10 Great Alternative “Lorem Ipsum” Filler Text Generators

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Sometimes you need to see how a website design or page layout will look with text in place before you can decide whether or not it's going to work for you. But how, you ask, can we do that when the content hasn't been written yet? Lorem ipsum, my friend. It's traditionally Latin gibberish, but can be far more fun thanks to the list of awesome dummy text generators we found.

Fill text doesn't have to be limited to old-school lore ipsumFill text doesn't have to be limited to old-school lore ipsum

Fillerama Fry, Leela and Bender quotes make for great filler copy, so Fillerama is a great find. Even better: You can set the number of paragraphs for you copy, include headers, and even choose from other Ipsum styles like Arrested Development, Dexter, The Simpsons, and Monty Python.

I videotape every customer that comes in here, so that I may blackmail them later. I usually try to keep my sadness pent up inside where it can fester quietly as a mental illness. Why am I sticky and naked? Did I miss something fun? Large bet on myself in round one. It may comfort you to know that Fry's death took only fifteen seconds, yet the pain was so intense, that it felt to him like fifteen years. And it goes without saying, it caused him to empty his bowels. Morbo can't understand his teleprompter because he forgot how you say that letter that's shaped like a man wearing a hat.

Cupcake Ipsum Looking for a little sweetness in your copy text? Try a bite of Cupcake Ipsum. You can choose the number of paragraphs generated and how long each will be, all with sweet sugary goodness.

Icing candy canes candy applicake bonbon marzipan candy canes cake. Candy biscuit jelly cupcake jelly unerdwear.com chocolate brownie. Pudding lollipop liquorice carrot cake ice cream soufflé macaroon bonbon liquorice. Carrot cake lemon drops lollipop gummies lemon drops carrot cake topping.

Cupcake Ipsum is like making words after a visit to Candy MountainCupcake Ipsum is like making words after a visit to Candy Mountain

Doctor Ipsum Maybe your copy needs some timey-whimey action, or a little reverse in the neutron flow. Doctor Ipsum lets you get your Doctor Who on, so to speak, with lines from your favorite Doctor. You can choose from all 12 -- including the War Doctor -- and you can pick the number of paragraphs you need.

You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I can't spend the rest of mine with you. I have to live on. Alone. That's the curse of the Time Lords. There was a war. A Time War. The Last Great Time War. My people fought a race called the Daleks, for the sake of all creation. And they lost. We lost. Everyone lost. They're all gone now. My family. My friends. Even that sky. Sweet, maybe... Passionate, I suppose... But don't ever mistake that for nice. There's something else I've always wanted to say: Allons-y, Alonso!

Dalek Ipsum Where The Doctor goes you're sure to eventually find Daleks, too. Dalek Ipsum generates plenty of Dalek-speak and Doctor Who quotes, and you can control just how much "Exterminate!" action fills your copy. You can also set the number of paragraphs and whether or not it's wrapped with HTML paragraph tags.

Cult of Skaro you are not alone in the universe Allons-y Delete. Delete. Delete. Galifrey Galifreyan Spoilers! Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All Amy Pond ninehundred YOU WILL OBEY! I hereby invoke The Shadow Proclamation! Spoilers! I hereby invoke The Shadow Proclamation! I am a Dalek Donna Noble The Supreme Dalek Puny Human! I really hate stairs. EXTERMINATE ALL STAIRCASES! EXTERMINATE! Galifrey Rory the Roman Bring the Humans to me Allons-y, Alonso! EXTERMINATE! Bad Wolf YOU WILL OBEY! Are you my mummy?

Beer Ipsum This isn't any PBR copy; it's serious brewer talk. You can set the number of paragraphs of text you get, but your sentences typically don't start with capital letters. To be fair, after a couple drinks you won't mind.

mash tun bittering hops alcohol ale brewing, cask priming amber shelf life. hop back bitter, hefe lauter tun racking, filter keg alpha acid. pitch balthazar wort chiller beer length hand pump heat exchanger caramel malt; wheat beer glass. oxidized noble hops terminal gravity original gravity oxidized. Aau dunkle krug, double bock/dopplebock imperial double bock/dopplebock hefe dry hopping noble hops cask conditioned ale beer original gravity pub. bright beer; brew cask conditioning filter keg lauter tun.

Hipster Ipsum Did you use alternate lorem ipsum generators before it was cool? Of course you did, and you probably already know about Hipster Ipsum, too, because... Oh, just beer me. Hipster Ipsum loads you up with painfully hipster dummy text with as many paragraphs as you need.

Roof party you probably haven't heard of them tote bag, hella drinking vinegar butcher PBR&B Blue Bottle fanny pack asymmetrical typewriter. Intelligentsia YOLO salvia, blog chia hella sartorial banh mi cornhole brunch tofu normcore Marfa. Intelligentsia street art squid typewriter mustache. Typewriter skateboard PBR Tonx meggings sartorial. Craft beer distillery Brooklyn authentic XOXO. Mustache mumblecore Banksy Neutra 3 wolf moon food truck irony. Meggings meh quinoa chillwave next level.

Cat Ipsum I hear the Internet is all about cats, so why shouldn't the dummy text in your documents be the same? Cat Ipsum has you covered. You can include titles and subcopy in your filler text, set the number of paragraphs, and choose the scoop -- er, copy style -- generated, too.

Give attitude hopped up on goofballs behind the couch run in circles. Give attitude all of a sudden go crazy. Nap all day leave dead animals as gifts, so hunt anything that moves, so intently sniff hand. Behind the couch. Burrow under covers find something else more interesting and rub face on everything. Find something else more interesting intrigued by the shower. Give attitude behind the couch. Throwup on your pillow inspect anything brought into the house so intently sniff hand yet attack feet yet missing until dinner time. Swat at dog.

Cat Ipsum lets you fill your documents with cat-related gibberish, which is probably so very appropriateCat Ipsum lets you fill your documents with cat-related gibberish

Not Lorem Ipsum Sometimes the people that have to review your projects before the final body copy is ready just don't have the skill set to look past the random words filling your pages. If you're burdened with those people, check out Not Lorem Ipsum. This filler text generator gives you body copy that's still gibberish, but looks a lot more industry-specific. You can choose from several industries such as food service, education, banking, Web design, and health.

We have a wide range of facilities including those you would expect from an high quality camp site – electric hook ups, shower and toilet block and laundry room. We also have a recreation block which is home to a games room with pool table, TV room and 10m swimming pool. Situated next to the recreation block are two outdoor tennis courts.

Corporate Ipsum Corporate speak is a lot like lorem ipsum even when it's totally legit. If that's what you need, but can't find a mid-level manager to tell you about the latest paradigm changing synergy, head on over to Corporate Ipsum.

Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.

Pan Ipsum If you need Klingon, Elvish, emo, Gangnam style, sexology, or pretty much any dummy text style you can imagine, Pan Ipsum is your go-to site. Just select the styles you want to include in your text, choose whether or not you want HTML tags, set the number of paragraphs, and let the magic happen.

And don't let go and so it seems that i will love her beatles - medley: kansas city/hey-hey-hey-hey! (live at the bbc) but she was another man holding back these tears in my eyes i heard the bells on christmas day i wanna be famous, a star on the screen i've got the ill technique so you know me fe well in your sweaty hands it makes me want to cry no, i can't wake up none of life's dreams can last see how they smile like pigs in a sty the man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud they say that everyone, wants someone understand you ask me for a contribution you could find better things to do, than to break my.

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Comments

brett_x

Crank it up to 11 with Bacon Ipsum.
You get to choose if it’s all meat, or meat and filler.

http://baconipsum.com

ibuck

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davidneale

For years I’ve been using MacLorem, available from http://judebear.daveward.net (I know, the home page is a disaster, but the rest is fine). It still works fine under OS X 10.9.2 and produces texts in such wonders as Champagnois Old French (a language many medieval poets used), Old English, Middle High German, Old Dutch, Finnish, Ancient Greek, Etruscan, an old, romanized form of Japanese, Swahili, Proto-Indo-European (the predecessor to most European and many Asian languages), Quenya (an “ancient” language invented by author J.R.R. Tolkien), Hawaiian, and Gibberish (entirely non-language text), Should be enough for anyone! It can produce such texts with accents fit for HTML use, too, which is handy.
MacLorem has been around since about 2000, so I just hope someone keeps it running.

Gridmaster

The Jabber utility in QuarkXPress had options to add substantives, verbs, adjectives, names etc and would make sentences partly using those words. That resulted in very funny stories. I don’t see that option anymore in XPress. Anyone old enough to remember that? wink.

Jeff Gamet

I was wondering if anyone would mention Bacon Ipsum. It’s awesome, too. Narrowing the list down to just ten was surprisingly difficult!

Jeff Gamet

Hey Gridmaster, there’s actually a real reason why you can’t find Jabberwocky in XPress anymore. Turns out Jabberwocky was a pre-Unicode thing and when QXP 8 rolled out with it’s heavy Unicode reliance, Quark decided to drop it instead of rebuilding it from scratch.

I miss Jabberwocky. Good times.

Gridmaster

Thanks Jeff, now I understand – let’s hope some programmer is interested in rebuilding that functionality from scratch, I would by the plugin immedeately.
The ones mentioned in the article are interesting by the way, thanks for the post.

Gridmaster

... I would buy the plugin immediately ... let’s keep this site clean. The ones in the comments are also nice, I’m going to change my lorem ipsum for sure.

Tashféen Ahmed Bangash

Great collection. I’ve also collected my favorite ones. Check them out here: http://starscontest.com/blog/top-10-lorem-ipsum-generators/

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