Crossword Forge 7.4.1
Simplicity and function at their finest with the help of a user-orientated interface and an efficient set of tools
Designed with simplicity and performance in mind, Crossword Forge’s main window contains a puzzle preview area on the left side, a toolbar that provides access to basic functions on top, while on the right side of the window a tabbed panel offers you the possibility to personalize the crossword puzzle.
Moreover, users can choose from a wide array of crossword puzzles styles such as newspaper-style, American-style, Japanese-style or British-style. Crossword Forge can also offer support for Arabic and Hebrew-style crosswords: the writing direction will switch from right to left.
In addition, Crossword Forge comes with a collection of customization tools for your puzzles, such as the “Mask Editor”, or the “Word Ideas” dictionaries. All in all, you should be able to create challenging puzzles without too much hassle, and publish them as PDF documents.
Customize, create or export visual pleasing and mistake free puzzles in various languages
Another worth-mentioning feature is the fact that Crossword Forge has a dozen of built-in language sets which will enable one to design personalized puzzles that use letters with accents, umlauts, and other special characters. This features is an essential tool when one wants to build, for example, cross-puzzles in Spanish, French, German, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Italian, Afrikaans, Chinese, Japanese, and other languages.
Furthermore, Crossword Forge has the ability to spell check your words, thus ensuring your puzzles are accurate and do not include any awkward spelling mistakes.
Whenever you have a problem finding interesting words that fit your puzzle, the “Word Ideas” feature will surely come in handy: you will receive suggestions for matching terms, and you can choose the one you want to use next. When you are satisfied with the result, the Crossword Forge app enables you to export your crossword puzzles into text based, PDF, and web formats.
Uncomplicated crossword puzzles maker featuring user friendly tools and a streamlined design
In a nutshell, Crossword Forge is a simple and comprehensive application with simple graphics and a useful set of tools, that comes in handy for anyone who wants to build good-looking and engaging crossword puzzles.
Reviewed by Vladimir Ciobica, last updated on November 26th, 2014
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- Fixes crash for spell checking on Mac OS X Yosemite.
- The mac version now takes up less room on disk.
Application descriptionCrossword Forge is a fast and powerful OS X puzzle maker that provides lightning speed and unmatched flexibility ...