What are the best Apps for adding text to pictures?

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    This free photo editor allows users to make collages, touch up photos using teeth whiter, red-eye reduction, etc., and add effects. The BeFunky app also comes with editing tools to let you adjust light, clarity, exposure, saturation, etc.


    Web, iOS, Android


    Johnny Hall
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Using the Bar on the far left, there is an 'A' clicking this allowed me to insert text over my picture. There were many fonts to choose from. clicking the box that appeared over the picture allowed me to edit the text, resize and move it as well. Wonderful web based program!"
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    Fotor is a photo editing app that features over 300 photo effects. This professional editing tool is also ideal for creating collages, doing touch-ups, adding filters and stylish frames to images, photo stitching, and so on.


    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    Christian Vargas
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I was not familiar with the Fotor Photo Editor but it looks awesome. I think I will try it on my phone. I was not able to find any information about adding text to pictures so I would say that this would not be an app for doing that."
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    Create, edit and share images using fonts from world-renowned type foundry House Industries.


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Douglas Perkins
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I often want to write on photos before I send them to friends or family, but there is never an easy way. With Photolettering, I am able to add stylish fonts, and fun text to my photos. With this app it couldn't be any easier."


Did you know that a study claims that content with a compelling image can get 94% more views than a content with a boring image? According to Ashley Faulkes on his article, “How To Add Text To Your Images Like A Pro”, adding text to an image can actually make a difference. This is because a text can add an extra pizzazz that the photo was once lacking before. He also explains that a text can help catch the attention of the viewers. Meanwhile, many people are adding texts to photos such as those who are part of the Digital Marketing industry. Studies show that by doing this, it helps marketers to get people engaged in a certain advertisement or topic. In addition, since many people are also interested in this idea, many online articles and video tutorials on the web about how to add texts to a photo are also increasing rapidly. But since the innovation of digital technology, one can simply do this with the use of a smartphone and applications as tools for Android and iOS users. These apps are designed to help them produce exceptional photos with texts. Some of these apps are BeFunky and Fotor Photo Editor.

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    PicLab is a free app where you can add beautiful typography and artwork from stunning filters and photo effects, as well as a collection of shapes, light FX, textures, borders, patterns, and more to your photos. 


    Android, iOS


    Samuel Williamson
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "This app shows some promise, but the results tend to be lackluster. Paying to unlock doesn't completely get rid of ads. It won't crop pictures properly. I deleted it and am searching for something better. "
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    Phonto is a free simple application that allows you to add text to pictures where you can choose from more than 200 fonts and install new ones from time to time. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Kenneth Bowman
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "Phonto is a solid application for text on photos. Phonto is loaded with typography options including colors. The only downfall to Phonto, the lack of options to include back-drops behind text."
  3. 6



    Canva is a graphics design tool where users can create professional designs by curating photos, text, animations, stickers, borders, frames and more. It also features albums and scrapbooks where users may collaborate with their friends. 


    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Joshua Hill
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "I was looking for an app to edit photo's and add text to annotate photo's. Canva was one of the first I came across and it has lived up to the hype! There are an incredible number of fonts, allowing me to add fun or serious captions to photos, depending on theme. Even better, it is easy to export my edited photo's!!"
  4. 4



    Retrica is an app that lets you take selfies with real-time filters, make videos and GIFs, make collages, add  stickers, doodles, and text, and more. 


    Android, iOS


    Kathy Fisher
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I love this app for adding text. It makes is it easy to add text as well as stickers, filters, and so much more. "
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    Add great looking text to your photos, simply and easily. You can choose from a lot of different styles.

    Android, iOS


    Johnny Bishop
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This program really made it easy for me to add some text to my photo for my FB meme I posted. I am familiar with Photoshop but wanted to try this to see if it was faster. It was indeed faster, although my options and flexible creativity was limited comparatively. I will use it again for sure."
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    PicsArt is an app with tools, effects, collage maker, camera, free clipart library, millions of user-created stickers and drawing tools. You can use your own photos or free-to-edit pictures in the app and turn them into collages and memes.


    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Emily Jacobs
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I needed to do a bit of graphic design, but I didn't want anything as big and feature-heavy as Photoshop. I really just wanted to add some text to a few images. I wanted to look at PicsArt Photo Studio, as it was recommended by a friend, but it seems to be an Android App, and I just wanted something lightweight for my computer. I'm sure it does the job just fine, but I have an iPhone."
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    #10CB Background HD

    CB Background HD

    CB Background HD is a source for 1000+ PNG backgrounds that can be used as a backdrop for different pictures. The app allows users to save images directly to their gallery, edit photos, and wallpapers.




    Techeducation Guru
    Written on January 14, 2019
    "If your photo editor then you must have this application because it will gives you all types of PNG and background images for free."


Best Apps for adding text to pictures
1BeFunkyApps 13 Free
2FotorApps 13 Free
3PhotoletteringApps 10 Free
4PicLabApps 9 Free
5PhontoApps 7 Free
6CanvaApps 6 Free
7RetricaApps 4 Free
8AddTextApps 4 Free
9PicsArt Apps 2 Free
10CB Background HDApps -1 Free

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