As a creative professional, you may have come across many different apps for creative work. There are many creative apps available such as photo editing apps, video editing apps, drawing apps, and whatnot.
Similarly, there are some really great typography apps that you’ll love if you’re a typography enthusiast. Whether you want to play with type or want to make your creative life easier, these apps will help you out.
That being said, in this article, I’ll be sharing with you the best typography apps you should definitely check out.
Let’s get started.
Best Typography Apps For Creatives
Here are the best typography apps you should get your hands on:
1. Type Loop (iOS)
Type Loop is an iOS app that lets you add animated text to photos and videos. The app comes with dynamic typographic motion presets that you can add to any photo or video.
There are unique effects and distortion that will make your photo or videos look beautiful. The app is very easy to use and lets you change the motion and effects with sliders.
Moreover, there are hand-curated typography designs that you can choose from in the app and add motion and effects to them.
Type Loop is lightweight with quick rendering allowing you to share or download your video.
This app is really great if you want to create engaging social media posts. You can use this app to create stories for Instagram.
The app is available for free with in-app purchases that include the unlimited subscription to the app which will unlock more presets and effects for you.
This is a must-use app for all designers who work with type. WhatTheFont is an instant font identification app.
With this app, you can quickly identify any font you see anywhere. The app uses deep learning to search through over 133,00 font styles and finds the best match for the font you want to identify.
The app is available on iOS and Android but you can also access this app across the web through your browser.
WhatTheFont is very easy to use as you just have to upload the image that contains the font you want to identify. The rest is magic.
I’ve used this app numerous times whenever I come across an image where I liked the font so much that I wanted to know what font it is.
This app will definitely make your creative life easier as you will be able to detect any beautiful font you come across.
3. 3D Text Camera (iOS)
There has been a boom in Augmented Reality apps and this is one of those apps you don’t want to miss out on.
As the name suggests, this app lets you add 3D text to your environment using Augmented Reality.
You can write any text and choose from a collection of beautiful 3D text styles. The app lets you add multiple texts with different styles too.
Once you’ve added your text to the environment, you can take a photo or video to capture your environment with your 3D text in it.
The app is very fun to use and can be used in many ways. As a creative, you can use this app to spice up your social media content.
The 3D Text Camera app is available for free in the Apple app store.
Over is a graphic design maker app by GoDaddy that lets you create beautiful graphics for social media.
The app has a huge collection of templates that can be edited instantly. What I love most about Over is that you have a selection of 500+ fonts for your designs. This allows you to design graphics with great typography.
Besides social media graphics, you can use Over to create posters, flyers, banners, and more.
The app is available on Android, iOS, and also has a web app so that you can access it anywhere to create beautiful designs.
Over app comes with 67,000 graphics you can use to create your images. Moreover, the app also provides unlimited access to stock images.
Lastly, the app has all the features that you’d require for creating graphics. Features such as blend effects, layers, masking, etc are available in the app.
The app is available for free with limited features and templates. You can get the pro plan of the app to get unlimited templates and features.
5. AnyFont (iOS)
AnyFont is an iOS app that lets you install custom fonts on your iPhone or iPad. You can upload your fonts in TrueTypeFont (.ttf), OpenTypeFon- (.otf), or TrueType Collection (.ttc).
The app also allows you to add multiple fonts to your device at once by upload a ZIP file. You can preview the fonts you’re uploading using the app’s storage.
AnyFont also provides an optional bundle of 1000+ fonts that you can purchase in the app. Moreover, the app lets you view all the fonts installed on your device.
AnyFont is a great app if you use your iPhone or iPad during presentations. It happens often that your device cannot recognize the font you are using in your presentation.
In such cases, the font gets replaced which ends up ruining the design and look of your presentation. With this app, you can save yourself the trouble of being in such situations.
The app is available in the Apple App Store for free with optional in-app purchases.
6. Kerntype (Web)
Kerntype is a web-based game for letter spacing. This is a great game if you’re learning typography.
This kerning game lets you set the kerning of the letters given to you. You can move or nudge the letters to set the proper kerning and the game gives you a score of your lettering.
This way you can play with the game with different letters to improve your kerning skills. The game also provides keyboard shortcuts to nudge the letters.
I found this game very helpful as it helped me improve my kerning skills and it’s also very fun.
7. iFont Maker (iOS)
Want to create your own font? iFontMaker is a fun iOS app that lets you create your own fonts.
Whether you’re a beginner who wants to work on your hand-lettering skills or a professional who wants to create professional fonts, this is a must-use app.
The app lets you work with bezier curves, SVGs, kerning, and custom ligatures. In other words, the app has all the tools you need to create your own fonts.
The app is available on iOS allowing you to create your own fonts on the iPad or iPhone.
8. Curve Text (Android)
Curve Text is a very unique typography app as it lets you add curved text to your photos. The app allows you to draw a path or curve along which you want to add the curved text.
The app comes with 50 fonts you can choose from for your curved text. Moreover, you can install your own fonts as well.
Curve Text comes with all other features to customize your text. You can customize the size, color, shadow, stroke color, letter spacing, and rotation of the text.
Besides text, the app also provides a huge library of stickers and shapes that you can add to your photos.
The app is available on Android for free.
9. Path On (iOS)
Path On is the iOS equivalent of Curve Text. With this app, you can add curved text to your photos.
You just have to draw a line where you want your text to appear. There is a huge library of fonts you can choose from for your fonts.
The app comes with additional tools such as shadow, letter spacing, alignment, etc to make your curved text look better.
The app is very easy to use and is available for free on the Apple App Store.
10. Font Combinations (Web)
Font Combinations is a simple web-based typography app by Canva that lets you find font combinations.
You just have to select your desired font and it will generate font combinations for your selected font.
It is a great tool for designers who want to understand and learn more about font pairing. With this tool, you’ll have a better understanding of how to pair fonts together.
So that concludes our list of the best typography apps. The apps listed above were chosen based on their uniqueness and how it can help you.
If you have some more typography apps to share, do let me know in the comments section below.