My favorite app these days is iFont Maker, $6.99. I can create my own fonts – including my handwriting – using an iPad and a stylus, and it only takes a few minutes (depending on how much time is spent “perfecting” each letter).
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What iFont Maker can do:
Create a font including numbers and symbols:
(If you’d like to download my Lisa Handwriting font, click here and the download will start).
Create dingbats, doodles and drawings instead of letters:
How to use iFont Maker:
It’s very easy to use. There are directions and a video tutorial at the company’s website here.
Choose an example font to serve as a tracing guide if you like:
Choose the thickness and type of brush stroke:
And just start handwriting with your stylus:
Fortunately, there’s also an undo and clear button.
When you’re finished, click the “build font” button and have the link emailed to you:
Then follow the email link from your computer, enter the code and download your font.
The best part of the app? Naming your fonts.