Create A Word Cloud with A Free Online Word Cloud Generator

Create word clouds from text to discover topics that are mentioned most often in your documents, or brighten up a report. Either way, MonkeyLearn WordCloud Generator can help you create a visual representation of your data in seconds.

How to Create a Word Cloud for Free

Online word cloud generators enable you to create tag clouds with ease. However, some tools are more intuitive and accurate than others. 

MonkeyLearn's AI-powered word cloud tool has a  simple user interface, allowing you to gain accurate insights quickly and easily.

It’s a great text analysis tool to get started with. MonkeyLearn’s word cloud generator automatically creates word clouds that keeps phrases together by detecting collocations (words that often go together). This advanced word cloud tool also reduces words to their root form (a process known as stemming), and determines which words are most relevant.

Learn how to create word clouds from your data it in four simple steps, or watch our video tutorial:

  1. Upload your data to MonkeyLearn WordCloud Generator
  2. Generate your word cloud
  3. Customize your word cloud
  4. Download your word cloud

1. Upload Your Data to The Word Cloud Generator

Choose your text source and upload it to the word cloud tool by pasting text, or uploading a document. Click on ‘Generate Cloud’.

uploaded data in a word cloud generator's text field

2. Generate Your Word Cloud

You will see your word cloud in a matter of seconds. Notice words that have been grouped together, for example ‘task management platform’ and ‘awesome free program’, in the word cloud below.

word cloud generator results

word cloud generator results showing keywords, keyword relevance scores and count

3. Customize Your Word Cloud

Tweak and modify your word cloud with different formatting tools. Edit original text, choose from themes, colors, and fonts, and adjust the number of words that appear in your word cloud.

Examples of customization options, including color, word quantity, and font, in Monkeylearn's word cloud generator 4. Download Your Word Cloud

Download your word cloud as a high-def SVG or PNG image, along with your word list in a CSV file. The word clouds you create can be used in Excel reports, Powerpoint presentations, and more.

Final customized word cloud with a black background and colorful keywords downloaded as a PNG image

Now that you know how to use MonkeyLearn’s WordCloud Generator, let’s explore other tools to create word clouds.

Other Word Cloud Generators

Here's a list of some other popular word cloud tools that you might want to try out:

TagCrowd

Founded in 2006, TagCrowd is a straightforward tool that offers several options to tailor your word clouds, including language, word limits, and similar word groupings. You can save word clouds in HTML and PDF, or embed them on your website.

Wordclouds

Wordclouds allows you to paste text, upload a document, or enter a URL. You can choose custom shapes, themes, colors, and fonts, and edit word lists, size, and word spacing. Also, you can create clickable word clouds that link to relevant information.

WordItOut

WordItOut is an easy-to-use tool that transforms your text into word clouds in a matter of seconds.

You can set a minimum word length, filter punctuation, and more. In terms of formatting, you can choose from various fonts, colors, and layouts, and vary word size based on frequency, rank, a randomized setting, etc.

Jason Davies

The Jason Davies Word Cloud Generator can generate archimedean or rectangular layouts. You can also edit the angle of your word cloud and change fonts, size, color, and more.

To use it, paste your text data, click on ‘Go’ and download your word cloud as an .SVG image.

WordArt

Rebranded from Tagul to WordArt in 2017, this is a very intuitive word cloud creator with a series of fun and artistic shapes to choose from.

WordArt also offers a comprehensive set of customization tools, allowing you to change font, size, color, theme, angle, layout, style, and more. In addition, you can create word clouds that are clickable and animated. Download the final word cloud in .PNG, .JPEG, .SVG, .PDF, HTML, and more.

Wordle

Self-proclaimed as a “toy for generating word clouds,” Wordle is one of the most popular tools due to its straightforward interface and easy controls. While it does have a web version, the site’s Java technology is no longer supported by most browsers. We recommend downloading the desktop solution, which is available for both Windows and Mac.

Wordle offers you a comprehensive suite of editing options enabling you to tweak font, layout, color, etc. Ultimately, as Johnathan Feinberg – creator of Wordle – puts it, “Wordle is in the business of drawing pictures of words, each having some weight, which determines its size.”

ABCYa

Created in 2004 by teachers, and designed for children, ABCYa is a platform that offers different educational tools and games, including a word cloud creator. Paste the text into the simple interface, and click ‘Create’ to generate a word cloud.

ABCYa offers pictorial customization buttons for word limit, layout, color, and font. There’s also an easy-access menu that gives you the option to edit, save, or print your word cloud.

Go Further with Word Analysis

It’s easy to create word clouds with the help of online tools like MonkeyLearn.

Keep in mind, though, that word clouds should be used as a starting point for doing text analysis. They provide quick insights at a glance but won’t help you make key decisions about your business. 

For more advanced text analysis tools that provide deeper insights, visit MonkeyLearn or request a demo.

Rachel Wolff

March 25th, 2020