If you’re in to crosswords, then you’ll definitely want to check out Crossword Pro, an iPhone app which offers 600 puzzles for you when you’re on-the-go.
Available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, Crossword Pro offers an intuitive interface that’s easy to use and requires no learning curve – you can be completing puzzles straight away. There are 600 puzzles on offer, and three difficulty levels to choose from: Normal, Difficult and Genius.
When you begin a crossword, you can see the puzzle board in full screen, without the keyboard taking up half the screen estate. This is a nice feature, as it allows you to think about your next move without having to worry about navigation whilst the keyboard’s in the way.
When you tap on a square, the keyboard appears allowing you to type your answer, with the clue still visible above the keyboard, which is a nice touch.
If you rotate the phone, the puzzle also rotates too, so you can hold your phone however’s the most comfortable for you, and you can still see the entire board without any issues, as it’s re-scaled depending on the orientation of your phone.
There’s also an iPad version of the application, named ‘Crossword Pro HD’, which offers 750 puzzles, as opposed to the 600 that you’ll find on the iPhone. On the iPad version, you can pinch-to-zoom whilst viewing crosswords, allowing you to take a closer look at the puzzle.
Crossword Pro is available as a free download from the App Store, although this is slightly misleading, as you then have to pay for a £5.49 in-app purchase to gain access to all of the crosswords, but if you’re a crossword fan then this seems like a reasonable price. Similarly Crossword Pro HD for the iPad is available for £5.99.