Remarkable WordCloud Apps for iPad

We have been loyal fans of web-based Word Cloud creators, such as Wordle, plus the astoundingly versatile Tagxedo site, and we have featured examples of how word clouds can be used as creative learning tools, or as a stimulus for writing, classroom display, or text analysis. But app developers are really starting to pull out all the stops to create apps which are equal to, or better than, those available on the web. We feature four of our favourites, which are available for iPad…

WordPack for iPad

(Word Cloud)

Previously featured on UKEdChat, Wordpack is an easy-to-use app allows you to add text (copy/paste, or type) or link to a webpage; choose the shape you require (134 to choose from); select the font (46 stylish fonts to choose from); select the layout; with added options of excluding numbers plus tweaking with the word case. You also get the chance to choose the colour theme, ready for the completed masterpiece. Images save to camera roll, allowing you to send to dropbox, e-mail or insert into photo apps.

The app is great value at £0.69*, and available from the Apple App Store. Click here to view.

WordSalad for iPad


A feature-filled app, word-salad is also available for free (click here to view), but all images include the water-mark from the app. Using a familiar interface, WordSalad allows great flexibility to create stunning word-clouds from an impressive and colourful palate. One notable feature is the option to save images in A3 size, allowing printing of large copies of the word-cloud without loss of quality. 16 fonts are included in the app, so you can change the look of the final copy quite easily.

The app is priced £1.99*, and available from the Apple App Store. Click here to view.

CloudArt for iPad

Simplicity is key with the CloudArt app. The app features lots of varied colour schemes; loads of fonts to play with; many layout styles; high resolution saving of images (jpeg and PDF); and the option to reload your saved clouds for further tweaking. Intuitive sliders help you customise your final word-cloud.

The app is great value at £0.69*, and available from the Apple App Store. Click here to view.

Phoetic for iPad


Recently updated, to improve stability and bugs, Phoetic is one of our favourite Word Cloud iPad apps, as it allows the best flexibility we have encountered. This app allows you to create word-clouds using photos saved in your camera roll/library with the final results being stored as a PNG, JPEG image or even a PDF document to allow for printing at extremely high resolutions. Not only does the app contain 40 fonts, but also allows you to download your own fonts into the app for further customisation. The app does take a few moments to complete the final effect, but there is a progress bar informing.

The app is fantastic value at £0.69*, and available from the Apple App Store. Click here to view.

Here is what we created with the Phoetic iPad app, with an image we had at hand…

Do you have a favourite Word Cloud creator which you use on your tablet (iPad/Android/Windows)? Let us know using the comments below, and we will add the app to this list.


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