Whirlwind WordSearch is a powerful and easy-to-use word search puzzle maker. It creates uniquely engaging word search puzzles from your own lists of words... in many different languages! You will be building and printing professional-looking puzzles right away.
Are you searching for a great Macintosh puzzle-maker? The solution is right here!
You can save your word search puzzles for opening again later. When you re-open them, you can re-print them, or create new puzzle shapes and sizes from the same word list. You can also easily copy and paste the high-quality (PDF) puzzle and answer graphics into your own specialized word processing documents for re-printing in books, newsletters, or classroom handouts.
You can choose from many built-in puzzle shapes, and the puzzles can range in size from as small as 4 letters across and down, all the way up to 50 by 50 letters.
Make your puzzles stand out by choosing your own font and colors for the letters and grids.
It is not just a pretty puzzle though, underneath is a powerful puzzle-generator. Quickly change the "Difficulty to Solve" setting to create easy, difficult, or diabolical puzzles.
Any randomly-created "naughty words" are detected and removed (in all supported languages), offering classroom-safe puzzles.
You can export high-quality puzzle and answer images into your own word processor for printing in books, newsletters, social media/blogs, or classroom handouts.
All of this for one price... no monthly fees, no extra upgrade costs. Ever.
Here's a list of features that present Whirlwind WordSearch as an outstanding puzzle-generator. Compare these features against ANY word-search software you are using now...
- Create puzzles in any font, upper or lower case.
- Choose from a wide variety of unique built-in puzzle shapes: Square, Rectangle, Circle, Heart, Diamond, Bow-tie, Pinwheel, X, UL-Wedge, LL-Wedge, UR-Wedge, LR-Wedge, Checkers, Square-hole, Donut, Right-Arrow, Left-Arrow, Up-Arrow, Down-Arrow, Plus Sign, Up-Triangle, Down-Triangle, Crescent, Cross, Onion Dome, 4-Clover, Square-Peg, Round-Hole, Mushroom, Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon.
- Need puzzles in something other than English? You can create puzzles with words in French, Spanish, Swedish, German, Russian, Japanese (Hiragana and Katakana), Danish, Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish, Greek, Sanskrit, Dutch, Ukrainian, Catalan, Portuguese, Czech.
- Create puzzles ranging in size from 4-by-4 up to 50-by-50 letters (that's a lot of words!)
- Quickly export high-quality images of your puzzles and answer keys for printing or publishing in your own books, newsletters, social media/blog, or classroom handouts... supports PDF, PNG, JPEG, SVG, IPUZ, and Text file formats.
- Supports Dark mode and Full-Screen mode.
- Now there are two difficulty modes, "Basic" and "Advanced". You can use the "Basic Difficulty Mode", which lets you simply move a slider from "very easy" puzzles to "very hard" puzzles, without worrying about all the details of how it works. If you want more control, you can switch to the "Advanced Difficulty Mode" which lets you control each of the fine-grained parameters yourself.
- Easily enter your word lists, even import them from your word processor or the web.
- Add an optional "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 in the word list or answer key (for adding copyrights or extra credit words.)
- Work without a net... You can run Whirlwind WordSearch anywhere... you never need an internet connection to create, save, and print your puzzles.
- Save your puzzle word list files, and open them again later to instantly create whole new puzzles, or share them with other Whirlwind WordSearch users.
- Tailor the display and printing options to suit a variety of audiences and needs.
- Includes a comprehensive User Guide that contains 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.
- A built-in spell-checker alerts you to any misspelled words in your word-list before you print.
- Whirlwind WordSearch thoroughly checks the final puzzle and removes any randomly-generated duplicates of your words.
- Whirlwind WordSearch also removes randomly-generated "naughty" words in your chosen language!
- No monthly fees or upgrade costs... buy it once, use it forever.