Create Word Art – 5 Online Word Art Generators

Online word art generators are used to create word visualizations, providing you with quick insights at a glance.

Colorful word art, featuring the phrase artificial intelligence

Word art may also refer to a text modifying tool, used to transform single words or phrases into a word art picture, like this:

Word art image of the words "word art" written in a large, bright blue, wavy representation.

In this article, we’ll be discussing word art in the form of word clouds

Word clouds or tag clouds are visualizations of the most frequently used words within any given text: reports, speeches, social media posts, emails, product reviews, customer surveys, and more. The more a word or phrase appears within a text, the larger it will appear in your word art.

Create your word art using some of the online word art generators below, or skip ahead to the tutorial to learn how to gather valuable insights from your word art.

Best Online Word Art Generators

It’s fun and simple to create word art. Try one of these top word art generators, free to use and easy to get started with:

Note: The Wordle generator has been discontinued.

MonkeyLearn WordCloud Generator

Create unique word art with MonkeyLearn WordCloud Generator. It’s free, and AI-powered for fast, easy, and comprehensive word art construction with dozens of custom settings.

You can make your own word art in just a couple of steps. Paste text or upload a document; click ‘Generate cloud,’ and you’re ready to go. Change layout, fonts, themes, and colors for a truly striking word cloud that you can download, print, or use in a presentation. 

Unlike many other word art tools, MonkeyLearn’s AI allows its cloud generator to go beyond single words and recognize word pairs or connected phrases, like “machine learning,” “hundreds of hours,” and “better management decision,” as seen in the cloud above.

MonkeyLearn’s word cloud creator is not only fun and easy to use, but offers real insights into all manner of unstructured text: documents, social media, emails, web pages, and more.

Want to go a step further than text analysis with word clouds. Discover MonkeyLearn’s free sentiment analyzer.

WordArt.com

WordArt.com is one of the most popular online sites for creating word clouds and allows you to print your word art pictures onto posters, mugs, T-shirts, etc.

WordArt.com enables you to create word art in the shape of numbers, animals, festive decorations, and other funky figures. You can paste text, upload a file, or enter a URL to input the words you’d like to use.

It can be a little wonky to navigate through the interface, but WordArt.com offers more options than the average word cloud tool, and you can print your word art right from the page (although you have to pay for hi-def downloads).

Wordclouds.com

Wordclouds.com allows you to paste text or upload a document. One of their most significant advantages is that you can even upload a PDF. Their _‘Wizard’_ button is helpful to make cloud art with ease, as it walks you through the process from start to finish.

Use it to create colorful word art on your computer, tablet, even your smartphone. They offer basic clipart-style shapes, and you can alter the gap size between words to get your cloud looking just like you want.

Tagxedo

Tagxedo provides some of the most impressive text integrations – you can look up Twitter handles, RSS feeds, news articles, or search the web for the subject of your choice. It does, however, require Silverlight to run, so you can’t use it with Google Chrome, and it’s still a bit sluggish and rickety in other browsers.

ABCya!

ABCya! creates simple word clouds and offers dozens of fun learning games for kids. Plus, it’s really easy to navigate your way through ABCya! Simply type or paste text, then hit "Create".

You can randomize the cloud and watch your word art morph into a whole new shape. Kids love it because it’s colorful and gets their creativity flowing. It’s an excellent tool for teaching kids about the relationships of essential words to the text as a whole. 

Tutorial on How to Create Your Own Word Art

Ready to make your own word art? With MonkeyLearn’s word cloud generator, you can select from nearly endless options to maneuver and manipulate your word art to your liking. It’s super easy to use, and you can gain real insights from your text data. Follow along below to make your word art in just a couple of steps.

1. Upload your data

Go to MonkeyLearn's word art generator, then paste your text or upload a text file.

Text box to enter source text for your word art cloud.

2. Click ‘Generate Cloud’

After clicking 'Generate Cloud', your word art will appear in just a few seconds.

A word art cloud example in shades of blue and black.

The above word art visualizes a set of reviews about the business messaging app, Slack. Notice how MonkeyLearn’s word cloud tool keeps phrases together and how the size of each word or phrase correlates to the frequency with which each appears in the text. 

Above demonstrates the default font, size, color, theme, display, and word quantity (50 words), all of which you can change in the toolbar.

3. Customize your word art

The MonkeyLearn cloud generator allows you to edit your text right in the browser window.

Click ‘Edit Text’ in the upper left to return to the text box and add or remove words. 

A word art cloud showing "Edit Text" button.

In the top toolbar, you can change fonts and colors, the size of the words, color schemes, choose a theme, or refresh the page to change the word grouping. 

Word art cloud showing menu options to change text font, size, color, and theme.

There are dozens of options.

Word art cloud in shades of red and pink.

Word art cloud with dark background and multi-colored text.

Slide the ‘Words Quantity’ bar in the upper right to change the total number of words that appear in your word visualization.

Word art cloud featuring fewer words in orange and red.

For more in-depth text analysis, take a look at the column on the right. You can see the number of times each word appears in your text and the relevance of each word to the text as a whole. And you can switch to list in order of frequency or relevance. 

At the bottom right, you can do more than word analysis by using other MonkeyLearn text analysis tools: sentiment analysis (to sort words and phrases in your text as positive, negative, or neutral), keyword extraction, and entity extraction.

Word art cloud in shades of purple showing all menu options.

4. Download your word art

Click ‘Download’ in the upper right to download your word art as a super hi-res SVG or PNG image – perfect for printing or displaying in reports and on huge screens. You can also download a CSV file for a list of the most used words in order of relevance or number of appearances.

Go Further Than Word Art

When you have the right tools, word art is easy to make and can be fun, educational, and insightful.

Once you’ve played around with the online word cloud generator, you can dive into MonkeyLearn’s other powerful text analysis tools. Try them for free to see how they work:

MonkeyLearn’s suite of text analysis tools can help you save hundreds of employee hours by automating processes and visualizing your data in real time. 

Get the most out of your text data. Request a demo to learn more about MonkeyLearn’s advanced text analysis tools.

Inés Roldós

August 14th, 2020