Review: Use This Clever App to Create Word Clouds

I've been playing with Word Dance ($2.99) from Design Luscinia. It's a clever app that lets you create "Word Cloud" animations like you see in videos and on TV, but without any special training or complex software. You simply specify a set of words to use, and choose a silhouette to have the words presented in. You can choose from numerous options for video size, colors, fonts, and transitions.

Word Dance 

Word Cloud is easy to use, thanks to the elegant interface, and it is quite flexible. At $2.99, it's one of the more expensive apps, but at least it's a one-time purchase and there are no in-app purchases so you can create as many word clouds as you like and never pay another penny.


  • Easy to use
  • Lots of flexibility
  • Elegant interface


  • Expensive, but one-time purchase

Final Verdict

If you want to create Word Cloud videos, but don't want the complexity of trying to create them from scratch, Word Dance does it for you. 


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