I want to share a list of iOS apps that allow customizing font sizes:

  • either through support of DynamicType / LargerText system settings
  • or have their own settings for font size

(similar to "How to make text appear larger in various apps in OS X")

I would absolutely welcome others to contribute to the list.

What is the best way to do that?

  1. Add a table to the original question where it is very relevant (but not asked for directly), and adds much specifics to general statements like "some support, other don't; some are larger, others are the same"

  2. Post a separate question, similar to "How to make text appear larger in various apps in OS X"--which is definitely better and easier for others to contribute and reuse

Should I definitely mark the question (and/or my answer) as a "community wiki"; how do I decide?

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    This seems helpful, but ultimately ill-suited for the site. Any list you make is going to go stale. Who will maintain it? You?
    – Ian C.
    Dec 24, 2014 at 17:49
  • @IanC. I don't expect too many contributors, and yes I'm ready to organize answers of half a dozen contributors (upper limit in my experience). Is that what you mean by "maintain"?
    – yurkennis
    Dec 24, 2014 at 17:56
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    Apps come and go. Someone needs to stay on top of the list to make sure stuff that's gone from the App Store is gone from the list. That's what I mean from maintain. It feels a bit like a magnet for advertising too. In general, I am not a fan "big lists of things" on this site. They don't work well with the SE format.
    – Ian C.
    Dec 24, 2014 at 18:09
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    But it did work pretty well in "How to make text appear larger in various apps in OS X" linked above. How my proposal is different?
    – yurkennis
    Dec 24, 2014 at 18:22
  • @IanC. See above, forgot to mention you there.
    – yurkennis
    Dec 24, 2014 at 19:00
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    On that point, we appear to disagree. Because I don't think that worked "pretty well" at all. I don't think you could point me at a CW Q&A on this site that'd I think worked out well at all. But, I'm not authority here, and you should open the question up as a CW question like you proposed and let the community decide! :D
    – Ian C.
    Dec 24, 2014 at 19:34

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When I created Making fonts larger in apps under Lion, it was partly to learn the answer and partly to try the sort of question that I hoped Community Wiki would work well for. I don't think it was a disaster, but it didn't turn out as great as I'd hoped it would. Maybe your question would take off in that format; if it can, I hope it does. I'd recommend trying, but I'm not overly hopeful it will get a great response. I'd recommend a separate question.

  • Thanks. My primary purpose is to share my own findings, hoping they will be useful for others. Don't expect too many contributors, to be honest. Would welcome your opinion: text listing or a preformatted table format? (examples of both are there to compare)
    – yurkennis
    Jan 26, 2015 at 21:04

So, to sum up my thoughts from the conversation above: post it. If it's good, the community will vote it up, if they disagree, they'll vote it down. I agree you should do it as CW, organized like that other CW Q&A you linked to.

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    Well, I have detailed data on 10-20 apps: support of Dynamic Type / Larger Text / app-specific font size settings, no font resizing at all. My options are: (1) just drop it => no one will ever use it; (2) attach it to the existing question where some people will be able to find it and use for their own reference, but hardly anyone will contribute; (3) create a separate question so that not only people can reuse it, but also have a chance to contribute. So yes, I'm going to go ahead and post it as a separate community wiki question / answer.
    – yurkennis
    Dec 25, 2014 at 3:11
  • Create a new question gets my vote.
    – Ian C.
    Dec 25, 2014 at 4:40
  • Started listing the apps I tested here. Still unsure whether to choose text listing or a preformatted table format--any feedback appreciated. Both options are shown there to easier compare the approaches.
    – yurkennis
    Jan 19, 2015 at 16:01

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