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.


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


Numbers and symbols are included too …



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