TelepaText

Update History (iPhone/iPad):

iPhone/iPad ... Mac OS X

(newest first)


Version 2.9

New support for Markdown: Three new actions in the Actions view convert the current Markdown text document or selection:

Markdown support is supported in both the iPhone/iPad and macOS versions of TelepaText.


Version 2.8.3

New features and bug fixes:
• New speech commands *:
[Say | show] colors [that match | matching] (phrase)
• Fixed bugs with speech commands and custom URL handling for telepatext://...
• Fixed a glitch in the Speech Commands Reference text.

* Speech Commands are an In-App Purchase.
See http://imaja.com/telepatext/speechcommands.html for details on the Speech Commands for TelepaText for iPhone, iPad, and macOS.


Version 2.8.2

New features and bug fix:
• Search for movies with this new speech command*: Internet movie database search (phrase)
• Modernized the handler for speech command "Flickr search (phrase)"
• Added recent documents to the File Commands view for quick access to recently opened documents. The number of documents is controlled by the Today widget settings in the Settings view.
• New icon for the document actions button in the upper right of the editor view to distinguish it from the File commands button in the documents directory view.
* Speech Commands are an In-App Purchase.
See http://imaja.com/telepatext/speechcommands.html for details on the Speech Commands for TelepaText for iPhone, iPad, and macOS.


Version 2.8.1

New feature: Paragraph spacing.
• Added paragraph spacing option in Settings view. This value is relative to the font size. 0.0 means no extra paragraph spacing. 1.0 means the paragraph spacing is the same as the font size. This option lets one see paragraphs more easily, and eliminates the need for two Return characters between paragraphs to create a blank line visually.


Version 2.8

Big speed improvements and new speech commands:
The TelepaText text editing app for iPhone and iPad has been optimized for speed, and has much better responsiveness for user actions while the app is updating file listings after iCloud document changes.
New Speech Commands* have been added to TelepaText. The innovative TelepaText speech commands feature provides ways to use the app using spoken phrases for text editing, search and replace, file navigation and management, changing settings, and more.
New speech commands:
• Replace (phrase1) with (phrase2)
This powerful speech command makes it much easier to do basic search and replace of text in the current document.
• [display | show] [font | fonts | word usage | word types]
Add speech commands to display the Word Usage or Word Types views.
• The "Open document (phrase)" speech command can open any file in the iCloud file system. TelepaText will open the first document that matches the phrase, or the first document that contains the phrase.

• Minor interface improvements.

* Speech Commands are an In-App Purchase.


Version 2.7.1

• Minor interface improvements.
• Updated icons for other apps from Imaja: TelepaText, Perspectiva, and CalReader.


Version 2.7

User interface improvement:
• The Settings view items are now reorganized and grouped into sections with headers.


Version 2.6.2

Faster and better.
• Speed improvement: The iCloud document listing views will appear much faster now. Also, navigation through different iCloud folders is faster.
• The "Open document" speech command now can open any file in the iCloud file system, not just in the current subdirectory. TelepaText will open the first document that matches the name. Speech commands are an In-App Purchase.


Version 2.6.1

Bug fix:
• Fixed sporadic crash that could occur when opening a document while the file listing view was being updated.


Version 2.6

New features and updated for iOS 10:
• New text-to-speech feature: Now you can select a particular voice for text-to-speech in TelepaText Settings > Speech voice. Voices available in iOS are used, and the enhanced quality voices will be used if available and downloaded. To download enhanced voices, go to iOS Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech > Voices > Language and download what is available.
• Added keyboard shortcuts for more actions and added 'discoverability' view for iOS 9 or later. If using an external keyboard, hold the Command key for a moment and the key command legend appears showing the available keyboard shortcuts.
• Updated for iOS 10. Updated style of the Today widget for TelepaText.


Version 2.5.1

Improvements:
• Added Select All menu action in Word Usage and Word Types views, making it easy to share reports.
• Improved the Word Types action report layout and information. The most common word types are listed first with the number of words for that type, and the list of words for that type. Also included is the text in sequence with the word type for each word.
• Streamlined document listing by adding option in Settings: Show item location in directory.
• Added info and links for other Imaja apps for iPhone, iPad, and macOS: Speak News, TaskInsight, Perspectiva, CalReader and Astral Blossom.
• Fixed bug in startup display of local directory.


Version 2.5

New features and bug fixes.
• Improved Today widget with controls in Settings.
Options: Number of items, Visible number of items, Number of detail lines, and Transition Interval.
The new Today Widget displays an auto-scrolling list of recently opened documents. This makes it much easier to work with recent documents from anywhere on your device.
• Improved Today widget item display and auto-scrolling.
• Improved the Word Usage action report layout.


Version 2.4.3

New features and bug fixes.
• New Today Widget displays an auto-scrolling list of recently opened documents. This makes it much easier to work with recent documents from anywhere on your device.
To add the TelepaText Today Widget:
- Swipe down from the top edge of the screen to open the Today view.
- Scroll to the bottom of the Today view and tap Edit.
- Tap the green + button next to TelepaText to add it to the set of active widgets.
- Use the drag control on the right side to reorder Today widgets as desired.
- Tap Done to confirm the changes.
To use the TelepaText Today widget:
- Swipe down from the top edge of the screen to open the Today view.
- The TelepaText Today widget displays the 3 most recent documents, and then cycling through the 20 most recent.
- Tap a document to open the document in TelepaText.
• New options in Settings:
- Speech volume
- Mix speech with other audio. This lets the TelepaText speech function operate without turning off background music or other audio.
• Scroll indicator flashes when using Find to indicate where in the document the text was found.
• Fixed bug in Find action so first found text is properly displayed when found.


Version 2.4.2

Bug fix:
• Creating new local files in nested directories was failing.


Version 2.4

New features, minor improvements and bug fixes.
• TelepaText supports a new type of URL to open documents in the local Documents or iCloud documents directories. Note: Either "icloud" or "iCloud" can be used. Spaces in path or file names should be escaped with %20.
Examples:
telepatext://local/path/filename.txt
telepatext://local/MyResearch/BotanyResearch.txt
telepatext://icloud/path/filename.txt
telepatext://iCloud/path/filename.txt
telepatext://iCloud/TelepaText%20Guide/Keyboard%20shortcuts.txt
• Added support for reading the text editing view with the iOS Accessibility system. Use the two-finger swipe down from top edge of the screen to have Accessibility read the text document, using word highlighting and providing the Accessibility controls view. This is in addition to the Speak action in TelepaText, a way to use text to speech.
• The "Use interface sounds", "Use link detection", and "Use data detection" settings are now properly restored.
• Improved state restoration when restarting the app.
• Fixed bug in speech command (In-App Purchase): "Wikipedia search <phrase>" now properly opens Wikipedia web page or app and includes user's current language code in Wikipedia URL.


Version 2.3.3

Minor improvements.
• Improved state restoration when restarting the app.


Version 2.3.2

Performance improvements and bug fixes.
• Updated Wikipedia search action to properly handle user's local language.
• Improved speed of directory updates.
• Eliminate spurious duplicate directory items in listing.


Version 2.3.1

Improved app startup performance. Bug fixes.


Version 2.3

New features and bug fixes:
• On iPhone or iPod touch, use a two-finger tap in the text view to select an entire paragraph.
• Find and replace text fields now have clear buttons on iPhone and iPad touch.
• Added new speech commands (Speech Commands are an In-App Purchase):
[ lowercase | capitalize | uppercase ]
• Find button in Find and Replace view now properly scrolls to found text.
• Keyboard accessory now properly hiding on iPad.
• Status bar is now properly visible on iPad when using Dark Style.


Version 2.2

New features and bug fixes.
• Configurable keyboard accessory keys:
The keys can be configured in Actions > Settings > Kbd. acc. keys. The default is:
- / : ; ( ) # $ & @ ? ! ' "
Enter the desired characters or words for each keyboard accessory key, separated by spaces. Long words will be truncated by the width of the keyboard key.
• New option in Settings: Hide keyboard on Smooth Scroll.
• Improved the option Should Hide Directory In Landscape Orientation on iPad.
• Fixed occasional crash bug on opening documents.


Version 2.1

New features and improvements:
• Added Word Usage action to calculate word usage counts for the selection or document.
• Added Word Types action to diplay the part of speech for each word in the selection or document.
• Fixed missing launch screen.
• Directory listing updates are improved.
• Expanding on the innovative Speech Commands feature:
New speech commands added to Speech Commands (an In-App Purchase):

make link with command <phrase>
[say | speak | read | get | show | display] colors
set [text | background] color <colorname>
[make | set] [text | background] [darker | brighter]
set [text | background] [hue | saturation | brightness | alpha] <0to1value>
[get | show | display] [text | background] color
[display | show] [font | fonts]

• Added Custom URL Scheme to handle commands from URLs in speech command format :
URLs can be used to launch TelepaText and perform commands in TelepaText. The supported commands are in the Speech Commands format.

The URL always starts with: telepatext://
followed by speechcommand= (or the shortcut cmd=)
and the speech command phrase.
The spaces in the speech commands must be replaced with -, _, or %20 in TelepaText URLs.

Examples:

In this example, the speech command is "show commands":
telepatext://speechcommand=show-commands

telepatext://speechcommand=open-document-Current-notes

telepatext://speechcommand=say-next-five-paragraphs

See the Speech Commands Reference for details on the phrase structure of commands.

There is a speech command to help make URL links for TelepaText: "make link with command <phrase>".

Example:
Say "make link with command show fonts" and the following link will be created:
telepatext://speechcommand=show-fonts


Version 2.0.2

• Fixes spurious open document crashes on iOS 9.
• Fixes bug with keyboard in Settings view.
• Fixes bug where iCloud preference alert was not appearing in iOS 9 on first startup of the app.
Additional features in 2.0:
• Updated for iOS 9 compatibility.
• Added new actions, modernized navigation and interface, and added Speech Commands (In-App Purchase).
• Speech Commands let you control TelepaText with your voice. Use speech commands to select text, open documents, get info about documents, rename documents, query various web search engines, evaluate expressions, change settings, send tweets, insert a contact's address, phone, or email, insert the date or time, uppercase, lowercase, capitalize, and many more actions. (Speech Commands are an In-App Purchase. Requires Dictation capability on your iOS device)


Version 2.0.1

• Updated for iOS 9 compatibility.
• Added new text Actions: Uppercase, Lowercase, Capitalize to Actions view.
• Fixes spurious open document crashes on iOS 9.

App Store description for 2.0

Added new actions, modernized navigation and interface, and added Speech Commands (In-App Purchase).

Speech Commands let you control TelepaText with your voice. Use speech commands to select text, open documents, get info about documents, rename documents, query various web search engines, evaluate expressions, change settings, send tweets, insert a contact's address, phone, or email, insert the date or time, uppercase, lowercase, capitalize, and many more actions. (Speech Commands are an In-App Purchase. Requires Dictation capability on your iOS device)

• Updated for iOS 9 compatibility.
• Fixes bugs.


Version 2.0

• Added support for iTunes File Sharing. In iTunes, the user can access an app's shared files from the File Sharing section of the Apps tab for the selected device. From this tab, users can add and remove files from the directory. On the device, the shared files appear in the Documents (local) directory (folder). This is useful for users who are not using iCloud.
• Added Speech Commands.
• Numerous modernizations of naviation, animation, etc.


Version 1.1

New toolbar on iPhone. Bug fixes.
• New toolbar on iPhone and iPod touch to choose Actions for the text document.
• Performing a Web Search action on a multi-line selection of text is now working.
• Improved Speech controls view behavior for Speak action.
• The Smooth Scroll action now hides the keyboard if visible.


Version 1.0.4

Improved Speak function (text-to-speech) and support for Dictation (speech-to-text).
• Speak function now continues when the app moves to the background continues with the Silent switch set to silent or when the screen locks.
• Improved Speech Controls popup view design, less obtrusive.
• Dictation (speech-to-text) into the text editing view is now supported on Siri-capable iPhones and iPads. Press the microphone key on the keyboard to start dictation. You will see the audio waveform while in dictation mode. Dictate the desired words and punctuation and tap Done. The text will be inserted at the insertion point or replace selected text in the current text document.


Version 1.0.3

User interface improvements and bug fixes.
• Improved keyboard display when starting to edit a document.
• Improved Document Info with more details.
• Improved Speak action.
• Fixed an obscure bug in Twitter action.

 

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