It’s not every day that you encounter words whose letters aren’t in the right order, but if you’re a word-game superfan like us, you probably do on an hourly basis. If so, Unjumble Words is for you.
With this handy tool at your disposal, live vocab-focused games like Words With Friends and online Boggle won’t come as intimidating at all. All you have to do is toss those letters in the field provided and witness magic happen right before your eyes.
Isn’t that easy? Well, it is, and then some, because after our tool rearranges your letters to a variety of words that make sense, you’ll be given a set of advanced features to help you zero in on that winning word.
Unjumble Words instructions
First off, enter the letters you need unjumbled in the letters field. The tool will then return a host of words based on the inputted letters. Results will, by default, be listed alphabetically and by order of length, so feel free to scroll down to the set you’re looking for.
At any given time, you may add more letters in the letters field to broaden your search. Conversely, this primary function requires at least two letters to work, so keep that in mind.
To demonstrate, let’s type “gafinlu” in the letters field. In this example, “gainful” is your top word, which has all the letters of the given. Playing this word is a no-brainer, but you can always select from the other sets if you’re trying to execute a different strategy.
Speaking of strategizing, one of the surefire ways to gain the upper hand against your word-savvy contenders is to use one of the letters on the board as your starting letter. This is where the starts with advanced option comes in.
For example, your opponent in online Scrabble just played the word “day” on the board. Since the letter “y” has the highest base point compared with “d” and “a,” let’s type that in the starts with field.
With “y” as your starting letter, you have access to quite uncommon words such as “yulan,” which is a type of magnolia flower prevalent in China, and “yuan,” which is the currency used in China.
If you simply wish to discover words that begin with a specific letter, use the starts with function by itself (leave the letters field blank). Using the Unjumble Words tool this way will result in terms beginning with the specified letter.
An equally impressive feat in most live word games is when you’re able to utilize a particular letter as the last letter of the next word you wish to play.
To do just that, enter a letter in the ends with field. Using the same letter “y” as an example, you’ll be given words that end with that letter.
The contains advanced feature is for the bold, returning words that contain at least two letters that you type in its field.
For instance, inputting “ss” in the box yields the 7-letter-word “fussing,” a state your opponent might end up in if you use it.
The letters “ss” can appear anywhere in the returned words, as you can see in the above image. Also, the letters you input in this field will keep the order in which they were entered—no breaking character (pun intended)!
Now if you want to single out a letter or group of letters from your search, you’d better give the exclude field a spin.
Grayed-out letters in a game of Wordle are the best example in this scenario. With the letters field containing green and yellow letters (a.k.a. valid Wordle letters), pop in those grayed-out ones in the exclude box, and you’ll get results based on that.
A different sort of exclusive is the length field. With it, you’ll be able to see results based on the number of letters you’re looking for.
Let’s type “4” in the field as an example. Only 4-letter words will be returned in this manner, barring other sets, including words that come in fewer letters.
In addition, if you use the length advanced option with all other fields left blank, you’ll be showered with all sorts of words based on the number you entered.
When it comes to grouping, the default is by length. In this order, the list with the most number of words comes first, with the rest presented in descending order. The other option under group words, conveniently called no grouping, will showcase returned words on a single list.
Then, and finally, there’s the sort words, where alphabetical is the order of the day. Of course, you have the freedom to mess around with Z – A or points to tickle your fancy.