WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts, a designers dream come true.
The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with. The app also allows you to buy the fonts you find directly through MyFonts, or even share them on social media.
According to the Senior UX Designer, Seah Chickering-Burchesky, at MyFonts, the app can identify 130,000 fonts with the help of machine learning. The latest version of the app can spot multiple fonts in one image, as well as connected scripts.
The app aims to make it easier for designers and anyone who needs to recognize which fonts are used in any text, from websites to prints, ideally asserting. There are a few websites that recognize fonts, like Matcherator and WhatFontIs, but this is the first time we have seen the functionality in a mobile app.
WhatTheFont is easy to use and is available on both Android and iOS.