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 4.8.9

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Gigi ✰ ,


when I first started using this app, I thought it was awfully basic and hard. but once you explore all the features (I think the only thing that isn't free is the backgrounds, but you can easily get backgrounds off the internet!) you will see there is so much you can do! just let your creativity go wild! I love this app so much that I'm downloading it on my phone so I can still make edits when I don't have my iPad, even though I don't have much usage left!
one of my absolute favourite things about this app is being able to download third-party fonts from the internet. I make fan edits so there are certain fonts I really want to use and this app makes that possible on iOS! I love it so much!

Nekonekooo ,

Amazing, but Missing Something.

This app is incredible. The ability to download and utilise apps of any sort gives this application an edge when compared to other programs with a similar purpose.
However despite its versatility, it can be slightly difficult to use when you want a precise result.

When you’re trying to move a text box to be positioned perfectly in the centre of a picture, it does not snap in place. Users would need to estimate the position and as a result can lead to slight difficulty in usage. This can also be the case when trying to perfectly line up multiple text boxes to create a clean formation.

Another feature that would be convenient would be to implement an eyedropper tool. By adding in an eyedropper tool, users would be able to pick a colour featured in the image they’re trying to overlay text onto. This would help create aesthetically pleasing designs greatly, instead of just having to guess

Overall, these issues are just minor details that can easily be ignored and largely does not affect the usability of the app. But it would be greatly appreciated as those functions would improve the experience.

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


Yusuke Horie
72.3 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 2019
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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