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 4.9.42

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11.9K Ratings

11.9K Ratings

Dunmoonin ,

My saviour.

After the latest O/S17 update my editor of choice, ACDSee Pro, would no longer add text to my photo’s. After reviewing others to find a replacement and downloading some to try none did what I want. The likes of Photoshop and Affinity 2 were too complicated and long winded just to type descriptive text on a family photo. I can’t see ACDSee updating their app either. Then I found this, so far the answer to my prayers. Probing further into the app. it does more than I want and for those who want a good text editor this does much more.
UPDATE. Since writing the above review this app has started adverts after doing an edit. No problem if in English but some are in Chinese with no means of getting rid of them without shutting down the iPad and restarting each time. It’s now getting tedious. I understand their needs for ads to cover the costs but totally frustrating when you cannot carry on editing because you cannot close the Chinese ad.

gtfvcdresxvghnnghv ,

Keeps freezing and logging me out

Have had phonto a couple of years
It was good but for some reason starting two weeks ago - it freezes a lot and wont let me add another image to my picture. Very disappointing as i am paying for the app but nine times out of ten it just freezes when l am using it and or just shuts down. Have trued to delete and uploaded it and restored all my purchases but still nothing . Good app when it works but just the past weeks its been glitching a lot. If y'all can help that wld be amazing. Its doing the same thing on my iPad too.
I just dnt know what to do - if it continues i will just have to delete it and cancel my subscription. 🥺

GeneGena ,

My absolute favourite app!

Wow! This is a fantastic app! The fonts are amazing and I added some more too.
There are so many font apps which are either useless or subscription based. I don’t need things like subscriptions as I tend to do lots of creative stuff and then I wont do any more for months.
Thanks very much to the creators for putting their time into this! I love it!
Please do not alter a thing! I get fed up with developers twiddling with the apps and spoiling them but my belief is; If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

App Privacy

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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