Review: Handwriter allows you to create custom handwritten messages on photos

Use a template or create your own handwritten text for an image on your device.

Handwriter, at first glance, looks like another photo editor, but with numerous custom filters and themes and a handful of premade backgrounds for image creation, it goes above and beyond most standard free editors. The theme of this app is handwritten messages on image backgrounds and there are a lot of options to choose from, making the app fun to use and a lot deeper than you're likely used to seeing in the overcrowded photo editing category on the App Store.

When you open Handwriter for the first time, the app will give you a very basic, very quick tutorial on what you can do. From there, you can either choose a premade background image -- many of them meme-style -- take a photo of your own or choose one from your photo library. The next screen offers another short tutorial for editing the text onscreen. You can then add a filter, change the text, alter its color, display, font, or style, move the direction of the text, and much more. The sheer number of options for how to customize your text is very impressive and it makes for a very attractive, very easy-to-use app with an interface that never gets too crowded.

If you want to create images with handwritten text on them, Handwriter is a great app with which to do so. It's easy to use, has a number of powerful features built in, and is unique from many other free photo editors, even if all you do is use the filters; it's a great free download for your iPhone.

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