Word cloud analysis software for desktop?
January 23, 2011 7:24 PM   Subscribe

Anyone know a word cloud analyzer for the desktop which does similar things to wordle.com ?
posted by zaebiz to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Wordle is still my favorite, but check out these free alternatives:

http://tagcrowd.com/ (Runner up to Wordle, IMHO)
http://tagul.com/ (Requires Flash and sign up)
http://www.tagxedo.com/ (Requires Silverlight, has cool shape tools)
posted by iheijoushin at 7:40 PM on January 23, 2011

Oops, you want a stand-alone application. I've had poor luck finding those and far better luck with web-based options.

First is IBM Word Cloud and it's free minus having to sign up and answer a bunch of intrusive questions just to download it. It's available as a multiplatform Java binary: http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/wordcloud/download

The other is Urim (OSS, Javascript) and you can download it here although note that it is browser-based and likely not what you're looking for: https://code.google.com/p/u
posted by iheijoushin at 7:52 PM on January 23, 2011

IBM's Word Cloud is the most common option here, though it can be a pain to set up since it requires Java. There are also ways for Microsoft Excel to do this, as outlined in this tutorial and others.
posted by anildash at 8:12 AM on January 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

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