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Jotto - Secret Word Game

By GTC Software LLC

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What is Jotto?
Jotto is a secret word game where you try to guess the secret five letter word. Guess five letter words, and it tells you how many letters your guess has in common with the secret word.

How to Play:
(1/5) A random 5 letter word is generated by the computer and it is your job to guess it.

(2/5) Guess a five letter word and the computer will tell you how many letters your word has in common with the answer.

(3/5) For example if the word is "lakes" and you guess "great", you will get a 2.

(4/5) Guess more words until you can rule out certain letters and eventually narrow it down to the right letters. Use the letter tiles to eliminate the alphabet. Tap once to turn a letter red, again to turn it green, and again to reset it to white.

(5/5) (Only applicable to the medium and hard settings) The only time the same letter can be counted twice is if it appears twice in both the answer and the guess. For example, if the answer is "trees", guessing "bleed" would give you 2, but guessing "faked" would give you 1. Also, note that guessing "bleed" when the answer is "faked" would only give you 1.

-Single Player
-three difficulty settings
-high score
-eliminate the alphabet tiles

Endless Play!

Single Player: Guess a word randomly generated by the computer. Three difficulty levels (easy, medium, hard)

Multi Player: Enter a custom word for someone else to guess.

iPhone and iPad Universal

What's New in Version 1.1.2

Fixed the bug where the computer generated words were often being repeated


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Customer Reviews


I like this app, but there are a few things that I would change. I would only allow a certain number of guesses before you lose the round. Also, I would reserve words with two of the same letter for the advanced rounds and I would not use completely obscure words that hardly anyone has ever heard of in the advanced rounds--just use harder words to guess due to letter arrangement or repeat letters or more vowels, and somewhat harder vocabulary--not often used, but words you've heard of. I would also very much like to be able to cross off the wrong letters in the words I've guessed.

To the person who said they needed a tutorial, you have to type your words from the key pad, not the squares. You use the squares to turn the letters green if you know they're in the word (tap the letter twice), and red if you know they're not (tap it once).

Very good version

Been playing Jotto for a lot of years and this app is pretty good. I wish it didn't allow repeat letters in the word it chooses. And sometimes when, say E is a letter and I type Queen as a guess it will say 2 and sometimes it will say 1 even though I know that E is the only letter. It doesn't handle double letters consistently. Other than that, like the alphabet right there and the way the letters are red or green. Sometimes I hit a letter by mistake that I've already turned red or green and that messes me up, but I just try very hard not to let my thumb travel over there. Good app!!


Love this old family favorite we always play on card trips, but you can't find Jotto pads anymore. Love it that I can play against computer at my own pace and keep track of letters ruled out. No changes needed for me.

Jotto - Secret Word Game
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2013
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 1.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: GTC Software LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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