The 8 Best Free Wordle Makers

The 8 Best Free Wordle Makers

Tag cloud, word cloud, text cloud, wordle...they all refer to the same thing. A wordle is simply a visual representation of words, where the size of each word is proportional to the number of times it appears.

Here is an example of a wordle created from hotel reviews using MonkeyLearn's free wordle generator:

Wordle created from hotel reviews

Humans process images in 13 milliseconds, making wordles a great way to deliver quick and simple insights at a glance. 

What Is ('discontinued') was a popular wordle maker that required you to install a desktop version. As of December 2020, it appears that Wordle.Net no longer exists.

Message showing the status of as 'discontinued'

However, there are plenty of other online word cloud tools that you can use to create your wordle.

Some Wordle Alternatives

  1. MonkeyLearn WordCloud Generator
  3. WordArt
  4. WorditOut
  5. EdWordle
  6. TagCrowd
  7. Jason Davies Word Cloud
  8. Tagxedo

1. AI-Powered Word Cloud by MonkeyLearn

MonkeyLearn's free AI-powered wordle maker is equipped with advanced relevance algorithms. It can automatically recognize collocations (words that typically go together) and compound words, as well as remove stop words (‘like,’ ‘and,’ ‘from,’ ‘with’). Pretty neat, right?

Unlike Wordle and other word cloud tools, MonkeyLearn’s word cloud generator features a simple and modern user interface, free of ads, making it really easy to create and customize your wordle.

Not only does this free wordle maker deliver highly accurate results, it’s also easy to create a wordle.

Simply upload or paste your text, generate your wordle, and customize it. Change font, color, theme, and word quantity, and download it in high definition formats. You can also download a raw data file with your top keywords and their relevance scores, data that’s also visible in the word cloud tool.

MonkeyLearn also offers a suite of text analysis tools, which allow you to extract further insights from your text data.

Want to learn more? Check out this guide on word clouds and sentiment analysis.

2. Wordclouds

Wordclouds is also a free online wordle creator that provides a user-friendly experience. It works for PCs, smartphones, and tablets. Like most wordle tools, you simply paste your text, upload a document, or include a URL to automatically generate a wordle.

Edit stop words and word lists to ignore or include relevant words, choose from custom shapes, themes, colors, and fonts to tailor your design, and adjust word spacing to make words pop out.  

Wordclouds also has a gallery of wordle examples that you can use as inspiration!

3. WordArt

Rebranded from Tagul to WordArt in 2017, this tool began its journey as a tag cloud creator for websites, focusing on tags or keywords. Over time, it started to focus on word cloud art that’s easy to use even for those that have no graphic design background.

Widely used by designers and those looking to create professional word art, this wordle makeroffers key design features, including a density parameter to control the font weight of words. There are plenty of shapes to choose from, too (300+), and you can adjust the transparency of your design. You can also download your visual as an animation!

4. WordItOut

With its user friendly interface, WordItOut is easy to get started with. You can customize your wordles by changing color, shape, font, position, and other design elements.

Free for everyone, this tool creates wordles from phrases, whole documents, or spreadsheets. You can also tweak or remove the words you want to include in your wordle, depending on how important they are to your text.

In addition, you can embed your wordles in your non-commercial website or blog, a great way to add quick and professional visuals. Simply click on the Embed button, copy the HTML and paste it into your website. Keep in mind that wordles are licensed, and only non-commercial use is allowed granted that you reference WordItOut in your wordle.

5. EdWordle

EdWordle is a new word cloud tool, based on Wordle. Easily create your word cloud by adding input text or edit existing wordles. There are many ways in which you can customize your word clouds in EdWordle, but let’s go over some of the more popular features.

ReWordle your wordle, in other words, randomly scramble words to move them around. You can also move and change the color and font of individual words, delete them, and even add your own. When you add your own words, specify a weight score, which lets you determine the size of the word.

At its heart, EdWordle allows wordle makers to move and edit words while preserving the ‘neighborhoods’ of other words using a neighborhood-aware algorithm. This means you can create meaningful wordles because related words will appear spatially close together, allowing you to provide more context.

Like Wordle, the images you create with Wordle are yours to use as you wish. Save them as a pdf or as an image, and use them to decorate your reports and feeds.

6. TagCrowd

TagCrowd is a free online wordle tool that enables you to visualize the frequency of words in text. It offers a no-frills interface that you can immediately jump into. Simply choose your text source, and either paste text, insert a URL, or upload a file (no more than 5MB).

Once your wordle is ready, start customizing it, from font size, cloud size, margins, padding, borders, background color, etc.

7. Jason Davies Word Cloud

The Jason Davies Word Cloud is a word visualization tool that you can use to create smart and symmetrical wordles. Thanks to its easy-to-use interface and powerful algorithms, you can get valuable insights with very little effort.

Just paste your text into the tool and click on the ‘Go’ button. You can customize the font, size, angle, word quantity, and even choose if you want an Archimedean or rectangular spiral to your wordle.

8. Tagxedo

Born out of a passion for design automation, Tagxedo generates aesthetically pleasing wordles from your text. The tool is free for basic features and offers over 300 free designs to choose from.

Tagxedo works on desktop and you’ll need to install Microsoft Silverlight to use it. Chrome does not support Microsoft Silverlight, and other popular browsers like Firefox and Safari have certain limitations. 

How to Make a Wordle

Get started with Monkeylearn’s word cloud generator and create your own wordles with very little effort. Just follow these steps to create your wordle:

1. Upload your data. Paste or upload your text file.

The source text field, filled with online review examples

2. Click on the Generate Cloud button. You’ll now have a wordle to work with.

A word cloud in MonkeyLearn's word cloud generator

3. Customize your wordle. Tweak your visual by changing the theme, font, word quantity, etc.

how to customize a word cloud in MonkeyLearn, by changing word quantity and color

4. Download your wordle. When you’re satisfied with your wordle, you can download it in high-definition SVG and PNG images, ready to share with your team! You can also download a CSV file with your raw data (frequency and relevance scores).

The final wordle, available to download as an SVG or PNG.

In a matter of seconds, you have a ready-made, customized word cloud that delivers insights in the form of grouped words. At a glance, you can easily spot the topics that customers mention most often, giving you an idea about what’s most important to your customers.

The Last Word on Wordles! 

Wordles are eye-catching and, most importantly, they provide quick and simple insights. 

They help you detect words or topics that appear most often in qualitative data, from customer feedback and reviews to emails and tweets. Not only do they help you get rid of the noise that comes with large volumes of text, but they also help you gain valuable insights that you can use as a starting point on your text analysis journey.

Want to create and customize wordles with MonkeyLearn? Try out our online wordle maker for free or check out our list of top word cloud generators.

Inés Roldós

March 18th, 2020

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