Poetics 4+

A visual poetry app

Soulincode Inc.

    • $2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Poetics is a visual poetry app, developing the concept of an infinitely editable, object-oriented poetry.  

The app is an ongoing artwork created by Seth Indigo Carnes, an artist based in New York City. Poetics is used in over 150 countries, across languages and cultures, and in schools to teach a variety of subjects.

Art features:

• mutable text
• chance operations
• ephemeral missives
• gestural semiotics
• nonlinear flux
• meta tangents
• intermedia cutups
• multimodal love

App features:

• works on all iOS devices
• portrait and landscape compositions
• curated set of font choices
• always editable, saved work
• custom photo filters
• minimal text styling and color
• physics-based interactions
• nuanced gestural control
• zoom in and out for detailed work
• write in multiple languages
• speak your words into app

Music in App Store preview courtesy of The Missing Ones

Feedback or thoughts? hello@poetics.app


What’s New

Version 2.2.2

Thanks for being a part of this evolving visual poetry artwork and project. This small update fixes a few bugs and makes subtle improvements to the experience unlocking all fonts or all filters as an in-app purchase.

Feedback or thoughts? hello@poetics.app

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

MesutOzilStark ,

Great except one flaw

I'm really liking Phoetics. To be fair, it's really short on features and options. It uses one font and background color for the text. But you can resize the text and move it and reorient it. So what it does it does well. What I HATE is that to add the "Phoetics" you have to crop it to ONE RATIO of 16x9 and ruin whatever you had it cropped to before, like a square! Makes it very hard for Instagramor anything else.

Developers: please just make one change! Remove this crop! Don't force us to crop, just let us add it to the image in whatever shape we want! Thank you.

Developer Response ,

Hi there...working on this. It was a sacrifice at the time, to allow for fullscreen experience. Glad to hear you like the app otherwise.

sarasarasarAAA ,

Surprise feature

I know that it's not technically what this app is for, but I use it to create iPhone wallpapers with my photos. I crop them and after editing the photos with the app I take a screenshot of it when the photo covers the whole phone. The results are good. It's a decent photo editor and you can move the text around and add it. I'm not much of a text person but this app has a surprising purpose for me.

Grocery Dad ,

Simple And Lovely

Find the right image and let the words flow. Great little App for applying a feeling or lyrical thought to a photo. This is not about how many fonts this app has, it's about pure thought and splashing it onto a photo, and letting it naturally fall into the pix. Think of refrigerator magnets for your photos. You can position words or sentences in any direction 360 degrees, and also resize them easily. This app has reinvented the photo caption, and no two captions are ever the same! Thumbs up!

App Privacy

The developer, Soulincode Inc., 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 Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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