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20 Awesome Typography Apps You Need For Really Beautiful Fonts

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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                                          Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                                          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                          7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                          Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                                          Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                                          Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                                          So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                                          Joe’s Goals

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                                            Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                                            Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                                            Daytum

                                              Daytum

                                              is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                                              Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                                              Excel or Numbers

                                                If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                                                What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                                                Evernote

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                                                  I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                                                  Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                                                  Access or Bento

                                                    If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                                    Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                                    You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                                    Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                                    All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                                    Conclusion

                                                    I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                                    What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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