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Topic: Best software for Macs? (Read 1115 times)
Best software for Macs?
August 28, 2013, 05:45:28 PM »
I am very new to this and have been using the Crossword Maker app for iPad. Does anyone else use this? Is there better software out there for Macs? Most of what I have found is for PC.
Re: Best software for Macs?
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September 08, 2013, 12:42:12 PM »
For constructing? You can still use the gold standard on a Mac (assuming it's relatively new).
Like many Mac users, I'm using Crossword Compiler under VMware Fusion running Windows 8 and it works great:
The only real downside is the extra costs: in addition to the licensing for Crossword Compiler, you'll have to spend $50 on Fusion, and $100 or so for a Windows license (Windows 7 or 8 ).
FWIW, be careful buying Windows through Microsoft as they seem to offer only "upgrades" via their store, and you'll need a full version unless you already have an unused key. I bought my copy here:
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