Fontself - Make your own fonts 4+

Draw letters & type your words

Fontself SAS

    • 4.7 • 181 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Create real fonts in seconds to use in Procreate or Photoshop, and send cool messages with your own handwriting on iMessage or Instagram.

It’s really easy: just draw letters & enjoy typing with your custom typefaces. Fontself turns your alphabets into font files that you can use & install anywhere.

Fontself is a font creation app that allows you to draw handmade fonts, export them as OpenType files, or to send creative messages via chat or on social with engaging showcases & templates.

This app is free to try all designs and brushes, and you can support our team by upgrading to a paid option (one-time payment, no subscription) to export an unlimited number of font files.

Key superpowers:

- Vector brushes (Brush, Pencil, Pen, Qalam reed pen & Marker)
- Pressure-sensitive brushes (via Apple Pencil)
- Export OpenType font files (.otf) to use on any Mac or Windows PC
- Preview in real-time sample texts as you draw
- Showcase your fonts by viewing or sharing customizable layout templates
- Save hours of tedious work with automated spacing & kerning

Streamlined workflow:

- Draw & generate vector fonts in a single app
- Export your fonts straight into Procreate to use them on your designs
- Manually upload fonts for instant use on Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator or else
- Send cool personalized messages as text images over your favorite chat and social apps, like Whatsapp, Messages, Snapchat, Instagram or Pinterest

Yes, it’s the hard truth: making actual fonts is usually a painful process which requires countless hours learning complex software, outstanding eagle-eye type design expertise, and working forever as a 14th century monk on arduous tasks like spacing and kerning your glyphs.

But at Fontself we aim to bring easy font creation to all, and thus provide you with an enjoyable app so anyone can embrace this cool medium: typography.

Fontself is powered by our advanced vector-brush engine developed from scratch and crafted with passionate indy designers & developers to match calligraphers and letterers demands. You will also benefit from over 20 years of expertise in this field, because our goal has always been to truly democratize type-making. We call this #Typocracy :)

The Fontself app on iPad is still a young work-in-progress so we will improve its features based on your feedback. And we plan a lot more typographic fun in the months & years to come. Yeah!

We hope you enjoy this app: if so, please leave a review, and in any case we are eager to see what you will create, and to learn how it can better suit your needs.

May The Font Be With You. Always.

... and Welcome to Typocracy ;)

What’s New

Version 1.1.6

Bugs fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

carrtoonz ,

Great App

I live for this App. Ever since I purchased it, I have not put my iPad down. Its easy, fun and very versatile. I love that I only need one application to create fonts. If I could give it more review stars I most definitely would. One of the absolute best things about Fontself is that the developers are interactive with their users. They listen when you make suggestions for the improvement of the app. I love that feature about Fontself. I am greatly looking forward to seeing where this app will take us in the future. Thank you Fontself for creating this awesome application that has me completely spellbound with enthusiasm for creating fonts. I love love love it.

Developer Response ,

Wow, thank you very much. This is truly encouraging us to keep listening to users... and to ship even cooler updates. Have fun!

awakeone ,

Crashes constantly rendering it unusable

Super disappointed.
A little backstory: I downloaded this app about 3-4 weeks ago and instantly fell in love. I’ve tried different font making apps and this one has thus far been my favorite, despite some minor details. I had already created 4 fonts and was working on my 5th one. As I was working on this font, the app began crashing on me. The first few times I was able to get back in and keep working, but now it won’t get past the “loading your fonts 🙈” screen before it shuts down. Every single time. I had luckily downloaded my finished font files already but can’t access the app anymore to continue creating, contact support or download my other work. I also went online and tried every troubleshooting suggestion to no avail.
Hoping to be able to change this review to a more positive one in the future as I did really like the app while I was able to use it!

Developer Response ,

Hi, we have updated the app with a fix that solves rare crashes (along with cool new features), so please give it another try and let us know whether it deserves a better review :)

BlueLunaBagel ,

Fun and easy to make great fonts

I love fontself because it is very intuitive, simple, and fun, and works great with the Apple Pencil 2. It is a high quality app, without the annoyance of ads. I used the free version and had so much fun that I paid the one-time purchase for the full version so I could export my fonts for Windows. It was well worth it to support the developer.
The developer is very responsive and easy to contact from within the app, and they are actively asking for your ideas on how to make fontself even better. They are also actively adding new features regularly.
There are now many customizable brushes and tools!

Developer Response ,

Thanks, thrilled you enjoy the app, and stay tuned for more creative superpowers :)

App Privacy

The developer, Fontself SAS, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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  • Diagnostics

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