Professional-looking text-on-image designs are just a few taps away
Size: 128 MB
Developer: Easy Tiger Apps
Platform: iPhone and iPad
Font Candy Photo Editor, an app that recently got a major update to version 5.0, is a definite must-have for anyone looking to create beautiful text-on-image designs right from their iOS device.
You can either pick up a largely IAP-supported version of Font Candy Photo Editor for free, or grab the $2.99/£2.99 Pro version (more on this later). But what does the app offer? Well, the main selling point of Font Candy Photo Editor is its ability to take any image and overlay it with beautiful fonts.
It’s possible either to add images into the app from your device’s camera roll or use a stock image (powered by Pixabay). Once you’ve done this, Font Candy usefully allows users to crop the image for their desired platform, with options including Instagram, a Facebook cover, a Twitter post, or an iPhone wallpaper. Then the real fun begins.
Adding text in Font Candy is simple. After typing it in, users can move the text around, resize it or choose from a plethora of fonts. Some of these are locked behind either an App Store review or an IAP, but there are plenty of nice-looking fonts available for free which users can deploy.
It’s here, however, where the two apps – the free version and the pro – diverge. The free version of Font Candy lets users tweak some of the more precise aspects of the overlayed text (like shadow, character spacing, and line spacing), or font layout. In the Pro version, users can opt to add predesigned artwork to their image, templates, and can adjust settings for art color and image filters. The overall difference is that the paid version of Font Candy is heavier on the photo-editing features, while the free version is largely limited to the text overlay.
Text overlay is the main reason you might be interested in Font Candy, and in both apps, it works great. After completing your design, users can share their creation to a variety of social networks, or to the Photos app. There’s also a built-in Print Shop which allows folks to create cases or t-shirts from their designs.
There’s a lot to like when it comes to Font Candy, especially if all you’re looking for is an elegant text overlay app. The fonts are well-varied and well-designed, and the overall experience of using the app is great, though the differing versions are, at first, a little confusing.
- Great range of fonts
- Useful editing features
- Built-in access to stock images
- Confusion surrounding different versions