Phonto is a simple application that allows you to add text to pictures. It’s one of the rare free photo apps that you would actually want to pay for (remember to click on the ads occasionally).

The new 3.1.0 update is out now. If the 200 built-in fonts aren’t enough for you, now you can install your own fonts easily from within iTunes. Pretty cool!

To install fonts using iTunes, simply copy font files between your computer and Phonto on your iOS device.

1. Select your iOS device from the Devices section of iTunes.
2. Click the Apps tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
3. Select “Phonto” in the “File Sharing” section.
4. Drag and drop .ttf or .otf font files into “Documents”.
5. Restart Phonto.

Installing fonts from desktop to Phonto was super easy. In theory, you can also install font files sent from other apps, such as Mail and Dropbox. I’m sure you can, but other than a mention in the App Store description, there is no help in the app or on the website on how to do this, nor is it intuitive at all. Having an easy, wireless Dropbox solution to add fonts would be very convenient.

In this version, Phonto also has a new icon.

Phonto is free with a $0.99 in-app option to purchase the ad-free version. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.1 or later.

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