Alphabetizing a List Is Easy With The Alphabetizer

Alphabetize List Below

Enter your list of items below to sort them in alphabetical order.

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Having trouble alphabetizing? Try the 'ignore case' option on the left.

Alphabetizer Options


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Alphabetize list. If you need help alphabetizing a list to help with homework, alphebetize business, tech, or to learn how to alpabetize in Microsoft Word or Excel, you've come to the right place! The Alphabetize list tool is a sorting tool that will meet your alphabetizing needs and put a list in ABC order - even in COVID-19 pandemic times!

How to Alphabetize a List Online

There are lots of options when alphabetizing, listed below. Please note that these explanations are very basic and don't fully describe all the functionality available in the web app.


This option simply alphabetizes your list (puts a list in abc order). Use it as a sort tool to alphabetize tweets, Facebook posts, a packing list, a list of movies, television shows, a business directory, comedies, birthday boy names or girl names, a todo list, or a list of countries or a list of U.S. States.

Alphabetize by Last Name

If you give The Alphabetizer a list of names, and you need to alphabetize a list by last name (like for a list of wedding guests, insurance companies, lawyers, etc,) please choose this option. It will use a special algorithm to detect the last name in each name and will alphabetize your list by lastname.

Sort Titles

This option will help to alphabetize the titles of movies, films, books, records, music, laws, SEO terms, social media posts - whatever you like - by ignoring articles (the, a, an, some, many) while sorting your list.

Make Lowercase

Sometimes you want to make all your text lowercase. This option will take all your text and make it lowercase.

Capitalize Titles

This will capitalize the titles of each line without alphabetizing the actual list. Once you've capitalized your titles, simply select the Alphabetize option and you put your list in alphabetical order.

Remove Duplicates

Remove duplicate lines from a list. List Deduper will dedupe your list. Use this online tool to remove duplicate lines from a large block of text. This can be useful if you don't realize you have the same thing written on more than one line and you don't need it listed twice.

Reverse list

This option will take your list and reverse the order in which each term is listed. Turn your list on its head! You can sort your list Z to A instead of A to Z.

Strip HTML

A quick way of removing any extra HTML from your list. Good for when you have a list of links or text copied from the View Source section of a website or if you're a coder or programmer that needs to display a web page without styling or links.


A fun list randomizer. Arrange the items of a list in random order. You could use this for a text game or to mix up a list. And don't worry: if you mess up the order, you can select the Alphabetize option and to quickly put your list back in alphabetical order with the best sorting tool on the interwebs!

Number / Letter / Add Roman Numerals

This option lets you add numbers, letters, roman numerals, or another preface to each item in your list. You can also add a separator which will appear between the number/letter/roman numeral and your line of text. This is helpful for legal text, essay outlines, to enumarate lists, label book chapters, list sporting events, or anywhere you might need to add roman numerals to a list.

Add Custom Text

Save the time of manually adding some custom text to the beginning of each item in your list by using this option to automatically add text to the beginning of each item in your list. Good for adding HTML tags like links <a>, paragraphs <p> or ordered and unordered lists <ul>.

Remove Word From Each Line

This option will let you remove the first word from each line in a list before putting it in abc order.

Ignore List Options

Sometimes you want to ignore a word, or words, at the beginning of a line when you alphabetize. This option will let you ignore the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th word at the beginning of each line. You can also ignore definite articles such as "the" or ignore indefinite articles such as "a, an, some, any" in the list.

Separate Terms With

This option functions best if left on "auto" but if you have problems, you can choose a character, or a custom character, with which to separate the terms that are on your list.