Typeshift 4+

Snappy word puzzles

Zach Gage

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 487 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



From the creator of SpellTower, comes a new and completely original word game!
Anagrams meets Word Search, with a sprinkle of Crosswords.

Typeshift is the modern anagram puzzle; re-imagined from the ground up, combining wordplay, modern game design, and a mobile-first approach.

In most anagram games, you search for new combinations within a single word, but in Typeshift, you search within three to five words stacked & scrambled up together.

Shift columns of letters up and down as you try to spell words in the center row. Play continues until you have used all letters in a puzzle at least once.

Special Clue Puzzles combine Crosswords with Anagrams as you match clever clues provided by Typeshift's various puzzle authors.

- Daily Word Game Play with Global Leaderboards -

Typeshift features a free daily challenge with global leaderboards. The easiest challenge for the week appears on Monday, and progressively more challenging puzzles build throughout the week.

Compare your fastest Typeshift daily solving times with players around the globe!


"Addictive and edifying, like popping a special kind of bubble wrap that expands your vocabulary.”
- The Verge

"Typeshift is a unmissable entry to the [word] genre." Gold Award.
- Pocket Gamer

"Typeshift is f*cking awesome"
- Giant Bombcast

"The Word Puzzle Game You've Been Waiting For"
- Waypoint

"Well worth your time"
- Sixcolors


Typeshift comes with over a hundred free puzzles, with more coming soon, plus new free daily puzzles every day.
Additional puzzle packs may be purchased in-app.
Purchasing any puzzle pack removes ads, and unlocks themes & detailed statistics.


Typeshift continues my quest to re-imagine classic newspaper games in the digital era.
Where SpellTower tackled word search and Really Bad Chess handled chess puzzles, Typeshift re-examines Anagrams and Crosswords.

Typeshift has been a joy to develop, and I hope you have as much fun playing it as I had making it.
As always, thanks so much for your support!


What’s New

Version 1.2.10

puzzle updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
487 Ratings

487 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

This mesmerizing word game takes a winning idea—gameplay that resembles lockpicking—and runs with it. Sliding columns of letters up and down to form words is brain-teasing fun, and moving those dials feels genuinely good in a way we didn’t expect. We’re enjoying all the puzzles, but the ones with crossword-style clues really show off the quirky humor we adored in Zach Gage’s earlier games (like Ridiculous Fishing and Really Bad Chess).

Cokanecola ,

Super fun, but....

This is almost a 5-star app.
Pros: The puzzles are fun and challenging. It’s a unique word game with many levels from super simple to massively hard. Once you get the hang of it, it can be addicting. If you like word games, this one is definitely worth getting.
Cons: I would like the app better if it had more clue puzzles and the letters on the non-clue puzzles dropped off when they were no longer needed like in the clue puzzles. Also, when I’m stuck on a puzzle, I’ll go to the next puzzle and then come back, but I lose all the progress of the puzzle I’m on. With these minor fixes, I’d give it 5 stars. However, even with these small bothers, I highly recommend it to word game and crossword aficionados.

Hehhbdeeb ,

Free trial game

The developer definitely was a bit greedy. The game is set up as a way to get the player to buy IAP to unlock more levels as more than 95% of the game is locked behind Payable “level packs” it would have been so much better for this game to cost, let’s say, $4 with more levels unlocked to the player. It seems like a cash grab and is kinda sad because this developer could come to mind as a quality developer if they weren’t so obviously trying to get the player to buy into the game once it’s installed and not before.

In-App Purchases

Eucalyptus Clue Puzzle Pack
Eucalyptus Clue Puzzle Pack
20 More clue puzzles from Chris Johnson
Orange Clue Puzzle Pack
Orange Clue Puzzle Pack
20 More clue puzzles from Jess Worby

App Privacy

The developer, Zach Gage, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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