App Review: Instafonts For iOS

By Zy Gonzales

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks today. According to statistics, the social network has close to 100 million active monthly users worldwide while its mobile app has been downloaded close to 500 million in Google Play alone.

By Zy Gonzales

Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networks today. According to statistics, the social network has close to 100 million active monthly users worldwide while its mobile app has been downloaded close to 500 million in Google Play alone.

But in a world where it pays to be unique, the Instagram app offers very little to users who want more personalised posts that represent their individuality. Having said this, a new niche of apps specifically designed to give users more customisation options in Instagram has slowly grown over the past few months.

One such app that fall under this category is Instafonts. The app was developed by Dropica Media LTD and is currently available for iOS devices. As the name implies, the app lets users add text effects on photos before posting them to Instagram.

 

Users can select a photo from their camera roll, use the preinstalled set of background images or take a photo using their device’s camera. Once an image is selected, the user will have the ability to move, scale or rotate the selected image.

The app also lets users add objects in an image including speech balloons, banners or ribbons which can later on serve as background for your texts. Moreover, the app provides a selection of 38 fonts, 35 colours and 51 textures which users can mix and match for a personalised look.

Users can add as many labels and text as they want, all of which can be managed in the layers section. From the layers section, users can edit, delete or control the opacity of specific items in an image.

Instafonts also feature a number of photo filters, some of which are unique to the app while others are variants of those found in the original Instagram app. After choosing a filter, users will then be asked if they want to save the file on their device, start over with a new image or upload the image directly to Instagram.

Pros: Easy to use and intuitive user interface, large selection of fonts/labels and textures, direct upload to Instagram

Cons: Users can’t edit text once it has been added as a layer, it would’ve been nice if users can also upload images on other accounts like Facebook or Google+, no collage function, not compatible with Android

3 Shacks Out Of 5

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