Retype is built out of passion for great typography and it's all about adding text to your photo with style.

Retype is the only type tool with 3D, shadow and multi-color layer fonts. It boasts intelligent layout engine that let you add countless font, art and layout combinations with one tap.

It has a clean and easy to use interface and ever growing collection of quotes and background photos. You can of course also use any of your own photos as well. Retype also includes large selection of filters and controls to complete your design.

You can use Retype both from your iPhone and iPad as well as directly from the native Photos App, thanks to support of Apple Edit Extension.

With Retype you can create amazing images easily:
- Universal app, supports iPhone and iPad with max resolution
- Countless font, art and layout combinations with one tap
- Layer fonts, first on mobile
- Ever-growing collection of background photos
- Inspiring quotes in over 10 languages.
- Full Apple Edit Extension support
- Control of colors, opacity, fade and blur
- Clean, easy-to-use interface

Retype is the only type tool you’ll ever need. For feedback and support contact: or @sumoing in Twitter

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

* Improved image save quality
* Stability improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Gigi 81 ,

Super easy, lots of fun

This app certainly makes it fast to make good looking posters. My Two wishes are that you could add optional shadowing or outline on your letters. The particular picture I used in the background made it difficult to read the word, at outline or shadow would have resolved the problem. Also wish that you could customize which words go on each line. Which words are the "stand out words" and which ones should be smaller. It does have a lot of different configurations. I found one that worked but it would have been awesome if I could have reconfigured some of the other options I liked better. A great app though.

Tomeqq ,

Best iPhone background / motivational picture maker there is

I tried a few apps for making iPhone background images / motivational pictures with text overplayed, and this one is by far the best. I'm constantly coming back to it every few weeks to change my background whenever I get some ideas, this app is a godsend. It's simple, intuitive, effective, they even provide great stock images.

1 hint for users: if you have you own horizontal picture that you want to use as background, open it in full screen (touch in the middle so there's no bar @ top with battery level, cell signal etc) then take screenshot of it (press power & phone button at once) to change image to vertical one (with black space above & below which is fine), and then use this app to add text (maybe even into black space above or below the horizontal picture) Enjoy!

davidthi ,

Versatile and practical; just a bit disorganized.

This is a great app that's amazingly useful and fun, especially for sending motivational posters to friends or colleagues. Very powerful and versatile, but could use some help in being more organized so specific features can be accessed more quickly (if you already know how you want it to look). I don't like the way the photos always return to the beginning of the list when selecting a photo; particularly if you are choosing from your own (possibly very extensive) personal photoroll. You could be deciding between two photos right next to each other, but would have to scroll all the way back down from the beginning to choose the second one because of the reset. Other than that, this is an amazing app with tons of options that you can enjoy tweaking to your heart's content.


Sumoing Ltd
98.4 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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