Word Dream is one of those apps that I downloaded because someone mentioned it on Twitter – and then I forgot to try it. It is free for iOS, but there is also a paid Pro Version and there are in-app purchases to unlock all of the “goodies.” I actually did fine with the free version, but had a gift card balance left on iTunes and decided to splurge for everything. Now I can give my text a 3d appearance or add a fish-eye bulge to it, among other things.
I started playing with Word Dream because I read A.J. Juliani’s post about the “7 Mantras” he is displaying for the year and wanted to make some of my own. I have a Pinterest board full of favorite quotations, but sometimes I discover an inspiring piece of text that hasn’t been graphically designed by a clever person yet. Therefore, I wanted to try my hand at making a few of my own.
Word Dream allows you to choose a background from Pixabay or one of your own images. Then you can add your text using numerous different options for the layout, color, and effect. It’s not a unique idea, but I found Word Dream very easy to use with plenty of choices for design without too many to overwhelm me. If Word Dream isn’t quite what you want, here is a list of 20 Alternatives – many that I’ve tried but deleted for one reason or another.
Here are a couple of samples I made while learning the app. I’m not sure if I’m going to include them in my set of mantras, yet! The black dog, by the way, is my daughter’s puppy. (She was a bit more cooperative than my bulldog when I asked her to look adoringly at me.)