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