We’ve got a big love affair with photo apps going on here at Lifeovereasy. Once you get hooked on a few, there’s no going back. These are as addictive as all that Coconut Bliss ice cream that just seems to find it’s own way into my grocery cart. Don’t know how that keeps happening! And I sure don’t know how so many app icons show up on my phone. It’s a mystery.
The best thing about photo apps is that they make your life look a whole lot better. So if you’re a little down because the house is getting a little messy, and the furniture is feeling a little tired or dated, just snap a quick pic and tap a few buttons. Everything looks a whole lot better with a filter!
These days I’m getting into adding text. Cause y’all know I’ve always got lots to say! Here is the same photo, 3 different ways. I used Rhonna Designs and TextMask to give me 3 completely different looks with a few keystrokes.
Here’s a roundup of my top picks for adding text to your photos. This list is iOS heavy, since we’re hooked on our iPhones around here, but there’s a few picks that work for you non-iPhone types as well.
(iOS, Android, free)
Phonto is a great free app for adding typography that comes with about 100 fonts, and has some filters, too. It’s a hard working app that covers a lot of bases, and a great deal to boot.
A Beautiful Mess
(iOS, Windows, Android, $0.99)
This one is by those talented girls over at the blog by the same name. This app is great for adding doodles, text, and phrases that are whimsical and look hand drawn. It comes with some nice filters, too. It’s one of my faves, and usually my first stop when I’m playing with a photo.
(iOS, Android, $1.99)
This app is a dream for all you scrapbooking types. Fonts, filters, frames, masks, backgrounds, doodles and more. Use this one to add lots of personality to your photos.
This app is a great one for typography lovers. It comes with a great selection of fonts that appeal to all tastes, and a few touches on the wheel control is all you need to bring out your inner designer. This one is usually my first choice when I want my pics to say something.
Obaby is by the same people who created Over. It’s primarily geared toward telling your baby stories, but I included it here because it has a great selection of borders and doodles that I use sometimes to add a fun touch. I often use it in tandem with Over to add text as well.
(iOS, free version or $0.99 for full version)
This fun app allows you to create words by masking off parts of your photo. Even the free version comes with about 200 fonts, so there’s lots of choice. I used it here to show my 2104 Word Of The Year. You get the picture. (Ha! Picture – get it??)
There are a lot more out there, but these are my go-to apps and a great place for you to start. Don’t be intimidated – these are easy to use, and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to achieve great results. And if you’re looking for a great e-book to help get you started on using photo apps, head over to my friend Lynne Knowlton’s blog to check out her free guide.