Phoetic 4+

The photo word cloud generator

Jack Goossen

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 13 Ratings
    • $0.99



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Create beautiful detailed photo word clouds with your images and text! Select your favourite photo, add and style your own text and turn them in a work of art to impress friends and family. The result can be shared as a PNG, JPEG image or even a PDF document to allow for printing at extremely high resolutions.

- Create extremely detailed photo word clouds
- Create your own styled word lists
- Create your own color palettes
- Create your own shapes
- International character and emoji support
- Compatible with Fonteer (use any font you like)
- Text in any orientation
- Save as PNG, JPEG or PDF (vector)
- Universal app : support for iPad, iPod and iPhone

= FAQ =
Q: Can I sell the images I create with Phoetic?
A: Yes, what your create with Phoetic is yours. You can do with that as you please, including selling the images for profit. The templates included with Phoetic can also be used commercially. Of course the right to sell the templates separately is excluded.
Q: I want to make a huge print; how do I make my image look good?
A: Share the word cloud as a PDF file. This file is stored as a vector image; it can be scaled without the results becoming pixelated. You can directly send this to your printer or export the file as an image at any desired resolution.

What’s New

Version 3.1.19

- [Workaround] Disable dark mode within the app (UI currently does not support dark mode well)

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Kaileyb616 ,

Pretty awesome, just one small issue

This app is pretty awesome, I have used it for making all sorts of things with my Cricut, but there is one thing I wish that could be changed. I wish that the words didn’t have to be so random, like that they could stay in the order that I wrote them, so you could actually read the song lyrics that I was putting into the image... if that makes any sense

Recovering Gasaholic ,

Favorite word cloud generator!

2023 update: Still love it! Most of the word cloud generators I have purchased have soon ended up deleted. Of the two I have kept, I use this one nearly twice as often.

This is, hands down, my favorite word cloud generator and I have several. It’s also the best priced!

With Phoetic, I have the most versatility over fonts, colors and pdf export layers with this app. If exporting using pdf, each word is editable with illustrator. Most apps, yeah, it’s vectorized, but it’s a flat image that can’t be altered.

Phoetic is by far the easiest to use for awesome results. I have others that are easy to use, but are very limited in shape and color choices.

It does have limitations (the reason I have other word cloud apps), like I can’t specify a specific word or phrase to be dominant in size. I have to regenerate the image until that randomly happens. I also cannot specify a location for the dominant sized word/phrase. For me those are the only draw backs and I just use a different app for that. Over all, this one is still the best.

**Now, I wish the developer would make An OS X desktop version.

stldoug ,

Best word cloud / tag cloud app out there

In terms of word cloud apps, this seems to be the best one on the App Store. I’ve purchased the others... and this one gives the best results.

Exports as a high quality vector PDF (Emeds font)
Word spacing can be tighter than any other app.
Like how they handle font integration.
Colors are easy to deal with

Would be nice to randomize or size based on frequency
when importing,text.

[Edit] I had originally said that the app doesn’t export high quality PDF’s. The developer has contacted me and sure enough, the app does in fact export vector based PDF’s. I have added this too the pros and adjusted my star rating.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! PDFs should be rendered as text, if the used font is vector based (practically all fonts except emoji) it should scale well for large prints. Note that the built-in print ordering always uses a high-resolution bitmap, since (unfortunately) our supplier does not support PDF. For best quality you should export as PDF and select a professional printer yourself. If you have problems with scaling the image please do not hesitate to contact us at so we can resolve the issue!

App Privacy

The developer, Jack Goossen, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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