App review: WordSift 2


TEFL E-genius Larry Ferlazzo has just announced that Professor Kenji Hakuta’s Word Sift is Back & It’s Better Than Ever. WordSift 2 is a really helpful free text analysis app that allows ELT people, and their students, to wrangle texts in an interesting and dynamic way.
It can be used as a word cloud generator but there is more to it. Particularly useful for presentations is the ability to choose how words are arranged to make for more meaningful analyses of texts.
Even more useful is the integration of WordSift 2 with online corpora, as well as to identify common words in their original context. This is an amazingly well-developed tool.