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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 August 29, 2018

                                          5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

                                          5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

                                          Journaling is one of the most useful personal development tools around. Not only does it help us process emotions and experiences, work through internal conflicts and improve our self-awareness, it also provides us with a way to keep a day-to-day record of our lives. Traditionally an activity limited to pen and paper, the expansion of consumer technology has enabled journaling to go digital.

                                          Saving your journaling entries online enables you to access them from anywhere, without having to carry a notebook and pen around, and provides you with digital features, like tagging and search functions.

                                          Here are a list of five online journaling tools you can use to bring your practice into the modern age:

                                          1. 750words

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                                          750 words

                                            750words is a free online journaling tool created by Buster Benson. The site is based on the idea of “Morning Pages”; a journaling tool Julia Cameron suggests in her creativity course The Artist’s Way. Cameron advises aspiring creatives to start each morning with three pages of stream-of-consciousness writing to clear away the mental clutter, leaving you with a clearer mind to face the day.

                                            750 words is the three-page digital equivalent (assuming the average person writes 250 words per page) and lets you store all your journaling online. Each morning, you’ll receive a prompt asking you to write your 750 words, and the site keeps track of various statistics associated with your entries. The site uses a Regressive Imagery Dictionary to calculate the emotional content from your posts and provides feedback on features like your mood, and most commonly used words.

                                            750 words is simple to set up and is ideal for anyone who finds it challenging to maintain a consistent journaling practice. The site uses a number of incentives to motivate users, including animal badges awarded to journalers who complete a certain number of days in a row, leader boards, and opt-in monthly challenges.

                                            2. Ohlife

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                                            ohlife

                                              Ohlife is designed to make online journaling as easy as possible. Once you’ve signed up for your free account, the website will send you an email each day asking “How did your day go?” Simply reply to the email with as much or as little detail as you like, and your response will be stored on your account, ready to view next time you log in.

                                              Ohlife’s appeal lies in its simplicity: no stats, no social sharing, no complicated organisational systems—the site is designed to provide you with a private, online space. Simply respond to the email each day (or skip the days you’re busy) and Ohlife will do the rest.

                                              3. Oneword

                                              oneword

                                                OneWord is a fun online tool that provides you with a single word as a prompt and gives you sixty seconds to write about it. The concept’s aim is to help writers learn how to flow, and the prompts range from the everyday mundane to the profound.

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                                                Oneword is not a private journaling tool: if you sign up, your answers will be published on the site’s daily blog, which contains a stream of users’ answers, and might be used by Oneword in the future. If you’d rather keep your answers to yourself, you can still use the tool for fun without giving out any personal details.

                                                4. Penzu

                                                  Penzu is a journaling tool that allows you to store your journaling notes online. The service also offers mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry, so you can journal on the go and save your notes to your account. The basic service is free, however you can upgrade to Penzu Pro and get access to additional features, including military-grade encryption and the ability to save and sync data through your mobile, for $19 per year.

                                                  With either version of Penzu, you can insert pictures, and add tags and comments to entries, as well as search for older entries. You can set your posts to be private and viewable by you only, or share them with others.

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                                                  5. Evernote

                                                  Evernote isn’t a purpose-built journaling tool, however its features make it perfect for keeping your journaling notes in one safe place. With the ability to keep separate “notebooks”, tag your entries, include pictures, audio and web clipping, Evernote will appeal to journalers who want to include more formats than just text in their entries.

                                                  Available online within a web browser, and as a stand-alone desktop app, the service also comes with a series of mobile apps covering almost every device available. These allow you to make notes on the go and sync between the mobile and browser versions of the app.

                                                  For additional features, including text recognition and the ability to collaborate on Notebooks, you can upgrade to Evernote’s premium service, which costs $5 per month.

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