Megawords is for people who love words.

It can be used to help solve crossword puzzles and other word games, to find rhymes for songs or poems, or just to play around with anagrams and find out the meanings of unusual words.

It includes a dictionary of over 400,000 words with wildcard, rhyme and anagram searches, plus support for SOWPODS and TWL dictionaries.

The basic word search features can be used without an internet connection. If you have an internet connection, Megawords can also look up word definitions for the search results in online dictionaries. Thesaurus results will also be shown if found.

- anagram search (works offline)
- rhyme search (works offline)
- wildcard search (crossword solver mode, works offline)
- dictionary lookup of word meanings (multiple dictionaries, online only)
- thesaurus lookup (online only)
- search SOWPODS or TWL or both

What’s New

Version 2.0

- Near Rhymes
- updated for El Capitan

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Gavreid420 ,

no thesaurus??

i don't know if im using it wrong or missing something, but i cant access the thesaurus; i hit the mode button and there just isn't a thesaurus option available.

help/advice/answers are greatly apreciated.

Developer Response ,

Hi, the thesaurus only comes into play if you tap a word in a list. It then displays the definition of the word (if it knows it) and any synonyms etc.

bishopcranmer ,

Love it!

I find this program very useful with respect to all that it claims to do. It's quick and accurate and, frankly, I would pay a moderate price for what is a totally free program! Thank you for making this available!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you! Glad you like it.

Cptkrf ,

Works well as an intensive thesaurus.

I can only rate this app in Crossword/Wildcard mode, since I use it as an add-on thesaurus. It works well for that when you need to find a different synonym that isn’t in the standard lists. In fact, for many words the list can be huge and if the needed word can’t be found, the it probably doesn’t exist in the English language.

For some reason, the word is usually listed twice in the results. Clicking on either brings up the same list. No problem, just an anomaly that I noticed.

One nitpick, however, is that unlike the other apps that I use with Scrivener, this one does not remember its placement when closed. It always starts in the same place, in the upper left of the screen and offset by a few inches. So, when started it has to be dragged out of the way and to the proper place with the other supporting apps.

But, it works well for finding obscure words.

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Frank O'Dwyer
11.5 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References


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