Liptikl 1

Cut-Up Text Generator

iOS, OS X, Windows

Write song / music / rap lyrics, poetry, haikus etc? Liptikl can give you fresh ideas to explore.

"No more writers block on lyrics!"

Latest: 1.3.0 - 29 Jan 2016

Liptikl 1

Cut-Up Text Generator

The cut-up technique is a powerful process for stimulating creative writing. The random word associations the Liptikl cut up machine comes up with can give you new options to consider, bringing extra advantage & fresh ideas to explore. It could be just what you are looking for to spark something original and different.

Users say of Liptikl: "Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, BOWIE! This is the closest "cut & Paste" writing generator I've ever been able to find.", "I used Liptikl extensively while writing lyrics for my last album and found it incredibly useful", "Liptikl is the key to unlocking word combinations and mental scenery", "Ideas fall from the sky with this app. No more writers block on lyrics!"

What you can do with Liptikl
  • Help unblock writer's block
  • Mash together several different bodies of text
  • Easily come up with new and exciting word arrangements
  • Get more ideas for music or rap lyrics, poems, copy or ads
  • Generate unusual, obscure, non-obvious, ambiguous and unexpected results
  • Randomise only the words you want to, lock the others
  • Use the liptikl files you make in Liptikl for iOS, Mac or Windows*

* Relevent app(s) required; available for purchase separately

How it works

  1. Input several different sources of words, paragraphs or other text material. The input sources could be complete chapters, tracts or paragraphs, news or current affairs, some of your past lyrics or writing, or even collections of your favourite words. Liptikl uses in-built rules to generate cut-up word arrangements from these.
  2. Decide how you want the word output to look in terms of length and lines.
  3. Mix the words together, then customize and edit them to get your output.
  4. 'Lock down' the words or arrangements that you like and use Liptikl to try other words in the unlocked positions.
  5. iOS Optional: Add favourite words to your own Word Library and then choose how to blend those in with the other source material.

Here is just one short example of a cut-up created with Liptikl:

Take note my friend,
Even though time flies,
Your halo might slip,
And forever never arrives.

Reviews

Magazines

"The delightfully-named Liptikl provides a simple interface into which you enter words or phrases. The software then generates a stream of combinations in the meter of choice that can then be edited and recombined to your liking."

Music Radar

Users

"Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs, BOWIE! This is the closest "cut & Paste" writing generator I've ever been able to find."

Revolutionarybum

"designed for song writers but it also stimulates the brains of blocked fiction-writers."

Fiction.red

"I used Liptikl extensively while writing lyrics for my last album and found it incredibly useful."

Daniel James

"Ideas fall from the sky with this app. No more writers block on lyrics!"

rhanline

"Liptikl is software at it's finest; an intuitive collaborator in the creative process. It's word combinations are inspiring and entertaining and it is adding fun back into the lyric writing process for me and the writers I work with."

Roy Campanella III

"I use Liptikl every other day for something, it has become an essential component of my personal artistic procedure."

Loopy C

"I'm an artist, and I've been playing around with Liptikl as a way to generate ideas for sculptures. Not so much descriptions but word-images that trigger a visual image for me. I find Liptikl very useful - and fun."

Johnna Klukas

"Liptikl is the key to unlocking word combinations and mental scenery, which lead one down interesting paths, often unearthing shiny lyric-stones along the way."

Lance Linimon

"... a writer can always use a new source of serendipitous word combinations. You may find yourself getting inspired."

Pauljrush

Screens

Videos

Below are quick 30 second video of Liptikl 1 (iPhone and iPad versions) where we do a very quick visual tour of some of the features.


Other Videos

Subject Link
General Intermorphic Channel
All Intermorphic videos

YouTube

Downloads

Full Platform Version / Date Download
iOS
iOS 8.2+
App Bundle
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iOS
iOS 7+
Liptikl 1
Mobile (Universal)
V1.3.0 - Jan 29 2016
Notes
Liptikl Cut-up Generator at the App Store
Mac OS X
10.7+ (64-bit)
Liptikl 1
Desktop Standalone (64-bit)
V1.3.0 - Jan 29 2016
Liptikl Cut-up Generator at the Mac App Store
Windows
10
(Win 7/8?)
Liptikl 1
Desktop Standalone (64-bit)
V1.3.0 - Jan 29 2016
30 day Trial
64-bit - 7.69 MB Zip
32-bit - 7.42 MB Zip
Installation instructions
Licence via IM Store
Entering the Product Key
Guide Platform Version / Date Download
All Liptikl 1 User Guide
V1.3.0 - 30 Jan 2016

Web (HTML)

PDF - 1.8Mb

Archive (S/W, PDFs)

Liptikl Software Archive

Key: Forum Post (information) link < --- > [Download or Store link]

Liptikl 1 Desktop Standalone for Mac:

Liptikl 1 Desktop Standalone for Windows:

Liptikl PDF Archive

Liptikl LT Version / Doc Rev / Date / Size
English V1.2.12 / A / Sept 10 2015 / 741Kb
English V1.1.0d / A / June 9 2014 / 198Kb

FAQ - General

FAQ - iOS

Yes they can (try emailing them to yourself), but only the first 3 of the Sources are visible and can be used or saved in Liptikl Desktop.

FAQ - Mac / Win PC

Note: If you have purchased a licence Liptikl for Windows via our website you will receive an email containing your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key (the version purchased via the Mac App Store does NOT require a product key). Check you have followed the Product Key section in the Liptikl User Guide.

Note: If you're running on Windows, and find Liptikl doesn't save its license key when you close the application, use the Windows option to run "as Administrator". Enter and save your registration details. Restart the application normally: it should now be fine.

If the above does not get you going, then please try the following steps:

  • Close Liptikl.
  • Open Liptikl. Select Help from the Main Menu and then Liptikl Product Key. Then enter your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key. We recommend you copy and paste the Product Key and do not try to type it in.
  • Once entered, close the software and restart it.
  • Tip: Do not have any spaces at the end of the Product Key ... or at the start.
  • Problems copying/pasting Product Key?
    • Windows - To paste on Windows, you must :
      • Right click in the text box
      • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
      • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Control-V (for paste).
    • See also http://intermorphic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=263.
  • Tip: If you are still having problems, please contact us and let us know the version numbered displayed in Help About (as well as OS version, how much free disk space you have, how much RAM do you have, the format of your hard disk [e.g. FAT32]).

You might want to do this if OS X updates to a new version and you do not or are unwilling to do that, you have removed Liptikl and the new version of Liptikl is no longer available for your version of OS X (we use Apple tools to build our apps, and Apple updates to these tools change which versions of OS X we can build for). So, how do you restore the last version of Liptikl available for your version of OS X?

See Apple's instructions on how to do this. Alternatively, you might try restoring from a device or even TimeMachine backup.