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iPhones can do everything, well nearly everything. Ask you iPhone to open your tin of beans and you’re in for a disappointment. However, the device comes with a number of amazing font apps, for fun, creativity and also for educational purposes. So, what are our five favorites and what do each of them do?
You can’t talk about font apps without looking at what the font for a resource. The essential iPhone font app, this allows you to find out the name of whatever typeface you see on a poster or elsewhere. It’s easy, just take a snapshot of the font and the application will look through its wide database and tell you the name of the font. The huge database allows you even to take multiple fonts, when it figures out the previous one you searched for. This one is ideal for the curious cat.
It’s all very well wandering around the world taking snaps of fonts and then finding out what they are. However, what if you have a font in your head, hard to take a snap shot of that? FontShuffle allows you to carry a database of the fonts you require with you, it offers an extensive range of fonts of both new and old typesets. The great thing about FontShuffle is that it allows you to enter search criteria and font families. This increases your knowledge of fonts and also is just a fun exercise.
If you wish to take your knowledge of fonts one step further still, then the FontGame is the answer. This game is based on a multiple choice format and shows you the word ‘Fargo’ in a number of different typesets and allows you to choose from four options below. We’re not so sure if this is a Coen Brother’s reference, however we are sure that this is a great way to learn by using your creative faculties. You learn through the use of typographical puzzles and can play wherever you wish – great!
This is the ultimate in information for developers and typography geeks alike and teaches you everything you need to know about typography. So, what makes typography look crisp, clear and readable – this app explains it and shows designers how to pick a font for a particular situation. You can give a man a font and he has typography for one day, teaches a man to font and he has typography for the rest of his life.
One of the most creative and exciting uses for font has been to draw with it and this application allows you to do so. This is a well-priced and low cost application that allows you to create pictures from all the fonts and colours you can think of and is a must for those obsessed with type. Imagine the face on your font bored spouse when you start taking art lessons with font as a brush?
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