Are you searching for a great Macintosh puzzle-maker? The solution is right here!
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.
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, and 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 re-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 many 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, 4-pointed star, 5-pointed star, 6-pointed star.
• 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, and numbers too.
• Create puzzles ranging in size from 4-by-4 up to 50-by-50 letters (that's a lot of words!)
• Show "word clue" phrases instead of the words themselves, to make puzzles even more challenging.
• There are two difficulty modes, "Basic" and "Advanced". "Basic Difficulty Mode" lets you simply move a slider from "very easy" puzzles to "very hard" puzzles, without worrying about all the details of how it works. For more control, "Advanced Difficulty Mode" lets you control each of the fine-grained parameters yourself.
• Pour lots of words" into your word list, and mark some of your words as "optional" to let Whirlwind WordSearch automatically figure out how to make a puzzle from as many words as it can.
• 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 shown in the word list or answer key (for adding copyrights or extra credit words.)
• 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.
• Tailor the display and printing options to suit a variety of audiences, with fine-tuning adjustments for fonts, colors, font-sizes, line-thickness, etc.
• Comprehensive User Guide contains 40+ 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 personalized puzzles.
• Built-in spell-checker alerts you to any misspelled words in your word-list before you print.
• Thoroughly checks the final puzzle and removes any randomly-generated duplicates of your words.
• Finds and removes randomly-generated "naughty" words in any of your chosen languages.