Turn Your Handwriting Into a Font


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).

[This post has been edited to include screenshots.]

What iFont Maker can do:

Create a font including numbers and symbols:

handwriting sample

(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:

handwriting doodles

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.


  • Bridget Foust

    I LOVE your handwriting font!!!!

  • Stacey

    This is gorgeous Lisa!

  • Martha Thomas

    Lisa, I tried to download your font, but this link just took me to a strange page of some sort with no link on it or anything. I’m on an iMac. Does that matter?

    Thanks for offering your handwritten font….it’s beautiful!

    • Lisa Moorefield

      Hi Martha, the link should work now. I think maybe it had expired or something? So I uploaded it to the site again. Let me know if it still doesn’t download and I’ll just email it to you. And thank you!

      • Martha Thomas

        Yay!! It worked! Thanks so much Lisa. I have enjoyed your blog so much. :)

  • Jean Long

    What does this cost after the $6.99?

    • Lisa Moorefield

      Hi Jean, there are no more charges after the $6.99 app price (at least not that I have encountered, and I have made and downloaded lots of fonts with the app). :)