2.6.1 Testflight

Yesterday we released a new 2.6.1 Testflight.
This version is focused on improving two main areas: Zoom Lock + Privacy

Zoom Lock:

  • We’ve tweaked it a bit to allow arbitrary locking positions. Simply zoom on the section of the page you want, and lock the zoom. It will maintain that position instead of moving to the center.
  • We’ve added new visual feedback to let you know when the zoom lock is enabled.
  • Zoom lock is now saved locally. If you set a zoom lock when reading a comic, the next time you open that file, the zoom lock will remain.

Privacy:

  • You can now choose from 3 different blur styles when you lock your content. Soft, Regular, and Hard. “Hard” makes it almost opaque and barely distinguishable.
  • Obfuscated titles. Locked content titles are now replaced with a set of dots (·) to keep them private.
  • Contextual menus no longer show all the actions when the content is locked. Preventing others from seeing or manipulating your private content.
  • App Lock. If you want, you can now require biometric auth (Touch/Face ID) to unlock the app.

Vertical Scroll Reader:

  • You can now zoom out and have a narrower scroll view. Especially useful when reading webtoons.
  • This feature is also compatible with Zoom Lock.

Fixes:

  • We’ve also fixed a bug in the vertical scroll reader that caused it to jump to the wrong page after rotating the device.
  • Other crash fixes on the Downloads screen and DoublePage Reader

:warning: This version will be the last one supporting iOS 12. Since all of the devices that support iOS 13 also support iOS 14, the next version of Panels will be iOS 14+.

Testflight
If you’d like to join Testflight, you can do that by following this link: https://testflight.apple.com/join/LSWXTgan

The new zoom lock is great, but it behaves kind of odd, at least when using verical scroll. If I scroll up or down, keeping my finger on the screen, it works as expected. However using a finger and flicking to scroll it “breaks away” from the zoom lock for a while and then snaps back to he locked position.
Really strange/annoying, maybe you could make a two finger “hold and drag” to move around on the zoom locked page.

Oh! Thanks for the feedback! :raised_hands:

I’ll give it a look. that wasn’t expected at all. Must be a bug.

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We just released a new build that should fix this problem. We were not handling the gestures correctly.
Thanks for the heads up @Lasse_Jorgensen :raised_hands:

We’ve just released a new build with more improvements

Vertical Scroll Reader:

  • You can now zoom out and have a narrower scroll view. Especially useful when reading webtoons.
  • This feature is also compatible with Zoom Lock.

Fixes:

  • We’ve also fixed a bug in the vertical scroll reader that caused it to jump to the wrong page after rotating the device.