Crossword Forge for Mac

Crossword Forge for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.4
  • Total Downloads:
    11,915
  • Date Added:
    October 19, 2014
  • File Size:
    13.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

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5 stars

"Excellent Crossword Programme updated vert frequently"

November 02, 2011  |  By riccioli--2008

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 7.0.2

Pros

Excellent!

Cons

No cons ... probably more interesting features in the months to come.

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1 stars

"Works well, in trial mode, but no license key!"

January 30, 2011  |  By bungalow7777

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 6.1.13

Pros

Works well. I like it.

Cons

I paid via credit card for a license but haven't received one. Their help email address is not taking email (48 hours). So I suspect that they have ceased trading. Suggest you don't buy until I post a correction to this review.

Summary

They may just have email probs - but at the moment I am $49 down.

Updated on Jan 31, 2011

Problem solved by really good customer service. I called them, left a message and they called me right back with a license key. Weird email problems - not sure on whose side - they couldn't mail me and I couldn't mail them.

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5 stars

"Excellent application!"

January 02, 2011  |  By denny Packard

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 6.1.11

Pros

Not only is making crossword puzzles easy, but tweaking the puzzle and the clues is very easy and intuitive. It is updated regularly. You can choose which fonts you want to use, whether to have a word bank appear, etc.

Cons

Unable to import crosswords from other programs.

Summary

This is the third crossword application for Macintosh that I have purchased, and it is by FAR the best one. A couple years ago I suggested adding a feature to enable hanging indents for the clues, and the next release incorporated this feature. I recommend it whole-heartedly!

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5 stars

"Best crossword application I've every used!"

October 22, 2010  |  By denny Packard

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 6.1.10

Pros

Crossword Forge is the best crossword puzzle application for Mac of the 3 (or 4?) that I have bought. It's easy to us, very flexible, and frequently updated. I wrote to the developers with a suggestion, and it was incorporated in the next release.

Cons

None that I can see.

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4 stars

"A great addition to any teacher's toolbox"

July 21, 2010  |  By loehman

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 6.1.8

Pros

Create crosswords in a variety of formats, including multiple versions with the same words (maybe your students don't copy, but mine do).
Control all aspects of the puzzles (font, sizes, headers, background).
Printed crosswords are beautiful.

Cons

No word bank, but you can import from a text file.
Not intuitive; you need to read the manual.
I would like an export to Word document so I can format it to fit on one page.
Overpriced relative to the education market.

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2 stars

"Bad customer service"

April 08, 2010  |  By merton23_dotmac

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 6.1.5

Pros

Fun program. I make crosswords about our family vacations. Everyone loves them.

Cons

I bought this a few years ago. Downloaded the update. It wouldn't upgrade. Tried to charge me again. Sent an email about it. Never heard back.

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3 stars

"Slick program.."

December 04, 2006  |  By rmcm4

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 5.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
...that can be quite useful in an educational setting. Very attentive customer support, although no upgrade path was offered after version 4.5 except repurchasing the program at full price. This seemed both arbitrary and a bit offputting to me, an early adopter, especially since the program has not gone through a leap in features that would justify paying for it twice.

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5 stars

"My kids like the puzzles"

September 29, 2005  |  By freebooter

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 4.0.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
C.F. works great and my kids like the crosswords and word searches. I'm amazed at how often the maker sends out updates. I've never had any problems ("issues" are something people debate aren't they?).

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4 stars

"Good help for teachers"

May 22, 2005  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Crossword Forge 3.9.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Gives you an easy nice effective way to make crosswords and word puzzles for the classroom

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5 stars

"Cool app"

January 18, 2004  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Crosswordz X 2.7.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Really nice app but too expensive I think!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.4

- Various Optimizations.
- Various bug fixes, including fixes for Mac OS X Yosemite.
General
Publisher SOL Robots
Publisher web site http://www.solrobots.com
Release Date October 19, 2014
Date Added October 19, 2014
Version 7.4
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.10, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.06MB
File Name crossword_forge_osx.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,915
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations limited export and print options
Price $49.95

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