App of the Month: Only "4 Pics 1 Word" but endless fun

By Ana Hernandez
Staff Writer

Screenshot by Chris Bower. An example of a level. The photo grid and letter bank are visible.

If you don’t like written riddles, then “4 Pics 1 Word” is the perfect app for you.
Released early March, “4 Pics One Word” already has close to 50 million downloads.
Reviews are filled with words such as entertaining, fun, and addictive and has maintained a holding in the Apple App Store’s “Top 25 Free Apps” list.
Instead of figuring out the answer to a question, users must “solve” for pictures.

The app consists of a grid of four related pictures. The challenge is to find what the word that connects them all.
For example, a baby, a puppy and some candy might be “sweet.”
There are countless other puzzles; there are players who have passed over 300 levels.

Every correct answer, you get coins that can be used to show a correct letter and to delete some letters which are not part of the solution. If you don’t have enough coins, you can buy them in the store.

The beginning may see easy but later levels do need to be thought about carefully.  This simple yet fun app will definitely improve your thinking skills.
“4 Pics 1 Word” is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store for free. Coins can be purchased at prices starting at 99 cents.