Phonto is a simple app that allows you to add text to pictures.

・ More than 400 fonts are available.
・ You can install other fonts.
・ Text size is changeable.
・ Text color is changeable.
・ Text gradient is changeable.
・ Text's stroke color is changeable.
・ Text's shadow color is changeable.
・ Text's background color is changeable.
・ Text is rotatable.
・ Text kerning is changeable.
・ Line spacing is changeable.
・ Curved text.
・ Perspective text.
・ Parts of text are erasable.
・ Image theme is changeable.
・ Items (Balloon, Rectangle, Star, Heart) are available.
・ Background image is changeable.
・ You can use not only pictures, but also plain images to write text.
・ You can share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
・ URL scheme: phonto://

Try Vont app, if you want to add text to videos. Vont is a free app that is available on the App Store.

Phonto supports only English (US), Chinese and Japanese, so when the priority of Chinese (or Japanese) in your setting was higher than English, Phonto would be launched as Chinese (or Japanese) mode.

To solve this problem…
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Choose 'English' in 'General' > 'Language & Region' > 'iPhone Language'.
3. Turn back your 'iPhone Language' to your favorite language.

Using iTunes, you can copy font files between your computer and Phonto on your iOS device.

1. Select your iOS device from the Devices section of iTunes.
2. Click the Apps tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
3. Select "Phonto" in the "File Sharing" section.
4. Drag and drop .ttf or .otf font files into "Documents".
5. Restart Phonto.

More detail about how to install fonts.

Twitter: @phontograph
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What's New

Version 4.8.6

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings
2.7K Ratings
FlumbleGamingPE ,

Amazing but, needs some more feautures.

Phonto, this app is by far the most incredible editing app I have come across. Although there is some flaws, for example not being able to put a image over text, I think this is an amazing application. Now, I have some feautures that I sometimes ache to have, For example; Being able to add a stroke on a image, I really want this! Also having a more advanced 3D build like, Being able to control it so good you would be able to shape a text however you want. Of corse i would greatly like if you dev’s could add these in but phonto is already great how it is, it would just make it better. Cheers, Cruze

Kayleerace123(instagram) ,

Amazing but can be better

Phonto is by far my favourite app to put text on photos. I’ve used it for years to add a watermark to my photos. I’ve tried other apps for this purpose but I keep coming back to this one because it is the best. The only thing that’s stopping me from giving it 5 stars is the fact that you can’t zoom in on your image. Sometimes I need to look a lot closer to make sure the text is perfect but unfortunately you cannot zoom in. I will still continue to use this app but I’d love to see a zoom feature added in the future.

drowninginstarlight ,

Great but could use some work

I love this app but when I try to download my completed work I can’t change the very low resolution (I get about the same quality as downloading if I screenshot and then crop from the editing page) which means I often can’t use my finished product for school. If any developers could fix this it would be much appreciated!


Yusuke Horie
72.9 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© youthhr 2013
In-App Purchases
  1. Phonto Image Pack $2.99
  2. Text Style Kit $1.49
  3. Phonto Filter Pack $1.49


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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