Version 3.5.6 Released

March 29: Version 3.5.6 has been submitted to Apple for review. Once approved, the update will be available on the App Store for existing users for a period of 2-3 weeks to allow most users time to upgrade. Please see the longer explanation of this process, and reasons behind it, in the article below.

The 3.5.6 update is targeted at existing users of Equipd and includes the following improvements:

  • Stopped unnecessary reloading of the Today screen when switching between apps
  • Support for the new Endnotes in the 2016 Watchtowers - [1], [2] etc
  • Fixed detection of the iPad Pro when annotating. All four underline colours will now be available on the iPad Pro.
  • The Notes window is now slightly larger on the iPad. Also if you tap outside the window by mistake, and you have entered content, it will now auto-save the Note.
  • Fixed localisation issues with the black popup text selection / edit text menu


Extremely Important

As before, in order to push out this update to existing users of Equipd I will need to make the app available on the App Store for a short period of time. It is essential that users upgrade promptly before the app is removed once again from the App Store. You will not be able to update to version 3.5.6 once I have removed the app again. This is to work around limitations with the App Store where it is not possible to update users who already have an app without the app being generally available.

As before, I will also be increasing the price of the app and posting a notice to discourage new users from trying to purchase the app. Any users who have downloaded the app since December 2014 will have done so at their own risk and should have read the notices on the App Store alerting them to the fact that this app is "end of life" and is only being updated at my discretion. 

Hopefully existing users are happy with this effort to keep Equipd working for them, which has cost me hundreds of hours in ongoing development and support time.


Should users expect updates after this?

Users should not expect more updates. 

This update is not about new users getting to download Equipd. It is just supporting the existing users who already had Equipd before I decided to remove it from the App Store in December last year. At that time I announced the demise of Equipd and that I would try to support it for as long as possible, but not forever. I have done my best to keep it going for existing users, knowing that many are so reliant on the app and that there is currently no official replacement for many of the features people use daily, especially those in the foreign language field.

However users should remind themselves of the initial announcement about the app being removed as the overall status has not changed. And please ensure you take a backup of this latest version (3.5.6) of Equipd, just in case you need to restore the app on your devices in the future.

If you have questions about how to backup the app for future use or how to install the app on new devices, this is covered here.

All the best with Equipd...

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