Pass the Phrase
Instant Inspiration
for your Password or Business Name

Available for Macintosh
Intel or Apple Silicon, MacOS 10.12 or newer

Available for iPhone, iPad
iOS/iPadOS 12 or newer

Overview Pricing & Download Features What's New Screen Shots Help/FAQ/More... Future Contact

Overview: What is "Pass the Phrase"?

"Pass the Phrase" is an intriguing phrase generator for your iPhone, iPad, and Macintosh.

It creates millions of sweetly memorable random multi-syllable or multi-word phrases, useful as pass-phrases or passwords, secret-names for your next project, or possibly great new business names.

You can save and share your favorite phrases with your friends. There are also options to automatically send you a new phrase every day, or globally synchronize your app with everyone else so you all get the same phrase at the same time (like a secret virtual handshake!)

Here are some fun phrase examples that "Pass the Phrase" has come up with:

  • Anti-giraffe
  • Questionably-fractal-quirky-sink
  • Randomly-flying-opinion
  • Simultaneously-beautiful-risks
  • Verbose-snarkinator
  • Romantic-turbo-syndrome
  • Jubilant-glyph
  • Brazenly-sultry-handshake
  • Duo-bendigram
  • Truculent-cats
  • Ride-bot
  • Billowing-consequence
  • Blessed-runes

Pricing & Download

Macintosh Software

iPhone/iPad Software


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Here are some of the features that make "Pass the Phrase" an awesome phrase generator:

Easily share your favorite phrases with your friends via e-mail, social media, etc.
Bookmark up to 10 of your favorite phrases, and then...
"Rewind" any time to bring any of them back and to show again.
Turn on "Global-Sync", and you will be globally synchronized with everyone else's "Pass the Phrase" app... everyone gets the same phrase at the same time anywhere in the world".
Turn on ability to receive a "Daily Phrase".
Ask for new phrases any time, "Pass the Phrase" is designed to delight!

  • Creates almost limitless real and computer-generated phrases using a huge vocabulary via my proprietary "MakeSents© Engine".
  • Use it for passwords or new business names, or invent your own phrase-guessing games!
  • Shake your iPhone or iPad to get a new phrase (feature not available on the Macintosh, it is not meant to be shaken!)
  • Copy and paste the phrase text to other applications (for iPhone, just tap the phrase).
  • Shake your iPhone or iPad to get a new phrase (feature not available on the Macintosh, it is not meant to be shaken!)

What's New in This Version

2.0.0, July 2021

  • Much bigger vocabulary now.
  • New words do not repeat prior words as often.
  • Max stored bookmarks increased from 5 to 10.
  • BugFix: Fixed the "Review App" prompting.
  • Note: This big update cannot read your old bookmarked items, they will be discarded.
  • Mac: Updated to 10.12 minimum, and works natively on new Apple Silicon (M1) Macs.
  • iOS: Works with dynamic type, user can grow/shrink the user interface text labels.
  • iOS: Added accessibility labels to controls
  • iOS: Updated to iOS 12 minimum

1.0.0, March 2018

First Release.

Screen Shots


Help & FAQ & More Info

Q: Does Global-Sync show the same phrase between Macs and iPhones, even in different time zones?
A: Yes, it will be the same phrase around the world, as long as your device's time is accurate.

Q: Global-Sync isn't synced, and phrases change at different times! Is this a bug?
A: Probably not. First, all of the devices have to have their own accurate time-of-day set. Secondly, they must all be on the same "Time Interval" (for example, "every 10 minutes".) Each time interval has its own suite of synced phrases, sort of like a TV channel... you all have to be on the same channel to get the same stream of phrases. Also, the set of phrases dramatically changed with version 2.0, so everyone must be running the same version.

Q: My favorite color is blue, I mean green... can I change the text color to that?
A: Not in this release, but if this is something you and your friends really want, let me know and I can add it.

Q: Somebody said you hid some of your music in here... where is it?
A: In the Mac version, simply open the About box from the "Pass the Phrase" application menu, and you should hear it. On the iPhone/iPad, click the (?) icon, and then click the [CREDITS] button to hear it.

Q: What's with the table-cloth as background?
A: The app started out as something that could give quick ideas for business names, as if you were sketching out ideas "on the back of a napkin." So I took some photos of my wife's wonderful home-spun and home-woven napkins and placemats for fun. Well, it made sense to me at the time.

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What is next?

Well, what would YOU like? If you let me know what things you would like to see next, and I will add them to my to-do list for the next update!


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