This crossword compilation software helps you construct crosswords in a simple and efficient way on your iOS devices. It has everything you need to create great educational, professional, and fun puzzles. It can build puzzles automatically from your list of words, or give you full control over the construction process. You could also share your finished work with friends through email, Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, AirDrop, etc; as well as printing your puzzle to any printer that supports the AirPrint technology.
After finishing the construction, you can then upload your work directly from the app to the Internet. People can then view and solve your puzzles online, from any modern web browser.
“Looking for crossword constructing software for your iPhone or iPad? Well, look no further. Crossword Maker For Cruciverbalists may be just the ticket. This handy tool has its own offline database and allows you to import your own word lists as well as reference external web resources.” — Kevin McCann, CRUCIVERB.COM
It Has Everything You Need In Creating And Publishing Great Crossword Puzzles
Multi-touch editor, what you see is what you get
The crossword editor is easy to use. It has an intuitive user interface which makes the maximum use of the multi-touch gestures. You can easily zoom out the board to see the full picture, or zoom in and scroll the crossword board to check the details.
Clue database contains massive answers & clues from published crosswords
The internal clue database contains 25,000 answers and 75,000 clues. It’s embedded into the software, so you could use it as soon as the installation finished. Internet connection is not required when searching the answers and clues.
You could also import your own word / clue list if you want. After you imported your customized clue list, you could easily switch between it and the default one through the settings page.
Copyright information, and advanced statistics
Title, author and copyright information could be easily accessed and modified. If available, they will be presented whenever your puzzles are shared or published.
The statistics of your crossword, including the word length distribution, letter usage, percentage of black squares, etc, are keeping up-to-date automatically.
Auto-place your own words to construct a puzzle in seconds
By providing a word list, the app could automatically search possible arrangements to use them to construct a crossword. The possible solutions will be presented according to how many letters are shared. You could then browse between them and choose the solution you like.
Adding a picture backdrop for more fun
On some occasions, you may want to take a picture, or import it from your photo album and set it as the background of your puzzle. All black squares will turn transparent when a background picture is set.
A powerful editor is included for you to modify or enhance your background picture. It is very convenient so you would never have to switch to another app, or even use your desktop computer to perform the common adjustments.
Sharing and printing
There is varies ways to share your puzzle between friends. You could either export your puzzle as the filled form and let other people continue working on that, or export the unfilled version to challenging your friends. The app would export your puzzle in PDF, Image, PUZ, ipuz and other formats, and they could be shared via email, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, AirDrop, etc. with a simple touch.
You may also choose to save the exported files to Dropbox, Evernote, etc., or open and play it with another app which supports them (e.g. Across Lite, Puzzazz, etc.).
If you have a printer which supports Air-Print technology, you could also print your puzzle directly from your iPhone or iPad.
Web publishing your puzzle is as easy as pie
After finishing your crossword, you may choose to publish it through our web service. The app will generate a link for your puzzle, which you could share with your friends or any people you want. They could then play them on a web browser. The interactive puzzle player is written with pure HTML5, and will work perfectly in any compatible web browser, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, IE, etc.
No plugin is required when playing the web published puzzle. That means people could not only play them on a computer, but also on most of the mobile devices (including iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.)
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* Up to 5 puzzles could be published for free. In-app purchase may be required for web publishing more crosswords
What’s New In Version 6.x
- Web publishing: user could now upload the finished crosswords to Internet. People could play that by opening the shared link in any HTML5 compatible web browser, including (Mobile) Safari, Firefox, Chrome, IE, etc.
- An user system to publish and manage the published crosswords
- Optimize the crossword editor. The editor is now “smarter”, and can automatically choose the correct direction.
- Use bigger font for entry indices when exporting unfilled puzzle. Make your puzzle more readable when save it in image and post on Facebook, etc.
- Long-press a letter to make it always visible when exporting an unfilled puzzle, or when playing interactively online
- Tips and tricks
Volume Purchase Program Available
(For Teachers And Education Programs)