Beta 9 Released

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Quick little weekend beta with a few more bug fixes and some mostly user-suggested tweaks and refinements. Hopefully we'll have a finished version out for Chinese New Year on Monday. iOS-to-Android transfer script will probably go live later today (Saturday).


Download the latest APK file by entering:

into your device's web browser.

The new OCR / Flashcard / Reader Launcher apps can be downloaded here - install whichever APKs you want from that .zip file.

A small request: if you're still having any major bugs you haven't reported yet, please let us know about them - we're running out of time to fix them before the finished release.

New Features / Design Tweaks

  • Made tapping on the already-selected keyboard button in the input bar bring up the input method selection dialog. (since tap-holding the input field doesn't seem to work on every device)
  • Greatly improved the engine we use to turn web pages into text in the document reader, so it should give you much better results from "Share" commands now.
  • Eliminated the encoding prompt when reopening a newly-saved file.
  • Increased the speed of dictionary searches by around 5%. (every little bit helps...)
  • Made English-Chinese entries in History use your configured English-Chinese entry list formatting.
  • Made the "Dict" and "Searches" tabs in History clear independently.
  • Shrank the size of characters in fill-in-the-blanks pinyin / zhuyin flashcard tests a bit, so that they're no longer cut off.
  • Made the text in the handwriting input box in flashcards accurately reflect the fact that tapping with two fingers advances to the next box (rather than clearing the current input).
  • Made OCR remember your current focus area more accurately when rotating the screen, and (if paused) preserve the characters in it as well.
  • Made the history screen refresh itself when returning from an entry (e.g. if it was deleted or edited).
  • Made the top bar in the popup reader turn translucent in the rare circumstances where the highlighted text is behind it.
  • Prevented the keyboard from appearing when initially opening Search Cards.
  • Made document and flashcard list text files on our Android portal page automatically download (so you don't have to tap-hold on the links anymore).
  • Increased the default document reader font size by 1px in order to have it take up the entire width of a typical HDPI Android phone's screen. (you can apply this adjustment on an existing copy by changing it from 27 to 28)
  • Made the keyboard no longer take up the entire screen in flashcard test modes using the system IME.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the flashcard interface to be screwed up (or images on buttons in flashcards to be shifted a bit) at the start of a flashcard test.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Search Cards from searching on more than one criterion at a time.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause multi-character user dictionary entries to be merged into single-character merged multi search results.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause blank entries to appear in user dictionary search results after "Undo"ing a user dictionary import.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the chosen category for a Search Cards "category" search to be reset to "Uncategorized" each time you reopened it.
  • Fixed a rare crash with certain buggy custom Chinese font files.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the very last character in a text file to be clipped off in the Text File reader.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the recognition area to resize incorrectly in still image OCR mode when heavily zoomed out.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the system IME to sometimes fail to appear in flashcard sessions that were configured to use it.
  • Fixed a bug that caused crashes in flashcards if tapping the "next card" button very rapidly at the end of a test, and when rotating the screen with the end-of-session statistics visible.
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