Puzzle Time! [socs]

More procrastination tools for those who are “writing a novel.” ๐Ÿ˜‚

Jigsaw puzzle app

Okay, so I have a new app called “Jigsaw Puzzle,” which admittedly is not a very creative name. But it’s super fun, and no they are not paying me to say so. I’ve been doing the free puzzles so far, but I may pay for some eventually. We’ll see. The free ones are great though! ๐Ÿคฉ

I was skeptical at first… I mean, what? Who wants to do a puzzle on their phone? But it works well, surprisingly. Let me show you. First, we pick a puzzle and scatter it into 400 pieces (more on some devices).

Jigsaw puzzle app

Next, we change the background color to one that looks better with these particular pieces. And we tell it to show us edges only. See the bottom buttons? You change colors there, pull up the original for checking, etc.

Jigsaw puzzle app

We complete the frame and the rest of the pieces appear again like magic!

Jigsaw puzzle app

Now we sort our pieces. I start by sorting for color, usually a striking one that is in a small area. You can stick pieces in “trays” if you like. Sometimes that’s helpful to keep colors together and get them out of your way.

Jigsaw puzzle app

Progress! ๐Ÿ˜

Jigsaw puzzle app

Jigsaw puzzle app

I want to illustrate what I do when the “easy” colors are gone and it’s time to hunt for shapes. I will say (left to right in the tray below)… normal green piece vertical, normal green piece horizontal, 4 outies, 4 innies, 2 right feet, 2 left feet, etc. Works for me!

Jigsaw puzzle app

And voila!

Jigsaw puzzle app

I’m getting really into these puzzles. Very relaxing and non-competitive. Plus, the cats can’t swipe the pieces onto the floor. ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฑ

And! The default setting is “grabby.” What I mean is that when you place a piece near its correct spot, the table grabs it. Coolest thing ever, especially when it happens randomly. But more importantly, it lets you know that a placement is right.

Yeah, yeah this wasn’t entirely stream of consciousness because I had the pics ready from the other day when I thought it might be fun to document my puzzling for a post. Like whatever… deal with it!

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Image credits ~ Jigsaw Puzzle

19 responses to “Puzzle Time! [socs]

  1. This sounds like a pretty cool app.

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  2. That looks really relaxing. While sipping a cup of coffee… Ahhh bliss!

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  3. I have been doing these since last year. Very relaxing way to spend time.

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  4. Haha “writing a novel.” You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me?

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  5. I have had the Boy Howdy free jigsaw app for years and find it very soothing to use. ย If Iโ€™m upset or canโ€™t sleep, this works for me.

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  6. These are pretty fun to do, and I’ve done similar puzzles. Really easy and I like the ‘grab’ thing too. This is a pretty picture. There is another app or something where you can use one of your own photos and make a puzzle out of it, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Do you have a link to that site? I do “Jigsaw Puzzles” on my computer, but it’s a different format, and perhaps that’s because it’s a desktop versus what you are using? I also do another jigsaw ‘game’ by Kristanix. Kristanix has a variety of games from Mahjong to jigsaws to card games and more. Yeah, that was a sort of blatant plug for them (unsolicited of course) Thanks for sharing your jigsaw fun Paula! Now I wanna do a jigsaw! ๐Ÿ˜†

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  8. I like the one with the cat. Nice expression on its face! Are the number of pieces always a perfect square? I like that!

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