Whirlwind WordSearch is an easy-to-use and powerful word search puzzle maker. It helps you create uniquely engaging word search puzzles from your own lists of words in many different shapes, sizes and languages. It quietly removes any accidentally created "naughty words", and lets you easily save puzzles for publishing in your books, blogs or newsletters. It is not just a pretty puzzle though, underneath is a powerful puzzle-generator. You will be building and printing professional-looking puzzles right away. All of this for one price... no monthly fees, no extra upgrade costs. Ever.
Here's a list of features that make Whirlwind WordSearch an outstanding puzzle-generator.
• Easily customize your puzzles, choosing different colors, fonts, and sizes for the puzzle letters and titles. Choose to draw cell grid lines or not, or just draw an outline around the puzzle.
• Choose from many built-in puzzle shapes: Square, Circle, Bow-tie, Rectangle Tall/Wide, Heart, Diamond, Pinwheel, X, UL-Wedge, LL-Wedge, UR-Wedge, LR-Wedge, Square-hole, Donut, Checkers, Crescent, Plus-sign, Right-Arrow, Left-Arrow, Up-Arrow, Down-Arrow, Up-Triangle, Down-Triangle, Cross, Onion Dome, 4-Clover, Square-Peg, Round-Hole, Mushroom, Oval-Easy, Oval-Up, Trapezoid, Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon, 4-star, 5-star, 6-star, Chevron-Up, Chevron-Down, Chevron-Left, Chevron-Right, Rainbow-up, Rainbow-down.
• Create puzzles ranging in size from 4-by-4 up to 50-by-50 letters (that's a lot of words!)
• Create puzzles with words in English, Numbers (Arabic), Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese-Hiragana, Japanese-Katakana, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit-Latin, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Welsh.
• Export high-quality puzzles and answer keys to a number of different file formats, ready for web, newsletter, worksheet, book, or other publication: PDF, PNG, JPEG, SVG, or Text.
• All created puzzles are yours! Publish and make money with them… there are no copyright restrictions or restrictive “commercial use” clauses!
• Show "word clue" phrases instead of the words themselves, to make puzzles even more challenging.
• Add a "secret message" into your puzzle, which will be inserted between your words as a secondary puzzle to solve.
• Add "hidden words" into your puzzle that are not shown in the word list or answer key (for adding copyrights or extra credit words.)
• You can use compound-words (Blue Jay), words with apostrophes (O'Hara), or use entire phrases (May The Force Be With You).
• Extend the built-in naughty word list with your own extra words, which will be removed from any puzzles if found in the random letters.
• Add your own "permanent hidden words", which will always be added to any word search puzzles you make. Perfect for adding your name or company name as a "watermark" to all your puzzles.
• Pour lots of words into your word list and make them "optional." Whirlwind WordSearch will automatically figure out how to make a puzzle from as many words as it can and tell you which ones it left out.
• Whirlwind automatically finds and removes randomly-generated "naughty" words in any of your chosen languages.
• Supports Dark Mode and Full-Screen mode.
• Work without a net... you never need an internet connection to create, save, and print your puzzles.
• Save your puzzle files, and open them again later to instantly create whole new puzzles, or share them with other Whirlwind WordSearch users.
• Comprehensive User Guide contains 50+ pages of tutorials and tips and describes every option, getting you up-to-speed right away. Advanced features are explained, helping you create high-quality and uniquely personalized puzzles.
-BugFix: PNG exported files are now transparent outside the puzzle again.
Ratings and Reviews
A++ Great Program Highly Recommended
I was looking for a program to write word searches and decided to check the app store and was surprised to find this program. It didn’t have many reviews, but what was there was positive and it was not expensive, so I took a chance. I couldn’t be happier with my decision.
The program is very easy to use. You just enter the words that you want and it creates a word search with a list of words, and it also creates a solution. You can export that in PDF format or as text. You can adjust everything- the size of the grid, whether the words are uppercae or lower, the difficulty of the puzzle, etc. Puzzles can be anywhere from very easy with just horizontal and vertical words to the most difficult puzzles, which would have words going in all directions and diagonals, crossing each other, and having the random letters throughout the grid that are similar to the letters in the search words, making it difficult to find the real search terms.
I had to contact the developer to ask how to do something and he responded promptly, and I had overlooked part of the user guide.
Very easy. Great price. Great service. A++
I’ve been looking for a program that would let me create my own word searches for a long time and I am so happy for this one! The app works perfectly and allows for quite a bit of customization (you can even copy the word search puzzle image and the word list separatly into a word processor.)
I love the different diffulty settings which control things such as how many directions the words can go in and whether or not there are randomly generated fake-outs with partial words from your list. The different shapes the puzzles can take give them a fresh, fun look. You can even include a hidden message inside the puzzle which is fun to discover.
This app also has some of the best customer support I’ve ever seen. I had a problem with something and the developer emailed me back personally and quickly with multiple ways I could fix it and now everything is perfect. There is also an extensive user guide. The word searches look professional when printed, like something I would have copied from a book.
I would definietly recommend this app and this developer.
Thank you. From what I've seen, it's the best on the market. I like that I can keep my creations on my computer. With other software online, you don't know if the puzzles you create are captured and resold. I'd like to pay more money to have more puzzle types, like crosswords, soduko, etc. added. The attention to detail is impeccable. Thank you again.
Developer Response ,
I am glad to hear you are so happy with my software, and appreciate my concern that YOUR puzzles should remain YOURS and always available to you. I am almost ready to release some new different puzzle software, stay tuned!
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- Eduard Schwan
- 27.3 MB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
- Age Rating
- Copyright © 2023, SchwanSongs. All rights reserved.
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