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Published 03/29/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Wondersay is a very simplistic application that generates stylish animations from your text. Text may be entered directly or added from tweets or quotes. All animations are generated online so no software downloads are needed. The app is in currently in beta.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Wondersay is a product of Enideo, a startup in The Netherlands. No statistical information is available as the site is in beta.

What are the differences to other apps?

Users can take any text and produce a customized animation of it. Animations can be embedded in websites, emails, or other places.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The application is easy to use. Simply enter a saying, use settings to apply colors and effects, and post to Twitter, embed in web pages, or offer link.

Currently, available fonts are: Gentium, Essays 1743, Isabella, Gruenwald VA, Yiggivoo, Jura, Daniel, and Sniglet.

All of these fonts give messages interesting and unique looks. Some of the uses suggested on the site are: exciting emails, famous quotes, web page banners, special occasion messages, embedding animated tweets, or just for fun.

Users can subscribe to the best wondersayings of the day to see what others are creating – for fun or ideas.

Ideas for use: Teachers can use wondersay for classroom messages; employers can send dynamic messages (hopefully positive) to staff; love notes; eye-catching web banners.

Links to users’ wondersays are provided, but can be shrunk with bit.ly for uses in Twitter or other sites that require shortened links. A link is provided for embedding the wondersaying on a blog or website as well. Wondersayings are licensed via Creative Commons licensing. They may be used for non-commercial purposes as long as the link provided to wondersay is attached. To use commercially, contact wondersay via email.

Tips: • Type in twitter/ after a user name to see their latest tweet as a wondersaying. • Repeat embedded wondersayings by clicking on the embed tab and then show embed options. Here you will see options for repetition once or twice, auto start, transparent background, and custom width and height. • After you have created your perfect wondersaying, have it added to a product for yourself or someone else as a gift. Zazzle will create the products (non-animated, of course) with your custom settings. Simply click the link in the top right corner. • Two spaces will split up the animation into multiple screens. • For best results, use Firefox browser. • JavaScript is necessary for use of wondersayings. • There is no character limit, but some browsers have limits (IE stops users at 2083 characters). • Embedding can only be done on sites or blogs that allow IFrames. • Wondersayings SHOULD work with all languages • Use of offensive content or disclosure of personal information will be deleted. • There is no function for social networking on wondersaying. • There is no current way to save or download a wondersaying. • The wondersaying team loves to hear your ideas. Contact them. If sharing an idea, read the terms of service about giving your permission to use it.

How does the registration process work?

No registration necessary. Users can simply use the app from the home page. Wondersay may be followed on Twitter, Liked on Facebook, and followed by RSS feed.

What does it cost to use the application?

Wondersay is free to use. Zazzle products are priced as indicated on the website.

Who would you recommend the application to?

This is a completely “for fun” application for animating sayings. Businesses may choose to use it to draw attention to special offers; teachers may use it to praise the class or emphasize a point; kids will have loads of fun making messages for each other; parents can set up messages (‘clean your room’ comes to mind) and put it on their kids’ Facebook pages.

  • Free to use
  • No registration needed
  • Multiple settings for customization
  • Fun and easy
  • Custom colors
  • Several fonts
  • Speeds, motions of words customizable


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