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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. Visit the blog post for more info.


ImageQuote - add text captions to photos and pictures for Instagram

This app hasn't been updated since 2017.

  • 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.

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!

DesignLab Photo & Video Editor

Create beautiful designs and professional graphics with DesignLab. Choose from millions of images, graphics, fonts and customizable templates to produce stunning visuals, perfect for social media. It's fast, fun and easy.


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.

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.

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 - typography generator, inspirational quotes, and magical text over pic editor!

This app hasn't been updated since 2016.
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!


Sadly, this app hasn't been updated since 2016.
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

Beware: This app hasn't been updated since 2014!
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.

Bold - Turn Your Text into Engaging Social Media Images

Unfortunately, this app hasn't been updated since 2015.
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.

Little Moments by Fat Mum Slim

The Little Moments App brings you two apps in one: a super fun photo editor, as well as the perfect Photo A Day companion. And the cherry on top…it’s playful, intuitive & inspirational.

Make any photo, from any moment, really special. Apply a fancy filter, or add a quote, design or cute wording over the top so it’s more fun to share on Facebook or Instagram. Getting creative with your photos has never been more fun & easy!

PicLab Photo Editor

PicLab Free Photo Editing Features:
Stickers & Artwork
Photo Filters
Photo Effects
Image Overlays and Masks
Magazines & Templates
Drawing Tool
Crop Photos
Collage Tool
And more!

PicSee - Add Text Over Picture

The easiest way to add fun text, artworks and stickers to your photos. Let your photos talk in an instant and share to Instagram, Facebook, etc.

Beautiful typographic designs, Textarts, various fonts, advanced fine adjustments, finely-selected filters, all you want for Photo Text design is here. The combination of the above features brings you a world of infinite possibility.

Canva - Graphic Design Creator

Canva makes design amazingly simple (and fun)! Create stunning designs for work, life, and play—even if you’re not a design expert!

Whether you need an Instagram story, logo maker, or birthday invitation—create all these graphic design needs and more on Canva. Available on your iPhone, iPad, and computer so you can jump back into your design anytime, anywhere.

PicMonkey Photo Editor Design

PicMonkey’s photo editor and design app makes powerful pics. Ignite your social sphere with stunning social posts and cover images. Get more traction with banners, shop icons, and thumbnails. Touch up portraits for job boards and profiles. And much more.

Adobe Spark Post

Adobe Spark Post is the fun, fast and easy way to create stunning graphics for all occasions. Get started in seconds with professionally designed templates you can tweak with just a few taps. Pick your photos, add text and apply Design Filters to instantly create beautiful, eye-catching graphics. Each tap gives you completely new layout, color palette, typography style and filter—no design experience required. Easily share your designs via your favorite social platforms, text or email to wow your audience.

Over Edit & Add Text to Photos

Design everything you need quickly and effortlessly. Get Over now and use our inspiring templates, tools and effects to make your brand and personal projects shine!

Unlock your creativity. All you need is the app, a phone and your thumb to wow the world.

Build your brand. Effortlessly. Instantly. Fun-fully.

Typorama: Text on Photo Editor

Typorama lets you create amazing visuals by transforming your text and photos into beautiful typographic designs. No design skills needed!

Just choose a background, type in your 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.

Word Swag - Cool Fonts

You've found the authentic Word Swag™ app! Word Swag easily and magically turns your words into beautiful photo text designs.

"It's like having a graphic designer in your pocket" -MoCoLoco
"Express emotions and ideas with artistic elegance" -AppAdvice
"Stellar" -Modern iPhoneographer

Create amazing type layouts that would normally take minutes - or even hours in other apps - with just a tap. Only Word Swag has the exclusive Typomatic™ type engine that makes it easy.