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.

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What’s New

Version 4.8.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62.9K Ratings
62.9K Ratings
AnonymousWebtoonUser ,

An Essential

This is the best photo editor app. Ever. This is better than PicCollage, Over, and other apps like this. PicCollage is great, it’s somewhat of a social media, you can use videos and photos from the web instead of photo roll, but the choices are very limited. There’s only 15 fonts, I believe. Over, sure, it’s good, but you mainly have to pay to really use it to even half of its potential. Pronto is beautiful. Most of the fonts that I like, especially ones from Google apps, are on there. I don’t have to add my own. It’s somewhat confusing at the beginning, but only because it doesn’t provide a tutorial. The basics of using it is pretty much everything on there. Just search up how to use it and stuff. You can use the app to make quotes, business cards, logos, slogans, etc. If I were you, and wanted to take a photo from, let’s say, Safari for a pretty background, take a screenshot and click edit, click the weird right angles, and crop to your content. This is because Phonto only uses photos from your photo roll, and because the cropped is challenging to use for me, at least. I wish I could rate it with google stars! Get this!

Rc Hacon ,

Life changing. Seriously tho

So I first downloaded this to create a simple menu for print. This was years ago—and because of the simplicity and functionality of Phonto, I have since learned how to truly use it to its fullest potential. I do social media marketing and graphic design, and even if I start making a design in another program, I finish it in Phonto. It’s my tried and True. I love that you can add your own photo images and fonts. I often use it in conjunction with a background eraser app.
I also have a Cricut cutting machine, and I prefer phonto to cricut design space for designing.
***one request***
Please consider making a “save as” and “save” feature. The one thing that the app is lacking, is the ability to save your work as you go, and return to it later. If this feature became available, phonto would absolutely perfect.
Don’t let the simple interface fool you, play around with phonto a bit, and discover its endless possibilities!

Tekiebelu ,

Learning Curve

I spent about 20 minutes in the app trying to create an image with text for an IG post. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to add text to an image once I chose a template. Once I figured that out, it seemed like it would be easy to use from there and there were a lot of nice options for changing the font, appearance, etc. The problem came after I added the text and it was just a long line of text running off the image in one long, horizontal text block. I tried everything I could find to adjust it, to no avail. There’s nothing to guide a new user on how to work with the app and it’s not very intuitive. I don’t mind playing around in an app until I learn how to use it but it shouldn’t be that difficult to figure this app out considering what it’s supposed to do. It’s not useful for me but I gave it 3 stars because it has a lot of flexibility and free options even before you purchase any of the cool extras available. For folks who only need to work with fewer than 5 words, this app would be great.


Yusuke Horie
74.2 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 $1.99
  2. Text Style Kit $0.99
  3. Phonto Filter Pack $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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