Crossword Forge
Crossword Forge
7.4.1

3.7

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Crossword Forge7.4.1

26 November 2014

Create crossword and word search puzzles.

Overview

Crossword Forge generates crossword puzzles and word searches from customizable sources, letting you pull words from print, PDFs, the Web and more. Instantly create unique, challenging puzzles, and get your word-game fix on demand!

Engage Your Brain
Crossword Forge's generation engine maximizes word density based on your word choices, creating puzzles that effortlessly match newspaper grids in layout and design!

Customize Your Puzzle

  • Create Flash-powered interactive web puzzles.
  • Add scrambled word banks, bonus clues, and more.
  • Customize grid-shapes and incorporate backdrop images.
  • Edit existing puzzles with ease.
The word is out -- Crossword Forge is the ultimate puzzle-maker for your Mac!

What's new in Crossword Forge

Version 7.4.1:
  • Now requires OS X 10.7 or later
  • Fixes crash for spell checking on OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • The Mac version now takes up less room on disk

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How would you rate Crossword Forge app?

21 Reviews of Crossword Forge

4.5
Anonymous
07 May 2005
Version: 3.9

Most helpful

Pros: Easy to use for both crossword and crossnumber puzzles. Responsive developer and frequent updates. Cons: No undo; no genuine page preview; setting page margins is not intuitive; no dynamic links among clues.
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4
gotoheck1960
16 August 2017
Version: 7.4.1
Is there any way that I can obtain a copy of Crossword Forge 7.4.1 yet? Are there any copies left out there? I have loads of Crossword Forge puzzle files but can no longer access them to edit them and print them due to a brand new and updated hard drive making my Mac now a 10.11.6 version. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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0.5
mark-dakers
19 December 2016
Version: 7.4.1
I have made a collection of puzzles to use for teaching. They work fine on my macbook but the puzzles will not work on my windows laptop or my macbook air. I copy the whole folder across, but get the Error: can't find puzzle.xml message. Very frustrated - the software works so well, but if I can't share the puzzles then it is a waste.
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5
Frankp
20 September 2016
Version: 7.4.1
Been using this for years and never had a problem. When I've asked for help to customize it I've gotten good responses from Sol Roberts.
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1
aholler46
06 March 2015
Version: 7.4.1
I liked a earlier version of Crossword Forge very much. However, I am unable to unlock a download of the most recent version. Attempts to request help from Sol Robots by email have been unsuccessful. Their phone number is out of service. Some of their suggested websites containing reviews cannot be found, or the home page is blank, or adware immediately pops up. These results are suspicious. Five stars for Crossword Forge, although I'm sorry to read that it crashes on Mavericks. One star for Sol Robots.
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Brighton-Pete
29 October 2013
Version: 7.3
Crashes immediately on startup. Just a non-stop bouncing icon. This is on Mavericks.
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MadMikey
20 September 2012
Version: 7.2.1
Trying the demo but it locks up and I have to do a force quit when ever I click on chose a picture for the background. HELP??
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Mtcobra
17 December 2011
Version: 7.0.5
After downloading this version (7.0.5), a check on “About Crossword Forge” reveals that you have version 7.0.6. I'll post this on the developer's site if I can.
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5
Stephen-Fry
10 November 2011
Version: 7.0.2
We use this for our monthly non-commercial basketball club paper. It's fairly simple to create a crossword puzzle within minutes. Does what it advertises and the price as about right too.
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5
User799
10 November 2011
Version: 7.0.2
Version 7.0. Excellent software. I love it. The only thing I miss is the ability to have a forced blank space between words in the puzzle. Say, you want to put "Alexander the Great" as an answer; the puzzle will not allow the spaces, so the student must write in "AlexandertheGreat". Otherwise, fantastic.
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3
eric-pye
18 August 2011
Version: 7.0
So let me get this straight... If I purchased Version 5 and never upgraded to Version 6, I get $15 off an update to Version 7. If I had Version 5 and paid to upgrade to Version 6 prior to May 2011, I have to pay full price for Version 7. Is that correct? Does that seem fair? As I loyal Crossword Forge customer I feel like I just took one up the proverbial you-know-what!
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4.5
RoyPDX
29 April 2011
Version: 6.3
Love the program, I have no complaints at all...five stars in every category. What I object to is the update/upgrade policy. The form requires that I remember the date I purchased the software. Maybe I should have saved that information but didn't. Does that mean I'm locked out? Why not just base it on the current serial number and email. I really hate upgrades that make us go through hoops.
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Nighthawk090
26 February 2008
Version: 5.3
Downloaded to try out, but version listed with new features as 5.3, site download and linked macupdate download still says 5.2.8........
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4
Franco
24 May 2007
Version: 5.1.7
The application works well and does what it is said to do. However, as an Italian user, I feel the lack of an important feature, which is very common in latin languages countries which use many, many polisyllabic words, as at least in mine: the capability to "block" the "black" cells in the desired positions prior to start building the puzzle, so obliging its construction around them. Many puzzles in my country are developed with a symmetrical placement of black cells which are in quantity much less than the open (letters) ones. If the developer is interested, I could e-mail them pictures of some of those typical puzzles. I hope this can be implemented in some future version. Because of that I've dropped down one star.
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5
Satyrica
25 January 2007
Version: 5.1
Awesome app! True Mac style: easy to use, lots of great features!
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4.5
Anonymous
07 May 2005
Version: 3.9
Pros: Easy to use for both crossword and crossnumber puzzles. Responsive developer and frequent updates. Cons: No undo; no genuine page preview; setting page margins is not intuitive; no dynamic links among clues.
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5
Gawow
11 April 2005
Version: 3.7
EXCELLENT! Kudos to Crossword Forge! It is about time someone gave us the ability to create print/press quality files for the crossword puzzles we make! YEA!!! The PDF export is PERFECT! Gives us nice clean text and squares! THANK YOU!!!
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4.5
Alberto Sabbadini
04 March 2005
Version: 3.6.2
very useful, simple, my slittle students love to create crossword with it (from Italy)
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4.75
Anonymous
07 January 2005
Version: 3.3
What I am hoping for is a possibility to create javascript based puzzles for my website. But anyway, this is a great application, my students love it.
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4.5
Anonymous
28 November 2004
Version: 3.1
CF has been very well accepted by my graduate students in medicine as a learning tool. It helps to stimulate discussion, develop focus in thought, and enhance medical vocabulary. It does what it was written to do WELL. It helps to make Learning fun. Great job and thank you.
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4
Anonymous
09 May 2004
Version: 3.0.5
Works nice and fairly easy to use. Seems a bit high priced but still worth it if this is useful to you. Great tool for teaching. Not just grade school.
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4
Anonymous
08 May 2004
Version: 3.0.5
Easy and straightforward crossword-generating program. Developer informs user of each upgrade, a considerate service.
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$49.95

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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