iPad App: Crosswords
= 5 stars
Do all the crosswords you can handle with this iPad app.
- Downloads puzzles from major newspapers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle, Newsday) at no additional cost. Every day means more puzzles. There’s even UK style puzzles, cryptics, and French ones from Le Monde.
- Reformatted with the iPad in mind: the larger screen accommodates more of the puzzle leading to much less pinching and zooming around, and the keyboard is larger.
- Improved functionality in small but satisfying ways: the list of crosswords downloads is easier to use, clues going in the opposing direction are displayed in grey, just below the current clue, and the clue navigation buttons have moved above the keyboard.
- Puzzle sync: have started a puzzle on the iPad and it would be great to have that progress retained on the iPhone. Would be a great addition to the free account used to post puzzle times.
The iPhone version of Crosswords is my “killer app” that keeps me from moving to another smart phone, and the iPad version is no different in regards. In my review of the iPhone version, the only negative was “the small screen ocasionally feels rather cramped.” The iPad’s larger screen effectively obliterates that problem. Highly recommended.
iTunes App Store Link: Crosswords – Stand Alone, Inc.