I very rarely write about web apps for the iPad or iPhone – largely because I rarely see one that stands up well against native apps. OnlineWordsearch – or more specifically the onlinewordsearch.org web site – is a happy exception. The creator of the app / site was kind enough to email me about it last week, and I’ve been trying it out a fair bit since then.
It uses the alpha jQuery Mobile framework (http://jquerymobile.com/) so that you can use the site on your iPad.
I like the app enough that I’ve found myself leaving its page open in Safari almost continually of late. It’s just a very easy, gentle game to spend time with between doing productive things or playing more taxing games. If you have kids, it’s a nice, free resource for keeping them entertained as well; I know my daughter is always up for a go at wordsearch.
If you – or your kids – enjoy wordsearch games, give this one a look here: