June 2017. There's an offer of a free large set of puzzles for users who buy BrainsBreaker 5 having bought BB4 or previous version.
This offer is retroactive to people who bought BB5 and BB4 in the past. To redeem the offer you have to install version 5.7.5 or higher (currently in beta, more info here)
May 2017. New beta version with many new features in the gallery to organize the jigsaw puzzles:
Label/tag the puzzles. You can assing labels to each puzzle, then browse them by label.
Additional paid packs, now displayed in a special view in the gallery, easily accessible.
The shelves, optionally, can display thumbnails of the puzzles they contain.
Sort puzzles, unfinished games first
When there's a new version of the software a new button in the gallery displays it. (Clicking it will lead to the download page)
Adapted for High resolution monitors (previously on devices with hight resolution some texts and icons were displayed very small on the screen)
Download this beta version at https://www.brainsbreaker.com/download?preview. There will be new announcements as there's more documentation of the features and new beta versions. (Anyway, once you have installed the new version the gallery will show a highlighted button notifying it)
A new, softer, set of sounds for the events in the program. Now you can choose the sounds the program does just checking an option (in the Sounds tab of the program's Options - press F3 while in the program)
Supports ideographic characters (text in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and more) when entering the title creating a puzzle.
Piece anchoring: When you drop a piece in its correct position in the Solution frame it gets automatically anchored to the background so it stays in place and you don't move it unintentionally (if you still want to move it have to double click). This behavior can be changed in the Program's options (F3 key)
Now you can have a picture as the background, set it up in the Background window (press the key B to access it). Try a picture with the new "Colorize" option. Added also "Contrast" to spice up the regular backgrounds.
You can choose the color of the frame that appears when you complete a puzzle (just click on the frame).
New option in BB5 for creating Mystery puzzles from your images. The option is in the "Create puzzle" section, you can choose a folder with many images and the program will pick one at random and create a mystery puzzle.
Now in BrainsBreaker 5 you can create the special gift puzzles that can be freely delivered and played by anyone. In order to play the receivers will need to have BraisnBreaker 5 installed (the evaluation version is enough, this provides the software engine for doing the gift puzzles independently of the platform -Windows or Mac-). Download
And a new set of puzzles free for users of any version of BrainsBreaker.
Adds a frame to completed puzzles. And on puzzles created on your images it can remove the outline of pieces when it is completed. Both features are configurable in the program options. Download
Addon legacy cut of pieces from BB4 for BB5
We started a collection of "addons" for the program. These will be installable and add features to it. To start we have the cut of piece classic from BrainsBreaker 4 (in BB5 will be named "BB"). It is at http://www.brainsbreaker.com/complements.htm and requires having installed BB5 version 188.8.131.52
February 2012: Release of BrainsBreaker version 5.1.1 (Win & Mac)
If you have been experiencing freeze ups in BB5 please install the latest version, we have fixed some issues that would stall the program when some other programs were active.
November 2011: BrainsBreaker series 5 new version 5.1 (Win & Mac)
New release in the series 5 program with the cut of pieces "Cubist" (legacy from BB4). Compatible for Win;& Mac (free upgrade for buyers of BrainsBreaker 5 license)
Option for disabling capture of the images in the Clipboard. This way the program will not interrupt if you are working on other programs (but puzzles can still be created with the option "Create Puzzle")
New mode of gift puzzles: The program can generate the puzzle file only, without software, so it can be attached to emails with no problems (email services that reject executable files for security measures). The receivers of the puzzles will need to install the "puzzle engine software" by downloading at http://www.brainsbreaker.com/gift (it's the complete BrainsBreaker program that will recognize when opening one of such puzzle gift files)
Enhanced piece rotation (the effect when turning pieces connected to others)
Transparency of ghost image can be controlled with keys Control+F1 to F4
Minor retouches to enhance compatibility with Windows 7