WebOutLoud for iOS Release Notes

v2.7.0 Text Documents

March 24, 2020

We've added support for text documents.
You can now import any kind of text into WebOutLoud. Additionally, you can create and edit text documents.

Check out the How-To Video:


Also, we've changed the "Saved Content" toolbar to accommodate the expanding functionality:

Before:


After:

v2.6.8 "New Website" Integration

March 11, 2020
  • Changes to support integration with weboutloud.io.
  • Fix issue where reader view would become non-functional in certain cases.
  • Miscellaneous cosmetic tweaks.

v2.6.7 Text Resizing

March 2, 2020

You can now resize text in Reader View.

While in Reader View, simply open Browser Settings to reveal a new option labeled, "Text Size" (shown below.)

  • This release also includes various UI fixes affecting newer iOS hardware.

Text resizing in Reader View is a step in the right direction toward our upcoming goal of supporting Dynamic Type across the app.

One might wonder why Text Resizing is not available in WOL's web browser as it is in Safari. This is due to limitations of WKWebView (the in-app browser provided to developers on iOS.) We'll continue to revisit this capability following future iOS updates.

v2.6.6 Bugfixes

Feb 27, 2020
  • Fixed bug where the "Original Article" link in Reader View would not take you back to the original URL.
  • Fixed issue where email addresses with a "+" character were not able to sign in after registering.

v2.6.5 Bugfixes, etc

Feb 26, 2020
  • Improved the look and feel of Reader View.
  • Improved Accessibility of Sign In button.
  • Fixed various memory leaks.

v2.6.4 Accessibility, Responsive Reader View

Feb 24, 2020
  • Improved accessibility by adding accessibilityLabels to the UI elements that were missing them.
  • Updated the Reader View template to have a responsive layout which looks better on iPads.

v2.6.3 In-App Messaging System

Feb 17, 2020

The major feature of this release is the in-app messaging system. Additionally...

  • Added switch in Browser Settings for "Auto-Hiding" of top and bottom bars.
  • Auto-Hiding now defaults to off.
  • Fixed back button text in saved Article View.

v2.6 Collections

Feb 8, 2020

With the release of version 2.6, we are pleased to announce a new enhancement to WebOutLoud...

Collections

What are Collections?

Like folders on your computer, Collections are a way to organize your saved content.

You can create as many Collections as you want and, using drag-and-drop, put saved articles (and yes, other collections) into them.

Collections can also be thought of as playlists. Each saved article in a collection will play automatically in sequence.

What else is in 2.6?

UI Improvements and Bug Fixes

Version 2.6 also brings improvements and bug fixes to the text extraction engine, and user interface improvements.

You may have noticed that the navigation bar and the toolbar now automatically hide themselves as you scroll. Well I've continued to improve the auto-hiding functionality to be as good or better than what you'd expect from the likes of Safari or Chrome. Specifically, you can now tap near the bottom of the screen to invoke the toolbar. Additionally, auto-hiding will no longer occur after navigating between pages or in response to auto-scroll.

I hope you enjoy the update and please stay tuned for future improvements that are underway.

As always, your continued feedback (positive or negative) is welcome. Please leave a review in the App Store as it helps tremendously!

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