Phonto - Text on Photos 4+

Photo & Typography


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

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.

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.

Twitter: @phontograph
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What’s New

Version 4.9.33

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Freddelo ,

The only photo/text app you’ll ever need

I have been using Phonto for years and cannot fault it, especially now after the update that lets you save projects - makes my life SO much easier and means I can save templates for repeated use which is brilliant for content creators. So many little features that make it great (like being able to change line and letter spacing). I’ve recently (in the last month) purchased the Image Pack and the Ad Free version simply because this app is my go-to for any text based graphics and I figured the best way to support the makers was to spend some money on the app. The app is totally brilliant without the in-app purchases though and I’d recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat. The only thing I’d like to see is larger colour pattern palettes.

iGirl_ ,

Easy Peasy & Very Effective

Only just downloaded this and have already made good use of it. Very easy to add text, shapes, banners - you can resize and tilt everything, colour them, change fonts (including word and line spacing), put text over shapes etc. You can even save commonly used styles if you like to have a consistent look. Just posted a photo on insta, to which I’d added a speech bubble, some text and labels. Looks so professional and I did it all on my iPhone! The ads are no big deal, they stay at the top and don’t get in the way.

djdoe duje ,

Great but one issue

I have been using phonto for ages with no problems! It’s the easiest way to add text onto photos for thumbnails! Except, recently, whenever I go into the app, phonto, I tap on the photo I would like to add text on and it glitches me out of the app. It happens with every photo in my camera roll. I’ve been browsing around through the reviews on phonto and no one has ever said anything about theirs glitching out, so I don’t know if it’s just my iPad or if there actually is something wrong with the app. If it was my iPad there is only so much I could do about it, like, get a new one or reboot it, but it doesn’t solve anything. I am absolutely positive it is the app as nothing ever happens when I had used it before. Please fix this bug! Thanks! - Annientix

PS: developer please respond when this has been fixed!

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

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