By Syndicated Puzzles
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The best logical step-by-step Sudoku solver app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Get detailed strategy ideas and fully documented help as you crack the hardest puzzles found in newspaper and books.
- Sudoku Solver and Grader
SudokuWiki will work along with you to help you solve your trickiest puzzles.
This includes the Grading feature and Solution Counter as seen on sudokuwiki.org
- Strategy Guides
Included are all the strategy documentation and each example can be loaded into the solver at a click.
- Camera Input
We're very pleased to include a camera input directly from the App. Click, check and load into the solver.
Keep track of the puzzles you solve with an almost limitless list entry - each nameable.
New to our solver - Instead of just "Take Step" use "Hint" to give you the strategy to look for without revealing the answers.
- Resume / Back
Better than the website with real 'state' saving - quit and resume any time. Also a start to end 'back' button.
- Email and Facebook
Send to your friends via Email or Facebook. Links back to the solver enable easy loading of shared puzzles.
This mirrors and adds to all the features found at the famous sudokuwiki.org web site. We hope you enjoy using it.
What's New in Version 1.3
Fixed a problem that would cause the app to crash when a saved favourite is opened.
Download 5 puzzles every day ranging from Easy to Diabolical including a weekly Unsolvable Puzzle!
Updated the Solver to match the current version on the website.
Andrew Stuart's masterpiece
I use Andrew Stuart's magnificent website all the time to improve my solving technique, i.e. to find spots where I missed a simpler technique and wasted time instead on some Byzantine forcing chain. Grateful thanks to the developer for creating a convenient mobile version of this magnificent training tool. The user interface has improved tremendously since the first versions. My only request is to add the website's ability to un-select certain techniques in the solver's algorithm (or even better, to reorder the techniques). A prime example is 3D Medusa, which is invoked ahead of the unique rectangle (UR) group. Each solver's pattern-matching skills are different; for me, URs their variants are a frontline technique, while 3D Medusa is a last resort. The missing option to select (or ideally reorder) specific techniques is the only thing that prevents me from giving this superb app a full 5 stars.
Having learned a lot from the sudowiki website, I had high hopes for this app. It does have the analysis and hints engine. However, I am disappointed. The user interface is somewhat awkward, causing me to make a lot of silly mistakes such as erasing a note when I meant to set one. It seems like the only pencil mode is that it displays all candidates and you have to clear the ones you can exclude - usually more than are valid! It has a camera capture feature to scan puzzles from printed copy, but so far I haven't gotten a single puzzle scanned without multiple errors.
So much potential
This app needs the ability to import from photos, not just the camera roll. Nothing more frustrating than typing in 81 numbers before realizing you mixed one up and you have to start all over.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Aug 10, 2012
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 6.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: 123 Syndicated Puzzles
- © Andrew Stuart and Oliver Foggin
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.