5 Free Wordsalad Alternatives to Create Word Clouds

5 Free Wordsalad Alternatives to Create Word Clouds

Wordsalads are a powerful way to present text data.

Why? Because it takes just 1/4 second for the human brain to process visual cues

With MonkeyLearn’s word cloud generator, you can transform text data into wordsalads within seconds, and get a quick summary of your text.

Also known as word clouds, tag clouds, or text clouds, wordsalads are a visual representation of the most common and relevant terms in a text. 

Example of a word cloud created with MonkeyLearn's word cloud generator

Creating a word cloud is simple, and there are many free tools on the market. 

Your first port of call may be the aptly named word cloud tool, Wordsalad. It’s a popular app that allows you to build customized salads to share or export. 

However, It's only available for iPhone or iPad, and while there’s a free version, you’ll have to pay extra to access some of the tool’s more exciting features:

  • For the basic edition: USD 6,99
  • For the commercial edition: USD 19,99

There are other alternatives to Wordsalad that are entirely free and easy to use. Below, we’ve tried and tested five free word cloud tools that you can start using right away! 

Wordsalad Alternatives

  1. MonkeyLearn's Word Cloud Generator
  2. Wordle
  3. Wordclouds.com
  4. Abcya
  5. WordArt

1. MonkeyLearn’s Word Cloud Generator

Create AI-powered professional wordsalads.

MonkeyLearn's Word Cloud Generator is a new tool with a clean, ad-free interface.

Equipped with AI algorithms, MonkeyLearn’s wordsalad tool delivers more accurate results than other word cloud generators. It's adept at automatically keeping phrases together (such as “customer service” or “email marketing”) to provide additional context, making it ideal for business insights at a glance.

Other behind-the-scenes features include stop word removal, stemming (reducing words to its base form) and, Instead of focusing solely on frequency, as most word cloud tools do, this wordsalad tool also analyzes how relevant a word is to a text.

On the front end, you can customize colors, fonts, and themes, edit the word list to exclude unwanted words, and adjust the number of words displayed in the cloud. Once you’ve finished, download a high-res version in PNG or SVG, and save a CSV with your raw data (word frequency and relevance scores).

If you want to take your data further, to gain even deeper insights, we recommend using MonkeyLearn’s advanced text analysis tools to sort data by topic, sentiment, keywords, and more. 

Want to learn how these tools can help you automate processes and gain valuable insights? Request a demo with MonkeyLearn

2. Wordle

An easy-to-use tool to create simple word clouds.

Wordle is a pioneer in the word cloud generator sphere. Currently, you can only use the online version in Firefox, so you might need to install the desktop version (available for Mac and Windows). 

It’s a simple and effective tool, featuring a variety of fonts, color schemes, and layouts. 

3. Wordclouds.com

Create stylish word clouds with a creative or artistic purpose.

Wordclouds.com allows you to create fun word art, with the option to change color, font, theme, and shape, and even upload your own image. 

You can also remove stop words, edit the word list to add or exclude words and change word spacing. 

Paste a text, upload a file, or paste a URL (useful for SEO or marketing), and you’ll get a wordsalad with your main keywords in an instant.

You can save your word cloud as a high-res image, which is useful if you want to print or enlarge your word cloud. 

4. Abcya

Kid-friendly word cloud for educational purposes.

Abcya is a playful word cloud tool, designed as an educational tool for children. Just paste your text and receive a colorful word cloud that you can customize using different layouts, colors, or fonts. 

Also, you can adjust the word limit, filter stop words, and click on “randomize” to mix up all the words in your salad. 

5. WordArt

Well designed word clouds to share online.

Formerly known as Tagul, WordArt allows you to build attractive and professional wordsalads. With an emphasis on design, this tool offers a wide range of customization options, including more than 300 shapes to choose from. 

You can also define the number and density of words, edit your word list, add links to the words, and even add some animation to your word cloud! 

Once you’re ready, you can download your wordsalad in various formats (including a CSV containing all the data), share it on social media, or embed it on a webpage. 

How to Create A Wordsalad for Free

Follow these steps to create awesome wordsalads using MonkeyLearn’s word cloud generator:

1. Upload your data. Add the data that you’d like to analyze by pasting text or uploading a file to the wordsalad tool. 

Uploading data into MonkeyLearn's word cloud generator

2. Generate a cloud. Click ‘generate cloud,’ and MonkeyLearn will start processing your data. You’ll receive a word cloud in a matter of seconds. 

Create a word cloud using MonkeyLearn's word cloud generator

3. Customize your word cloud. Change color, theme, font, and word quantity, then sort results by frequency or relevance.

4. Download your wordsalad. When you are happy with the results, click on “Download” to save your word cloud as a high-res SVG or PNG, and download your word frequency and relevancy data as a CSV file. 

Final Words on ‘Salads’

Word clouds are a quick and striking way of making sense of unstructured data.

Wordsalads can be used in many ways, whether you want to highlight topics that are being discussed or quickly present smart insights to your team.

MonkeyLearn’s free word cloud generator uses AI-powered algorithms to help you build high-quality word clouds. And what’s more, you can delve deeper into your data with MonkeyLeanr’s suite of text analysis tools. 

Want to learn more about how tools like sentiment analysis can help you gain more valuable insights? Request a demo from MonkeyLearn.

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Rachel Wolff

August 11th, 2020

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