We're big fans of old-school jigsaw puzzles that you put together on your coffee table, so we were intrigued to test one out on our iPhone. Photo Puzzle Plus FREE lets you snap your own pictures to turn into a custom puzzle. While the interface navigation could be better, we were pleased by the puzzle results.
Photo Puzzle Plus FREE opens with a plain interface. Three menu buttons reside at the top of the screen, right above a banner ad, so you have to be careful where you tap. The Upgrade button, of course, lets you upgrade to a paid version, and the New button takes you to the page to create a new puzzle. But the Restore button, well, for lack of a better word, puzzled us. We tapped it throughout the puzzle-creation process and nothing happened. And there wasn't a help feature in sight to offer guidance. But to create a new puzzle, all you have to do is come up with a name, tap the camera icon to snap a picture, or tap the folder icon to choose from a few select picture designs. Sadly, you can't choose any existing pictures from your Camera Roll. But once we snapped a picture, we used the slide bar to select the number of puzzle pieces, which starts at 2 x 2 and goes up to 7 x 7. We saved it, tapped Go, and were tasked with sliding the pieces around until the puzzle was complete. Even a 3 x 3 puzzle was pretty challenging.
While we weren't impressed by Photo Puzzle Plus FREE's design and navigation, the actual puzzle part was fun and surprisingly challenging. If you're into puzzles, we recommend you give this app a try.