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Wordle

Website Links

http://www.wordle.net/

What Is It?

"Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."

—Wordle Website, 2011-10-12

Developer

  • Jonathan Feinberg

Open Source

No, except some parts of "the part that deals with breaking text into words, and recognizing common words." - Wordle website, 10/12/2011

Supported Platforms

  • Web-based

Requirements

  • Java

Versions

  • build #1356: as of 2011/10/31

Cost

  • Free

Features

  • Choice of fonts
  • Choice of layouts
  • Choice of color palette
Pros Cons
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Can extract words from website
  • No account required
  • Can not support Japanese/Chinese font