WordSearch 4 is the successor to the widely acclaimed Word Search V3.
Please note this application requires a minimum display resolution of 1280 x 800
WordSearch 4 has been redesigned and written from the ground up but still maintains the ease of use and features of it’s predecessor with the enhancements available in a modern AppleMac application.
Input words to a document
• by typing them into a table
• by dragging and dropping a file containing words from the finder onto a WordSearch 4 document
• by importing a file containing words to a WordSearch 4 document
• by dragging words from one WordSearch 4 document to another one
• by dragging text from another program such as Pages, Textedit, Safari, Firefox etc.
• Attach clues to words
• Automatic, and user activated, spell checking of words and clues.
• Unlimited undo/redo in the input screen.
• in sizes from 8 x 8 to 32 x 32
• in up to 50 user defined shapes.
• A wysiwyg print preview display with the following:-
• Toggle between words and clues
• Full control of the printed title of the wordsearch
• Full control of the printed instruction to the user of the wordsearch
In the wordsearch section :-
• adjust font and size of characters in the wordsearch
• adjust spacing between characters in wordsearch
• toggle between lower and upper case characters
• adjust horizontal position of wordsearch on the page
• adjust vertical position of characters within the wordsearch frame
In the words section:-
• adjust font and size used in words
• adjust vertical spacing between rows of words
• adjust horizontal position of words on the page
• adjust number of columns of words
• scramble the letters of the words (anagrams)
• display the words in one of two coded fonts
In the clues section:-
• adjust font and size used in clues
• adjust vertical spacing between rows of clues
• adjust horizontal position of clues on the page
• Print multiple wordsearches each one created from the same words but each one being different from every other one.
• Print a solution to a wordsearch, even multiple wordsearches.
Minor bug fixes
Now runs correctly on retina screens
Recoded sections to ensure program will run in future versions of the OS
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent, versitile program
I have been using this for several yeare to macke custom Word Search puzzles for 2 newspapers. It haz an intuitive inerface and produces high-quality PDFs that print well in a oublishing program.l hope that it is 64-bit so I can continue using it. It does appear to be 64-bit yay!
This app works as advertised, but there are a couple of things that I hope will be addressed in a future release. Word Bank: Has to be in all caps or lowercase. Maybe it's just me, but I prefer to have a capital letter at the beginning of the word followed by lowercase letters. Wish it would have this option. If the word is a formal name, I have to select all caps to make sure the first letter in the name is capitalized. The second thing that bugs me is that two or more words, ex: Space Shuttle, are placed in the puzzle with an extra letter in the space. Why not just run the two words together like most word search puzzles do. Again, Space Shuttle as an example: spacershuttle, the r representing the space between the two words; many times confuses students as to whether they have found the correct word. Other puzzles would have it as spaceshuttle. This prompts the inevitable statement of "Sir, I think you misspelled a word in the puzzle". Again, this is just my preference.
Overall the program is a great utility for the classroom, or any other use and funtions as it should. I love the multiple print function! I use puzzles as extra credit and students would sit together and quickly finish them, thus earning 10 points on any assignment. Now, I easily print 30 different versions ensuring that no two students in the classroom have the same puzzle and they have to work a little extra harder to earn their 10 points.
An Incredible Program!
I have owned WordSearch since February of 2002, when I was on OS9. I recently retired from teaching after 31 years, and I can safely tell you that I still LOVE using WordSearch with my outside organizations. When I was a Fine Arts Chair all that time, the teachers would ask me to do their word searches because mine looked so professional. I hunted all over looking for a good one. After several false starts, I found this one. I'm glad I did because it's extremely flexible, and easy to use. But don't let it fool you, it's got lots of power under the "hood".
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.