Liptikl 2

Cut-Up Writer

Write song or rap lyrics, poetry, stories etc? Creative writing app Liptikl can quickly bring you fresh ideas to explore.

"No more writers block"

2.0.10 - 14 May 2016

Liptikl 2

Cut-Up Writer

The cut-up technique is a powerful process for stimulating creative writing. It can help a writer come up with novel text ideas for lyrics, poetry, haikus, stories etc.

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
  • Easily come up with new and exciting word arrangements
  • Get more ideas for music or rap lyrics, poems, copy or ads etc.
  • Generate unusual, obscure, non-obvious, ambiguous and unexpected results
  • Use up to 5 different bodies of text for your word pool
  • Randomise only the words you want to, lock the others
  • Use on-screen cut-up alternatives to quickly change single words
  • Use the liptikl files you make in Liptikl for iOS, Mac or Windows*

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

How it works

Liptikl quickly generates a random cut-up from a pool of words. This pool can include words from up to 5 user entered text fields. When creating a cut-up words can also be blended in from an optional user word library and customisable Liptikl Word Library.

For your cut-up you get to choose how many lines and how many words per line you want in it and whether you want Liptikl to attempt End of Line (EOL) rhyming.

Once an initial cut-up has been created you can continue to iterate cut-ups until you are happy. You can word-by-word lock down what you really like or, for just a selected word, choose one of the alternative cut-up words presented.

Liptikl's fast, effective, iterative approach is a great way to come up with fresh and exciting word associations to explore. It could be just what you are looking for to spark something original and different!

Liptikl 2 is for both iOS and OS X (versions available separately, both support iCloud Drive). Both versions operate in similar ways and have the same key features.


# Try mixing a Shakespeare sonnet with some Tolstoy and then add in some short news story or headline.

# Try letting Liptikl create from scratch a cut-up from the editable default word bank, lock words or change words, iterate and then see where the idea takes you.

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

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

New in Liptikl 2


Liptikl 2 is an important release for us. Our goal for Liptikl 2 was to improve it so you could create even better results, faster and more easily. We think we have achieved that with new features such as the Liptikl Word Bank, single word alternatives and iCloud Drive support etc.

Liptikl 2 for iOS is available as a free update for Liptikl 1.x iOS. Liptikl 2 for OS X it is a new paid app (and not an udpate). We hope to find time to later work on Liptikl 2 for Windows 10 which would also be a new paid app.

I've got Liptikl 1, do I need to get Liptikl 2?

Save big - get Liptikl 2 for iOS in a bundle!

Here's what's new:

  • iOS/OS X: iCloud Drive support makes it easy to continue working on Liptikl files in either Liptikl 2 for iOS or Liptikl 2 for OS X (both available separately), and vice versa
  • iOS/OS X: Single word cut-up alternatives makes it quick and easy to change just one word
  • iOS/OS X: Editable / extendable Liptikl Word Bank with hundreds of useful words that can also be blended in to a cut-up
  • OS X: Improved interface with with resizable panels and text fields that support many standard OS X services including Text to Speech
  • OS X: Drag and rearrange words in a cut-up
  • OS X: Now supports up to 5 Ideas fields into which you can import Sources text
  • OS X: Word Lock states now stored in saved Cut-ups
  • See also this forum post



"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


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


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

"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!"


"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."



Click the image below to see a range of screenshots.


Below is a quick 3 minute of Liptikl 2 (iPad version, the iPhone version is very similar) where we give a quick tour of how to use some of the key features.

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Liptikl 2
V2.0.10 - 14 May 2016
iOS 8.1+
Liptikl Cut-up Writer at the App Store
OS X App Version Download
Liptikl 2 (64-bit)
V2.0.9 - 02 May 2016
OS X El Capitan (10.11+, 64-bit)
Liptikl 2 Cut-up Writer at the Mac App Store
Win 10 App Version Download
Liptikl 1 (64-bit)
V1.3.0 - Jan 29 2016
Win 10 (64-bit)
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IM Licence

Installation | Product Key
All User Guide Download
Liptikl 2 User Guide
V2.0.5 - 23 Apr 2016

0.92Mb PDF

Liptikl 1 User Guide
V1.3.0 - 30 Jan 2016

1.12Mb PDF

  • iOS Device Requirements: iOS 8.1+; iPhone, iPod touch, iPad. Liptikl for iOS is a universal binary and supports standard and retinal displays for iPhone and iPad.
  • Mac PC Requirements: OS X El Captian (10.11, 64-bit) or later; 13 MB hard disk space, 256MB RAM.
  • Windows PC Requirements: Windows 10 (64-bit); 30 MB hard disk space, 256MB RAM.
    • Note: It seems to run just fine on Windows 7 and 8, but we no longer officially support or test on those. There is a trial version, so why not give it a try?

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