Summary

Cooltext

reviewed by Alberto Malossi

24/09/2017

The Good:

The user can choose the text style and apply it to a word. Great variety of styles, a lot of customization options.

The Bad:

Very template-y, somewhat retro.

The Bottomline:

Interesting "take" on style popularised by the internet-desktop publishing-wordart era.

Overall Rating:

3

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

https://cooltext.com

The tool is made by

Cool Text

You can find the official doccumentation on:

No

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

No

I reviewed version n/a of the Software

The interface:



  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? writing, website making and posting, animation
  • this tool functions : online
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? no
  • Review

    The user interface:

    Not very clear, lacks refinement and ease of use. All of the options available are not immediately evident to the user.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

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

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

    I just made a font with my handwriting, and it was super easy and it looks awesome. However, it looks way neater than my handwriting actually is since it has you write letters individually, and that naturally looks better than writing whole words. - Thomas Burgers Just saw this on Show HN, I believe it's the successor to a product called MyScriptFont. This is something I dreamt of and I'm happy I can finally make a font of my handwriting hehe :P Seems pretty promising to me, but does have space to improve on the UX imo - Amrith I'm curious about the business model. The other times that a startup of this type of come up. They normally fold in a few months. - Deandre Durr

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

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    This software is pretty powerful, even though it looks just like another dumb generator. Nonetheless some of its limitations (such as export formats and resolutions) make it pretty difficult for a designer to do more than experimenting or playing with it.

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

    It's "free" as any other tool like this is: ads and tracking in exchange for the software.

    Please add any additional comments below:

    n/a

    *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.*

    Alberto Malossi, 24/09/2017

  • Interface

    Testing the tool

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