Editors' reviewLimited in scope but surprisingly powerful, Random Word Generator does exactly what you'd think. Given a word length, a list of characters, and other parameters (or not, as you prefer), it quickly generates a long list of real or nonsense words. And why would the average person want to do that? Mostly for generating passwords that are memorable but still relatively secure.
At first glance, the interface seems confusing, but most users shouldn't have a problem getting up to speed within a few minutes. We also were glad to find Random Word Generator offers a number of attractive skins for gussying up the main window's look. When we asked the program to display a list of random words, it returned such tongue twisters as haglipent, sutriging, tatralycs, stenong, grerogra, and whimalle. You can choose the order and number of consonants and verbs or have the program build nonsense words based on real ones. For instance, typing in barbecue resulted in words such as derbecue, boblecue, birbecuy, barbehoa, and barbelue.
The app also can generate all possible combinations from a specified list of letters. Though it clearly has a great deal of novelty value, Random Word Generator also can serve a practical purpose for those who need an unguessable--though by no means unhackable--password.
Random Word Generator creates lists of random, artificial words. Other features: customizable word construction engine, generate many words into a file, generate words similar to others, generate all possible words from a given format, and anagram finder. Version 12.2 includes unspecified updates.
Random Word Generator is a time-saving creativity aid that creates lists of random, artificial words. Its sophisticated system of word construction generates a high percentage of useful words. Words can be subject to certain restrictions, such as ending in a vowel or making the third letter 'a'. A spell checking dictionary can automatically ensure that words are artificial or real. Other features include a customizable word construction engine, output to screen or file, generation of random variations of a word, generation of all possible words from a given format, generation of random words from the dictionary, anagram finder, and much more.
What's new in this version:
Version 19.0 adds the ability to generate random German words.