Vanillapen is a powerful tool that will transform your regular posts into creative posters within seconds.

Whether you need to update your status, write a quote, design a poster for your blog, send a photo message or wish someone a happy birthday, Vanillapen is just a tap away.

- Design & Grunge Posters -

Vanillapen is packed with + 200 custom made and perfected posters. Each poster has its own custom presets for faster and easier creations. Feel free to change these presets and go creative with any poster.

- Custom Backgrounds maker -

Create beautiful gradients and solid backgrounds with our Custom tool, add them to your favorites and use them as canvas for your creations.

- Typography & Artwork -

86 Fonts in 6 categories – Script, Bold, Inline, Light, Grunge and Decorative.

360 design & decorative elements in 11 categories – Badges, Ornaments, Accents, Borders, Floral, Ribbons, Radials, Grunge, Icons, Hand-drawn and basics.

Add unlimited elements of text & artwork to your posters and resize, move, rotate, color and fade any element.

- Texture layering -

Select from 21 hand-picked and adjustable textures to further personalize your creations.

- Share -

Export full resolution posters to your library and share them through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

- Community -

Get inspired by our Instagram feed @Vanillapen and tag your photos with #Vanillapen to get featured!

- Get in touch -

What's New

Version 2.3.1

General improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Super Cool, But I Wish There Were More Free Things

C. Wags

I love this app so much! I use it all the time! There's just a few things that could make it even better.
For me, number one would be to be able to add multiple fonts for one poster. I love to use different fonts when I am writing a quote, but I can't do that with this app. I really would like to.
Number two is to simply make more things free. It would be super useful and more people would probably get the app.
This really isn't a big issue, but I think Vanilla Pen should post WAY more often on their Instagram account. It would also be super useful and people could get really inspired.
That's it for me. I hope Vanilla Pen considers doing these things.

Love it!


I use this app to create signs to use on my selling apps and it works perfectly! I like that I could pay $0.99 to remove the watermark, but wish more came with that $0.99, like more options for texts and borders. Maybe there is a few more and I just haven't noticed. So my only improvement would be to let users pay $0.99 to remove the watermark and unlock everything, because I think paying $5-6 or however much it was to unlock everything is ridiculous. Just a way for them to make more money...making me pay extra for more fonts and borders lol. I'll stick with the $0.99 version.

Not Very Stable In My Uses

Joshua D.

I'm using Vanilla Pen on an iPad Air 2 running iOS 11.2.2 and for me the app just doesn't work well at all.

I found the editing of a poster in this program quite cumbersome actually. But, I finished one and clicked on the checkmark, yet it popped up saying "Adding A Layer" and the progress meter just kept spinning forever until the app crashed back to my home screen. Which meant, of course, that I lost my project that I had spent time on.

So, in my uses, as I said, the app has just not been very stable at all. You'd think with Apple currently showcasing this program on the Today screen. That the developer would want it working in tip top shape. But who knows, it may just be having issues in relation to running on my device.

Still, even if it did work properly I just found it too cumbersome to use like I mentioned above. If the developer would update it to work fine on my device, I'd be happy to give it another go and revise my review and rating accordingly. Until that happens, though, I'll just have to search for alternatives to create posters I think.


RoadRocks DWC-LLC
113.8 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© RoadRocks LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Everything $4.99
  2. Unlock Pack1 + Remove Watermark $0.99
  3. Unlock All Fonts $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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