If you enjoy doing crossword puzzles then check out our list of the best crossword apps for your iPhone. 

 

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Games
  • Education
  • Puzzle
  • Word

Crossword

This is arguably the OG of all crossword apps for the iPhone, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on innovation!

  • Allows 3 “lifelines” If you’re stuck on one row
  • In-app global league
  • Multiplayer options
  • Acts upon feedback quickly
  • Optional puzzling against the clock

App Details
Price:
$5.99
Genres:
  • Games
  • Education
  • Trivia
  • Word

Crossword Pro ✍

If anything, this app seems to have copied the Crosswords DS formula word for word, pun not intended!

  • Zooms in on the words
  • Different color schemes for both solved and unsolved words
  • “Percentage counter” function
  • Soothing music and sound FX
  • Intuitive writing style

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Games
  • Educational
  • Puzzle

Crossword Plus

If you want a more challenging spin on your crosswords, then check out this one.

  • Specific content made for the app
  •  Clues for the words are shown right on the row where you’re tapping on
  • 15 puzzles all in all
  • Toggles between difficulty levels
  • “Help” function

App Details
Price:
$0.99
Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Board
  • Word

Crossword HD+

A crossword puzzler that really looks and feels like a game!

  • Encourages competition among fellow crossword enthusiasts
  • Players determine the limit of moves given for multiplayer
  • Part-crossword and part-strategy game
  • Includes rulesets from Scrabble
  • Intuitive point system

App Details
Price:
$3.99
Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Games
  • Puzzle
  • Word

Crossword Help

Stuck on a crossword? Then this app should get you out of that funk you’re in!

  • Helps you solve any kind of crossword puzzle
  • Utilizes a custom anagram for solving words
  • Links to Wikipedia directly
  • Dictionary accessible even when offline
  • Shifts between “three” types of English

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Games
  • Entertainment
  • Puzzle
  • Word

Daily Celebrity Crossword

Nothing gets your attention more from a crossword than by having an A-lister’s name included in it!

  • Puzzles are solely devoted to pop culture and entertainment
  • New puzzle every day
  • Also shows up on major publications nationwide
  • “Sync puzzles” option
  • World leaderboards

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Games
  • Puzzle
  • Word

Guess! Crosswords

It’s based on the Guess My Word! series, but that doesn’t mean this little app has nothing new to offer!

  • 50 puzzles
  • Made for the broadest skill levels available
  • Innovative guessing mechanic
  • Separates puzzles by themes
  • Intuitive play

App Details
Price:
$4.99
Genres:
  • Games
  • Education
  • Puzzle
  • Word

CRUX Crosswords

This app adds more interaction to your crossword puzzle playing experience. 

  • Downloads available crosswords from all major publications
  • 15 exclusive made-for-app puzzles
  • “Intersecting” function shows you which boxes need to be filled to complete the whole row
  • Automatically highlights all related entries
  • Optional timer

App Details
Price:
$1.99
Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Reference

A Crossword Solver

"You ain't trying, if you ain't cheating." And this app will help you "try" harder. 

  • Solves all difficult crosswords
  • Combination of 270,000 words from the entirety of the English language 
  • Chooses your patterns on solving a word
  • Easy interface
  • Allows offline use

App Details
Price:
$0.99
Genres:
  • Games
  • Puzzle
  • Word

Clueless Crossword Party!

A crossword app made for the clueless puzzlers in all of us!

  • Easy clues for each puzzle
  • Works as an anagram solver 
  • Labels each box accordingly
  • Common answers which everyone knows
  • Allows you to post your scores online