Calling all font junkies! You do NOT have to sacrifice custom font branding when designing on your smartphone. It’s super easy to install custom fonts to design apps and even VIDEO apps and that’s what this post is aaaall about.
How To Install Custom Fonts To Design Apps And Video Apps
First, I recommend emailing the font file to yourself.
Then open up your email on your iPhone and press on the font file until the following screen pops up.
You’ll find a whole bunch of different apps that will allow you to install your fonts into them. Any design or video app that allows you to import fonts should be there.
Tap whichever app you want to import your font to. Here I’m tapping “Copy to InShot.”
When I open up InShot afterwards and add a photo, I’ll then tap on Text, tap on Font – and I should find the font I just installed.
I wish I could give you some awesome examples of custom font work, but I personally am not a font snob. Give me some Montserrat and Bebas and I’m typically good (as you can see in most of my designs here).
Here’s an example I love from Julie of The Techie Teacher using InShot to create custom fontwork on a Stories video.
My Favorite Design Apps For Installing Fonts
FrameMagic (great for collages)
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If you have a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, you can install fonts to the app Adobe Spark Post (my personal favorite). But you have to do it via desktop first at the time of this post.
There are also some great video apps that let you install custom fonts.
My Favorite Video Apps For Installing Fonts
InShot. This is my go-to if I need to edit video with custom fonts. The only drawback is that it doesn’t save projects (except for the one you’re working on). So if you spend a lot of time working on a certain text overlay, it will only be good for that video project – not future ones.
Filmmaker Pro. If you want to set up text overlays on videos with custom fonts, you might enjoy Filmmaker Pro. It does save your projects and offers text animations. The main drawback is the screen is really tiny and tedious on a smartphone screen.
Vont. Vont is strictly a text-on-video app. That is all you can do. It does offer text animations but it does not save projects except for the one you’re working on.
Once again, I’m not a font junkie, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the AnyFont app ($1.99). This app adds your fonts automatically to whatever apps will allow it so you don’t have to individually install fonts to a bunch of apps.
To do this, add a font to AnyFont using the above instructions.
Tap on your font and follow the process the app gives you.
Now when you go to an app that was in the font installation screen from above, it should have your custom font already, even if you didn’t individually add it.
AnyFont can be a big time saver if you have a lot of custom fonts to install and/or a lot of design/video apps you want to add fonts to.
Find And Add Custom Fonts Completely From Your iPhone
You can totally search, find and add custom fonts completely from your smartphone.
First, download a zip file opener app like iZip.
Then search for free, commercial use fonts in Safari at a site like 1001fonts here.
Tap on a font and press Download. Then tap Open in “iZip.”
Tap Ok to Extract All Files. Then tap on the .ttf file, tap Open in, and then choose your app of choice.
Ok, I’m done! Hope you found this helpful! If you’d like to remember this tip later on how to install custom fonts to design apps and video apps, then pin this image to your Pinterest account.