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Phonto - Text on Photos

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Phonto - Text on Photos

  • Photo & Video
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Yusuke Horie
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User Reviews for Phonto - Text on Photos


thank u, thank u, THANK U for making this app so affordable, effortless, and so high quality! every font is so easy to download and use, with literally hundreds of thousands of fonts to choose from! when you use it, there are so so many possibilities and unique changes you can make to the text. it’s perfect - seriously hands down. i wouldn’t change a thing. not a ton of ads, barely any, actually. very professional, quick, and sooooooo user-friendly! not like any other app where certain and almost all the necessary features are locked; on phonto you literally can do anything! i love this app to death, seriously. when you download the photo you added text to, if you zoom in, the font is SO HQ!! it literally makes me so happy. if i could rate it 6 stars, i would. absolutely recommend. this is a must have app for editors!!! (also no watermark is just the best thing ever)

Annakm133, Sep 15, 2019
PHONTO: Review

Hello. I am writing a review for the app PHONTO. This app is great; I have been editing pictures of my dogs with the lovely text options, and I also have been adding cute symbols that this app provides. I also love that it gives you filters to put on pictures, along with plain color backgrounds that you can change to Ombré colors. This app is great, and I know people who have made businesses of writing and adding things to pictures, which I think is spectacular, so shoutout to those people! I have used this app (like I said) to edit and add things to pictures of my dogs, and now I have been making wallpapers for my grandparents, aunt, mum and dad. They love them, and it is a great use of material. I am not sure if there is a text limit but I doubt it; I have put over 5 things on a picture and there was no text limit, so that’s perfect.For a watermark, I use the barcode font and just write my name. Nobody questions it, and it is practical and easy to add on, because you can just add it into the corner and it serves as “decoration.” I hope this review helps, thank you for reading!

bry2011 bry31211, Apr 10, 2022
Just one tiny feature from becoming 5 star app...

I love this app!! ❤️ I’ve been having it for years now and I use it almost daily to try out new ideas I get when I don’t have photoshop or illustrator in front of me. I love importing fonts from safari and using the tools to manipulate the characters. I wish I could give this app 5 stars, just one thing that would make my process much faster: A grid. (Snap grid of you want to spoil us.) I use the background grid religiously but often gets difficult to ‘eye it out’ the more you reach the center of the screen. I’m sure many others would be interested, if not already have suggested. But with its little to nothing, minor flaws, I love it. I’m glad I stumbled across this one many years ago. I have this on both my iPhones and my iPad Pro. I also use Vonto! 😁 Great work to everyone involved. P.S: If you guys REALLY want to spoil us, Ad a feature where users can turn layers on/off, and export transparent images (.png)

cmplxbeats, Jun 29, 2019
Pleasantly Surprised!

I’ve downloaded and tried more of these apps than I would care to admit, as I need them for professional level social media design. I’m always searching out for new or promising apps to help with graphic design. I thought this would be yet another crappy app that doesn’t do anything it advertised that it would.IN THIS CASE, Phonto did a great job in this app! It does EXACTLY what it says it will do, and it does so without forcing you to pony up cash up front! In fact as far as I can tell, all core components of the app work for free (sure there are a few nice add-on’s available, but honestly, this app is powerful enough in the free version, and even with the add-on’s you won’t get raped on added costs! We are talking about $.99 cents here… or $2.99 at most… that’s it!)Well done Phonto!

DMOGSLNJ, Dec 27, 2021

I rarely write reviews (unless incessantly asked by those pop-ups in certain 'thirsty' apps😒). But Phonto has been a game-changer for me! If you are looking for a mini, but fully loaded graphics program to edit photos and images, create logos and avatars, for promoting or marketing, or just for fun — this app is a workhorse!🤩 To be fair, the interface can be clunky, but that's less by design and attributed more to the user.😉 Perhaps a readily available quick tutorial would be beneficial in explaining each of the select functions, especially the "Style" option which has SO many additional features under the 'sub' "Color" and 'sub' "Style" functions! It took a while to find and explore all of the features, but completely worth it. 🏆BONUS: I recall paying a ONE-time nominal fee to remove adds and unlock additional features. And it's STAYED that way! Again, unlike some other apps who only seem to thrive on continually charging more and more for "in-app" features/purchases. Thanks, Phonto! You created a stellar app and you're doing an excellent job!🏅

DrKyashi, Jan 11, 2022
A great font app FINALLY

For years I used font candy, and I had the paid version, they then switched to a subscription basis and did not honor all the People who had paid for their app. And it was more than just a few dollars. It was close to $30/month! For a font app! I’ve tried so many different apps and finally came across this one. It was a little confusing to use at first but now that I have the hang of it, this app is WAY better than anything I have ever tried. I love that most of the features are free and they don’t make you pay to remove a watermark.... that was one of the big selling points for me. I hate when a company forces you to pay to remove a watermark. Phonto also provides some simple backgrounds to use so that you don’t have to look up “plain white background” like I used to all the time lol. Overall I would tell everyone to use this app because you can do some amazing and cool things. I feel like a graphic designer using this (even tho I know nothing about any of it)

HoW!, Mar 01, 2021

I absolutely love Phonto and I think that without it, I’d never have started making niche memes and stuff like that, and this app makes the creation of such things exponentially more simple then on other software. I only have one complaint, and that complaint is enough to warrant 4 stars instead of 5. You can not save your Phonto projects if you close the app. Please, for the love of god, take inspiration from other photo editing software programs, and allow your users to close the project they are currently working on and have the ability to return to the app later and pick up where they left off on the project they were editing. I speak on behalf of every person who owns your app when I say that it is so frustrating to have your day’s work systematically deleted just because you can’t dedicate multiple hours to one editing project. Give us the option to put it down and pick it back up in the same spot, or none of your users will feel motivated to pick up the app anymore.

justaguywhousesapp, Jun 12, 2019
A few suggestions! Great app!

There’s a few things I would love to see in this app. Firstly the ability to save a draft of work!! I can’t tell you how many times I was multitasking, received a call or anything and I go back to this app and my work is gone. Of course we have restore previous state but that only works so well. If my phone dies then that’s gone. And if I save the work into a picture file the content is no longer movable. The second thing I would love to see is that when we start from a plain photo that the background be actually pure white and not almost there. What I mean is that the values begin at 250,250,250 which is almost there. But when I click on the white color box the values change to 255,255,255. If the values could start there for a white plain photo that’d be awesome!! Otherwise I love the ability to create in this app and all the fonts I have accumulated! Thank you!!

Mattstate, Oct 30, 2019
Serious issue freezing the entire app

One major problem: some fonts have a special keyboard for symbols. The special symbols keyboard covers ALL input options for the app, effectively freezing it. You must close the app and open an old project that has a normal font already and open a normal text box in order to switch you default font off of the special keyboard font in order to access the app. If you do not have an old project with a normal font then you are locked into the special keyboard font and can never leave it, since it covers the option to switch fonts. It might completely lock the app if you don’t have an old project. I just tapped on the font name to preview my text and became locked in this error. Closing and restarting left me with the dingbat special keyboard as my default so the change font button was covered and inaccessible. I chose “reset to previous state” from the menu and it showed me a normal font to select and reset my default to. Be careful browsing fonts!

Metallurgicarborist, May 17, 2022
I love Phonto!!

I love Phonto so much. I have and will recommend this to friends until i run out of breath. For mobile editing, Phonto is literally a top 3 app. Like it's literally essential for photo editing. Anyway, back to business. Don't let my five stars fool you, there ARE things to be done, but regardless this app is unmatched. I have one request and one bug fix to discuss. We'll start with the bug. Small bug but still worth fixing. When I am in the color pattern menu and I've decided on my pattern, when I click "Done" the app acts like I clicked the button next to it where it prompts a screen that asks me to choose between ombré or character-by-character patterns. In order to successfully leave the color pattern screen I have to click the edge of the screen, past the done button lol. Also, I would like to request something. It would be very very VERY helpful to insert a feature into the app where we can create folders for our fonts (fonts can be in multiple folders btw). It just helps a lot when you have a ton of fonts in your library. Thanks for reading! Much love. 💗

peteybot, Jul 03, 2019


Phonto is a simple app that allows you to add text to pictures. ・ More than 400 fonts are available. ・ You can install other fonts. ・ Text size is changeable. ・ Text color is changeable. ・ Text gradient is changeable. ・ Text's stroke color is changeable. ・ Text's shadow color is changeable. ・ Text's background color is changeable. ・ Text is rotatable. ・ Text kerning is changeable. ・ Line spacing is changeable. ・ Curved text. ・ Perspective text. ・ Parts of text are erasable. ・ Image theme is changeable. ・ Items (Balloon, Rectangle, Star, Heart) are available. ・ Background image is changeable. ・ You can use not only pictures, but also plain images to write text. ・ You can share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. ・ URL scheme: phonto:// Try Vont app, if you want to add text to videos. Vont is a free app that is available on the App Store. -------------------------------- LANGUAGE -------------------------------- Phonto supports only English (US), Chinese and Japanese, so when the priority of Chinese (or Japanese) in your setting was higher than English, Phonto would be launched as Chinese (or Japanese) mode. To solve this problem… 1.

Open the Settings app. 2. Choose 'English' in 'General' > 'Language & Region' > 'iPhone Language'. 3. Turn back your 'iPhone Language' to your favorite language. -------------------------------- HOW TO INSTALL FONTS -------------------------------- Using iTunes, you can copy font files between your computer and Phonto on your iOS device. 1. Select your iOS device from the Devices section of iTunes. 2. Click the Apps tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page. 3. Select "Phonto" in the "File Sharing" section. 4. Drag and drop .ttf or .otf font files into "Documents". 5. Restart Phonto. More detail about how to install fonts. https://phon.to/install_fonts Twitter: @phontograph Tumblr: http://phontogra.ph https://phon.to We obtained new URL which links to Phonto on the App Store. We appreciate if you introduce Phonto to your friends.

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