Word Depot - Heart of your naming project
The Word Depot is the heart of your naming project and will accompany you from the initial idea to the finished name. This is where you collect topics, first ideas, keywords, as well as name suggestions and finally your finished name.
What is the Word Depot?
The Word Depot is the connecting element between NameRobot's tools and name generators.
Wherever you are while logged in to NameRobot, from Word Import to Control Center, you will always find the Word Depot in the left column. All keywords of your project are listed and stored here. These may be words from the Word Import, but also manually added words or results selected from NameRobot's tools.
With its project overview, group management and the word options, the Word Depot is the Center of your naming project.
The Word Depot offers the following features:
Project Overview - Management and Organization
With the Word Depot, you always have an overview of the status of your naming project.
In the upper left corner you can find the name and language of your current project.
The arrow in the upper right corner allows you to quickly switch between your projects (if your membership allows you to create more than one).
At the bottom of the Word Depot, you can add more words manually using the input field.
In addition, there are two buttons that allow you to empty the group currently selected or delete words from the depot which are currently selected.
Group management - sort words thematically
Just under the project overview, the "All"-tab lists all the words contained in your project. The pagetab with the small star lists all of your name ideas which you added to the "My Names"-group. This allows you to easily distinguish proper name ideas from brainstorming results or ideas in progress.
If you have a NameRobot membership which allows you to create groups for your words, you can click on the small plus sign to the right to create additional groups. Groups allow you to sort your ideas, words and names, so that you can keep track of large projects.
Each group has a color and a name and can contain as many words as you like. Your groups appear as additional tabs in the overview. You can easily tell them apart by color and name, both of which you can always change later on.
Clicking on the respective group in the Word Depot displays only words which have been assigned to this group. If tab navigation doesn't suit you, you can also use the arrow pointing downward on the left side. This is especially useful for managing large numbers of groups.
Word Options - Complete info at a glance
Each word has certain features, and the Word Depot provides you with this information at a glance. It also allows you to manipulate your stored words and adjust their features.
A small flag on the left next to a word indicates the assigned language. This allows NameRobot to distinguish between words like English "mist" and German "Mist" ("crap"). This disinction is relevant if you use NameRobot to search for Synonyms or when using the Brainstorming tool.
What language is assigned to a word depends on several factors, like your project's language settings, the information stored in NameRobot's database, and (if a word is a result from one of NameRobot's tools) the language settings of the original input words .
If NameRobot's automatism for assigning the correct language fails, it's no problem at all. You can always assign a word's language manually by clicking on the flag.
Color codes and gear
Left of the flag you see colors indicating several categories you can assign to a word.
A red bar on the far left shows that you marked the word as a name idea and added it to your My Names list. The right-hand color code represents the group which the word belongs to, if any.
Left of the word, there is a small gear. Clicking on it opens a menu which allows you to change the word's features. Add the word to your My Names list by clicking on the small star, another click removes it again. The gift icon allows you to assign the word to one or more groups.
Add words to tools
Use the arrow to the right of the word to add it quickly and easily to the NameRobot tool currently selected. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop it to in the tool.
It might interest you to know that you can also delete words using this method: drag and drop the word onto the delete button in the bottom right of the Word Depot.
Our tip is: hold the Ctrl button while clicking to select multiple words at a time.
Tips for the Word Depot:
First of all, fill the Word Depot! Gather ideas that fit with your project, and place them in the Word Depot. You won't be able to forget anything you write down from now on!
During the naming process, organize your Word Depot! Make use of the group functionality (if your NameRobot membership allows it) to keep an overview of your project.
If it has become too confusing, clean up your Word Depot! Delete content that you no longer really need.
If you are having a creative streak, add good ideas for names to your My Names list! This allows you to keep track of them easily.
Make the most of it! Try out various possibilities for operating the Word Depot! We have inlcuded several ways to add words to a tool by using drag and drop, or click on the arrow next to the word if you prefer to. NameRobot often offers several ways to operate the Word Depot, so experiment to find out what you like best.