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Ultimate List! 20+ iPhone Apps to Add Text to Photos

Looking for iPhone apps to add text to photos? It's the hottest thing in visual content! Find a fun typography app you'll love in this ultimate list. (affiliate links)


Word Swag - Cool fonts, typography generator, creative quotes, and text over pic editor!

Word Swag automagically turns your words into beautiful photo text designs!
Create amazing text layouts that would normally take minutes - or even hours in Photoshop - with just a tap. Only WordSwag has the exclusive Typomatic™ type engine that makes this possible.
Our graphic artists hand-picked the freshest font and layout combinations for you so you don't have to worry about looking good. (These aren't templates. Word Swag generates new type designs every time you use it.)

Typorama - Typography Generator and Instant Text Over Photo Editor

Love typography and making text graphics? Typorama instantly transforms your text and photos into beautiful typographic designs. Just choose a background, type in a few words and your creative typography is ready!
Typorama saves you tons of work by automatically creating complex text layouts with different fonts and typefaces. By just a few taps, you instantly get your text beautifully laid out on a background of your choice. This would take hours if you were using Photoshop or a similar photo editor. (The text designs are not templates and they are generated randomly as you choose different styles)




Over is the app for adding text and artwork to your photos. Designed with mobile creatives in mind, Over features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate sharing ability.
Over features unique, beautiful fonts and original, eye-catching artwork from a variety of artists.
When you’re finished with your picture you can share it directly via email, text message, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Path, and more.

Font Candy Typography Photo Editor - Add cool text, quotes, and graphic design

Font Candy is the first app to allow you to mask your photos with captions or simply overlay your images with text. Font Candy will help you step-up your photo game by allowing you to mask your images with our amazing hand-picked fonts, create intricate designs with symbols, or add clever captions to your photos. Whether you are looking to create some amazing artwork or make the next trending meme Font Candy has your back!

PicLab HD - Design Studio

PicLab HD is a powerful design studio in the palm of your hand. Create beautiful photos by adding text, artwork, light leaks, textures, grains, photo filters, adjustments, and much more to your photos - while using one of the most beautiful and simplest interfaces to date.


With AnyFont it is finally possible to install any additional font in TrueTypeFont- (.ttf), OpenTypeFont- (.otf) or TrueType Collection- (.ttc) format on your iPhone or iPad. These fonts can then be used throughout the system in other apps like Pages, Keynote or Numbers.
No more unexpectedly replaced fonts in presentations because the iPhone or iPad does not know them. The perfect solution for everybody who creates presentations on a Mac or PC to show them on their iPad.

InstaQuote - add text captions to photos and pictures for Instagram
  • 20 fashionably designed templates, 50+ unique and creative font choices
  • Choose backgrounds from high quality background collections or use your own photos for backgrounds
  • Export to Instagram, your camera roll, Facebook, or Twitter
  • Use As Background feature to layer different fonts
  • Customize your words – font size, color, alignment, position & line spacing, and tap on words to add emphasis
  • Change the hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, or blur your background
Phonto - Text on Photos

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

Rhonna Designs

Love to add personality to your photo edits? With Rhonna Designs App, you’ve got all the tools right at your fingertips to uplift and inspire! THIS APP IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!
Designed with your creativity in mind to add your own personality to your photos. Can be printed out up to 4x4 with great resolution! Perfect to creatively edit your photos with artist, Rhonna Farrer’s exclusive frames, masks, designs, fonts & filters right on your iPhone.

A Beautiful Mess

Add new life to your favorite photos with custom filters, fun fonts, and hand-drawn doodles by Elsie and Emma, creators of the award-winning lifestyle blog, “A Beautiful Mess”. Then share your creations with friends through email, or by publishing them directly to popular social networks.
Whether you're sharing personalized snapshots with friends and family or broadcasting your life's most beautiful moments through social media, the photo app from A Beautiful Mess makes it fun and easy.




Now, you can make and put your own stickers on photos!
Decorate your pictures of your loving family, your cute dog and coy-like cat, scenes from your voyage with awesome, cute, and witty stickers for more fun.
Share with family and friends through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Text Here - Create Funny Pictures with Photo Caption

TEXT HERE is the new photo-editing app that allows users to place text notes and shapes on photos. Choosing from four shapes, Arrow, Circle, Thinking Balloon, and Speech Balloons, you may add text to your own photos or to pictures from photo sharing networks. Text Here's possibilities are limitless. Real Estate professionals can quickly email a client a picture of a house with brief text indicating its location and price. Scrapbookers can create instant captions for photos and post online or save to be printed...


"TypeDrawing, a unique drawing app, offers a novel way to express your creative vision" - by Apple
TypeDrawing is super easy and perfect for creating typography art and even unique watermarks on your photos. Type a sentence, then just draw with your finger. Voila! You've now got a one of a kind, totally unique and amazing typographic work of art. If you love typography, or even if you don't know what that means, you can easily create poetic visual art with this fun app.


Typography is an application conceived out of sheer love for typography.
The app allows you to send messages to your friends which are displayed using random sets of letters and numbers from our Flickr account. Due to the constantly increasing photo pool and the random query of photos to display, the visual appearance of the messages always differs. Simply type your message and preview an example of the message. Shake the device to generate a new visualization of the message with new images.

Typic - Typography, Creative Quotes, Photo Editor

Take your photos further with Typic! Add text to your photos and turn them into great design pieces!
Add unique filters and effects, add a nice inspiring text, and give your photos a final touch with design elements to make them stand out!
#1 Photo and Video app in over 70 countries!

Word Dream Pro - Swag fonts, typography generator, inspirational quotes, and magical text over pic editor!
  1. Intelligent to turns your words into designer text!
  2. Includes over 25+ graphic font styles hand designed by world-class graphic designers
  3. Endless stylish randomizations
  4. Brilliant color combinations for your words
  5. Make your own stylish quotes with your signature
  6. Make stylish title graphics for your blog
  7. Make announcements and flyers
  8. Completely free backgrounds from Pixabay



Fonta is a Little Design Studio that allows you to create unique images with special effects.
"Fonta Can Add Stylish Text To Your Favorite Photographs" - Appadvice
Add Text Behind a Photo, Masking (Put your photos inside text), Collage, Frames, Vintage Filters, Color Layers, Artworks, 3D Geometric Shapes, Blur Effect, Various Font Style, Chat pack & More...

LetterGlow - Stylish text & design overlays for your photos

Share the story & emotion behind your photos by applying beautiful text and elegant overlays.
Quickly create funny, inspirational or informative images to share & use however you choose. The elegant design and professional features in LetterGlow mean the only limit is your creativity!

LetterFX - Word Frames for Instagram pics

Amaze your Instagram followers with LetterFX.
Get more IG likes, comments, and followers
Your Pics + LetterFX Frames = Awesome Photos!
Add LetterFX frames to your best photos and tell a totally new story.
Over 60 LetterFX themes for you to choose from


With unique filters and exclusive fonts, Typesetter will transform a regular photo into a work of art in just seconds.
-Choose from a group of stylish filters.
-Add text (multiple textboxes); move text with your finger.
-Choose from a collection of fonts. Select font color; adjust size and alignment.
-Blur background to make your words stand out.
-Save your image to your camera roll, or share on Instagram or Facebook.


You've probably heard the tired cliche about a picture being worth a thousand words. We've taken this phrase quite literally and created WordFoto, an app that turns photos and words into amazing typographic works of art.

Path on - Swipe to Type

Now your pictures can have a thousand words with Path On.
Use crazy fonts to decorate your pictures with words, quotes, and lyrics, and
share it with your friends.
Draw a line with your finger and your text will appear along the line.
We also provide simple shapes, like a spiral, circle, or square. Our
app works great for anyone into scrapbooking, artistic photos, or even
just making fun pictures to share.


CaptionCam provides you with the easiest way to add custom captions to your photos. You can MOVE, ROTATE, and RE-SIZE your caption as well as add multiple captions. Moving, rotating and re-sizing your caption can all be done at the same time with 2 fingers. Simply move your caption by dragging it with 1 finger. Pinch and expand with 2 fingers on your caption to re-size and twist your 2 fingers to rotate the caption. You can also change the color and fonts for your caption.

Bold - Turn Your Text into Engaging Social Media Images

Bold is an app that makes your text and photos automatically into beautiful typographic images. It’s the simplest way to create engaging social media images. Everybody can create a stunning image in just a few taps.
We don’t want to limit your design talent. We want to give you all possibilities. Bold offers you an expert mode too. You have full control of all advanced formatting options there. We have developed and fine-tuned a bold algorithm to let the text fit your device screen automatically, which gives you a smooth formatting experience.