App Of The Week: What The Font
What The Font
If you work with clients, in design or are just interested in lettering and fonts, What The Font is an app you’d definitely find useful. The app is fairly new, however, the website has been around for quite some time. What is so good about the app then? Well with all mobile phones apps it allows you to discover on the go. So for example, if your out in a cafe reading a menu or see a poster and like the look of the design, you can use What The Font to capture the different fonts they use and you can hold onto that for inspiration!
How To Use The App
To use the app all you need to do is take a picture of the desired font, select the word(s) you’d like to find (make sure you take a clear, up close photo of the font for the best results) and then proceed and there you go, you should have a list of the fonts! However, here is the one issue with the app, sometimes you don’t get the exact font, but font’s that are very similar to it, which can be as good as the font you’ve scanned. To test the reliability of this app with different font’s I conducted an experiment.
I printed off 8 different fonts to test, some weren’t recognised but the results were very close. Take a look here:
As you can see (although quite confusing) the results had worked well.
You can also take pictures of your computer screen and it works just as well!