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Never Lose ‘Wordle’ Again With Our Simple Cheat Tool

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The writers at Review Geek like to win a game of Wordle without any tricks. At least, that’s what we thought when we still had our daily win streaks. This last week of Wordle has kicked our collective butts, so naturally, we developed a handy tool that gives us each day’s Wordle answer in a single tap or click.

Update, 2/11/22 10:16 am Eastern: Worlde is now owned by the New York Times, which recently made some changes to the game’s code. As a result, our cheat tool is currently non-functional. We’re looking for a solution. (That said, the cheat tool will continue working if you saved Wordle to your desktop before the NYT buyout.)

Our Wordle cheat tool works in both desktop and mobile browsers, and it only reveals answers when you’re ready to cheat. Plus, it’s a simple bookmarklet, not a browser extension, so it doesn’t run in the background or need any updates.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Review Geek cheat tool, plus instructions to get everything set up.

Bookmarklets Explained: How Does This Tool Work?

Here’s the funny thing about Wordle; it’s a quick passion project. As such, the Wordle source code is pretty simple and contains each day’s answer in plaintext. That’s how we know the best word you should use for your first guess every day. We could tell you how to dig through this source code by hand, but that’s boring, so we developed a bookmarklet that does the work for you.

Bookmarklets are small tools that sit alongside your regular website bookmarks. When you click a bookmarklet, it doesn’t open a webpage. Instead, it runs a string of JavaScript to help automate a task—you can use bookmarklets to automatically add whatever website you’re visiting to a Google spreadsheet, for example.

In our case, we’re using a bookmarklet to reveal each day’s Wordle answer. This bookmarklet only activates when you click it, so it won’t spoil a word of the day until you’re ready to cheat.

If you’re like me, though, you’re probably ready to cheat as soon as you fire up Wordle. But that’s beside the point—our Wordle cheat tool can help you maintain your daily win streak and avoid losses when words like “knoll” rear their ugly head.

How to Use Our Wordle Cheat In a Desktop Browser

Review Geek's Wordle cheat in Chrome.
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Using our Wordle cheat tool in a desktop browser is super easy! You just need to make a new bookmarklet containing the appropriate JavaScript. We’re going to follow a universal method that works for all desktop browsers, but if you have your own methods, feel free to use them.

Here’s how to set up our Wordle cheat tool in a desktop browser:

  1. Activate your browser’s bookmark toolbar using the Ctrl+Shift+B keyboard command (Cmd+Shift+B on a Mac).
  2. Drag and drop the small padlock or globe icon from your address bar to your bookmark bar. Review Geek should now appear in your bookmark bar—don’t worry, we’re going to edit the bookmark and turn it into a Wordle cheat tool!
  3. Highlight the JavaScript listed below (it’s in the box under these instructions) and copy it to your clipboard using Ctrl+C (or Cmd+C).
  4. Right-click the Review Geek bookmark you just added to your bookmark toolbar.
  5. Select “Edit” or “Edit Address.”
  6. Delete the bookmark’s existing URL and paste in the Wordle cheat JavaScript with Ctrl+V (or Cmd+V).
  7. Rename your bookmarklet to something elegant like “Wordle Cheat.” If you’re using Safari, you need to right-click the bookmarklet a second time to rename it.
javascript:alert("The solution is: "+JSON.parse(window.localStorage.getItem("gameState")).solution)

And you’re all set! Fire up a game of Wordle, give a few honest guesses, and click the bookmarklet in your bookmark toolbar when you’re ready to cheat. Remember, you can always show or hide your bookmark toolbar using the Ctrl+Shift+B keyboard command (Cmd+Shift+B on a Mac).

How to Use Our Wordle Cheat In a Mobile Browser

Review Geek's Wordle cheat tool in iOS.
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Most people play Wordle on their smartphone or tablet. Thankfully, our Wordle cheat tool works in all major mobile browsers, and the setup process is the same regardless of which browser you use.

Here’s how to set up our Wordle cheat tool in a mobile browser:

  1. See the gray box under these instructions? Press and hold the line of JavaScript in that box to highlight it. Then, press and hold it again and select the “Copy” option.
  2. Add any webpage to your mobile browser’s bookmarks:
    • Chrome or Firefox: Press the Menu button (three dots) and tap the star icon.
    • Safari: Tap the Share icon (box with an arrow) and select “Add Bookmark.”
  3. Edit the bookmark you just added to your mobile browser:
    • Chrome or Firefox: Press the Menu button (three dots), select “Bookmarks,” and find your bookmark. Then tap the three dots next to it and select “Edit.”
    • Safari: Open your bookmarks (the book icon) and tap the “Edit” button. Then, select the bookmark you want to edit.
  4. Delete the URL for the bookmark that you’re editing and paste in the JavaScript that you copied earlier. Then, rename the bookmark to “Wordle Cheat.”
javascript:alert("The solution is: "+JSON.parse(window.localStorage.getItem("gameState")).solution)

You’re all ready to start cheating at Wordle! Unfortunately, the process to activate this mobile bookmarklet is different depending on which browser you use. If you’re using Safari, you can activate the bookmarklet during any Wordle game by opening your bookmarks (the book icon) and selecting “Wordle Cheat.”

But if you’re using another mobile browser, you have to activate the cheat from your address bar. It’s easier than it sounds—just open up a game of Wordle, tap your address bar, and type in “Wordle Cheat.” Then, click the result that has a star next to it and enjoy Review Geek‘s cheat tool in all its glory!

Andrew Heinzman Andrew Heinzman
Andrew is the News Editor for Review Geek, where he covers breaking stories and manages the news team. He joined Life Savvy Media as a freelance writer in 2018 and has experience in a number of topics, including mobile hardware, audio, and IoT. Read Full Bio »