After a long delay Ink Calendar 1.14.2 has been submitted and accepted to the store. This update brings lots of little changes to Ink Calendar which should improve the experience for all users. The change list is long with this update:
Tap to select a block of ink.
Current day is highlighted in the Year View.
The different view buttons are no longer in a menu when the window is wide enough.
Appointment time recognition has been improved.
Improved the look of the appointments on Month and Week view.
Free or tentative appointments are now transparent with colored text.
More space on mobile landscape orientation.
Let me know what you think!
On another note, I am working on updating my art for the Microsoft Store page. If you are an artist and use Ink Calendar please reach out I’d love to feature your art!
In the new update 1.14 Ink Calendar will use the language settings you have set in Windows 10. The month names, days of the week, and day abbreviations will all be translated automatically by Windows.
Next up I will be translating the text in the app itself. All the button text will soon be translated with the help of anyone I know who speaks that language! If you’d like to help translate then email firstname.lastname@example.org
This week I was busy and insipired by the reception of Ink Calendar by this Reddit post I decided to push out a quick update. In update 1.12.2 I address a few bugs and a couple new features. Nothing huge, but little things which make the overall experience better.
Outline around the current day in Month View
Clear selected ink when adding an appointment
Acrylic background. (not supported on mobile, sorry ☹)
Midnight Week View crash
Week View background crash
Text wrapping in settings on mobile
Let me know what you think! Thanks again for using Ink Calendar,
Version 1.10 will not be a big release from forward facing features but it will provide some much requested advanced settings. These are settings for people who are interested in making backups of their ink and deleting all their ink.
Another big element of this release is using the roaming app data service to sync ink between devices. I’ve named this ‘slow sync’ because this service is very slow. While slow it does work and is free for me to implement so I decided to add this as a feature for those who want to try to use it.
With the slow sync come the risk of overwriting ink from one device by inking on another device. To reduce this issue I’ve added the ability to backup and load ink, and the ability to set a device as a view-only device. These view-only devices will not save the ink and this should reduce the risk of ink overwrite.
There are many little things which can go wrong when implementing features like these so please be careful and let me know if something doesn’t work the way you think it should.
Thanks for using Ink Calendar,
P.S. The support@InkCalendar.com email was broken because of a domain name thing, but it is fixed now.
P.S.S. Microsoft is having technical troubles with flights so I don’t know when this update will get pushed out.
Completing the standard calendar views with a Day View and a Year View will be coming in version 1.9 of Ink Calendar. Development has been underway for awhile to bring these two new views in the best way possible. Not only simple views but also the ability to customize them to your liking.
Day view is a simple rectangle with a grid dots over the canvas. From the settings choose the shape/layout of the canvas. Keep in mind that changing the view does require an app restart and does not move the ink.
Year view makes it easy to get an overview of your year. Highlight vacations, paydays, holidays, or whatever you want. The ability to ink on a year calendar makes planning easy, intuitive, and meaningful.
Switching between the different views all happens from the menu next to the zoom button. From the drop down pick which view you want to see. I would love to add some sort of gestures for zooming and switching between views but that is not being worked on yet.
Making Ink Calendar look good and work well on Mobile has always been on my mind. I plan to rework the mobile UX to be easier and faster to use. As the app gets more and more complex I understand the importance of keeping the experience usable.
There are so many things I want to do with Ink Calendar, and I cannot work on everything at once so please let me know what the top features you would like to see are. I’ll do my best to prioritize and deliver as much as fast as I can.
Also reviews are a big help! If you have any feedback please let me know! I respond to every piece of feedback. Twitter @TheJoeFin, email email@example.com, website Contact, or even the Windows 10 Feedback app: