I created my own custom font in 5 minutes -- and now I can use it on my phone or computer

Ever wonder what it would be like to design your own font? Well, now there’s an app for that. It’s called iFontMaker, and it literally puts the power to create a custom font in your hands.

Available now on the iPad and Windows 8, iFontMaker was created by app development team Eiji and Tom in collaboration with 2TFF, and its big claim is that you can go from start to custom font in five minutes.

We put that theory to the test using the iPad version, and the results speak for themselves. While my font won’t win any awards, it only took a little over five minutes to make. If you’d like to see what the app is really capable of, 2TTF’s font gallery will give you a good indication.

Here’s how it works.

You're given a blank canvas with some loose guides.

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Tracing makes it easier to make uniformly sized letters, but also add some style.

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Numbers and symbols are included too...

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... even international ones!

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Once you're done you can easily export your font.

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And view it on a contact sheet to see how it looks all together.

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When you're ready to build it, you're given the chance to name your font, but also share it through the developer's website.

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Once the font is 'built' you can install it on your iOS device.

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Access to the font comes through installing a certificate.

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Then it's accessible through programs with access to iOS's font library.

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Voila!

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