Pass the Phrase

Instant Inspiration
for your Password or Business Name

F R E E !

For Macintosh (Mac OS X 10.10+)

For iPhone/iPad (iOS 9.0+)

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What is "Pass the Phrase"?

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

It creates bazillions 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 of the features that make "Pass the Phrase" a great phrase generator!

Share your favorite phrases with your friends on Facebook, e-mail, etc.
Bookmark a favorite phrase to save it, and then...
"Rewind" any time to bring a bookmarked phrase back and show it again.
Turn on special features like "Global-Sync" and "Daily Phrases".
Ask for new phrases any time, "Pass the Phrase" is designed to delight!

  • It carefully builds many real and computer-generated words using the proprietary "MakeSents© Engine" to create endless phrases.
  • Use it for passwords or new business names, or invent your own phrase-guessing games!
  • 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.
  • Shake your iPhone or iPad to get a new phrase (feature not available on the Macintosh, it is not meant to be shaken!)
  • Turn on "Daily Phrases" to automatically receive a new phrase notification every day.
  • Copy and paste the phrase text easily to other applications.
What's New in this version

1.0.0, March 2018

  • First Release.


Pass the Phrase is FREE on Mac and iPad/iPhone!

Available for any Intel Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10 and up

Available for iPhone (the 5 and newer) and iPad (the ancient iPad 2 and newer) and iPod Touch, iOS 9 and newer

Screen Shots & Examples


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, the two devices each have to have their own accurate time-of-day set. Secondly, they must all have the same "Time Interval" set (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.

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.

Contact Me

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