Introducing Visual Thesaurus Wordlists!

The Visual Thesaurus team is very pleased to announce an exciting new feature: Wordlists! You can use these interactive lists to learn, share and -- most of all -- have fun. How do you get started? It's easy. See the Wordlist box in the right column on the home page? Subscribers, just click on the "new wordlist" button and away you go! Or, if you prefer, you can pull down the "my wordlist" bar in the Visual Thesaurus application. Not a subscriber? Please peruse the Wordlists created by members of our community.

We encourage you to give Wordlists a spin! Try it, explore it, play with it -- and check out the lists other subscribers have created. Our new Wordlists are still in "beta," which is computerspeak to mean we're continuing to develop it, fix possible hiccups, and add more features. We'd love to know what you think about Wordlists. Please send us your comments in the section below. We welcome all your thoughts and suggestions! Thank you for your support, the VT team.

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Saturday February 3rd 2007, 10:34 AM
Comment by: Graham F.
Hi. I've just discovered he Wordlist function. This is a brilliant idea and just what I needed. I have recently started to compile a wordlist (or unfortunately - by default - several). The problem is I use a different computer at work than at home and therefore have two Microsoft Word documents on the go - plus lists in various note books. But now I can have a single list that I can access anywhere that I access my Visual Thesaurus - which is anywhere I have an internet connection. Thank you.

Just a comment / query. Is there a quick way of adding words from other people's list into my own? I have tried dragging into my Wordlist but this does not seem to work.

Graham (Grahfol)
Saturday February 3rd 2007, 10:52 AM
Comment by: Graham F.
Another question please.
I do not seem to be able to discover anything about the words in any of the published Wordlists without typing them into the application by hand. My cursor indicates that each word in the list is a link, but nothing happens. Could this be because I am using a Mac? I use Safari as my browser as Internet Exprorer on my Mac does not seem to handle your site very well (the left hand frame spreads out over many pages). I can try this on a PC, but probably not until next week.

Sunday February 4th 2007, 7:36 PM
Comment by: Linda H.
I enjoy looking at the word lists, especially the one of power verbs. Is there a way to access these wordlists again, maybe even save them?
Saturday February 10th 2007, 8:16 AM
Comment by: Jennifer N.
I teach many foreign students and, of course, they need to build vocabulary. This is a wonderful opportunity! Lists are great for me!
Tuesday February 13th 2007, 8:22 AM
Comment by: anna S. (South Africa)Top 10 Commenter
See the Wordlist box on the left column? - isn't there

Subscribers, just click on the "new wordlist" button - also not there

you can pull down the "my wordlist" bar in the Visual Thesaurus application. .... again, not there
Sunday April 15th 2007, 9:03 PM
Comment by: Deborah H.
my apologies
Comments by subscriber Chris Kuczynski on February 13, 2007 08:22 am, are the same concerns as I am having, none of the "wordlists" are there as advertized
Wednesday April 18th 2007, 11:06 AM
Comment by: Koushite
This comment is about VT in general.

I'm basically the kind of person who reads dictionaries, likes to analyze essays for word choices found in different articles, and I can't help proofreading everything. So, I just subscribed this morning, and after my very first try, well, I'm thunderstruck! To see this "spider" open up with all those lovely connecting definitions, synonyms, verbs, nouns......!!

I then set it up to give me french definitions, a language I've successfully taught myself over the years and am still working on, and it's simply amazing! I love this program already. I do hope that in the future more will be done for use in french, i.e, type in french words and get english definitions and sentences, etc.

I really can't say enough -- I will, though after I explore some more -- in the meantime this program is FABULOUS (I need a better word, but it's going to be fun finding it). Thanks
Sunday May 6th 2007, 7:06 PM
Comment by: pattimari
I am so thankful that I purchased this for a full year. I am so thrilled, I can not stop play with words and getting back a whole tree of other words. Thank you!
Your articles are outstanding.
I am having bunches of fun.
Tuesday May 15th 2007, 9:45 AM
Comment by: Peter V.
I love it very much. It would be interesting if we can enter 2 keywords, and see how they relate.
Monday March 10th 2008, 2:09 PM
Comment by: anita H.
Is there anyway to search the list of word-lists?
Sunday November 22nd 2009, 6:56 PM
Comment by: Logan F. (Orlando, FL)
I would like to know if there is a way to search shared word lists of other subscribers.

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