We also had this crazy scanner thingamajig called Thunderscan for the Mac that let us capture a photo and turn it into dot matrix art. Here we are in the 21st century and you can now do even more with these two word art apps for the Mac.
Words As Art
First on my list is Wordify, a clever Mac app that takes an image or photo and turns it into word art using whatever sentence, paragraph or collection of words you want.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordify/id633274297?mt=12Yes, you can do something similar in Photoshop or even Adobe Illustrator, but not nearly as fast or easy as with Wordify.
The app comes with dozens of built-in templates so it’s easy to start. Drop in your own photos or use the Mac’s built-in iSight camera to take a picture.
Fonts are fully customizable for style, color, and size, and words can be random, horizontal, or vertical.
Wordify spits out PNG and JPG files as well as a fully vectorized PDF file. Of course, a picture is worth a thousand or so words.
A dollar less than Wordify is TEXTify, another Mac word art app that uses photos or images, and comes with dozens of templates.
TEXTify comes with a few special fonts, otherwise looks and works about the same as Wordify, and has sharing built-in (Facebook, Twitter, Email, iMessage).
Both Wordify and TEXTify make it drop dead simple to create attractive word art from photos or graphic images with plenty of control over size, fonts, colors, and more.
It’s hard to believe so much capability is packed into a single app, especially when viewing dot matrix word art from the last century.