Thousands. There are thousands of apps that add filters and effects to photos.
Some of them even let you add text. Here’s one that dares to think different. It lets you add text with your finger and a swipe.
Finger That Text
The iPhone and iPad both hold your fingers hostage. Sure, you can buy a stylus to do what a finger does, but most of us already have a finger and we know how to use it.
Swipe is a clever, nearly free iPhone app that also lets you add text and captions to photos.
Swipe? Yep. Swipe.
You swipe your finger across the photo to set where the text should be placed.
Then, simply type in what text you want overlaid on the photo, set the font, adjust the justification, change the angle or tilt, modify the font size, and even get your bad self down with color.
And, yes, Virginia, all you need is a finger.
The iPad version of Swipe works similarly but gives you more screen real estate to view the text over a photo.
Not bad considering it’s not done on the Mac.
Swipe also comes with over 100 additional fonts so you can go crazy with a particular font style and not duplicate the font for 100 photos.
The adjustment sliders are simple to use Just slide that finger again to change size, color, transparency, rotation, alignment and, of course, font choice.
Swipe has a special feature to make sure text is straight, too.
Your photos are safe as well. Swipe is non-destructive to the original but saves photos with text as full resolution. We live in social age so there’s built-in options to share your photos with text via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, email, postcard, and more.
Not bad for 99-cents. Also not bad is any one of the 5 New Ways To Lock Your Mac’s Screen For Added Security, Fun, And Coolness. After all, if you can’t be safe, be cool.