UpGoerFive Editor

Write a complex idea with only the 1000 most used words. Share with your friends!

The idea for this writing-can-be-changed thing for the phone came from a funny picture about the flying space car Up Goer Five, and from another person who wrote about the same funny picture, and also wrote a writing-changer, but for the world-brain-TV.

Or, to say that normally:

The UpGoerFive Editor was inspired by xkcd comic #1133 (http://xkcd.com/1133), which was a description of the Saturn V rocket using only the 1000 most commonly used words in contemporary fiction (according to Wiktionary), and Splasho's online text editor (http://splasho.com/upgoer5/) also inspired by the comic.

This editor has a selection dropdown for the thousand most commonly used words and their various forms (full list kindly provided by Theo Sanderson/Splasho), and highlights in red any words not in the list.

When not using Android, you can use the online UpGoerFive editor: splasho.com/blog/2013/01/17/a-bit-more-about-the-up-goer-five-text-editor/

Background graphic composited from xkcd.com #1167 amd #1121.
Read more

What's New

v1.0.8 May 2020: Google required update to support a minimum SDK API 28. Converted v7 support to androidx/jetpack
adjusted height of word choice dropdown for landscape orientation on smaller screens
Read more

Additional Information

May 10, 2020
Varies with device
Current Version
Varies with device
Requires Android
Varies with device
Content Rating
Offered By
Andrea Chen
18263 Melrose Ave Hayward CA 94541 USA
©2021 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.