Review: Squar'd allows you to create photo puzzles and share them with friends

Convert your images to puzzles and share them with friends to compete and earn points.

Squar'd is a fun twist on the Instagram formula, converting your images into puzzles that your friends can attempt to solve. The faster and more frequently you solve puzzles, the more points you gain and the higher your rank will be against your friends. The result is an app that manages to combine all of the most addictive components of iOS friend connection apps into a single, easy-to-use interface.

When you start up with Squar'd you can choose to create an account or try it without registering. To share images, compete, and complete other people's puzzles, however, you'll need an account. Completing puzzles is easy -- just tap any puzzle that appears in the feed and you can then start completing it. The faster you get it done and the more complete your effort, the higher your score and the better you rank for it. You can also create and share your own puzzles, see rankings, interact with other profiles, rank photos, and leave comments. Across the board, the app is well designed and easy to use, with an interface that is very streamlined.

If you enjoy Instagram and apps like Draw with Friends, you will love Squar'd, which manages to combine the best aspects of all of them into a single well-crafted app. Solving puzzles can take time and the sharing process requires some work on both parts, but for those willing to do the work, it's a great app to experiment with.

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