reviewed by Merel IJpelaar


The Good:

you can easily download a simple template where you can write the letters on. There's a clear explcnation of what to do and. You can either do it the fast way,via the website, to have a 'quick result' view of your writing or you can make an account and specify which characters you want to use for your font. After this you donwload a template and fill in the characters with your own handwriting. after takin ga picture of this you can edit the letter spacing. By both the 'quick testing' and the 'download' versions after you are done with specifying your font you can download OTF or TTF. Very easy in its use!

The Bad:

Maybe the bad thing is that your font is not always that good in comparison with a real font. But yeah, when is your handwriting just as good as a real font? So with this in mind I don't think this is a very bad thing

The Bottomline:

If you want your handwriting to be a font, this is a very nice way of doing it.

Overall Rating:



The official website of the tool is

The tool is made by

Anouk Hinoran and Tobias Reinhardt

You can find the official doccumentation on:

tutorial on their website:

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?


I reviewed version n/a of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? writing
  • this tool functions : online
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Speech
  • does this tool have a paid version available? yes
  • Review

    The user interface:

    It's very easy in its use. Everything you have to do is explained in steps.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 5
  • clear : 4
  • quick and easy to understand : 4

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    "I am quite satisfied with the course, I wish it could have English subtitles, but I am grateful for the steps the teacher took slowly. Thanks! I suggest it." Laura Enria "This is an informative overview of Brackets. The instructors covers a lot of material in a short time, but the overall amount of information is really useful. The course is free, and is therefore excellent value. Many thanks!" Paul Jackson "Easy to follow on how to use Brackets. Instructor is knowledgeable about the topic." E Frank

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    Maybe by manipulating this online tool.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    Brackets is totally free – no push advertising, no tracking of surf behaviour.

    Please add any additional comments below:


    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Merel IJpelaar, 21/10/2017

  • Interface

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    Testing the tool

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