How can I use Shortcuts with Textkraft?

16
January
2013

Sometimes people who are interested in purchasing our Apps, as well as costumers, are asking why Textkraft does not support the charged extension "TextExpander".

The simple answer is: iOS 5 has its own Shortcut feature, which works just like TextExpander. You can configure Shortcuts at "Settings" > "General" > "Keyboard" > "Shortscuts". Honestly, this feature is well-hidden, but very useful.

Did you know about the "Shortcut"-feature in iOS 5? After all, do you still think that the support of TextExpander would make sense? If so, let us know it ...

Text appears unformatted on the PC

16
January
2013

A customer writes: (...) But when I open the written texts on the PC, they are totally unformatted - unfortunately, I can't use them like that..

The Explanation: Text encodings are a science in themselves. In fact our Apps write total faultlessy UTF-8, which is a standard today, however it's still not recognized by every application. As far as we've tested, all standard applications on Windows 7 and Vista, excepting "Editor", can handle UTF-8.

The Solution: Use Windows "Wordpad" instead of "Editor" and the formatting survives.

Look up the selected word faster

16
January
2013
The speed of the dictionary can be adjusted at Settings > Textkraft EN. Go to "Look up delay" and move the slider to the left - rabbit symbol - for full speed. If you want to slow down the look up function, just move the slider to the right - turtle symbol.

Is there a manual for Textkraft?

16
January
2013

Yes, Textkraft has a built-in manual. Open it by tapping the help-symbol. You can also read the manual right here in the browser - click here to open.

Please be aware that these manuals are referring to older versions of Textkraft and Easy Writer. Meanwhile the user interface has changed and there are many new features. Tips and tricks will be regular posted in our blog.

What do the colors of the dictionary stand for?

16
January
2013

  • Green - the dictionary has recognized the word as right.
  • Red - the dictionary is not familiar with the word.
  • Grey - words appear, when a term has been exchanged before. This way you can quickly try different phrasings.
  • Yellow - Synonyms and other related words are shown.
  • Purple - here you can find words that are closest to the spelling of your word.
  • Blue - Extensions to your word are shown this way. The extensions are depending on the setting of the x-button.
  • Orange - words are often collateral on the right side of your current word.