Scan, play, and solve with Sudoku Capture

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Sudoku Capture is an application for playing the popular number/logic game that you can find tucked away in your newspaper or magazine. With a quick click of the camera, you can scan a Sudoku puzzle in the real world, and have it in your phone to work on during the day.

The scanning is a nice option, and after the built in OCR has had a go, you can tweak the grid for errors. There's a double check as well, telling you if the puzzle has a solution, and if so, how many (which is generally a good clue to any OCR errors). If you don't have a copy of Metro to hand, then the app will generate a puzzle for you, and you can add in as many extra 'clue' numbers that you want to set the difficulty of the puzzle.

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From the app listing:

Sudoku Capture has all the features expected of a Sudoku application, such as erase and undo buttons, a hint button that selects a cell that can be filled using existing information, a next button that fills in one cell, a check button to see if the partial solution is correct, and a solve button that fills in all the remaining cells. It also supports notes—the notes button is used to toggle between normal entries and note entries.

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While the graphics might not be as polished as some titles, Sudoku Capture sets out its stall well - there's an OCR, there the ability generate a game, and you can play and save your progress. For a free title that's going to provide you with a lot of frustration, that's good enough for me.

Sudoku capture is a free download, find it via the AAWP App Directory.

Source / Credit: Find it in the AAWP App Directory