Phonto, used with an image created with WordFoto


Version 1.0.1
Price: Free, with in-app purchase of $0.99 to remove ads.

Rating 5 stars

Bottom Line: That rare free app that does as good as or better than its commercial counterparts.

Phonto is a great little typography app from youthhr, the developer of Cameramatic and Monochromia. It lets you place text in different styles on your images.

It would be a great app for a buck or two. Instead, the developer has released it as a free app, making this great utility a very highly recommended download.

Phonto is a great app for adding text to images, creating captions, or for adding photo credits. It’s super easy to use. Tap the screen to add text. Choose your fonts and font styles. Size your text block. Then move and place the text. You can adjust the color of the type, its transparency, even the color of the text box behind the type. There’s a very good assortment of over 100 fonts and font styles built into the app… including several that aren’t included in the iPhone’s OS. And more fonts are being added with each update.

Phonto saves images at their original resolution. It supports full iPhone 4 resolution. And, it doesn’t strip out EXIF data.

Phonto is a fully functional free app. It’s ad-supported, but there’s an in-app option for a dollar to remove the ads. If you don’t get the IAP, click the ads often. It’s a great app and it’s more than worth it to support this developer.

There are other apps available for a buck or two that don’t do as much or work as well as Phonto. It’s a great app regardless of the price. For adding text to images, it’s the best deal in the App Store.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

Phonto - youthhr