I'm also having this problem. It seems that if I press and hold on a link for a second, though, it highlights it oddly, and then when I release it takes me to the link. But that means navigating through a document requires a 1-second press on each link, which is extremely annoying. How is this intended to work?
Yeah, I'm also seeing this on all my iOS devices, across all my documents: single-word links open with a long press, links with any spaces do nothing. Kind of destroys the functionality on my iDevices until a fix is in, unfortunately. (And I was REALLY looking forward to getting back to using VP as my main resource!)
Sarah on 23 Apr, 2018 04:20 PM
Thanks for posting this, and I apologize for any trouble this has caused. There seems to be an issue with links that have spaces in them not working on the iOS version of VoodooPad 5.2.0. Currently, links that have single words should work using long-press. Do you experience the same issue with single-word links after using long-press?
Thank you Rick and Paul for your feedback as well. We will look into this issue as soon as possible, and I've passed your concerns along to the team. Please let me know if you have any further concerns or questions.
For an app that is basically all about clicking on links, why did the devs decide to make that require a long press? This has been one of my favorite apps for years and I use it daily, but I'm finding it really hard to use on iOS now.
Sarah on 24 Apr, 2018 03:15 PM
In VoodooPad 5.2.0, you no longer need to click edit each time you need to edit the text. As a result, long-press has been integrated as the new way to click links on iOS. This keeps the user from accidentally clicking links when editing.
We appreciate your feedback on this new feature and we will see if we can incorporate it into future updates.
Ummm...so this isn't a bug, it's a feature. I think it would have made more sense for the long press to cause it to go into edit mode, and the the light press to follow the link. Regardless, you might want to include something in the user interface that lets the user know about the change. Maybe a pop up tutorial that plays automatically after install that could be found in the settings for later views.
Now that the app has already been sent to users, could we request a setting that swaps the way long press and click to edit work?
Sarah, exactly what is considered a bug versus a permanent change that we need to adapt to? For example, does Ken need to edit all his multi word links to single words, or will this be fixed in the future?
Sarah on 25 Apr, 2018 03:19 PM
The multi-links not working is considered a bug because that isn't how it was intended to work. The long-press for links in general was a change for iOS. And this change is intended to work for all links (multi-word and single-word). We are working to fix this issue for the next update.
I appreciate your patience. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I've been trying to adapt to this change, but I continue to find that it has crippled VoodooPad's usability for me. Not only does it take far longer to navigate through my documents than it used to because I have to stop and hold for each link, it also is way too easy to accidentally enter edit mode when trying to click on a link. Then, once I've done that, I have to go click "done" and try again.
Just now I accidentally did that 3 times in a row on the same link. Once I didn't hold long enough or my finger slipped; another couple times my finger was slightly off from the link and it brought select mode up again, which puts it into edit mode.
I'm really upset about an app I use on iOS daily becoming so hard for me to use. Can you please let us know if the devs intend to address this? At the very least can they add a preference to invert the behavior? But I don't understand why we have this behavior at all... why not have a press *literally anywhere else in the document* go to edit mode, and a regular press on a link open the link?
John on 13 May, 2018 03:39 AM
So, yeah, this change wasn't our finest hour.
When we removed the distinction between viewing and editing pages, we relied on the built-in "tap and hold" in iOS to open links. This is clumsy, especially for folks who do more reading than writing in VoodooPad for iOS. We're looking into ways to improve the experience and will hopefully have a solution in place in the next update.
I appreciate everyone's patience when we screw up like this. We're getting a handle on VoodooPad, but I expect we'll make more mistakes as we continue to figure things out.