Phonto - Text on Photos

Photo & Video
4.8 (113.7K)
63 MB
Age rating
Current version
Last update
3 months ago
Version OS
15.0 or later
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User Reviews for Phonto - Text on Photos

4.81 out of 5
113.7K Ratings
2 years ago, bry2011 bry31211
PHONTO: Review
Hello. I am writing a review for the app PHONTO. This app is great; I have been editing pictures of my dogs with the lovely text options, and I also have been adding cute symbols that this app provides. I also love that it gives you filters to put on pictures, along with plain color backgrounds that you can change to Ombré colors. This app is great, and I know people who have made businesses of writing and adding things to pictures, which I think is spectacular, so shoutout to those people! I have used this app (like I said) to edit and add things to pictures of my dogs, and now I have been making wallpapers for my grandparents, aunt, mum and dad. They love them, and it is a great use of material. I am not sure if there is a text limit but I doubt it; I have put over 5 things on a picture and there was no text limit, so that’s perfect. For a watermark, I use the barcode font and just write my name. Nobody questions it, and it is practical and easy to add on, because you can just add it into the corner and it serves as “decoration.” I hope this review helps, thank you for reading!
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3 years ago, DrKyashi
I rarely write reviews (unless incessantly asked by those pop-ups in certain 'thirsty' apps😒). But Phonto has been a game-changer for me! If you are looking for a mini, but fully loaded graphics program to edit photos and images, create logos and avatars, for promoting or marketing, or just for fun — this app is a workhorse!🤩 To be fair, the interface can be clunky, but that's less by design and attributed more to the user.😉 Perhaps a readily available quick tutorial would be beneficial in explaining each of the select functions, especially the "Style" option which has SO many additional features under the 'sub' "Color" and 'sub' "Style" functions! It took a while to find and explore all of the features, but completely worth it. 🏆BONUS: I recall paying a ONE-time nominal fee to remove adds and unlock additional features. And it's STAYED that way! Again, unlike some other apps who only seem to thrive on continually charging more and more for "in-app" features/purchases. Thanks, Phonto! You created a stellar app and you're doing an excellent job!🏅
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5 years ago, peteybot
I love Phonto!!
I love Phonto so much. I have and will recommend this to friends until i run out of breath. For mobile editing, Phonto is literally a top 3 app. Like it's literally essential for photo editing. Anyway, back to business. Don't let my five stars fool you, there ARE things to be done, but regardless this app is unmatched. I have one request and one bug fix to discuss. We'll start with the bug. Small bug but still worth fixing. When I am in the color pattern menu and I've decided on my pattern, when I click "Done" the app acts like I clicked the button next to it where it prompts a screen that asks me to choose between ombré or character-by-character patterns. In order to successfully leave the color pattern screen I have to click the edge of the screen, past the done button lol. Also, I would like to request something. It would be very very VERY helpful to insert a feature into the app where we can create folders for our fonts (fonts can be in multiple folders btw). It just helps a lot when you have a ton of fonts in your library. Thanks for reading! Much love. 💗
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2 years ago, Metallurgicarborist
Serious issue freezing the entire app
One major problem: some fonts have a special keyboard for symbols. The special symbols keyboard covers ALL input options for the app, effectively freezing it. You must close the app and open an old project that has a normal font already and open a normal text box in order to switch you default font off of the special keyboard font in order to access the app. If you do not have an old project with a normal font then you are locked into the special keyboard font and can never leave it, since it covers the option to switch fonts. It might completely lock the app if you don’t have an old project. I just tapped on the font name to preview my text and became locked in this error. Closing and restarting left me with the dingbat special keyboard as my default so the change font button was covered and inaccessible. I chose “reset to previous state” from the menu and it showed me a normal font to select and reset my default to. Be careful browsing fonts!
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3 years ago, HoW!
A great font app FINALLY
For years I used font candy, and I had the paid version, they then switched to a subscription basis and did not honor all the People who had paid for their app. And it was more than just a few dollars. It was close to $30/month! For a font app! I’ve tried so many different apps and finally came across this one. It was a little confusing to use at first but now that I have the hang of it, this app is WAY better than anything I have ever tried. I love that most of the features are free and they don’t make you pay to remove a watermark.... that was one of the big selling points for me. I hate when a company forces you to pay to remove a watermark. Phonto also provides some simple backgrounds to use so that you don’t have to look up “plain white background” like I used to all the time lol. Overall I would tell everyone to use this app because you can do some amazing and cool things. I feel like a graphic designer using this (even tho I know nothing about any of it)
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5 years ago, Mattstate
A few suggestions! Great app!
There’s a few things I would love to see in this app. Firstly the ability to save a draft of work!! I can’t tell you how many times I was multitasking, received a call or anything and I go back to this app and my work is gone. Of course we have restore previous state but that only works so well. If my phone dies then that’s gone. And if I save the work into a picture file the content is no longer movable. The second thing I would love to see is that when we start from a plain photo that the background be actually pure white and not almost there. What I mean is that the values begin at 250,250,250 which is almost there. But when I click on the white color box the values change to 255,255,255. If the values could start there for a white plain photo that’d be awesome!! Otherwise I love the ability to create in this app and all the fonts I have accumulated! Thank you!!
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5 years ago, justaguywhousesapp
I absolutely love Phonto and I think that without it, I’d never have started making niche memes and stuff like that, and this app makes the creation of such things exponentially more simple then on other software. I only have one complaint, and that complaint is enough to warrant 4 stars instead of 5. You can not save your Phonto projects if you close the app. Please, for the love of god, take inspiration from other photo editing software programs, and allow your users to close the project they are currently working on and have the ability to return to the app later and pick up where they left off on the project they were editing. I speak on behalf of every person who owns your app when I say that it is so frustrating to have your day’s work systematically deleted just because you can’t dedicate multiple hours to one editing project. Give us the option to put it down and pick it back up in the same spot, or none of your users will feel motivated to pick up the app anymore.
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5 years ago, Annakm133
thank u, thank u, THANK U for making this app so affordable, effortless, and so high quality! every font is so easy to download and use, with literally hundreds of thousands of fonts to choose from! when you use it, there are so so many possibilities and unique changes you can make to the text. it’s perfect - seriously hands down. i wouldn’t change a thing. not a ton of ads, barely any, actually. very professional, quick, and sooooooo user-friendly! not like any other app where certain and almost all the necessary features are locked; on phonto you literally can do anything! i love this app to death, seriously. when you download the photo you added text to, if you zoom in, the font is SO HQ!! it literally makes me so happy. if i could rate it 6 stars, i would. absolutely recommend. this is a must have app for editors!!! (also no watermark is just the best thing ever)
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5 years ago, cmplxbeats
Just one tiny feature from becoming 5 star app...
I love this app!! ❤️ I’ve been having it for years now and I use it almost daily to try out new ideas I get when I don’t have photoshop or illustrator in front of me. I love importing fonts from safari and using the tools to manipulate the characters. I wish I could give this app 5 stars, just one thing that would make my process much faster: A grid. (Snap grid of you want to spoil us.) I use the background grid religiously but often gets difficult to ‘eye it out’ the more you reach the center of the screen. I’m sure many others would be interested, if not already have suggested. But with its little to nothing, minor flaws, I love it. I’m glad I stumbled across this one many years ago. I have this on both my iPhones and my iPad Pro. I also use Vonto! 😁 Great work to everyone involved. P.S: If you guys REALLY want to spoil us, Ad a feature where users can turn layers on/off, and export transparent images (.png)
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3 years ago, DMOGSLNJ
Pleasantly Surprised!
I’ve downloaded and tried more of these apps than I would care to admit, as I need them for professional level social media design. I’m always searching out for new or promising apps to help with graphic design. I thought this would be yet another crappy app that doesn’t do anything it advertised that it would. IN THIS CASE, Phonto did a great job in this app! It does EXACTLY what it says it will do, and it does so without forcing you to pony up cash up front! In fact as far as I can tell, all core components of the app work for free (sure there are a few nice add-on’s available, but honestly, this app is powerful enough in the free version, and even with the add-on’s you won’t get raped on added costs! We are talking about $.99 cents here… or $2.99 at most… that’s it!) Well done Phonto!
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2 years ago, Jcfffff
Some fonts can’t download. Can’t backup fonts or share them between devices
I LOVE your app. Seriously, I love it much more than all other text apps. However, there’s no way to backup fonts in case we have to reinstall the app. I have over 2000 fonts I installed and DO NOT want to go through the trouble and aggravation of finding them all over again if god forbid my device crashes. Another issue is the lack of font sharing on multiple devices. Why do I have to download the same font for my iPhone AND iPad separately? It’s a hassle because both of my devices have different fonts. Lastly, some fonts won’t download properly into your app. It opens up as a basic helvetica font. Is there any way to fix this bug? Otherwise, it’s a fantastic 5 star app.
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4 years ago, zinklez
Best App for ANYTHING you need!
Literally the best app on the planet. I have been using it for quite some time and didn’t really realize how much I loved it, until I noticed it’s basically the only app I use for my marketing needs. If you’re a creative person you’ll be able to make MAGIC with this app. I use it for basically everything. It’s usability is seamless, no lag, no crashes, no complexities, just perfection. If you need help with creativity this might not be the best app, because you really have to start from scratch (WHICH IS WHAT I LOVE) and that is what is unusual but amazing about this app. Dear Developers: Don’t change it. Don’t go commercial. Please keep this clean like it is. Only thing I’d ADD is an automatic save feature for projects and the ability to cross edit with other users. But basically that’s it. It’s amazing. <3
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3 years ago, RAC💔
This app is great let me tell you why 1. This app isn’t like any other hard thumbnail app. So this one is very easy to use it’s not hard it’s not complicated or nothing I found this video on google because I wanted to make thumbnails like Supermariologan he said download Phonto and everything. He taught us how to do it! At first I was like what this app is another bad thumbnail app it doesn’t work that’s because I didn’t know how to use he just said press add image and there you go all done super easy. 2. It’s easy to use. It’s not hard for me but it can be hard for you if you don’t know how to use it it’s not like those other thumbnail apps this was this one app that was called thumbnail maker and it was garbage I would give it a D- it didn’t let me search up any thumbnails because I tried to create an it didn’t work well I tried to choose a picture but it wouldn’t zoom out because the picture was too big and the rest of the suggested thumbnails were not what I was looking for Phonto isn’t like that! 3. That’s pretty much it overall this app is excellent I’m glad I found that video it was a kid telling us how to do it and he was a smart kid! I’m glad this app exist.
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2 years ago, Fototico
Spyware? Yes, I think so
This used to be my go to app to add text to photos. But since I care about my privacy, I limit the access to all my photos to only the ones I select. Now the app won't let me open a picture unless I give it access to all my photos. Or "Change the settings to use all photos freely." As the apps asks. There is absolutely no reason for the vast majority of apps, including this one, to have access to all your pictures. To me that tells me that the app wants to scan my pictures for marketing and share or sell my personal information. The app should be good to go using ONLY the phones that I select. Whatever other photos I have in my device is my business and not theirs. If I'd wanted them to have access to any other photo I would had granted access to those photos. Seriously, stop the spying on people's personal info. As for me, after many years of using this app, sadly I'll move on and stop recommending this app to others.
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4 years ago, miamimaya
What’s going on?
First off I do wanna say I love this app and it’s been such a big help to me making the pictures and logos I need for my business, however there is a bug or something happening! Because now when I try to add a picture as a background instead of tapping anywhere on the screen to make a text it’s causing the background picture to move But when I remove the background I’m able to add text and all this other good stuff witch is kinda frustrating that I have to type out my text first and then add all of my photos can this be fixed or do I need a new app? I would hate to get rid of Phonto but if this keeps on I might have to find me another app please fix this thank you
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4 years ago, App inspecting rock
Pay for something better
Okay let me tell you something, I got recommended this app because it was recommended for images with text, but honestly... I’m gonna be honest with, this app called Phonto, is absolutely terrible. First of all you have the fact that it doesn’t know the maximum dimensions for pictures on your device, so you have to keep downsizing until you get it right. Second, if you tap, it overlap. This is extremely annoying because I use a lot of elements in my edits. Third, the text is too hard to grab correctly when it’s tiny, and you can’t seem to place it as paragraph, you have to assemble it from little lines of sentence, and it keeps getting mixed up and grabbing the wrong text. Fourth is probably the biggest issue. I can’t recall exactly how I did it, but I somehow ended up on a specialized, keyboard that was inescapable without exiting the app, closing it’s software, and losing all your progress. And I’ve only been using this app for about an hour. Though I will admit that it’s probably not the worst apple and has good features, it’s at least a frustrating apple. Fellow photoshop and photo edit users, don’t get this, it’s very buggy as you can see. 👎🏼
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2 years ago, Vichan 😏
hii! I’m sure if your reading this, you aren’t sure weather to get the app or not. Here’s my opinion! ❤️ this app is really great for using font and even allows you to download ones from other apps/websites and insert it into theirs if you prefer different ones! it gives you a tutorial if you need help on that xo. I find this app very useful to create profile pictures for clothing groups or profiles! 😍💕 you’re able to curve, size, move, colour, and add symbols to whatever you write, all for FREE!! if your in need of a free font app this is great for beginners to put on your photos 💋. no font cost money and only very few unnecessary options cost money so it’s a great deal!! I highly recommend this app ❤️❤️
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5 years ago, luka1234
Love it, use it daily... but small issues..
I love this app, I use it every single day for creating and editing images for my small business.. There are some small issues and glitches that I’ve been dealing with lately, though— sometimes when I go to add text, it isn’t showing up (yes, color is a contrasting color, and the box where the text should be shows up, but there’s no text in it). Also— I upgraded and added features, and one feature had a thumbnail of text wrapping around a hand, with parts of the word erased— I cannot figure out how to do this, and I can’t find a tutorial... Help? I love this app and I want to keep using it and to keep suggesting it to friends, but these glitches are setting me back.. :(
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2 years ago, knnthlw
This app is a lifesaver
It would be nice if the text would text wrap as you resize the text box. It’s kind of annoying to type text, then the message is cut off and you have to press enter to add line breaks. But overall, I love this app! What I like about this app is how easy it is to design all kinds of ideas. I’ve quickly created mock up ideas of book cover pages, ebook covers, encouraging phrases with warm background colors, telling stories with emojis, creating funny memes, and a whole lot more. With saying all that, it would be nice to load an image or screenshot into Phonto from Photos app, or right after taking a screenshot. Currently, after saving the photo or screenshot, I have to open the Phonto app to load the photo or screenshot. Other than that, this app is irreplaceable!
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2 years ago, Ytkubhbbjjbrk
Very nice but one annoying thing and one other suggestion
There needs to be the ability to scale the bounds of a text box. If there already is let me know but I’ve never seen it. Because if it’s a big paragraph, you have to hit enter for each line so if you need to edit the paragraph or change the font then you have to go through and enter for each line all over again which is really not user friendly. But other than that it is good and I have used it for many years now. Another thing is maybe the grids on the sides could be numbered both horizontally and vertically because sometimes you have to count if you’re working with several smaller text boxes and want them to be proportional and symmetrical.
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5 years ago, rpmendez
My favorite fonting app.
For six years, Phonto has been my go-to app for adding text to images. There is *so much* that’s great about it! • Text formatting such as font, color, shadow, and line and letter spacing is easy and intuitive and offers tremendous variety. • Positioning, sizing and tilting blocks of text is smooth and easy. • Adding and manipulating pictures and objects is easy. • Importing new fonts is not too tricky—and it’s easy, once you know how. Recommendations for the devs: • Formatted style can be “paintbrushed” across text blocks easily (a plus!), but selected blocks all inherit the style of the oldest box; it’d be nice to be able to choose the parent. • Please offer word-wrapping for text boxes in the main editor! I often go through a number of resizings throughout a project, and it’s not uncommon to need to manually adjust line breaks. • Please offer a “save” function for fully editable templates or completed images —there are a number of things I do frequently enough that going through all the adjusting each time seems silly. I do appreciate that I can “restore previous image”, but often that’s not the thing I need to work with. Thanks!
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3 months ago, safcet
pure gold
not gonna lie. Phonto is absolutely incredible. i’ve been using Phonto since 2020 i believe… AND I USE IT ALL THE TIME! it’s actually quite incredible what you’re able to do with this. i’ve been making logos, collages for my instagram account, and editing photos. they have amazing editing where you can alter the photos in incredible ways. it is a little more “experimental” than your typical editing app so if you’re looking to colour correct or something like that, you’re downloading the wrong app. HOWEVER! if you are an artist and love experimenting with new things, you’ve found the perfect app. can’t recommend Phonto enough! i been gatekeeping this app tbh lol it’s just that goood!
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2 years ago, KittyappgalSkystream
Long-time Favorite, Old Faithful
I don’t typically write app reviews, but I’ve been using Phonto since I was 13 years old making little memes for my friends. Now, I’m 21, and I still use this app regularly for making nice media for college (and little memes for my friends). The default font options are nice, AND you can upload your own font files. It makes moving small things around on a small screen very easy with the “move” arrows. The text gradient options can make text look metallic or rainbow; the shadow options can give text depth or make text look like it’s glowing. Need to put a backgroundless png on a background photo? Phonto does that well, too!
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4 years ago, WhatsnewNoonoo
Download this Right Now.
So this app is amazing... but there has been a problem that happened very recently. When I want to upload photo albums I can’t. Well it’s not that I can’t it’s just that when I go to settings ‘Phonto’ does not appear. So I can’t edit anymore or add texts to my photos. Please fix this or respond back, maybe it’s just my phone. Or maybe it’s because I uninstalled it and reinstalled it becauze I though that would work. You also cannot add photos on top of your other photos anymore OR... add items like a like button or a subscribe button. This would be my review from the past if I had not experienced this problem: OMG OMG INSTALL THIS APP RIGHT NOW OR ELSE I WILL COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND INSTALL IT FOR YOU! IT’S AMAZING! YOU CAN DO MANY THINGS LIKE ADD TEXTS WITH SO MANY COOL FONTS AND ADD PHOTOS, IF YOU DONT’T HAVE PHOTOS YOU CAN USE PLAIN IMAGES! You can do many other things like add items! I am still feeling like that but all I need is to fix these problems or solve them because I need it for my videos, you have been such a help so please fix this! Let me know if you can respond because I need it! (Edit): thanks so much for fixing the bug!
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2 years ago, Judithjev
Great app but pics save blurry
I loved this app from the day I downloaded it but I have found that it is starting to save my finished photos blurry. They look great on Phonto but when I get them from my photo library, they are not clear, but a bit blurry. It is very frustrating. I use this for my business by putting my watermark on my photos and some other text but they now look unprofessional and blurry. What has happened? My app is not working correctly. When I upload photos, the black wheel keeps never stops plus the app isn’t being responsive to photo overlapping.
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3 years ago, Lsilv5
Simple and easy, but we other disruptive ads
Edit: I've been using phonto for months & I love all of the features - except for the advertisements. Video ads will automatically play when I'm in the middle of an action or design. Getting rid of these ads would be ideal. They make the editing process exhausting & annoying. I would chose a premium option. Other than that, I learned that you can INPUT NEW FONTS after downloading them to your phone! Amazing...!!!! Done wonders for my personalization with my produced content. My (previous) first review: All I do is write text over photos and Phonto makes that very quick and straight to the point. Love the editing options. Thanks Phonto.
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1 year ago, Xxvict0ryyxx
superior text app 🫶🏻
i’ve been using phonto for years! as someone who loves creating content for social media, it’s so refreshing to be able to use different fonts that you don’t see on day to day life. the pre installed selection is amazing, and i love being able to install my own. i’ll never stop using phonto. ♡ my ONLY, and ONLY complain, is that i wish i was able to create text on a transparent background. for various reasons, example as a sticker on an instagram story? just a thought 🥲 love you phonto! i hope i see that feature being added in the near future…. maybe? 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼
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4 years ago, heavlighttt
Love this App!
I love this app and it has helped transform my business by making social posts easy to do on the go. It is intuitive to use and has lots of good features and fonts. I love that you can save projects and be able to come back to formats after I’m done with files. The way to work with layers to fix things afterward is so nice. The only thing I wish is that it had lock-to grids so I can always center my fonts. Please add this to an update! It’s difficult to center different layers of texts to all be properly aligned. Would you be able to add this feature? Thank you. Five stars regardless. Highly recommend to anyone, even just for fun.
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4 years ago, Official_phillysky
For 4 Years And More To Come
I don’t really leave reviews, but Phonto is an exception. I have been using this app for four years since middle school and throughout the years it has constantly stuck with me. From making random anime edits to now being a young adult graphic designer and still finding times when I need to quickly add text or a watermark work from Photoshop from my phone. Photo seriously hits all of the boxes. You can download any font from the web, curve text so it fits perfectly in your images, change the color, it just does what it needs to do. Thank you. - phillysky
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1 year ago, okie.extra
I love this app + what I wish it had
I just want to start off by saying I love this app so much. It helps fuel my creativity for my tiktoks and IG posts and people are always asking what app I use! Phonto is awesome and I am so grateful it’s free to use. One thing I would add is to be able to copy things especially items! Like when I put a shape at a certain size and change it a very specific way, I want to be able to save it or copy it so that I may make multiples of the specific item. This could also be helpful with text with alpha/color/font saves. Thank you for all that you did with this app! That’s all :)
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4 years ago, meimei9876
Such a good tool and wayyy too underated
In my opinion, this app is extremely good. Especially for editing videos etc. I use this and Vont to edit some of my videos. The only reason that some people don’t like this app is because they dont know how to use it. They think there is only a few fonts that you can use but that’s not true because you can go on free websites to download cute aesthetic fonts onto the app. Which to me, is extremely handy. Whats really good about this app is that, theres no limit to how much words you can put onto your pictures. And theres many ways you can decorate and customize your sentence and words.
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4 years ago, K. Warrior
Highly Efficient Creative Tool
To be fair, perhaps there’s dozens of apps to write over pictures that are decent, but this one has offered the most versatility & user friendly experience, short of Photoshop on my desktop or laptop (I’m a graphic designer). I use this just to make quick quotes over photos to promote my podcast IG page and its interface makes it easy, w/ plenty of style choices, filled with more than enough fonts, and able to darken or mask photos to make text stand out (on iPhone). Perfect tool. I don’t write reviews often, but must give credit where it’s due. Great job on creative efficiency for FREE.
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2 years ago, sick of incompetence
This is how all apps should be!
You can actually do stuff with this app! Unlike so many horrible apps out there which are designed to prevent you from doing the thing you want to do, Phonto is the one rare exception that’s intuitive and actually does the thing it promises! (Bear in mind I haven’t installed the recent update yet, so hopefully they won’t wreck it) You can add images and text to pictures and change their size and other attributes. I’ve done ads for my band on this app, because it actually works! Other app designers need to learn from Phonto.
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4 years ago, trammmq
Video ads
Good app but it’s irritating and I dread having to use it when I’m trying to edit photos while listening to music. An ad pops up after EVERY. SINGLE. Picture that I edit and it’s almost always a video ad which turns my music off. I understand the app needs ads and don’t have a problem with that but it’s so annoying having to constantly turn my music back on after an ad turns it off. It’s especially annoying when it doesn’t take me that long to edit a photo (like when I’m just adding a watermark to a picture. That usually takes like fifteen seconds at the most to do before I can move on to editing the next picture. Which means I’m having to restart the app and ten my music back on basically every fifteen seconds) very annoying.
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4 weeks ago, DJ Skizzraw
Once you find out how to use it
I had trouble in the beginning trying to use it. But once I got the hang of it, it’s actually pretty fun to use. You have to always save your photos to the photo gallery. That’s where it pulls all your photos and videos from. Other than that it’s very fun. Also, you can go on line and find font apps, and add your own fonts to it. So if you want graffiti like I did, you can just go to a web page that has graffiti fonts, download then, and add them to the list of fonts available on here. Hope this helps.
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2 years ago, Pgh_Runner412
What happened?
I love this app, I use it for my small business, but something happened today, and now I can really use it. When I try to add text, I can no longer see the text box, so I can’t see what I am typing until after I finish and hit the screen. They wouldn’t be the worst thing ever, but if I need to edit it, it’s a nightmare because I still can’t see text box, and I can no longer select all, or copy and paste. Please fix or I’ll have to move on. I was going to delete and reinstall, but then I’ll lose all of my preset colors. Ugh.
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6 months ago, RachaelDunning
this app has always been on my phone for honest to god maybe ten years. I never rate these apps but jeez is this one the one you're looking for. It's perfect for putting text on pictures and editing them. Ads after you finish but you don't have to pay a cent like every other app on this stupid platform. i would rate it six stars if i could it does exactly what it advertises and the best part is i'm not even a bot this is totally free support for this app. i went out of my way to let you know this app is what you want. thank you.
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3 years ago, 😅😃😃
Must-Have for Designers on-the-go
I haven’t had Adobe CC for a few years, but honestly it hasn’t been much missed, and largely thanks to this app. There’s so many great tools here that pretty much give you all the essentials and even a few extras to make great images. TeenageStepdad has a great episode of his show, “Seize the Memes” explaining a lot of the potential of this app. This software has saved me so much money and headache and I’m very grateful for it. Download this now if you want the best image editing program on the App Store. Their other app Vont is pretty great as well.
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1 year ago, Nickbab136
I’ve been using Phonto for years and it has truly been excellent. The simplicity and amount of editing features is incredible and unlike any other app I’ve used. Plus, I love the ability to download external fonts and save projects (arguably the best feature). I write this review to kindly ask that there be a way to share projects implemented, so that another Phonto user can edit the aspects of a project created by another individual. This would make the app truly top notch above what it is already.
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2 years ago, Dldarqwrbany
Unbelievable app with unbelievable features. But i have a suggestion which is so important to be added. Please add an option to draw text box in order to writing words in box shape. Because right now we can’t see the text cross the border line or not. Please add this feature to draw text boxes and also an option tojustify the text in the box. Another feature should be added is making shadows to the shapes. We can’t create shadow for shapes and images that we import to the plane. Thank you
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3 years ago, David and Heather E.
An Excellent App!
I'm always skeptical when I go looking for an app to do a particular thing. I wanted to insert some text from a template I developed onto an image of a postcard. The description of Phonto sounded close and the price was certainly right so I held my breath and push the button… turned out to be the best thing I did all day. The app is well put together and it's fairly easy to accomplish an excellent result. Projects can be saved and then returned to later- a really great feature and one I did not expect. Put Phonto in your graphic arts toolbox and you won't regret it.
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2 years ago, EKAAsMa
Needs long overdue tweaking
I’ve been using this app for over two years now. My only issue with this app is when you create your text, to format it so that it’s evenly spaced and a uniform is ridiculously aggravating. I have to manually chop up my text to format it correctly. I use other apps that once I create my text I can easily readjust the box around it and the texts come out evenly and in a uniform manner. I would’ve thought you guys would’ve done something about that by now. The only improvement to your app is that we can save our projects now. So I’m just giving it a rating of two because I think that’s something that needs to be fixed.
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5 years ago, casaontherez
Storing projects
I love Phonto and recommended it to people all the time. It’s simple to use. I appreciate being able to put a border on fonts to make them more readable. I’ve bought a few of the add ons and they were worth it. I just discovered a few cool tricks like curving text. The only frustrating thing is that I can’t save my projects (or if I can, it’s not clear how). I have combed through the app trying to figure this out. I’d like to be able to revisit projects or make minor changes sometimes without having to recreate the whole thing.
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2 years ago, hjch&cnbfcc
okay so I am pretty new to this app, and I was trying to find the font “Love story”, and I literally could not find it anywhere. It just wasn’t there! So then I tried finding the font “butterfly” and again was unsuccessful. I checked like 15 times and could NOT find either of them. So then, I tried finding the font “Sunday best”, and you guessed it, nothing. Please inform me if this is a glitch, bug etc, or if the fonts I listed were deleted from the app. If so, please bring them back.
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2 years ago, The Bink5ter!
When I was editing, advertisements continues to pop up at the top of my screen. No problem, as that happens with lots of apps. But then I repeatedly kept getting a disturbing advertisement with momo on it. (If you don’t know, momo is a creepy internet entity with bulging large eyes and a devilish smile. Anyways, I was very disturbed by this image, (as I have been in the past, I hate it’s face, it’s so scary,) and I clicked on the advertisement, deemed it as inappropriate, and it faded away as the new advertisement came into place. BUT IT WAS THE SAME ADVERTISEMENT! This is an issue. There are a lot of children on this app who do not need to be seeing that. I had to delete this app. Please do not download if you are spooked easily. This was the most horrible experience.
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5 years ago, Babestaaaaaaaa
My Most Used App
Phonto does what it needs to do as an app and more! I use Phonto for all of my insta editing that I need to do and it’s super simple and easy to use. It allows you to choose from a variety of fonts and also gives you the option to download preferred fonts from the web. You can layer pictures on top of one another and scale them in creative ways. There aren’t a lot of apps out there that do what they do and do it well. Phonto always comes in handy when I need it and allows me to be innovative with all my posts! Love this app!!!
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5 years ago, Good game but lots of bugs.
I love this app, however, there is a bug I need help with
I love this app, it’s very useful to me when I need to edit photos on the fly. When I got a new iPhone XR however, anytime I try and add a photo I get stuck in the shape crop screen with no option to continue. I suspect the continue/select button is perhaps not able to fit on the screen since the screen size is different. If this could be addressed soon I would be very happy since I’m not able to fully use the app right now because of this bug. Thank you
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5 years ago, Sgate631988
This app is absolutely great!!! BUT.....
I really enjoy using this app but i believe it could use some great updates. I would like to see a tool to crop the background by color. Since i have to go use another app then come back to finish editing my project. Also another issue i run with this is when i download a image (png file) sometimes it adds a white background when it doesn’t suppose to. Other than this issues, this app is great and it’s free!! Thank you guys , i hope you guys look into this feedback.
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6 days ago, The Real Angry D
Quick, efficient, and NOT SUBSCRIPTION!
Used it once and loved it. Immediately bought the ad free and bubbles pack since the developer was awesome enough to NOT try to get $2.99/month and instead set a reasonable price. Every time I use this app I intend to buy another product until I’ve purchased the whole thing to support this developer. Thank you for your reasonable product. Software is not a service and I will not rent it, so I appreciate this easy to use and intuitive app. Thank you!
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3 years ago, waoalif
Add Shortcuts Support
5 stars without any doubt, been using since years, the best typography app on app store. But with the time the apps new features has been really slowed down. Its been years since apple’s automation app shortcuts but still youthr(phonto) haven’t pushed an update for shortcuts app. Please this is really seriuos request, please add shorcuts support, where user had setup a template in shorcuts app and he just needs to add pucture and text and it should automatically be done. I wish and hope company will think about it..
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