Looking for iPhone apps to add text to photos?
Photos with text are the hottest thing in visual content!
Images are 93% more likely to be shared on social media than any other type of content.
If you can’t take a good photo to save your life, images with text are your answer!
They not only improve and explain your own photos, but many of these apps provide backgrounds, so you don’t even need to supply a photo.
I’ve searched out 23 typography apps for iPhone. Some of these may be available for Android also, but my links will take you to the Apple App Store.
(If you have a favorite Android type app, please let me know in a comment, and I’ll compile a list for Android users too!)
I’ve put the ones I’m familiar with at the top of the list – but YOU can vote up your favorites! Also leave comments right in the list on what you like and don’t.
And – if you sign up for a free Listly membership, you can embed this list on your own blog.
Most of the apps run $1.99 to $3.99. I suggest you get a few – none can do everything.
Below is a brief synopsis of the ones I’ve used and liked. I’ve also pointed out some that are more unique and may be ideal for your needs.
If you want to go straight to the list, scroll down to the end of this post.
WordSwag, Typorama, and Word Dream
WordSwag, Typorama, and Word Dream are similar in that they’re built on a type engine that generates a complete typography design for you at a tap. Tap again and again until you find a design you like.
They all also offer image search right in the app – free, public domain photos from Pixabay. Plus, each app provides unique backgrounds of their own, the ability to choose an image from your camera roll, and quotes to choose from in the app.
They’re $3.99 each. I have all 3, because I love how they work, and using 3 different ones gives me variety. If you could only add one app, right now I’d go with Typorama.
I haven’t been able to find anything remotely similar for Android users. Sorry!
Another one I own and use frequently. Over app comes with a number of predesigned text overlays, and you can purchase seasonal packages for $.99. Christmas, New Years, Mothers Day, etc. – packages include a number of pre-made text overlays with sayings like “World’s Best Mom.”
As long as you have an image to use as a background, this is as easy as you can get. You don’t even have to think of words!
There are also fonts included to use your own text instead of a pre-made greeting.
On the artistic side, there’s an add-on that allows you to add PNGs over your background. You can search for PNGs right in the app, but beware – anything you find may be subject to copyright (unlike the search functions in the 3 apps above).
Over is also available for Android.
This app needs a special mention.
While the Rhonna Designs app creates lovely, rather feminine designs, I must warn you that the designer stipulates, in capital letters, that this app is for personal use only.
If you’re looking for graphics to promote your business, you’ll need to contact the designer and purchase a commercial license. ‘Nuff said!
Is FUN in your brand?
Then check out TextHere!
This app allows you to create comic book style speech bubbles, as well as captions and call-outs, as shown in the sample at right.
Run type on along any shape you can imagine – and draw with your finger! Way easier than using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
If this sounds like fun to you, check out PathOn!
Pick a photo and appropriate words.
WordFoto goes to work making your photo into words!
I haven’t seen another quite like this. WordFoto should really help you stand out!
There are so many more in the list. Check them out!
For about the price of a coffee, you can have a fun new app!
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