2022.0 — January 9, 2022

On iOS and iPadOS, this release fixes a few cosmetic issues:

On macOS, this release adds a new feature: “New from Clipboard”, which allows you to hide text from whatever image is on your clipboard instead of opening a file.

2021.8 — December 13, 2021

Fixed the color picker button not working on iPad.


2021.7 — October 8, 2021

Just a minor bug fix here. This version fixes an issue that prevented saving in the Mac app. You should now be free to save away!

2021.6 — September 4, 2021

It’s the iPad update! A lot of work has gone into making this version the best iPad app it can be:

2021.5 — June 18, 2021

This is the “make life a little nicer” update. We’ve gone and fixed a ton of the little papercuts in Black Highlighter to make using it a better experience.

Here’s the fixes we made:

2021.4 — April 17, 2021

This update introduces a new tool to the Black Highlighter toolset: the Magic Era… er, the eraser. The totally normal eraser. Made a mistake and redacted too much? Switch to the eraser and bring back the text you didn’t want to lose.

Additionally, try out these other fun fixes:

2021.3 — March 22, 2021

More bug fixes to make your redacting experience even better.

2021.2 — February 26, 2021

Bug fixes! One for you and one for me:

There was a bug where the preview that you saw prior to saving an image didn’t look exactly like what got exported. Previews would show a solid black box, while the export would have the fancy “marker” effects applied. Now the preview has the same effects, so you can see what you’re actually doing.

Black Highlighter was supposed to prompt for App Store ratings occasionally after you saved or shared an image. A bug prevented this from happening. If you like Black Highlighter, please take advantage of the fact that this bug is now fixed. :)

2021.1 — February 15, 2021

Just cleaning up a few of the “initial version” hiccups for the Mac version of Black Highlighter:

2021.0 — February 8, 2021

This is a fairly major update to Black Highlighter with several new features to check out:

2020.1 — July 7, 2020

Potentially fixed a bug where photo exports were only a solid black rectangle. Please contact support if this continues to be an issue.

2020.0 — February 3, 2020

This release improves the performance and stability of Black Highlighter when editing large photos, such as those taken by newer iPhones. If you were previously encountering long hangs or app crashes when editing photos in the app, please try again with this update.

This release also fixes a few small UI glitches, such as the wrong font appearing on the settings page.

2019.4 — September 24, 2019

We’ve made a new tool available to you: the Ultra Highlighter. The Ultra Highlighter puts some powerful new technology:

The Ultra Highlighter is available as a one-time upgrade purchase, and is already unlocked for anyone who downloaded Black Highlighter prior to this update.

We’ve also added some improvements for all users of Black Highlighter:

2019.3 — September 2, 2019

Just cleaning up a few things before a major release coming Real Soon Now™:

2019.2 — July 9, 2019

You can now use Black Highlighter’s editing tools from inside other apps as an action. Try it out in the Photos app!

Other changes:

2019.1 — June 26, 2019

1.1 — November 26, 2018

1.0.1 — May 28, 2018

1.0 — May 31, 2017

Initial app release.