Time Flies

We have been working on a ground up rewrite of Super Speller, and while it’s definitely taking longer than we wanted, it didn’t seem like it was taking that long. At some point we looked up and noticed that it has been nearly two years since the last Super Speller update and November of 2015 when we released Terrella for the Apple TV!

It’s hard to imagine how time has gotten away from us so quickly. There are a number reasons we could give for the lack of updates. 2016 was a chaotic year to say the least. And while Susie and I aren’t able to prioritize Quiet Spark as high as we’d like, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to provide more timely updates. Actually the blame for that falls squarely on my shoulders. I can do better and I’m going to try and do better.

That said, I decided to put the major Super Speller rewrite on hold for a few days and get some minor updates out. There are some small fixes, but mostly they are compatibility updates that should eliminate any alerts you may have seen indicating that our apps my slow down your device. Over the next few days we hope to provide updates to Super Speller, Goalposts, and Goalposts Lite.

After that’s done we’ll turn our attention back to Super Speller 5. I’ve blown past multiple self imposed deadlines working on the new Super Speller and have come to have much greater sympathy for George RR Martin and his predictions for completing The Winds of Winter. So, for now, we’ll just say we very much appreciate your patience and hope to have it ready soon!

– Casey & Susie

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Super Speller 4.1 Is Now Available

Super Speller version 4.1 is here! We have added more ways to share tests, including support for AirDrop. Word lists are now numbered when using the iPad. We also fixed a problem where tests could sometimes not be deleted.

We had teachers request more ways to share tests. Of course we listened and as a result, Super Speller now has support for AirDrop. Using AirDrop is a quick way to share a test with another device that is nearby. You can also share with third party services like Dropbox.

The iPad now has numbered word lists. This is especially handy when you are creating a test. Having numbers makes it much easier to see if you have missed entering any words.

As for the problem where tests could sometimes not be deleted, well that was just silly! We took care of that issue and now when you want to delete a test, you can actually delete it.

Once again we want to thank all of the teachers and parents who send us emails. We love reading your suggestions of how we can make Super Speller even better!


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Super Speller 4.0.1

Super Speller version 4.0.1 is now available! This is a small update that fixes an issue with word search on some devices. Also, the support and info button is now included in passcode protected items. If you are using the passcode protection, you will now need to enter the passcode to access the support and info button.

We also wanted to let everyone know that this version of Super Speller will be the last version that will work with iOS 5. Please consider updating your devices to continue receiving the latest updates.

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Super Speller Turns 3!

Super Speller just turned 3! It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. You know what they say about how time flies!

We want to keep with tradition and celebrate by giving away another five promo codes. If you have been thinking about purchasing Super Speller, now is your chance to get it free. This is a great time to try it. We have recently updated the app to include several features that teachers and parents have been asking for. All you have to do is tap the redeem button on the App Store and enter the code. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate with us. Happy Birthday Super Speller!

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Note: These promo codes are on a first come first served basis.

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Super Speller 4 Is Now Available!

We’ve been hard at work on Super Speller and version 4.0 is now available! This update includes features that many parents and teachers have requested.

In this version, we have added complete support for accessibility with VoiceOver. We have had several parents reach out to us asking for VoiceOver support for visually impaired children. Our #1 goal with Super Speller is to help children who struggle with spelling, so this feature was very important to us.

We have also added the ability to import a list of copied words from the clipboard. This is a great feature to have when the list of spelling words are on the teacher’s website or sent in an email. You will now be able to copy the list of words from the device and once in “Create Test” of Super Speller, tap the “Import” button and the words will be added. With this feature, you will not have to type the words when creating a test!

Tap "Import", select the words, then tap "Done"

Tap “Import”, select the words, then tap “Done”

Finally, we have added the ability to sort tests alphabetically or by most recent. When tests are sorted by most recent, the latest test you add will appear at the top of the list. This means the kids will be able to get to the new test without having to remember the name or scroll through the list to find it. This is also great for parents and teachers too, as they are viewing the results of tests! For those who prefer an alphabetical listing, we kept that option for you.

Tests sorted alphabetically. Tap the "clock" to sort by most recent.

Tests sorted alphabetically. Tap the “clock” to sort by most recent.

Tests sorted by most recent. Tap the "A-Z" to sort alphabetically.

Tests sorted by most recent. Tap the “A-Z” to sort alphabetically.

Thank you to all the parents and teachers who have sent us their suggestions. We appreciate all the feedback we get and are always looking for ways to make Super Speller better for everyone!

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