iOS App of the Week: Join It - Jigsaw Puzzle

Join It - Jigsaw Puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles are great for holidays, family gatherings and for passing the time at home alone, but they're not the best option for on the go entertainment, until now. Join It - Jigsaw Puzzle for iOS devices allows you to do easy to complex puzzles during long car rides, while waiting for the bus or train or while you're stuck at the airport. The app offers over 300 puzzles (500 on iPad) to choose from with a variety of features that makes it much more than a simple jigsaw puzzle game.

Join It - Jigsaw Puzzle includes 4 degrees of difficulty for each puzzle making it kid to expert friendly. It also includes the ability to create your own puzzles from your Camera Roll. You can navigate to Collections > My Photos and then tap the + icon to upload your own photos to create a personalized jigsaw puzzle. After you have selected or created your own puzzle and level of difficulty, just tap the play button to begin. You can break up your puzzle after it loads then touch one side of any puzzle piece to move it, rotate it or join it to another piece. The app keeps track of your completion time and top scores.

Inside the app settings you will find a variety of options such as the ability to change your table color, piece style and a few toggle switches for enabling and disabling several features. The app is ad supported but there is an option to remove all ads for $0.99 within the settings menu.

I haven't personally tested a lot of jigsaw puzzle apps for mobile devices, but it is hard to imagine you will find another with this much thought behind it. The developers of Join It have really managed to pack a lot of features into a concept that could have been so simple.

Join It - Jigsaw Puzzle is available for free on the App Store. It supports all devices running iOS 8.0 or later, including older hardware like the iPhone 4s.