Best Apps to Write on Pictures

Whether it’s words of wisdom, an inspirational quote, or a simple note, sometimes a photo needs something extra. While you can add simple text to your photos with built-in tools, there are third-party apps that offer huge font selections, built-in quotes, and blank canvasses you can design from scratch.

We chose seven apps for iOS and Android from the large number out there that can add text or artistic stickers on your photos. Some are free, some have free versions, most have additional in-app purchases, while others cost just a couple of dollars.

Not all text on pictures apps is good though, which is why we’ve put together a list of the best apps for adding text to photos.

PicsArt Photo Studio

PicsArt Photo Studio has an incredible amount of features to edit and add effects to your images. The app has its own community and you can share your images to popular social networks.

The main features include the ability to add text to images quickly, change the text size, font and color, resize/rotate the text, add text effects, add emojis and stickers, and lots more. I really like this app because you can really customize the text. Some other apps lets you add text, but you don’t get a lot of options. If you’re looking for a write on pictures app that does it all, PicsArt Photo Studio might be right up your alley, but be warned that it can get a bit overwhelming.

Download PicsArt Photo Studio

Phonto – Text on Photos

Phonto is a brilliantly designed, user-friendly app for adding text to your photos, which is available for both Android and iOS. The text is customizable which gives the user a more personalized experience. There are more than 400 fonts are available with the option to change size, color, and everything in between. It’s easy to use, allows for adding text, applying filters (which I find are very pleasing to the eye), cropping the photo, adding items and provides additional styling and edit tools.

Phonto saves images at their original resolution. Phonto is a fully functional free app. It’s ad-supported, but there’s an in-app option for a dollar to remove the ads.

Download Phonto – Text on Photos

Write on Pictures App

An amazing picture editor with fonts that lets you write on pictures of your cherished moments and decorate them with an original stamp: watermarks, love quotes and messages. You can start with a blank background or use a photo from your device, and add text in a variety of colors and fonts.

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Text on Photo

Text on Photo is the easy and fastest way to add text to photos using an app. You can add text with background, normal texts, add texts inside a balloon simulating a dialog or add circular text to you photo. This app is solely focused on adding text captions to pictures and it does a pretty good job. It has 25 pro fonts you can use, the ability to resize and rotate the text, different frame styles, and extra options like speech bubbles and adjustable shadows.

Download Text on Photo


If you don’t want an app that is solely focused on typography, Instasize is exactly what you need. This is a full-featured editing app that is perfect for Instagram and TikTok lovers and anyone who actively promotes their business on social media platforms since it works both with photos and videos. Their editing toolkit includes more than 20 different, engaging fonts that will suit nearly any style: vintage, neat, quirky, or elegant. Add as many blocks of single or multi-layered text and drag them to any place within the image; it’s all possible with Instasize

Download Instasize


This professional, iOS-based typography app has around 5 million users and has a high customer satisfaction rating in AppStore. Typic offers you more than 500 artworks and over 300 fonts along with filters, light leak effects and frames. Their functional Tool Kit will definitely inspire you to create a true masterpiece. With this app you can make a meme or a greeting card as well as breath-taking artistic pictures.

Download Typic


Canva is an online app with tons of filters and design tools to ensure your images look incredible. You’ll have to create an account to use it, but setting it up is not going to take a long time. In order to add text to your photo all you have to do is click on “Add text” and customize it to your liking. Canva offers pre-designed templates of quotes and words, but you can always make your own headlines.

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Is there an app that you use to write on pictures that you like better than the ones I mentioned? If so, post a comment and let us know! Enjoy!

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