Enscripted is an app of daily cryptogram puzzles that will have your brain boggled for hours. My wife has been getting up every morning for the majority of your life doing cryptogram puzzles in the newspaper before she goes to work. She finds the puzzles to be a great way to get her mind warmed up while she is drinking her morning coffee. This app provides a great alternative for not only the user who is used to doing them in newspapers and/or as a hobby, but also for any user who enjoys mind-bending puzzles.
For those of you who don’t know, cryptograms are often quotes that are coded by a single substitution cipher, where you exchange every instance of one letter for another. So if you see a single letter word, then it is safe to assume that it is an “A” or an “I”. So you would try replacing that letter with an “A” or an “I” to see what happens. In reality, there is a lot of guess-and-check involved to figure out the quote.
Enscripted comes preloaded with 366 famous movie quotes (from the last 30 years of cinema) with 1 new quote for every day of the calendar. There is also Game Center integration for anyone who wants to compete against friends or random folks. The user interface, though pumpkin orange, is quite well done and user friendly.
Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.1 and up
Download size: 11.1 MB