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instructables and a few issues with Mac, iPhone and iPad

I have had numerous issues related to writing step by step instructables on my iPad as well as iPhone and my mac....this site needs its own app for iPad and iPhone....I use my mac at home with similar problems...here are a few of the issues:
  • While writing in the text box, when you go to delete a few letters,the cursor jumps to either the beginning of the paragraph or goes directly to the end...
  • there is no internal spell check within the contents of the text box toolbar area or any where else that I can find
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  • a few times I wrote an entire step and went to save it and then a error window appeared and I lost all of the data in that step
  • when uploading images, sometimes you get a progress bar and other times not...never sure if its uploading or not for the first minute or so

  • THIS IS WHAT I HAVE RECEIVED IN THE PAST TWO DAYS WHEN TRYING TO DOWNLOAD THE THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE..MIND YOU I JUST INSTALLED THE FIREFOX BROWSER BECAUSE SAFARI HAD SIMILAR ISSUES...
Firefox can't find the file at http://www.instructables.com/pdf/Thanksgiving-Challenge/Thanksgiving-Challenge.pdf?includeHeader=on&includeTableOfContents=on&includeImages=on&imageSize=MEDIUM&includeRelated=on&includeComments=on&includeImages=off&includeComments=off&includeTableOfContents=off&includeRelated=off&includeHeader=off.

Thanks for letting us know. We are currently working on a mobile version of the site that will have enhanced (and stable) features to allow for project creation. I've passed your experience on to our Development Team.

Of the points you mention, the spell check issue is browser-based and not something the site can (could) manage. Your browser should have a spell check built in, and in your native keyboard (English [USA/UK]).

Also, it looks like you were trying to download a PDF of a guide (Thanksgiving Challenge). Downloading the guide will also download all the projects in that guide (which I assume was your intention), as the PDF's are created on demand downloading that many projects at once can cause the system to stall and sometimes crash. I was able to download the PDF on my machine, but only after a few attempts. I recommend clicking on the projects you like and downloading them.