10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Layout
  • It runs smoothly
  • Sharing options
  • Original
  • Can't upload pictures located on your gallery
  • For a specific audience
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Expert's Review

"Making typos social"

Reviewed by / Nov 05, 2012

Fontly is a photo-based social network featuring typography found all across the globe

If you love advertising and design, you know how important is typography. Fontly is a photo-based social network that goes a step further on specialization: people on Fontly shares photos of ads, posters, tags and any other type and signage. It claims to become a digital archive of real typos from around the World.

First off, signing up. Although there's no integration with Twitter/Facebook Connect, registering is as easy as adding an e-mail, username and password. After that, you'll have full access to Fontly database. The app is set in a good-looking minimalistic layout. It runs smoothly, even photo loading is quite fast.

Apps is divided in four categories: Latest (latest photos uploaded by all users), Best (best rated photos posted by all users), near (photos posted nearby) and Mine (your profile). For posting a picture you just need to press camera button and take it. It's a pity but unfortunately photos located in your gallery cannot be posted, just photos taken from the app.

You can retweet photos, like them, see where were taken and who posted it. An original approach of a hackneyed app concept. Recommendable.

Developer's original description available here
Collect and share typography all across the globe. Create a living, collaborative, and digital archive filled with examples of unique type and signage that speak of a bygone era.

Share the best of our world’s ghost signs, neon, architectural, foil lettering, hand-painted, and other typographical wonders. Preserve this invaluable part of our visual heritage.

How it works:
- Take a picture of found lettering.
- Title and tag the picture using the available categories.
- Your picture will be automatically geo-tagged and added to Fontly’s feed, map, and website.
- Share on Twitter, and beyond.

For an extended, full-screen experience, check out to discover the community’s curated typography on Fontly’s interactive map.

Recently changed in this version

- UI improvements
- Speed optimization
- Freezing map bug fix

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Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for Fontly
  • (46)

    by julie kaye on 17/06/2014

    Very disappointed not to be able to sign up at all. No explanation why. Epic fail :(

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    by Angel Carrion on 10/06/2014


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    by AL A on 08/06/2014

    Does not allow sign in...I tried about 3,months ago...and today ..nothing sucks!!!!

  • (46)

    by Brian Baacke on 23/05/2014

    Brilliant app for not only on-the-go photographers, but the typographic artist as well! This is a great reference tool to add layers and fonts to my mental Rolodex. 5*s easily. Nicely done devs, nicely done.

  • (46)

    by Nicholas Harp on 20/05/2014

    I really would like to use this app. It's a great idea I think it would be a lot of fun for me and help broaden my horizons. Though, I only catch is I can't use it. I try to sign up and it won't accept it he just keeps loading. Samsung Galaxy Note S3 Note: still can't use it and really want to.

  • (46)

    by Jan Brown on 15/05/2014

    Excited to use app, but can't sign in after a number of attempts. Please fix!

  • (46)

    by Lucy Constable on 13/05/2014

    It looks likeva really cool app but I cant pass the log in page, please fix this I really want to try it!