- The company was established in Sweden in 1990 then under the name of Carat Mikrosystem AB. Operations focused on two main areas – optical mark reading and electronic dictionaries under the brandname, WordFinder.
- Agreement signed with the Prisma publishing company in 1991. The first product that was launched was Prisma´s Swedish-English dictionary.
- In 1992, WordFinder for Windows was introduced and in the autumn, Prisma’s English-Swedish dictionaries were completed. A warehouse facility was set up in Kristianstad.
- In 1994, the company changed its name to WordFinder Software AB.
- A subsidiary, WordFinder Software AS, was set up in Oslo in 1996. In the same year, WordFinder Software moved into larger premises.
- WordFinder Grammatik, an in-house developed English grammar proofing application, was launched in autumn 2000.
- A collaboration agreement was signed in spring 2001 with HarperCollins Publishers, one of the world´s largest publishers.
- WordFinder Pocket for Pocket PC was launched in 2002, while a collaboration agreement was signed with the British publishers, Bloomsbury Publishing. A sales office was opened in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- In the winter of 2003, a Mac version, WordFinder 6, together with up to 10 dictionaries, was launched.
- In September 2003, the Swedish Academy’s dictionary was published on the web, as a result of cooperation between the Swedish Academy, WordFinder Software, Norstedts Academic Publishers and Språkdata, where WordFinder Online provides search functionality.
- The portal, www.wordfinder.net, was launched in 2004, from where selected dictionaries can be rented and accessed online.
- 2006 – Another language included in the WordFinder range, namely Polish.
- 2007 – New collaboration agreements signed with PortoEditora and Larousse that led to new dictionaries in Portuguese and French. WordFinder can now offer dictionaries in 12 languages.
- 2009 - New languages was added in the range; Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic.