I’ve decided to create utility applications — small programs that certain people may find useful or at least amusing.
The “certain people” I have in mind are creatives — writers and game-makers who may need, for instance, some nice fantasy names and words.
Sure, there are lots of generators on the Internet, but there’s room for a few more!
My first effort along this line is Fantasy Words (Basic). It uses random numbers and an algorithm to create nonsense words on the fly. The words are more or less pronounceable for English speakers, but are not English.
You can specify how long a new word should be (in the range of five to twelve letters). When you have a nice list, you can download it as a plain text file.
Here is a typical word list:
Admittedly, pronouncing some of the above would be a challenge, but it could be done. Any of them could be a proper name or common noun in a fantasy language. Or some other part of speech.
The app uses mainly mouse or touch controls, but has a few keyboard shortcuts. The form factor is right for tablets or smartphones; however, I see this sort of thing as a desktop/ laptop application.