If you are part of the Rubik’s Cube community or thinking of joining one, having an app on your phone helps you in various ways. Ranging from improving your solving techniques to timing your moves, these apps can help you out. Here are the best Rubik’s Cube apps that you can download on both iOS and Android. Let’s begin.
1. Magic Cube Puzzle 3D
The app supports Rubik’s Cubes sized from 2*2*2 to 8*8*8, Pyramid and Dodecahedron styles. You also get a timer option to time your moves and put it on social media. You can even connect with Google Play Games and check out the leader board scores of all the players.
The biggest problem with the Rubik’s Cube games on phones is replicating the movement which is true for every 3D object on a 2D screen. Anyhow, comparing to other Rubik’s Cube games, Cube Rubik has better UI and UX and also understands your swipes better.
FlatCube is a modified 2D version of a traditional Rubik’s cube. You get a 3*3 square with colors placed in random places, you need to arrange them by placing every color in a row or a column. Similar to the Rubik’s Cube, when you move any block, the entire row will be moving either horizontally or vertically according to your movement. It’s like solving one face of the Rubik’s Cube. As the levels progress, you will get 4*4, 5*5 and 7*7 cubes to solve.
For some reason, this app is not available on the Play Store. So, you need to download the APK file and install it.
Download Flatcube (Android )
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3. Cube Algorithms
Cube Algorithm is an app that shows you multiple formulas in every step of solving Rubik’s Cube. It also shows you different techniques like 4LLL, CFOP, COLL, F2L, etc. The representation process is good, but you definitely need to have a bit of an idea of what these techniques are before even using the app.
For example, if you have chosen the CFOP method which is the most famous method for solving Rubik’s Cube. It divides the technique into 3 Parts – F2L, OLL, and PLL as you expect in the CFOP method. Now it shows you every scenario you can face in F2L and by tapping on it.
This app cannot be the one-stop destination for becoming a pro, but the combination of YouTube videos to learn about techniques and this Cube Algorithms app to implement techniques can make wonders.
4. Cube Timer
Cube Timer is one of the most-used apps for Rubik’s Cube players. Cube Timer is an app that is specially made for playing Rubik’s Cube. It is so minimal app that provides timer, lap times and formula to shuffle. Instead of making a random shuffle, this app asks you to shuffle in a particular way. It also provides your best score and Average scores.
Cube Timer provides all the options on a single page so that you can check everything without moving through different options.
Download Cube Timer (Android)
5. Twisty Timer
Twisty Timer is a kind of Pro Timer app which not just offers timer but also lap times, best score, and average score. You can find different timer options for different sections like OLL and PLL. You can also create categories to maintain multiple timers for multiple techniques. Twisty Timer also works with different cubes like 7*7, pyramid, Megaminx, Clock, etc. You can also get a detailed view of your performance in graphs.
In short, this app provides all the features you need irrespective of which technique you use and which cube you are solving.
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Asolver is an app that shows you the steps to solve a Rubik’s cube. You just need to show the 6 sides of the cube to the app with the camera and the app will show you the steps to solve it. The best part is, it shows you the process in just 22 steps at maximum for a normal 3*3 cube.
But you also have the option for multiple cubes like Pyramid, Pocket cube, Megaminx, etc. The whole purpose of this app is to just solve the cube you have given and show you the best possible way to complete it, so it doesn’t show the technique or explain the steps to complete.
Download ASolver (Android)
7. Cube X
CubeX, on the other hand, is also kind of an Asolver app. But it shows you multiple options with multiple moves. It also shows you the formula for how it solved the cube. The best part is, there is also a pattern solve option, so you can convert the cube to different patterns and designs instead of just a solved state.
However, CubeX only supports 3*3 cubes. If you have any other cube, you have to go with the ASolver app.
Download Cube X (Android)
8. Magic Cube Solver
Magic Cube solver is your cube solving partner for iOS. Just like the previous 2 apps, you just need to show the cube and Magic Cube Solver solves it in less than 22 steps or less. This app also provides small guides on how to solve the cube and how it performed the actions to solve it. However, Magic Cube Solver only supports 2*2, 3*3, 4*4 and void cube.
Download Magic Cube Solver (iOS)
9. Go Cube
Go Cube is a 3*3 physical cube that any cuber can dream of. It can connect with your phone with a Go Cube app and tracks the cube movement. It has a timer which stops instantly when you solve the cube. You can also check statistics for every stage of solving the cube and improve where you are lacking behind. If you have a friend with a Go Cube, you both can compete with each other lively online. Or you can even compete with anyone who owns a GoCube called Gocube Community.
If you are new, it’s easy to learn with a Go cube as it has many tutorials that can explain how you can solve the cube from the current stage. On top of all this, it has a backlight to it or play at night or even to look cool.
Buy Go Cube (website)
Best Apps for Rubik’s Cube Players on Android and iOS
There are many apps here for different purposes, you can just check out your need and download the app. My go-to app is Twisty Timer, if you are just starting out Cube Algorithms is the best way to start leaning. Or if you just want to solve the puzzle, you can check out Cube X and Magic Cube Solver. Cube games on phone are not really good, but if you really wanna play something on our phone related to cube, Flat Cube is a lot better option. So what’s your favorite app and what technique you normally use to solve the Cube?