Reviewed by Mary
PuzzleMyLife by French Developer iBurgerApps is not your average puzzle app. It is a universal app and unlike most puzzle apps in the app store it is not aimed at toddlers and young children but is more appropriate for school aged children and adults.
This is not a jigsaw puzzle but rather a puzzle app based on those sliding puzzles where there is one square missing, and you slide the others around until you get the picture back in order. This app it doesn’t come pre-loaded with a bunch of puzzles that may or may not be to your taste, but rather you can use any picture in your photo library or take one with your iPhone or iPad camera. You can zoom or crop the picture to a square or rectangle. You can choose the number of pieces in the puzzle – 4×3 (3×4), 8×6 (6×8), 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 or 7×7. Even the 4x 3 can take a while to solve, so the 7×7 could keep you occupied for a long time especially if you choose your picture carefully ! It has 3 levels of difficulty (which affect how much the pieces are mixed up before you start), and a built-in timer. There are no ads, in-app purchases or social media links.
There are a couple of things I would like to see added in a future update: 1) the ability to save your favorite puzzles within the app and 2) some kind of score keeping within the app so you can try to beat your best scores for the different sized puzzles.
Overall,I like the ability to make puzzles from your own pictures and I would recommend this for a different type of puzzle for adults and older kids – I would suggest 5 and over, as I think younger kids may find it tricky even on the easiest settings.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Cost: $1.99 (11.9MB)
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