Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Amazingly Useful Websites--App of the Week

Buzzfeed has just published its list of "33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed" and it's a treasure trove of weird fun and surprising utility.  We're going to spotlight a few of the best in coming weeks as App of the Week. This week's winner?  WhattheFont!

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
Buzzfeed

Link to article:
33 Amazingly Useful Websites You Never Knew Existed

Hunter Communications Original News Source:
Myfonts.com

Link to article:
What the Font

About the app: Here at Hunter Communications we are very interested in typography and fonts, and Myfonts has come up with a corker of an app and web resource:  WhattheFont allows you to paste an image of a line or a few words of text, with the letter height in the range of about 100 pixels, and click to get an instant readout of what the name of the font used is, and where it can be downloaded or purchased.

In the rare case when your text matches none of the fonts in the MyFonts database, you can submit the image to the WhattheFont Forum and let the crowdsource pooled knowledge of hundreds of typography experts find your answer.  The online version is linked here, and the mobile app WhattheFont Mobile, described here, encourages you to snap a picture of any text with your cellphone camera from within the app, crop, then click to get your answer of what font was used.  The app is available for Iphone and Android phones.






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