Big problem with most sudoku apps

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Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:11 pm

Hi Everyone

Been playing for about 10 years, off and on.

Have iPhone and scoured App Store to find best app. Tried about a dozen so far but they all have the same fatal weakness. You are unable to highlight candidates to show patterns etc. Am I missing something here.

Apologies if this has already been discussed.


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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby JasonLion » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:22 am

My app (http://www.enjoysudoku.com) supports that, though it is easy to miss in a casual examination. You need to turn on Manual Coloring on the Settings/Preference page to enable that feature. Having it turned on by default was causing way too much confusion, but it is still there for the intrepid.
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:19 pm

Many thanks. Will give it a try.

Still think it's odd that there are 1000s of Sudoku apps and most let you enter candidates. However none that I tried let you highlight individual candidates when it's such a basic requirement. Isn't it?
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby JasonLion » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:55 am

For the kind of puzzles we work on here, yes it is fairly basic. But keep in mind that most newspaper puzzles (the only puzzles most people see) don't even require the use of pencil marks, let alone some way to color/mark them.
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:13 pm

Thanks. Yes I did consider that but thought the sheer volume of puzzles would provide a few for the more discerning.

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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:48 pm

Hi again

Just wanted to say thanks 4 your app. Works great and colouring makes hell of a difference. Such a very basic requirement after all.

Gracie's y adios.
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:49 pm

Gracias- don't know what happened there!
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby JasonLion » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:55 pm

You are welcome :)
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:34 pm

Hi again

Separate query related to use of the app. Can you insert your own puzzle? Ask this as most of featured games pretty straightforward.

Also as accessing puzzles from your server assume this would use data unless via wifi??

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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby JasonLion » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:30 pm

The paid version supports entering your own puzzles. Look for Enter Puzzle on the main menu.

The paid version also includes an option to disable all network usage. Look for Network Access: on the in app settings.
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:12 pm

Ok

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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:48 pm

Sorry where do I find the paid version?
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby JasonLion » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:25 pm

Follow the link for your OS at http://www.enjoysudoku.com/.
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:34 pm

Ok many thanks again.
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Re: Big problem with most sudoku apps

Postby Stockyard Channing » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:03 pm

Hi again

Can't get that link to work on my iPhone.
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