7 Best Free Word Search Maker Software For Windows

Here is a list of best free word search maker software for Windows. These software let you create word search puzzles for kids and students. These lets you enter a grid size for puzzle i.e. number of rows and columns. You can then add desired words which you want to include in the output word search puzzles. A few of these even provide an option to create wordlist from text or HTML file and include it in the final puzzle. Most of these provide a lot of puzzle customization options including word directions, title and narrative, text color, circle color, footer image, font, etc. You can also include solution in final output puzzle and customize solution format.

The final puzzle can be directly printed in all of these word search puzzle makers. Many of these also let you export final puzzle in PDF, SVG, PNG, BMP, JPG, GIF, etc. formats.

My Favorite Word Search Maker Software For Windows:

Word Search Creator by Matthew Wellings is my favorite word search maker for Windows. It provides a lot of puzzle customization options along with a few handy features like wordlist creator, various export formats, etc.

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Word Search Creator by Matthew Wellings



Word Search Creator by Matthew Wellings is a free open source word search maker software for Windows. You can create a grid with number of rows and columns and then create a word search puzzle for it. It provides a lot of puzzle customization options plus supports a good number of output formats.

The main features of this word search puzzle maker are as follows:

  • You can customize word search by changing grid shape (mask drawer), setting allowed directions, etc.
  • It provides a wordlist creator which can create a list of words from HTML and text files. For this, you can specify max number of words and minimum and maximum word length. The wordlist can be sorted in alphabetical, word length, etc. orders. You can use this wordlist to create word search puzzle. Else, you can enter words manually too.
  • You can customize output puzzle by enabling show answer option.
  • It lets you customize font and color of title, word search, and wordlist. Also, you can set grid color, background color, and highlight color.
  • You can customize page layout and edit footer too.
  • The final word search puzzle can be exported as PDF or SVG file or can be directly printed. You can also copy puzzle as an image and paste it in any photo editor.
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Word Search Creator by Canopus-Ware



Word Search Creator by Canopus-Ware, as the name suggests, is a free word search maker software for Windows. In it, you can create word search puzzle of a grid containing 8 to 20 rows and column. Here are some of its features which lets you customize word search grid and help you create a word search puzzle easily:

  • It lets you manually add words to create a word search puzzle, or you can even import a text, DOC, or HTML file to do the same. A maximum of 40 words can be added to a word search puzzle.
  • You can choose word search directions to create a puzzle.
  • It lets you place random letters to the word search grid to camouflage the words.
  • You can add a puzzle name too which will be included in the output.
  • After creating a word search puzzle, you can directly print it or save it in its native format.

Allin all, it is a nice and simple yet effective word search puzzle maker software.

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FindThatWord



FindThatWord is a free open source word search maker software in this list. Here is the step by step procedure to create word search puzzle using this software:

  • First, create a new puzzle and enable “Force grid size to” option and enter number of rows and columns.
  • Now, type title of puzzle, narrative, and add words in one by one manner. You can add a hidden message too.
  • It lets you select what elements to show in output word search puzzle including Title and narrative, Word list, Grid, and Solution.
  • You can now save word search puzzle in its native format or export it as a PDF, SVG, PNG, or text file.
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Word Search Maker



Word Search Maker is yet another free word search puzzle maker software for Windows. All word search puzzle customization options are provided on its main screen. You can specify grid size, words, and word directions to create a word search puzzle. Furthermore, you can also format puzzle by entering puzzle title, text color, grid color, footer image, word list position, etc. It lets you customize solution format too by customizing text color, circle color, footer image, title, etc. The preview of puzzle and solution can be seen on its main interface.

The final word search puzzle can be saved as a PDF file or can be directly printed. You also have the flexibility to save puzzle and solution separately as an image (BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPG).

Note: You will need a license key to unlock this software everytime you launch it. The license key is provided on the homepage which is given below.

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Wordsearch Maker Junior



Wordsearch Maker Junior is a simple software to create word search puzzles. It has a fixed size grid (8×8) which is used in word search puzzle. The process of creating a word search puzzle is simple. First, you need to select a box in the grid and then right click on it to select a direction for word search. After that, you can type the word on the left side. Repeat this process to add multiple words to your puzzle. After creating word search puzzle, simply print it or save it as PDF using Options > Print option.

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Word Search Generator UWP



Word Search Generator UWP is a free word search maker app for Windows 10. It lets you type a custom word list and specify grid width and height and filler letters to create a word search puzzle. You can customize output by enabling show puzzle, show answer, or show answer mark option and allow up to the right direction option. You can save the output puzzle as an image in PNG format or save it as a text file.

You can regenerate the puzzle to change the word positions.

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Word Search Puzzle Maker



Word Search Puzzle Maker is a straightforward and basic word search puzzle maker for Windows. It provides separate tabs to add words and to create a word search puzzle using those words. Just add all words in Words tab; at most, 21 words can be added to a single word search puzzle. Then, move to Word Search tab to create word search puzzle. From here, you can save puzzle as PNG, BMP, or JPG image or you can print it. That’s it. You don’t get any customization options in it.

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