Fontself - make your own fonts 4+

Vector Calligraphy Handwriting

Fontself SAS

    • 4.6 • 791 Ratings
    • $19.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Create real vector fonts in seconds, and use them anywhere (Procreate, Photoshop, Mac, PC, etc.)

It’s really easy: just draw letters & enjoy typing with your custom typefaces. Fontself turns your alphabet into a font file you can install on any computer.

Fontself is a font creation app that allows you to draw handmade fonts, export them as OpenType 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

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.

... and Welcome to Typocracy ;)

What’s New

Version 1.6.9

Performance and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
791 Ratings

791 Ratings

Choc' Bochs ,

Adaptable, accessible, and fast.

I'm an animator, comic maker, gamedev, and toy designer. Every single day, I need to make signage, workshop a font, or make a logo or an asset for myself that's fullynroyalty free. This app is blazingly fast, has smooth and intuitive drawing tools, and has a UI that can be picked up in seconds.

As someone who used the Mac Os add ons for photoshop and illustrator, it's absolutely incredible just how much fat is cut from that experience and put into this app with care. Fontself has truly made one of the easiest ways to make fonts for yourself with ZERO headache. The biggest cons at the moment is that the standard brush is indeed a standard singular brush; there's no brush import or vector stroke creation tools, so stylizing your strokes comes down to tweaking pressure and taper settings.

I asked the developer if image uploading will be available, and they responded (within seconds) that they are working on it. Which helps me ease into my final point: the devs. Extremely responsive, casual, and easy to ask questions to with the apps built in q/a function. They seem to truly listen to suggestions and act on them immediately.

I had to rare 5 stars. Font creation has been such a mystery to me for most of my life, and now I can make my own fonts in actual seconds. If you really want to get into making your own fonts, this is absolutely a great app to start.

K…L… ,

Archiving editable projects

I am so pleased with my paid version of Fontself! I had to delete and reinstall my app do to previously downloading the app under my old Apple ID and than purchasing the paid version under my new Apple ID. I reached out to the developer via APP SUPPORT located in the upper right hand side just above the REVIEWS. The developer was very helpful with all my questions. I was able to keep and reinstall all editable projects back into FONTSELF. If anyone needs to know how to save/archive editable project files, go to the QUESTION MARK in the upper right hand corner (need to be where all your projects are), click on GET HELP type in ARCHIVE. Click on ARCHIVE fonts (backup) and you will be walked throu the entire process. I am really enjoying using this app! I am excited to see what new features the developers will be adding in the near future.

Developer Response ,

Thrilled to hear this was useful. And all the best on your creative projects !

M1dling ,

Great and Free!

After a couple hours of use, I’ve found this app to be a super helpful tool for any aspiring font creator. It has great tools and workflow, the interface seems incredibly streamlined, and I have the ability to add more characters to my font than almost any other free font-making service.

Reading through some comments, I found a lot of complaints about pricing. However, after exporting many fonts, I have found no such paywall. Maybe the developers have changed their app, but my experience with this app has been an amazing and completely free.

If I had to critique anything, it would be the stabilization and shape making. As a devoted Procreate user, I am typically pampered with stabilization settings and strengths. However, my drawing in this app often came out wavy and in need of fixing. Of course, there are always the great vector editing tools to assist me with my jittery drawing, but this often came at the expense of a lot of time fiddling with settings. It’s the same story with shapes, they just took so long to make. With the incredible workflow this app typically has, this stood out to me.

Then again, font-making is a time consuming project, and I still heavily recommend this app even with its small struggles. It is a great tool for any consumer and something you should definitely try, especially for being as free as it is.

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

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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