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I like using MetaText on my phone, so I installed it on my Mac. Any idea how I can change the font size to something my 62-year-old eyes can read?

OK, now I see that MetaText is an iPad app that runs on my Mac because it has an M1 chip. Nice of Apple to hide this fact in light gray text. Thanks for the help!

@drdrang is it possible to change the font on the iOS version without changing the system font size?

@drdrang @mpfef /me butts in… on iOS you can do that - change the font size on individual apps by going Accessibility > Per App (at the bottom) then choose Metatext and change font size there.

@mpfef @drdrang …but just checked on Mac and it seems that you can’t do that. Damn sorry 🤐

@matt @drdrang oh man, thanks for that. I never t was possible!

@mpfef Frankly, I haven't even considered changing the size on the iOS version because it's already readable. I've never seen a system font size control on the Mac because apps always handle that themselves.

@drdrang Hi where/how did you download it on your Mac? Can’t find it on App Store. Thanks!

@drdrang Oh weird yes the GET button is greyed out for me and says _Designed for iPad_. Oh well! Thanks anyway

@drdrang haha ok fair point. Must admit I’ve been sticking to the web version on Mac.

@drdrang Ah thjnk it’s maybe as I don’t have an M1 chip in my machine.

@matt @drdrang Depending on the MacOS version you can run iOS apps on the desktop. Hence the problem. MetaText iOS respects the system font settings, which MacOS has not.

@angry_drunk Oh OK I did not know that but yes my MacBook is a bit older and I think it’s not up to it. Thanks for the reply 😁

@angry_drunk @matt Oh, so this is not a real Mac app. Funny, I'd never tried one of those before. Hard to see the light gray "not verified for Mac" notice.

@angry_drunk @matt I knew you could run iPadOS apps on an M1 Mac. I just thought they'd identify such apps more strongly in the App Store. Live and learn. Thanks for the tip!

@drdrang A competitor in this space is the Toot! app, which has quirkiness which I love - however it is NOT available on my Mac and I'm not sure why.

It's the first iPad/iPhone app I've seen which is not in the Mac App Store under the same conditions as MetaText. I do have MetaText installed and it works fine (despite the font issues)

Now I wonder if devs are allowed to expressly forbid it - assuming they care.

@raineer @drdrang I’ve heard from developers that availability as a Mac app is on by default but can be toggled off by the dev.

@drdrang In a way the saddest part is that our understanding of ‘Macness’ has been so Electroned Catalysted that it’s not immediately obvious.

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