I’ve been playing this game, and enjoying it very much, for a long time. Somehow in a recent update the whole interface has gone wonky. Neither the puzzle nor the keyboard fit on the screen anymore, and it’s, at best, very difficult to play. In fact, I’m not gonna play it until this gets fixed. I have tried changing the font sizes in my iPhones accessibility settings, and I have also tried adjusting the font size in the settings of the app. Nothing seems to work. The interface is just terrible. Sorry to see the latest “improvements“ be so poor.
I loved the old version, 4.5 stars. Today I noticed an upgrade was available and now the app is unplayable. On my iPad there is only a partial keyboard viewable even if I change the font size. Once I was able to pull the keyboard up so I could see the bottom row of key but I am still missing the letters on the right edge of the keyboard. I can not find the old options, for letter count, etc. I have deleted the app because it is no longer playable. I sent an email with screens captures of the problems through your web site but have not received a reply.
I’ve enjoyed your app for years. However I haven’t been able to see my time v others for a very long time. Your app says you use GameStop. I’ve been registered with it for years but I can’t see my results on your app. Finally I have to ask what’s going on? It used to be so simple.
Maybe the last update improved iPad function, but...
I’ve enjoyed this app for a long time, but the daily challenge now no longer functions. It appears to have something to do with newer iPhones with no home button. After completing the challenge, the app simply locks up and there’s nothing one can do but force quit out.
I miss the old format where the new letter appeared above the replaced letter. With this current format, the replacement letter joins the jumbled word making it more confusing and less like an actual pen and paper cryptogram. I’m not certain what was wrong with the original formatted puzzle? This format is more frustrating than fun. I can’t recommend your app in this format.
After waiting years -- YEARS -- for this simple but well designed game to offer an upgrade that would just add a round of new quotes to solve (you know like they did in newspapers for DECADES), the idiots at this company decide instead to completely redesign the game to make it much harder to read, harder to tell the colors apart (in both dark AND light modes) and....... drum roll.... added NO NEW PUZZLES. Here's a puzzle... who is this stupid?
In the new app the Daily Challenge is a gray button telling me I have missed the puzzle and a new one will be available ‘hours’ from now! It has said the same thing every day since the new app launched. Please fix. I have really enjoyed this puzzle for a long time now and miss it.
I was happy when the app was finally updated for whichever ios update that was. However, I am unable to record and see my rank in the daily challenge. Very frustrating!! I've tried emailing multiple times and have gotten no response. Please fix this issue or I'm deleting the app. It's been months...
I purchased this app several years ago but lost it when I updated my operating system and the developers did not keep up with the new operating systems. Now it is back, in a somewhat clunkier format, but it is full of ads! Where is the version I paid for?
Please tell me that you are going to add back the feature of inputting the CryptoQuote from various sources like the daily paper, if not, I think I will be deleting the app, have enjoyed immensely over the years, but not now.
I have enjoyed this app for months at least and should have rated it earlier as it would have been a 4- or 5-star review. Since the latest update, I'm having trouble getting used to the changes. Normally I would just give it more time, but I'm experiencing more bugs than before. The keyboard is freezing up for a couple seconds at a time, and this is happening several times a minute. It's hard to try all the features when each puzzle causes logistic frustrations that have nothing to do with solving the puzzle. I'll keep trying, but in the meantime, I can only give 3 stars until the hang-ups go away.
This app hasn’t been updated for 4 years and now it won’t run. I remember reading that a beta version was in the works but at this rate I’m probably better off finding something else. Everything from my old review still stands, though the typos are less common I guess. I use this app mostly for the daily time challenge and sometimes to do the regular puzzles. Most of this review goes toward the daily time challenge. This is a below average app at best. It is frequently unreliable (no puzzles, unable to save your time/rank, frequently told "already completed" when it not). Also there are often spelling/grammatical errors and weird symbols instead of apostrophes/other punctuation that are severe enough to impede properly completing the challenges (and these are not errors that are within well known quotes, these are errors based on incorrect input wherein the overall famous quote is quoted wrong). Overall, I do enjoy the way the set up is but this is a haphazardly thrown together. Definitely not worth the $3 I spent on it.
I was thrilled to find such a great cryptogram app, having loved these puzzles for a long time. As other reviewers have mentioned, it's got great puzzles in three different levels of difficulty, with few repeats. However, the only thing that drives me crazy is the keyboard! I know it has to be crammed in pretty small to fit (especially with longer puzzles), but I end up mistyping every letter and it drves me nuts. If the developer can work out a better solution to the keyboard problem (I should probably mention, I have no problems tapping away on the default iPhone keyboard), I'll happily give it 5 stars. As it is, I'll keep playing and having fun with the app, I just won't bother trying the daily time challenge... Just too frustrating when I can't hit the keys I want.
I love the app, but the daily time challenge is too easy to cheat at. Just start it, solve almost to completion - but before entering the last letter, exit the app and start again. It then becomes a "how fast can you type" challenge instead of how fast to solve. Those with 2 devices and copies of the app will always be able to "cheat" (they probably cheat at solitaire too). I'd say once you start a daily challenge, you either finish it or lose your chance to submit an "official" score that day. Another improvement would be to show a distribution of # users by solution time to see what percentile your solution time falls in if you did not make the top ten.
It is a fun app that let's you practice your cipher skills, and it has the option to start with hints for beginners. Another plus is that it lets you make your own cryptograms. My family and I live across the country from each other, and we all love to play the daily challenge as a way to connect with each other. However, the scoring on the daily challenge board often glitches and can be quite frustrating, as it doesn't save your time or might save the wrong time. However, overall I've enjoyed this app quite a lot, so I'd recommend it. Just regularly check for updates.
I really enjoyed using this app on my iPad, but it only works in custom puzzle mode on the iPhone version. I've submitted lots of requests to fix it but nothing has changed. The custom puzzle screen needs to have a Solve and Scramble button on it or else it is unusable. It has all those features on the iPhone version, but prefer larger keys. Fix it and I'd rate it a 5.
I've been using the Mac version of Cryptoquote for a a few years and on the strength of that experience decided to buy the iPhone version. The two apps are similar, but the iphone lacks the frequency table of the original (hint, hint) and the dictionary search function. I'd like to see both features added in future releases. I think the plaintext/ciphertext entry mode is a very nice feature. It will change colors to indicate whether a letter has been solved, used or given via the hint function. Bottom Line: Buy it!! John Haney writes very nice stuff and I've been a loyal customer for years.
But after laborious manual entry of the day's "Custom" crypto quip it's too easy to touch some wrong menu item and have your work all vanish and find yourself stuck in menus from which there is no exit, except Custom Puzzle, and have to type it all in again. Aargh. And while fighting the spelling corrector. Could that be disabled, at least? I wish there was an easier way to enter the newspaper's Cryptoquip for a given date. Subscription? Perhaps OCR it via the camera. It's much more pleasant using the iphone than a pencil, except for these complaints.
Great word game for killing a few minutes while you're stuck waiting for something. There are three levels: Easy, Medium, and Hard. There's also a Daily Time Challenge where you compete against other people for the top time of the day. The hint feature is great for people like me. You can ask for as many (or as little) as you like. There's even an option to turn off the initial hint if you like. Great value for very little dough!
I play it all the time. I don't care if the UI is plain; more than that would be too much of a distraction. My three complaints: 1) the quotes fall into only 3 or so categories of topics; 2) I'm doing the "hard" puzzles and not having much difficulty; and 3) there should be more quotes provided, especially at the "hard" level. An update of additional quotes, more variety of topics and an "expert" level would be nice.
I'm usually not one for word games but I do like famous quotes. So getting to try and figure out the quote is great fun when you have to work at it by swapping out letters. Time challenge is a cool idea and let's you know how good you are against others. Great to pick up for a quick puzzle or two on train rides. Overall... A great buy for a dollar.
I probably spend over an hour playing this every day and it'll likely get me killed not watching where I'm going! I've done hundreds of them and only ever seen a couple repeats or typos. I only wish there were a no-clues option like the time challenge. seriously, the most I've ever gotten out of a buck!
I canNOT tell you how p__s'd I am every time I see this app on my Touch!! This game was a JOY when I first got it...LOTS of puzzles, hints didn't vanish if you had to reset...you couldn't enter the newspapers' quotes (they got me with THAT hook, and I've SO regretted it!!), but neither were you frustrated by the glitches so many people are complaining about. Take the advise I've since found in another app's reviews: If it works, DON'T "fix" (update) it. Usually you'll be sorry. Either it won't do want's promised, or it'll be glitchy!
After you've done them for awhile you get quotes you've seen before. The Daily Time Challenge is a hit or miss. About half the time the quote is so long you can barely read it on the screen as it gets scrunched. It's interesting to note that a few people seem to get these long unreadable ones done in 30 seconds or so. If I had the answer in front of me I couldn't type it out that fast.
I stumbled upon this by accident and I am SO very glad I found it. Finally something to work an older brain. A BIG thank you to the developers for making something that's not just another silly game, but something that actually makes you think !!!!! If I could give 10 stars I would. Thanks again!!
Downloaded app about a week ago, and it's a great way to pass time easily. I challenge my hubby every day in the time challenge. It's easy to play and challenging for all with the 3 levels and hint ability Looking forward to the next version with new features
I have always enjoyed this app. But since the latest update it has way to many bugs. During the challenge the Keyboard lags bad. I would also like to have more challenges. Hope the developer reads these reviews. Last review I wrote I gave 5 stars now it's a 3. Sorry.
I've had this app for a couple years and it's become my favorite time-waster, with interesting and intelligent quotes. I especially like the feature that allows me to enter a crypt I've found elsewhere. But the current version crashes repeatedly. Wait to download til it's fixed.
Very poor interface and no updates in over 2 years should tell you something. At least I was only ripped off for 99 cents! Tough to type in the keyboard of select items on the screen. The easy games have tiny fonts. The first time I used this it locked up my 3GS running 4.0.1. - if you like wasting a buck then by all means I suggest you buy it.
Yay they seem to have fixed all the bugs! It no longer thinks I already played the daily challenge and the timer is fixed too. Works great, and it's well layer out. A little small for big fingers but not bad!
I completed a level & it went blank. The game said it would reset itself, it did not. Went to another level, same thing happened. Went to another level, same thing happened. Asked creator of game got an appology but no fix. Don't waste your time or money for this game that doesn't work beyond three weeks of repetitive political puke.
This is a great app for train rides. The interface is easy to use and it delivers what it promises. There is a satisfying payoff when you solve the puzzle and receive a very thought provoking quote in return.
If you love it in the newspaper, you’ll love it even more in a format you can access any place, any time. In this popular game, each letter is replaced with a different one. Your challenge is to decode the puzzle and figure out the quote. You can work at your own pace or compete against other players in a Daily Speed Challenge. CryptoQuote will show you conflicts such as attempting to use the same solution letter twice. Features: * More than 2000 carefully selected quotes, plus a new Daily Challenge Puzzle each day * Custom keyboard to see the entire puzzle * Share puzzles or quotes with others * Quote of the Day widget * Create your own puzzle or enter one from a newspaper * Letter frequency tool * Word search tool * Physical keyboard support Great if you like: Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, word search, cipher, encryption, code solving and decoding.