♡ Sudoku Daily
By Jason Linhart
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♡ Sudoku Daily provides daily games at 16 difficulty levels. Novices and experienced players alike will enjoy our extensive feature set, tutorial, and advanced hint system. The more you play, the more you will enjoy Sudoku!
For unlimited puzzles, check out our paid Sudoku app, ♡ Sudoku.
Our multi-stage hint system starts with a gentle reminder to get you back on track, and works up to demonstrate the exact technique to use. Our hints ease those frustrating moments and teach you how to be a better player.
- 16 difficulty levels, something for everyone
- Tutorial teaches you new techniques
- Advanced techniques at the higher levels, including X-Wings, sashimi fish, and coloring
- Choice of six color schemes
- Automatic or manual pencil marks
- Save your game while you try alternatives
- Highlighting helps you discover patterns
- Game clock; compares your time to other players
- Choice of digit styles, including Kanji and Hanzi
All games are true Sudoku, with symmetry and a single solution that can be discovered by logic alone. If you doubt that a puzzle can be solved by logic, simply have the hint system explain it to you step by step.
If you enjoy Sudoku daily, this is the app for you!
What's New in Version 1.1
The board can now be resized.
Added Solve One Cell hint.
Added glossary entries.
Added manual coloring.
Added next tutorial menu at end of tutorials & examples.
Holding down shift now inverts pencil mode.
Added empty rectangle support to AIC (neighbors).
Various other minor bug fixes.
Best Sudoku App I’ve Tried
Like others, I wanted to learn about Sudoku so I downloaded several apps. This app is by far the most intuitive, most helpful, most well-rounded app I found. I would suggest this app for any Sudoku player. Of course, when you have a tool like this app, you will generate habits that don’t translate to solving the puzzles in the paper (I haven’t looked, but I suppose the settings can modify this items), such as automatic highlighting/coloring.
The only thing I would change is the pull-down on the splash page that is required to choose either a saved game or a new puzzle. I understand that Jason wants the splash page advertising and including the pull-down there gives it reason beyond the advertising. However, a time splash page that defaults to a tabbed page with one tab for the saved games and one tab for new puzzles would be slicker. Further, if the tab for saved games only appeared when there were saved games to select would fully polish the game - IMHO.
I've never played sudoku but really wanted to know what it was about! I obtained this app. and quickly became a fan. The app is user friendly, easy to use and has no quirks. Now I'm doing several puzzles a day. This app compares your times to all other users who completed the puzzle by the time you completed it, so you have a good idea of where you stand on the sudoku playing field. Yes there does seem to be a competitive side... so you can channel your pencil warrior (just read a few of the other reviews). This app has HINTS, you can use this feature but will get a time penalty… so will increase your overall time. This app also has a pencil in feature but I don't use it so can't comment about it. I highly recommend this game and will definitely purchase the paid version. GOOD JOB ON THIS APP.
Teaches Moves I Never Knew ...
Rather than a game app where you just enter numbers or a hint that just shows a number with no explanation, Sudoku Daily offers multi-level hints that are designed to increase your knowledge of the game. I’ve been doing Sudoku puzzles for a while in local newspapers, and thought I was getting pretty good in that I’d always choose the end-of-the-week 4-star versions.
While I’d normally just get by, Sudoku Daily introduced me to the ‘Hidden’ squares, which I never looked for specifically in previous efforts but which are becoming SOP moves in my in-game strategy.
The wording and overall ‘vibe’ is positive and encouraging - it’s like Justin has a stake in our development into the best players: I believe I am better at solving Sudoku than before I started Sudoku Daily ...