If you love it in the newspaper, you’ll love it even more in a format you can access any place, any time. In this popular game, each letter is replaced with a different one. Your challenge is to decode the puzzle and figure out the quote. You can work at your own pace or compete against other players in a Daily Speed Challenge. CryptoQuote will show you conflicts such as attempting to use the same solution letter twice.

* More than 2000 carefully selected quotes, plus a new Daily Challenge Puzzle each day
* Custom keyboard to see the entire puzzle
* Share puzzles or quotes with others
* Quote of the Day widget
* Create your own puzzle or enter one from a newspaper
* Letter frequency tool
* Word search tool
* Physical keyboard support

Great if you like: Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, word search, cipher, encryption, code solving and decoding.

What’s New

Version 4.0.5

Fixed an issue for some players where after finishing all of the thousands of included puzzles, they would see puzzle #1 repeatedly.
Improvements to daily challenge scores.

We're continuing to work on some reports of troubles recording your scores on the daily challenge scoreboard. Thank you for your reports and patience.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

PVBarbara ,

Please improve typography!

For a game that is based entirely on text, I'm surprised that the developers seem to know nothing about typography. The interface is so unpleasant to look at. There's no white space around any of the letters; they're just crammed up against the edges of the boxes, and the edges of the screen. Their idea of a visual improvement is to make the name of the author extremely giant size when you solve the puzzle.

I'm thrilled that this product is being supported with significant updates. But I just wish they'd pay a little more attention to the aesthetics. I'm also hoping that the quotes won't be quite as sexist as they have been in the past. When one of the tricks to solving the puzzles is is that you know the pronouns are almost always going to be masculine, there's definitely something out of whack.

Other than this, the puzzle lives up to its reputation for capturing the spirit of the cryptoquip puzzle Iused to do in the newspaper every day, and that's great.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to review our game.

What device are you using for CryptoQuote? We did make changes to try to increase the font size as much as possible in response to feedback that the letters were too small, but we take your point that we may have gone too far.

Also, we're consciously selecting more quotes by women for the Daily Challenge and have done some auditing of the included quotes. Please let us know if you have any concerns.

Boilerbabs ,

Bring back the old format

I miss the old format where the new letter appeared above the replaced letter. With this current format, the replacement letter joins the jumbled word making it more confusing and less like an actual pen and paper cryptogram. I’m not certain what was wrong with the original formatted puzzle?

This format is more frustrating than fun. I can’t recommend your app in this format.

jamesblond ,


After waiting years -- YEARS -- for this simple but well designed game to offer an upgrade that would just add a round of new quotes to solve (you know like they did in newspapers for DECADES), the idiots at this company decide instead to completely redesign the game to make it much harder to read, harder to tell the colors apart (in both dark AND light modes) and....... drum roll.... added NO NEW PUZZLES. Here's a puzzle... who is this stupid?


Apps From Outer Space, LLC
41 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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