Words are the most important and powerful weapon one can have in an arsenal. The impact words can cause, both positive and negative is un-measurable. In this modern age of graphics and high definition videos, words continue to show their strength. However, if the presentation of written words is correct, the effect will amplify. Typography has always been a strong pillar for words. If the words are right, and they appear in the right format, no image or video can surpass them.
There are many free and premium typography apps available online. Let’s take a look at a few:
1. The Typography Manual
For a nominal amount, this 60+ page manual is the Bible of typography. It covers the history of type, its basics, special settings and the best ones for web and graphic designing.
Ever see a poster or packaging and want to know the font that was used in the design? Happens to me all of the time. Now I don’t have live with the mystery. I can just snap a photo and use WhattheFont to locate that very font. Presto!
This app is even less in price than the first one. If you have taken some good photos from your phone, Over enables you to add watermark or text pieces to them. Now you can share customized photos online.
Another fantastic and free app; Fontoid enables you to handwrite your own type phase and then gives you the freedom to share it with others.
For less than a dollar, Helvetication is a fun filled identification game to test your type phase skills. Moreover, you can score points!
If you have an iPad, you can use iFontMaker to edit hand drawn type phases into deliverable fonts for everyone. This app, by the way, is premium.
7. Typography Live Wallpaper
This free app enables you to create your customized text based wallpapers. It is an amazing app for android users.
8. TypeDrawing version 3.0
For little money, this app brings the great benefit of creating unique artworks or adding flares to pictures.