Jigsawed Jigsaw Puzzle

Wow. Ephemeron Industries doesn’t screw around! They set out to make a kickass puzzle app, and that’s exactly what they did with Jigsawed. Anyone who thinks they can make a better jigsaw app should just give up because they can’t, and for once in my life I’m not trying to be a total smartass.

I reviewed Puzzoodle (Halloween) which is a really good jigsaw puzzle app in its own right, but Jigsawed Jigsaw Puzzle does it all. You can adjust the number of puzzle pieces from 9 (great for toddlers) to 144 (great for inmates), piece rotation can be toggled on/off, start blind if you’re hardcore and don’t want to see the completed puzzle first, and you even get to adjust how sensitive the pieces are to snapping in place.

As expected, Jigsawed provides help if you want it… peek at the image, solve some of the puzzle, or solve all of it if you’re a quitter. This application’s greatest feature, though, is how it gives you tons of ways to find photos for puzzling. From within the app you can choose from:

  • 80 built-in puzzles
  • Take a picture
  • Camera Roll/Photo Library
  • Flickr feeds
  • National Geographic photo of the day
  • NASA picture of the day

National Geographic and NASA photos aren’t just today’s photos… between the two categories there are about 170 images, plus there’s the 80 built-in puzzles, plus whatever’s on your camera roll, plus the endless pictures you can browse or search for in Flickr. Jigsawed can keep you busy forever. Literally.

Other features include the ability to select a random photo from a collection and the option to read whatever captions or text accompany the photo you’re piecing together.

If you’re jigsaw-crazy, Jigsawed is the app to get! Don’t question me. Just pay the dollar and be glad they’re not charging more.

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