Ratings and Reviews
What The Font
What The Font is an intriguing concept for those who are interested or have a passion for font design but the overall execution seems to be lacking for me. While the app is simple in design and easy to use I feel it needs to be much more from an educational viewpoint. I would like it if the app had a database of the most common or popular fonts and how/where they are most likely to be used. Rather than just relying on the app as a snap and analyze tool it could be used as a reference guide as well.
When I first got this app, I thought the 1k+ of five star reviews were fake. NOPE. When you open the app, you can chose to get a tutorial or just wing it. The starter pack animations are GREAT, despite the fact that they may be considered “un-original.” You can buy more animation packs (with real money), but they are very cheap! They get down to $0.99, and the average is only $2.99-$3.99. Not bad! There are also plenty of FREE packs. I definitely recommend.
(My one issue is whenever I try and get a free animation pack, it says “Store Notice: Store unavailable - user is not authorized to make payments.” I can’t figure out how to get a free pack!)
FLAWLESS... Except for two things.
This app is amazing. I’m nine years old and I’m a big reader, and this might sound crazy but sometimes I seriously want to know the font of one of the books. I’m a writer, too, and I usually type my stories. It’s very useful to be able to know the names of the fonts I like. The ONLY two bad things about this app—and some might not even consider them BAD bad—is the fact that I can’t bookmark any fonts and you have to buy the ones you like. But get this app now, I’m serious!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.