Fun With Words: 5 Apps

Take time today to Take 5 with some fun apps involving words. Here are 5 of my favorites.

1. Hemingway Editor
Hemingway was known for his succinct, even terse, style. If you're worried your writing is too wordy, try pasting in some of your text and get it analyzed on the spot.

2. How to Write a Haiku
A haiku (pronounced high-koo) is a short 3 line poem. The 3 lines are of 17 syllables only. Line 1 is 5 syllables. Line 2 is 7. Line 33 is 5. The poem uses sensory words to evoke a feeling or image. It's all about putting the right words together to create a brief glimpse of beauty or an emotional moment, usually about nature.

3.Create a QR Code
You can encode any type of text info in a QR Code, i.e., your blog or website address, a Facebook page, a coupon, for instance, "Scan to get a coupon for my ebook." Instructions are on the website, and it's very user friendly. Once published on paper or on the web, anyone with a QR App can scan your QR Code. Scanning it decodes the information, and the app goes to the link you encoded.

4. Corporate B.S. Generator
If you ever wondered how corporations come up with strings of words that really say nothing, you may want to try the Random Corporate B.S. Generator. Those guys must use this every day? Here's an example: As a blogger, I am dynamically exploiting cutting-edge schemas. *g*

5. Anagram Server
An anagram is a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. Example, my name Joan Reeves. If I anagram it using the app, I get 38 phrases ranging from what sounds like a proper name, Jan Oversee, to phrases like jar see oven.

Takeaway Truth

Have some fun this lazy Sunday afternoon with 1 or more of these apps.

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