Wordaizer - word cloud with a twist

Wordaizer: from text to word cloud with a twist


World clouds have become very popular. Thanks to the Wordle javascript (www.wordle.net) anyone can make a beautiful picture with words. There are however some drawbacks, such as the Wordle picture can not be saved (directly) and because of copyright modifications or alterations of the Wordle application is out of the question.
Word clouds are playful and it is very attractive way to show text. Here we offer yet another application to the list of our creativity tools: Wordaizer. This new application offer the possibility to tune, shape, create, print and save any word cloud that you can think of.

Do you want to control the shape of the word cloud?

Wordaizer is a brand new application from APP Helmond to create word clouds like Wordle does, but allows total freedom to tune almost every relevant aspect of the desired word cloud. The application is capable of making word clouds, but adds a very strong new features: masks to make your own word cloud shape. The shape of the mask becomes the blueprint of the shape of your word cloud.

Do you want to save, print or make very large word clouds?

The result from Wordaizer is a (bitmap) picture: it can be saved on harddisk, and printed. The paper size is (of course) adjustable, allowing the user to save up to A1 format (150 dpi print). You can print from within the application, or store the result on harddisk, do some post processing (if needed), print it or resize and send it to a friend by email. You have full control over the end result.

Do you want to create the biggest word cloud ever?

With version 2.0 you can now save the word cloud (we like to call it 'wordlet') in vector format: as a windows enhanced metafile ('emf' file format). That is a truly unique feature, never seen in any other 'wordle' application before. The 'emf' file wordlet can be enlarged endlessly because the Wordaizer result is not a bitmap (pixels) but a so-called vector description of the text which you can print as large as you want.

Do you want to keep that favourite setting that produced a wonderful word cloud?

With Wordaizer you can save the full settings into a so-called project file. This is a small file that stores all the relevant settings that you used in your favourite word cloud. Simply load that file and continue to make another great word cloud. We have already provided some nice project files with the installation, and you can start right away.

Great News!

Wordaizer 3.0 is about to be released very soon, expected end of April 2014. Most important new features (see also the four examples 85-88 further down this page):
  • Tremendous increase of speed.
  • Exciting new word placement options like as circular, wave and crossword.
  • Fully redesigned uncluttered user interface with floating windows.

Some example pictures
We have made some example pictures. Hover over the picture to see a larger version. Click on the picture to see the full version, or download ('save picture as'). We have selected only a few examples, and the possibilities with Wordaizer are endless. For more information please read the help file that comes with the installation.
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    Dutch has many words
  • It's just a simple word description
    It's just a simple word
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    'Word cloud' taken literally

Wordaizer is a freeware application

As with all our products, we provide applications that are free to use. We are grateful if you want to share your suggestions for improvement or if you experience a problem: please let us know.
with Wordaizer you can:
  • Create word clouds
  • Apply masks to create precise word cloud shapes
  • Save and print the resulting picture
  • Video: create exploding and imploding word clouds
  • Save and load projects to repeat a word cloud

Download your copy of the software

Wordaizer 1.0 has been introduced on March 27, 2010. The software is free to use, is fully functional and has no additional cost for using it. It's freeware for non-commercial use. Some features are only available for licensed users. Please contact APP Helmond for more information. It is recommended to read the help-file on the functions and how to use them. Teachers: please install the application in 'educational mode'. For convenience the help file is also available as a stand-alone file for support in the classroom. Only available in english.
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Video of an imploding wordlet

With the new version of Wordaizer also videos can be created. This creative tool allows you to implode or explode the wordlet. Several settings are available to define the size, the frame-rate, the compression codec, the word paths to follow and many more. Check out the latest version. Here you find some great examples of Video from Wordaizer.
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