Many of these design and typography apps are useful for designers, but many are also usable by people who are not. Some of these apps allow introduce people to type and allow them to experiment with it.
These are some of the best typography apps; they range from ones that designers can use, to ones for people learning about typography, to ones that anyone can use for fun.
2. Font Candy
mask photos with words and symbols; has a number of fonts to use. also allows users to add shapes and gradients, as well as layer images and utilize blending modes.
another app that lets users add typography to their photos. offers many fonts as well as full control over size, positioning, opacity, rotation, and color. users can also add other design elements such as textures and illustrations.
this iPad app provides a relatively easy to use interface for creating hand drawn fonts that can be converted into a .ttf file.
allows users to add text to photos along a path: just draw the path where you want the text to go, then type your message. this app also allows you to adjust the font, letter spacing, and alignment.
this Android app allows people to create and share their own hand-written fonts all over the world.
we've all seen a font we like and wondered what it was - with this app users take a photo of the word and it will identify the font being used, or give a close approximation.
8. Typography Insight
a very helpful app for anyone learning about type, Typography Insight utilizes the iPad to teach different aspects of typography and differentiate between fonts as well see the details in different fonts.
Fontli is sort of a social media for type-lovers - users collect and share images of typography found in everyday life, and can even tag them.
10. The Font Game
this is a game for type enthusiasts, and is also good for anyone learning about typography. The game includes naming different fonts in a limited amount of time and recognizing terminology and different parts of a letter.