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20 Awesome Typography Apps You Need For Really Beautiful Fonts

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20 Awesome Typography Apps You Need For Really Beautiful Fonts

They say there’s an app for everything – and they’re definitely right when it comes to apps that help you create truly impressive fonts. Ditch the Arial and give Calibri the boot. It’s time for typography that gets your images noticed for all the right reasons! Below are 20 awesome typography apps that are just waiting for you to download.

1: PicLab

PicLab

    Price: Most versions are free.

    PicLab is a quick tool to edit all your photos and add beautiful fonts. You can also overlay, crop, filter and more. It’s terrific for posting to social media accounts for both personal or business reasons.

    2: AnyFont

    AnyFont

      Price: $1.99

      The AnyFont app – only for iPhones and iPads – allows you install numerous additional fonts onto your machine. Create stellar presentations when you’re on the road, and never lose your audience’s attention due to dull slides.

      3: FontBook

      FontBook

        Price: $4.99

        This app draws on 134 type foundries from all over the world to give you access to typography that has been commercially successful in the past. For example, may marketers and advertisers like to use Helvetica because it is clean and easy to read. With the FontBook app, you have access to all such type faces right in the palm of your hand.

        4: Typography

        Typography

          Price: About $1.00

          Want to send messages through iOS to your buddies that shine with ultra-uniqueness? Turn to Typography. The little app gives you plenty of options to make your friends smile with interesting fonts you can use for texting and emailing from your iPhone.

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          5: Typefaces

          Typefaces

            Price: Free

            Typefaces allows you to quickly see all the fonts that have been installed on your iPhone or iPad. It’s a neat tool and is great for people who have a desire to know exactly what’s at their fingertips.

            6: Fontest

            Fontest

              Price: Free

              This is a highly useful app that lets you see how your fonts will look on Android-based equipment. Fontest comes with a handful of fonts, and you can always add your own to the mix.

              7: Fontroid

              fontroid

                Price: Free

                Developed for Japanese mobile users, Fontroid caters to the written strokes necessary for Kanji and Kana in Japanese. However, this is still a very fun app to have if you are a non-Japanese-writing person. With a touch of your fingertip, you can even make your own fonts!

                8: A Beautiful Mess

                A beautiful mess

                  Price: $.99

                  Don’t let the name fool you – there’s nothing but beauty in this typography app. With it, you can make all the pics on your iPhone or iPad incredibly innovative with fabulous typefaces. It’s great for playing around or even for business uses.

                  9: Font Candy

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                  Font Candy

                    Price: Free

                    Font Candy is the delicious – and calorie-free! – way to overlay fonts onto your images. Head to their website, and check out a few of their examples. You’ll never see your iOS platform images in the same light again.

                    10: WhatTheFont

                    WhatTheFont

                      Price: Free

                      Stop driving yourself crazy trying to figure out what a particular font could be. Just submit an image to WhatTheFont, and you’ll be introduced to the most likely font that’s being used.

                      11: Paper by FiftyThree

                      Paper

                        Price: Free

                        Paper by FiftyThree takes doodling to an artistic level. This is definitely a must have for anyone with a natural bent toward graphic design. It received the App of the Year award in 2012, and for good reason – it’s incredibly impressive.

                        12: Fount

                        Fount

                          Price: Free

                          Fount is another quick and painless way to give you an idea of what the “mystery font” that’s bugging you could be. This gives it applications for home users and business pros.

                          13: Path On

                          PathOn

                            Price: $1.99

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                            Never allow your images to go out without captioning them using Path On. This app promises to turn any pic into an opportunity for innovation using words.

                            14: iFontMaker

                            iFontMaker

                              Price: $6.99

                              This is a higher-end app that will truly grab the attention of serious font-makers. With iFontMaker, you’ll have the ability to put together your own fonts in a few minutes. If you’re serious about fonts, this is one that you can’t afford to overlook – despite its higher-than-average price tag.

                              15: Typography Insight

                              Typography Insight

                                Price: $1.99

                                Best for use on a larger mobile device like an iPad or Chromebook, Typography Insight lets you get up close and personal with your type faces. You can use your iPad’s touch screen to manipulate and edit letters and numbers in your type face of choice.

                                16: Fontula

                                Fontula

                                  Price: $4.99

                                  The Fontula app is really meant for the higher-end font creator. If you have always wanted to create your own fonts, this is absolutely a great method for turning ideas into realities.

                                  17: FontBrowser

                                  FontBrowser

                                    Price: Free

                                    Browse through dozens and dozens of fonts with this app. FontBrowser takes the guesswork out of determining which font to use in any situation.

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                                    18: Palettes Pro

                                    PalettesPro

                                      Price: $3.99

                                      While this isn’t specifically an app for fonts, it’s kind of a “brother” to those apps. Palettes Pro puts choosing the right shades in the palm of your hand.

                                      19: Swipe

                                      Swipe

                                        Price: Free

                                        Swipe is yet another app that gives you the opportunity to add captions in cool font styles to images. Use it to wow your Instagram followers or encourage more Pinterest shares.

                                        20: Wordcam!

                                        wordcam!

                                          Price: Free

                                          Wordcam is a fun way to transform any photos into word-driven artwork. Be careful, though – the ability to alter any image can be quite addictive!

                                          You’re not just limited to your device’s factory settings. There’s a world of font art out there that can set you apart just waiting to be discovered.

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                                          How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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                                          How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

                                          There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

                                          Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

                                            What Does Private Browsing Do?

                                            When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

                                            For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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                                            The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

                                            The Terminal Archive

                                            While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

                                            Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

                                            dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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                                            Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

                                            Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

                                            However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

                                            Clearing Your Tracks

                                            Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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                                            dscacheutil -flushcache

                                            As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

                                            Other Browsers and Private Browsing

                                            Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

                                            If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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                                            As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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