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App Specs
File size:
2.66 MB
April 7, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Create crossword and word search puzzles using your own words! You choose the words, and Puzzle Maker can make a crossword and word search from them.


  • Design Puzzles:
    Use the grid editor to design your puzzle. Use the Inspector to set colors, fonts, and layout.

  • Generate Puzzles:
    Use Puzzle Maker's advanced algorithm to automatically create crossword and word searches for you. For crosswords, Puzzle Maker can find dense word clusters and maximizes the number of word crossings.

  • Edit Puzzles:
    Change fonts, add colors and modify layout. Don't settle for a boring black-and-white puzzle.

  • Nice Printouts:
    Tired of your puzzles looking like they were printed off a web site? With Puzzle Maker, your printed puzzles will look great - no website logos, no unwanted text. Print your puzzle document in either portrait or landscape layout.

  • Unicode Support:
    Create puzzles using any alphabet supported on the Mac. Puzzle Maker even supports right-to-left languages such as Hebrew

  • Puzzle Preview
    Choose from a selection of possible puzzles for the best pick.

  • Export As Image:
    Export your puzzles to a high quality image (PNG), so they can be included in another document or a website.

  • Export To Pages:
    Need to edit your puzzle document further? Export your puzzles to Pages, the word processor by Apple. Then you can create books and newsletters that include your puzzle.

  • Export As A Web Page
    Want to share your puzzle with the world? Puzzle Maker lets you export your puzzle as an interactive web page, so people all over the world can solve your puzzle. Supports IE7+, Firefox 3.6+, Chrome, Safari 4+, and Opera 10+. Also works on the iPad. Upload your web puzzles to mywordpuzzles.com.

  • Export to iBooks Author
    Include interactive word puzzles in your electronic books made with iBooks Author.

  • Export to .puz (crosswords)
    Play your crosswords in popular crossword players, such as Black Ink by Red Sweater Software.

  • Multi-Core -- High Quality Puzzles, Fast:
    Puzzle Maker takes advantage of your multi-core Mac to deliver a good-looking puzzle, fast.

  • 2 for the price of 1:
    Puzzle Maker is both a crossword puzzle maker and a word search maker. Don't use 2 separate programs: create both type of puzzles from the same word lists!

  • Other features:
  • Checks for accidentally included common "naughty words" in word searches.
  • Word searches can include a hidden message.
  • Adjust word search grid width & height.
  • Choose if you want words to be placed backwards or not.

  • What's New
    Fixed issue with Asian characters in clues causing the rendering of the puzzle document to crash.

    Puzzle Maker (com.hokuasoftware.puzzlemaker) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Puzzle Maker.app

    Minimum OS version: 10.6

    Copyright: (c) 2011 Hokua Software LLC