Sudoku Susser
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Sudoku Susser is a comprehensive Sudoku assistant and master-level solver.

Hints mode shows you what numbers are legal for the remaining squares. The Deducer uses human-style reasoning to solve the puzzles and can take you step-by-step through their solution with detailed explanations of each step. The brute-force Recurse option solves all puzzles. And tons of hilighting modes help you see the patterns in the puzzles.

You can even drag puzzles right off the web-pages of major UK newspapers into the application, then edit, save and print them for offline fun.
What's New
Version 2.5.8:
  • Bug fix in 2.5.6 caused paste of text puzzles to sometimes fail if a log panel had the focus; this has been fixed.
  • Relaxed a restriction in the Consequence Trees hilighters that caused it to sometimes miss contradictions that had a common "trunk" path. While it's arguable that this restriction is reasonable (and I'll argue it), it's pedantic, unhelpful to the user, and sometimes caused the hilighter to report a verity that, while it had correct implications (and wouldn't steer you wrong), wasn't a "real" verity. Kudos to Setemkia (Fawn) Falling Tree for noticing this.
Version 2.5.8:
  • Bug fix in 2.5.6 caused paste of text puzzles to sometimes fail if a log panel had the focus; this has been fixed.
  • Relaxed a restriction in the Consequence Trees hilighters that caused it to sometimes miss contradictions that had a common "trunk" path. While it's arguable that this restriction is reasonable (and I'll argue it), it's pedantic, unhelpful to the user, and more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later



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Corpsecorps commented on 08 Jun 2009
While i'm solving fewer sudokus these days, i'm really glad the application is still kept up to date.
[Version 2.5.8]


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+5
Bugsman (I zap germs) commented on 29 Mar 2008
I am an early adopter, and donator. This program is stunning.
[Version 2.5.8]


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+451

Corpsecorps reviewed on 12 Feb 2006
Was great, but the new 2.5.x UI and additional features are a huge improvement, nevertheless!
[Version 2.5.2]


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Corpsecorps reviewed on 26 Jan 2006
Not only the greatest example of RealBasic programming i've seen, Sudoku Susser is one of the best pieces of software PERIOD!

The range of hints, helps, and learning aids would make it a great sudoku puzzle package alone. The addition of its vast array of keyboard shortcuts, clever UI elements; its puzzle import/export features from websites and files, and most AMAZING, it's OCR and web graphical puzzle IMPORT features make it REALLY exceptional!

Being able to drop a screenshot or scan of a puzzle from almost anywhere onto the window and in minutes (even on my slow 733 MHz G4) have a completely entered and validity checked puzzle ready to play and save is the type of feature thats far beyond the usual scope of this sort of software and makes it absolutely top-notch!

While a cocoa interface would be cool, it's easy to overlook, especially at THIS bargain price!

The word here is: SUPERIOR
[Version 2.1.3]


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+109

sjha reviewed on 31 Dec 2005
The developer deserves a medal as well as five stars for creating this superb programme - it is a must-have for all Sudoku enthusiasts
[Version 2.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Nov 2005
This is what it claims (and not what many of the detractors seem to think)- a tool to solve the puzzles. It has tools to do the same reductions you probably have been doing yourself.

I like it because most other programs don't let me make all the notes I'd scratch on paper, whereas this one draws them- without the mess of having to erase on them on paper.

It also takes the tedium out of solving. While I enjoy the real headwork of working out the puzzles (if I didn't, I wouldn't do them), I'd rather hit 'M' a few times and save me the bother of doing something that automatic manually.

While I have had a lot of trouble with the program hanging while importing puzzles, the sheer omnivorous nature of its importer is nothing short of jawdropping. It'll OCR a screen grab, for pete's sake!

(The window is also scalable, which is nice for my super hi-res screen here. Too many programs are tiny little specks on this thing.)

If you're looking for a tool (and a manual) to really improve your solving abilities and understanding, look no further, you're home.
[Version 2.0.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jul 2005
Seems to be the best of the five Mac Sudoku programs I've found. It is useful even if you consider computer aid in solving the puzzle "cheating" - it has very nice features for fetching puzzles from the web, printing out a nice copy for you to work on, and add you notes, and posting or saving your solutions as text and graphics. It also has an extensive explanation of ten types of common pattern to look for in solving puzzles, and will illustrate them for you, so it is a good tool to teach you how to solve puzzles on your own.

The niftiest feature is that you can drag and drop graphical Suduko diagrams (from the web, generally) and it will actually recognize the numbers and read them in!

When you are on the web, you can just tell the program what difficulty puzzle you want, and it will automatically download as many as you want from a puzzle server.

Highly recommended.

Limitations: it will not create Suduko puzzles on its own. MacSudoku is the only one I found that would.
[Version 1.1.8]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jun 2005
Amazing tool!

Unbelievable!
[Version 1.0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 07 Nov 2005
Is it insanely great?
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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
1) I always enjoy a lively debate.

2) I still don't think it defeats the purpose of the puzzles or of solving them 'on your own', per say. In it's simplest form, it is a tool, which aids in the solving of the puzzles. It does not simply solve them for you (while that is an option). And this is not some sort of 'weak' excuse.

3) There are levels of difficulty inherent to most any logic puzzle of this sort: the less information revealed, the harder the puzzle can be to solve. It is nonetheless solvable, but may require more leaps of the imagination or the use of brute force logic. So, if you can do it all in your head, I commend you. I, personally can't. Yet, I have always loved logic puzzles and Sudoku, by far, fits the bill. And, to me, being able to work out the puzzle on a computer, in the same manner I would on a piece of paper, is a very nice alternative. Now, that' s just me & maybe I spend too much time with my iBook, but simply because I solve the thing on a computer vs. a piece of paper hardly amounts to defeating the purpose of solving the puzzle via my own mind via the use of logic. I'm still doing all the work, trust me. I'm not one to cheat and would much rather leave a puzzle unfinished, then 'forcefully' solved.

4) Yes, I am relatively new to Sudoku and, possibly, as I continue to solve them I will find such software as this pointless or come to agree that it is a means by which I am 'defeating the purpose' of the puzzle. But, until then, I will support it.
[Version 0.9.9]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
why does this app try to phone home? i can't find any prefs where it says "Automatically check for updates"

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[Version 0.9.9]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Jun 2005
I think a better question is "Why are people so paranoid about this?"
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Anonymous commented on 07 Jul 2005
I disagree. People *Should* worry about apps phoning home. Privacy is a key concern, nobody wants their usage of software to be tracked.
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Date:29 Mar 2008
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Sudoku Susser is a comprehensive Sudoku assistant and master-level solver.

Hints mode shows you what numbers are legal for the remaining squares. The Deducer uses human-style reasoning to solve the puzzles and can take you step-by-step through their solution with detailed explanations of each step. The brute-force Recurse option solves all puzzles. And tons of hilighting modes help you see the patterns in the puzzles.

You can even drag puzzles right off the web-pages of major UK newspapers into the application, then edit, save and print them for offline fun.


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