Fontself - make your own fonts 4+

Vector Calligraphy Handwriting

Fontself SAS

    • 4.6 • 720 Ratings
    • Free
    • 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 1.6.7

Performance and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
720 Ratings

720 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 !

Saraj319 ,

Love the app! Only have a couple of suggestions.

I love this app! It makes font making accessible painless. I am a tattoo artist that has found this is a better way of doing lettering to save me time next time I need similar fonts that are unavailable for download. It’s really cool to add to what I can do on Procreate. I also noticed that the developers have listened to feedback to improve this app over time. That is why I am going to share a few ideas that I think will make this already awesome app even better. I would love to have some copy and paste options to help with consistency and speed making fonts. I also think it would be cool to be able to sketch before I draw, maybe a layer or make your own template system would be good for that.
Like I said, I love the app and am grateful to the developers. Keep up the great work!

Developer Response ,

Thrilled to hear that a tattoo artist loves this app =) You can already copy/paste by using the selection tool (the arrow): select any shape, tap the copy icon, and long-press on any other cell to paste: https://support.fontself.com/en/articles/6003458-copy-paste-shapes

As for a background image, we're on it ;) Stay tuned and please keep spreading the word around as it truly makes a difference to grow this app.

PS: feel free to send us some pics of your work via the in-app chat, we love to see what you folks are creating with Fontself...

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

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