App Watch: Crossword Fun

Ah, crosswords. The more you solve them, the more you want. And it is hard to deny that modern tablets provide the most satisfying crossword experience this side of newspapers.

That is why there is a growing number of crossword applications available for Windows 8, and out of these Crossword Fun remains one of the finest available. This is pure puzzling fun at its absolute best, and the app offers almost every feature you would want in a word puzzle application.

Here is a selection from the pretty elaborate official description:

“Can you name an eight-letter word for a game played in Vegas? What about a four-letter word for a bird’s abode? Take the Crossword challenge! Crossword delivers all the fun of crossword puzzles without needing a newspaper and pencil. Test your mind, build your vocabulary, and have some fun! With over 1,000 puzzles, you can try one puzzle daily, or play them all!”

Design and interface is not the strongest point of this free app — it is as serviceable as it gets. But apart from that, it offers a multitude of features, everything from adjustable text size, hints, more than one thousand distinctly unique puzzles, along with the ability to print them.

The app plays nicely with touchscreens as well as keyboards and mice. And it is available for all versions of Windows 8, including x86, x64 and ARM builds, making it perfect for tablet usage.

Click here to check out Crossword Fun on the Windows Store.