A Chinese proverb tells us that a picture is worth a thousand words. But when words and images combine, that’s the time when a message reaches its peak power. Word cloud generators help us combine the power of words with the power of images.
Word cloud generators are mostly used by teachers and people who are making presentations. Word clouds are used in presentations to add bold words in graphical manner.
Word clouds have become a very important tool of e-learning as they help us understand things better. They help do not let the audience get bored and they keep our focus on the right place.
Today we decided to make a list of the free word cloud generators. All these can be quite helpful for teachers, designers and everyone who has to deliver presentations.
Note: don’t miss the last one. That’s my favorite in the list.
So without much further ado…
Word Cloud Generators
The biggest feature of Tagul is that you can incorporate shapes. You can make shapes of your word clouds. That can be your name, your logo or anything else. This is something Wordle cannot do. The only downfall of Tagul is that you will have to sign up here, but the good thing is that registration is free.
It is fairly simple to use but powerful enough to give you desired results. I had fun hitting “Random Settings” again again. It kept generating word clouds with different random settings.
This tool is so simple that it tends to get a little boring. There are no advanced options but it is incredibly quick. You just paste the text, or link to the webpage and it generates the word cloud.
There are no options to change background color or magnify one particular word. But yet again, the simplicity and quickness is unparalleled.
This is an amateur tool but it does create impressive results. If you want to create a cool graphic for your Facebook without spending much time or making an effort, than this is a good choice.
The only downfall of this tool is that it leaves a watermark on the image.
To be honest, Vocab Grabber is not really a word cloud generator but it does create similar effect. What it does is that it creates a map of thesaurus. It creates a map of your given word with its synonyms.
Unlike the tool above, this is strictly a professional’s tool. And this is the reason it costs a little once your free trial has expired.
I found this one a little strange but it certainly has its uses. I believe teachers should find it most useful.
ABCya is a website dedicated to children learning. They have a word cloud generator for teachers.
This one has to be one of the most fun word cloud generators of them all. Incredibly simple to use, and returns quite eye-catching results.
I saved the best for last. This is an incredibly impressive tool that helps you create word clouds exactly the way you want to. You can create shapes with your word clouds and you can customize them in any other way you want.
The tool is absolutely free and does not leave watermarks or any of such rubbish.
That’s all for tonight folks. See you tomorrow.