73 – Wordle

Wordle lets you generate word clouds from text that you provide. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes.

After a big drop down the list last year, Wordle has regained a few places this year.

Website Cost Availability
 www,worldle.net Free Online
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
73 79 39 22 30 - -

Comments from some of those that selected Wordle as one of their Top Tools 

  • “this is just so much fun; great to create artwork for a classroom; I create a poster for outside my class door the first day of class” Sarah Davis
  • “Word clouds. Nice for topic starters.” Leia Fee
  • “A great web app where you can generate world clouds from the text that you provide. Paste in text, rss url or del.ico.us username.” Scott Hewitt
  • “Input some text, then get a highly visual “word cloud” illustrating which words are most frequently used. Throws out some very interesting results when used with famous speeches, poems, constitutional documents.” Rusel Tarr