Completing crossword puzzles is a daily ritual for many, and it’s a great way to keep your mind sharp and in shape. iCroises Crosswords for iPhone and iPad brings thousands of crossword puzzles to your fingertips and is full of great features.
While many crossword apps are barebones and light on features, iCroises is much more than a simple crossword game. New players can begin solving puzzles immediately by selecting from the list of built-in puzzles that are readily available. If you like to jump between puzzles, you can see your progress from the puzzle selection screen.
One thing I really like about iCroises is that the app includes many useful tools that allow users to customize the interface with ease. For example, there are three different ways to display crossword puzzles: full board, list only, or a hybrid of both.
I definitely encourage new users to explore iCroises and play around with various settings and displays to find what works best.
What happens when you solve all 10 pre-installed puzzles offered by iCroises? Well, feel free to browse a wide variety of puzzles sources from within the app.
You can import puzzles from newspapers around the world, as well as puzzles from online sources. Seeing as there are new puzzles released daily by almost all publications, this means you’ll never run out of puzzles to solve.
If you happen to get stuck on a question while solving a puzzle in iCroises, you can optionally use clues to help improve your chances of figuring out the correct answer.
Lastly, iCroises includes Game Center support so users can compete with friends for the highest score on the leaderboard, as well as unlock achievements.
When it comes to value, iCroises is a bit pricey with its $3.99 price tag, but the app is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. While it does include additional puzzle packs that users can purchase, you don’t necessarily have to buy them.
Also, a few newspapers (like The New York Times) require users to have a subscription in order to access crosswords.
Overall, iCroises is a fantastic crossword app for iPhone and iPad. The interface is easy to navigate, and the fact that the app contains a huge database of newspapers and websites that publish crosswords daily is fantastic.
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iCroises Crosswords requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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