Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A word or two or 10 about Word Clouds

Beyond Search - Easily Generate Your Own Word Clouds

Word clouds have become inescapable, and it is easy to see why– many people find such a blending of text and visual information easy to understand. But how, exactly, can you generate one of these content confections? Smashing Apps shares its collection of “10 Amazing Word Cloud Generators.”


VocabGrabber is different. It doesn’t even make a particularly pretty picture. As the name implies, VocabGrabber uses your text to build a list of vocabulary words, complete with examples of usage pulled from directly from the content. This could be a useful tool for students, or anyone learning something new that comes with specialized terminology. If your learning materials are digital, a simple cut-and-paste can generate a handy list of terms and in-context examples. A valuable find in a list full of fun and useful tools.

Smashing Apps - 10 Amazing Word Cloud Generators

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In this session, we are presenting 10 amazing word cloud generators for you. Word cloud can be defined as a graphical representation of word frequency, whereas word cloud generators simply are the tools to map data, such as words and tags in a visual and engaging way. These generators come with different features that include different fonts, shapes, layouts and editing capabilities.

Without any further ado, here we are presenting a fine collection of 10 amazing and useful word cloud generators for you. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of the proliferation of design inspiration in general on the web. Your comments are always more than welcome. Let us have a look. Enjoy!



Make sure you click through as SmashingApps has done a great job with blurbs and snap for each one.


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