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[Wednesday] “The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball

[Thursday] “Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin

[Friday] “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

[Saturday] “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

[Sunday] “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

[Wednesday] “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

[Thursday] “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

[Friday] “Children are our most valuable resource.” – Herbert Hoover

[Saturday] “Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

[Sunday] “Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

[Wednesday] “Drive your business. Let not your business drive you.” – Benjamin Franklin

[Thursday] “We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” – Vince Lombardi

[Friday] “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

[Saturday] “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

[Sunday] “Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.” – George Bernard Shaw

Anagram Twist FAQ

We get a few questions now and then from great users. Here are some frequently asked queries!

Is there a way to restore previous in-app purchases?

Simply click any of the locked category buttons again, as if you were re-purchasing the upgrade. Instead of a confirmation to purchase the upgrade, your previous purchase should be restored.

I already paid for this app. Do I have to pay again to download it?

As long as you’re using the same iTunes account, you shouldn’t have to pay again. In-app purchases for this app are non-consumable, meaning they should not go away. To restore previous in-app purchases, please see the question above.

I’ve completed all of the puzzles. I want to play them again. Is there a way to erase the puzzles?

We never created an in-app way of doing this. We’ve learned though. Our latest title, Spy Words, has a button that you can press within the game screen.

For this app, please delete the app as you normally would then reinstall it. If you sync the deletion with your iTunes account, you may have to re-download the application again. The puzzles should now be deleted from the application.

The first two categories were unlocked. How do I gain access to the next few categories?

The first category is available right off the bat. The second category can be accessed by reviewing the app. The following categories are accessed through an in-app purchase. This allows us to monetize the app and keep on building even better applications!

Why does this game not accept actual words?

In order to make this game fun for casual gamers, we specifically filtered out words that might have been found as offensive. This was largely subjective on our part. In some cases too, some words were taken off of lists for some puzzles and not others.

For players like yourself, with an extensive knowledge of vocabulary and words, we totally understand that this can be frustrating. In order to get at something a little bit more hardcore, we created Anagram Academy. Anagram Academy features a “Master” mode which contains all of the words listed in the TWL. It’s intense and will really get you thinking if that’s something that you’re looking for.

How do I play Anagram Twist?

Good question. Simply move the tiles around in the lighter colored bar to create words with the letters. Press the guess button to confirm your word. Correct words will show up in the white spaces above, while wrong or misspelled words will make the tiles shake back and forth.

A more detailed explanation of the game interface can be found on the main screen, or when starting the application for the first time. On the main screen, simply click the question mark button. Click the tutorial image to return to the main screen after you’re finished.

How do I uninstall this app?

Was going to type something up here, but the fellows over at Simple Help do a great job. Learn how to uninstall iOS applications here.

Introducing Spy Words

It’s with great excitement that we introduce our latest app, Spy Words. Spy Words is our take on classic cryptogram puzzles. These are puzzles where you are presented with a code, say the following:


By using direct substitution, you might be able to decipher that this phrase says:

How do you do?

Featuring numerous categories

Spy Words features numerous categories and hundreds of puzzles to satisfy all kinds of users. For those who might want a little hint, or two, or three; there is a hint button. Pressing this hint button will allow players, possibly like yourself, to reveal a set of vowels within in the puzzle.

In the above cryptogram, for instance, you might get all of the “o’s” or the single “u” by clicking the button. The fewer hints you use, the more you get as a bonus for solving the puzzle.

It's a challenge! A tutorial is providing in case you need extra help

We hope you enjoy Spy Words. To celebrate the release of our latest game, we’re giving players, who download the application now, the ability to score a free puzzle pack filled with 25 new puzzles. We will be adding more puzzles in the following weeks too. Please help spread the word about Spy Words and feel free to drop us a line through the application!

OmNom Apps Releases Spy Words


Los Angeles, California – Today OmNom Apps released Spy Words, a fun and addictive logic game on the iTunes App Store for iPhone™, iPod™ Touch, and iPad™. Spy Words brings cryptogram applications to a whole new level with an engaging user interface and hundreds of unique puzzles. This mobile game joins the growing catalog of applications published by OmNom Apps, including the popular Anagram Twist.

In Spy Words, players find themselves in the role of investigators and code breakers. Here, they are given an encoded phrase to decipher. Substituting the correct letters for the ones jumbled in the puzzle, players must determine what the correct phrase is. Phrases are taken from popular culture and fit within a variety of categories including wisdom, food, and comedy. Players also have the ability to use hints which reveal all the cases of a particular vowel. The fewer hints used on a puzzle, the more one will get in return.

“I think people will find Spy Words challenging but not too hard. It just has the right level of difficulty to make it fun for both casual and hardcore gamers. This is the kind of game that players will find hard to put down because once you’ve solved a single puzzle, the feeling is really rewarding, and makes you want to play more,” says Nick Delos Santos Jr.

To celebrate the release of Spy Words, OmNom Apps is giving players, who download the application now, the ability to score a free puzzle pack filled with 25 new puzzles.

Spy Words is available now for iPhone™, iPod™ Touch, and iPad™ users running iOS 4.3 and higher. Get it now in the iTunes App Store.

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OmNom Apps Releases Anagram Academy


Los Angeles, California – Today OmNom Apps released the latest addition to their mobile gaming line-up, Anagram Academy. Available now in the iTunes App Store for iPhone™, iPod™ Touch, and iPad™, Anagram Academy is a quick-paced and fun word game that takes word jumble-type games to a whole new level.

Anagram Academy builds off of the previous success of Anagram Twist with an extremely comprehensive SOWPODS word list, four levels of difficulty, and competitive gameplay.

As Co-founder, Tony Ngo, described, “We took everything we learned from Anagram Twist and our users to produce a very comprehensive and manageable game. The final result is great fun for players of all ages that will keep them entertained for hours on end.”

Players shuffle and arrange letters to spell out as many words as possible in two minutes. After getting the six-letter word, players are able to move on. One of the many challenges in this game comes from deciding whether to stick with the current puzzle or move onto the next to get a whole new set of tiles.

Each word increases a player’s score with longer words worth more points. At the end of two minutes, the game is over and players have the option of posting their score to Game Center. Players are also encouraged to beat their personal record and to challenge their friends.

“With the release of Anagram Academy, the guys at OmNom Apps have created something that I feel people want more and more of–they’ve made a game that’s mentally stimulating, quick to play, and challenging enough that they won’t get bored too quickly,” says Patrick Tomas.

To celebrate the release, OmNom Apps is giving players, who download the application now, the ability to get tokens free–more than enough to beat a few friends with ease.

Anagram Academy is available now for free for iPhone™, iPod™ Touch, and iPad™ users running iOS 3.0 and higher. Get it now in the iTunes App Store .

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Introducing Anagram Academy

So many people enjoyed Anagram Twist that we decided to create an even more awesome word game. We call this mobile game Anagram Academy. The game play is pretty similar to Anagram Twist with players having to create words ith a set of six letters. In Anagram Academy though, scholars, as we like to call them, race against the clock to score as many points as possible.

Players get two minutes and a puzzle. After figuring out the six letter word, they can move onto a new puzzle. Do the scholars stay on the current puzzle because they can create a lot of words, or do they move onto the next puzzle? After two minutes, players can view solutions, share their score on Facebook, and compete against friends in Game Center.

There are four levels–elementary, high school, college, and master. Each level gets progressively harder but is worth more points. These levels also correspond nicely to words that are required for related education levels (ex. elementary contains six letter words that the average elementary school student should know).

Can’t figure out all of the elementary words? It’s okay, we won’t judge (our word bank utilizes the official SOWPODS list… which has a lot of words). We will say, though, that Master is indeed pretty difficult.

Do you have what it takes to become an unscramble master?

Step up to the chalkboard and game on!

[Download it now for iOS]

Introducing Anagram Twist

Our first application tackled button smashing. Our second app took drawing to a whole new quirky level. For this app, we decided to go a little old school by creating our own spin on a classic game–namely, word jumble-type games. We call our cool little application Anagram Twist.

Like most unscramble games, you are in charge of completing the matching six letter word. In Anagram Twist though, the six letter word corresponds to the category the puzzle is in. Get the word right and you’ll get a star to move onto the next puzzle. Finish unscrambling all of the letters and you’ll earn an even bigger star (yippee!). Play at your own pace and move onto puzzles that you want to play, the control is in your hands.

With thousands of unique words, hundreds of exciting levels, and multiple categories to choose from, Anagram Twist is sure to keep you entertained.

As we’re well into the holiday season, we’re also celebrating the release of Anagram Twist with a free holiday themed puzzle pack. Unlock it while it’s still available.

Thanks again for all of your support. We hope that you enjoy Anagram Twist!

Download it now for iOS 3.0 and higher!