8 Apps for Adding Text to Photos

If you thought that image editing apps in general already offered good options for writing on photos, you need to know about apps specifically aimed at this feature. Because they are specialized, they offer even more types of fonts and text customization tools.


Codiodesk has prepared a list of 8 apps, available for Android and iOS, that will make your photo very stylish.

1. Phonto



The purpose of Phonto is exactly to allow the user to add text to their photos. So it leaves nothing to be desired in variety. After all, there are more than 200 different fonts available.

The tools offered are also quite rich. User can modify size, color, gradient, thickness, background, rotation, line spacing, curvature, perspective, among other points.

The app even allows you to change the theme image (and use photos from your phone’s memory) and add items such as balloons, stars and other pictures.


Phonto is available for Android and iOS.

2. Over Edit & Add Text to Photos

Over edit

Over Edit & Add Text to Photos offers a vast arsenal of features. The app can be very useful for creating posters, business cards, email templates, flyers, album covers, among other arts.


For this, it has hundreds of fonts, thousands of templates and images with free use. There is also the possibility of using your own photos and improving them with more than 25 thousand graphic elements (frames, backgrounds, shapes, illustrations, stickers) available.

It is possible to change the font color, add shadow to the text, in addition to using filters and effects on the images. The proposal is that the user arrives at a final product with a professional style.

Over Edit & Add Text to Photos is available for Android and iOS.


3. Textgram X – Write on Photos

Textgram X

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Like the others, Textgram X allows the user to customize their photos by adding text of different styles. The user can start their creation from scratch or using photos from the smartphone gallery or using one of the different templates available.


As for the texts themselves, you can edit the colors, add shadows, apply a mirror effect or upload sources external to the application. As for the graphic elements, stickers, emojis and much more are available.

Textgram X is available for Android.

4. PicLab – Photo Editor


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Despite defining itself as an “all-in-one photo editor”, PicLab is an excellent option for those looking for a complete tool to write on images. The app offers different typography options. Elements like rotation, size, opacity and text can be changed.

If you want to add multiple text layers, that’s also possible. The user can also make photo montages and overlay, as well as apply effects and different filters. Elements such as frames, textures, templates and freehand drawing features are also available.

PicLab is available for Android and iOS.

5. DesignLab – Creative Design

DesignLab - Creative Design

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With a focus on social networks, especially Instagram Stories, DesignLab – Creative Design surprises with its wide variety of resources. You can start your art from scratch or enjoy the thousands of images available in the program’s gallery.

The user can select one of the many available fonts or import his own and change color, size, opacity and rotation. Then, just apply the effect you prefer, such as bending, bending, using 3D effect, scratching, etc.

There are also tools for freehand drawing, inclusion of logos, filters and even deleting only parts of the photo. The app even offers suggestions for formats for different platforms, such as Pinterest, Instagram Story or post.

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DesignLab – Creative Design is available for iOS.

6. Font Studio – Text on photos & Editor

Font Studio

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Font Studio – Text on photos & Editor offers over 200 different fonts to apply your favorite photos. Everything can be customizable: letter spacing, color, size, transparency, background color, etc.

There is also the option of including shapes and stickers to give even more style to the material produced. The result can be clean or more exaggerated. Everything goes according to the breeder’s preference.

Font Studio- Text on photos & Image Editor is available for Android.

7. aType Picture


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aTypo Picture brings a proposal that is different from the others: covering the entire photo with words. The image becomes a kind of typographic art.

There are several elements that can be edited to achieve the desired result. Altogether, more than 45 cover styles are available, with different fonts and colors. The result can be surprising.

aTypo Picture is available for iOS.

8. Photo2Text – Label your photo


If your goal is to add text in order to make the image funny, Photo2Text – Label your photo can be a great option. Add content that looks like labels, reminders, plaques, stamps.

Or put speech bubbles, like in a comic book, and write what you want. The result can be saved to the mobile gallery or shared via email or Facebook.

Photo2Text – Label your photo is available for iOS.