When reading the title you may have asked yourself first, what is Wordle (TM)? Discover what it is and what you can use it for, read…
Tired of searching for images or photos on iStock, Google Images and other free or paid sources, I was looking for a little tool that allows me to create my own images for each one of my articles and posts. And guess what? I’ve found one.
What is Wordle (TM)?
Jonathan Feinberg, the developer says:
“Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.”
Wordle (TM) is a free Java applet that lets you create basic images using the words or the text you’ve defined. What I mean by that? Watch this:
In other words: Wordle (TM) is an easy way to create basic images for your website or blog, for your article or post. Why basic images? Because you cannot add your own photos or other images, it’s been created for text-only use.
How to use Wordle(TM)?
- Go to Wordle(TM)
- Click on Create your own
- Enter the text you want to use
- Click on Go
- Save the image you created
on your computer or on the platform they provide
Of course, there are other features too, for example you can simply use a website URL or blogpost URL that has a RSS feed. Awesome option, try it and check out the other possibilities as well. You can change the fonts, the colors, the layout the way you want it. There is nothing to download, nothing to mess up, it’s absolutely easy to use.
More questions about Wordle (TM)?
Of course, you have. No worries, they have a FAQ Section and cover many common questions. You can learn there even how to keep together the words and sentences you don’t want to get separated randomly, and much more.
As mentioned, Wordle (TM) is a simple yet powerful little applet you can use for free. If you don’t want to save your images on the platform where you cannot control how other people use it, take a screenshot from the image you’ve just created and save it on your computer. Check out this tool, it’s well worth a closer look!
Source: Wordle (TM)
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