Word Finder Generator

Developer: James Downie

Current Version: 0.12

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 539.2 KB - Download


This application is a small utility that replaces your clipboard contents with a word finder puzzle of your own design. This is particularly useful for creating puzzles featuring words that are familiar to young children that are taking an interest in reading and writing. The formatting of the output is intentionally neglected so that you are free to apply your own font, like for instance the font endorsed by my child's education system…


The user interface defaults to a puzzle size of 20 x 20 characters, but this is adjustable down to 10 x 10 or up to 50 x 50.

The result delivered into your clipboard contains the word list, the resulting puzzle and a bare version of the puzzle that serves as an answer sheet.


Release Notes:

Recompiled against new libraries.


More Reviews for Current Version

Version 0.12
Review by Hasan&Laura

Good, but a couple simple chages would make it great. - The smallest grid size is 10, why? for young children with three letter words, I would like the option of 6,7,8 for grid size. Sort the words in the list. The generated puzzle has the words sorted, why not insert new words in alphabetical order? Save to a named file: Clipboard is handy, but I would like to be able to save to a file for later editing. Puzzles only generate “Forward” words. For older kids (and adults) I would like to be able to have some of the words be in “Reverse” order: “esever”. Preview: The generation is fast, why not let me preview a puzzle as I add words? random letters in black, puzzle letters in green (or similiar) this would allow me to see how dense the puzzle space is as I write, letting me know when to stop adding words.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 0.12
Review by Woodchuck69

Fantastic! - Does exactly what it says and made making a quick wordfind for the kids easy and fast!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people