decision to make.

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wwrite 4.5.1 and wwriteLite 4.5.1 are now available

wwrite 4.5.1 and wwriteLite 4.5.1 are now available. These are minor updates that add support for the latest 10.2-inch iPad, and the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

New Features

  • Added support for 10.2-inch iPad, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with the ad refresh not working properly. (wwriteLite only)

These are free updates and are available in the App Store now.

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wwrite 4.5.0 and wwriteLite 4.5.0 are now available

iOS 13 is a huge update and I have updated both wwrite and wwriteLite to take advantage of a number of features available.

wwrite 4.5.0 and wwriteLite 4.5.0 bring a few new features, fix a couple of bugs, and removes one item. Both of these apps require iOS 13.

iOS 13 Specifics

  • Dark mode for the app. By default it will match the system, but you can set your preferred style in settings.
  • Multiple windows, so you can work on more than one file at a time.
  • The ability to convert your files to PDF, by taking a screenshot.

Drag and Drop (iPad Only) – There are more drag and drop abilities. There is a new file icon in the toolbar on the iPad.

  • You can now drag files between wwriteLite and wwrite.
  • You can create copies of files by dragging from the icon in the toolbar to the File List.
  • You can drag and drop templates between wwriteLite and wwrite by dragging on the specific template you want to copy between the two apps.
  • You can also create copies of your templates by dragging on the template from the template ist and then dropping it right back on the list.

Other New Features

  • The File List rows will now be multiple lines if necessary.
  • The file name, date, and time will also go to multiple lines if necessary.
  • You can now see more information about an ad by swiping from right to left on the Ad and a description will show. (wwriteLite only)

Bug Fixes – some things have been fixed

  • Including attachments when emailing support will now work again.
  • Fixed the crash where clicking on “support via twitter” would cause the app to crash.
  • The autosave feature was not displaying properly. This has been fixed, but you may need to reset your auto save interval. Sorry about that.

Other Tweaks

  • The divider between each file will now go all the way across.
  • The “email” icon has been updated to a paper airplane.
  • The “print” icon is now a printer.
  • The title of the file will be larger and shrink as you scroll.
  • The Lock/Unlock, Enable/Disable Auto Save, and Delete colors are now system colors.

Removed Feature – There is one removed feature

  • The custom app email signature when sending emails has been removed. Only the system email signature will show.

If you find any bugs, are having issues, or have questions be sure to use the “Support” options within the app. Both of these are free updates. If you are still on iOS 12, you can download wwrite 4.2.3 and wwriteLite 4.2.3.

wwrite 4.5.0 and wwriteLite 4.5.0 are both available now in the App Store.

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wwrite 4.2.2 and wwriteLite 4.2.2 Now Available

There is a minor update available for my apps, wwrite and wwriteLite. This update fixes a situation where the app may have crashed when you clicked on the “Support via Twitter” button.

If you have any issues, bug reports, or any other feedback, be sure to get a hold of me on twitter @waynesworkshop, or through the app.