Steve Hull on Monday 05 September 2011 Tweet this!
A free app for the iPhone allows you to identify any font that you come across.
This product isn't new but it deserves to be much better known. The kind folks at MyFonts.com began by creating a web page where you could, by sending in a picture, either identify a font immediately or get the closest match available. Alternatively, you could submit to a public forum where others would attempt to discover its identity.
But that wasn't enough for them. They then produced this wonderful free iPhone app which simplifies and, more importantly, makes more portable the whole font identification thing. Just take a picture of the mystery text and the app will connect to the MyFonts database and give you a result.
And iPod Touch users (like myself) don't have to feel left out. Any image of text in a document, photo or email can be forwarded the same way that a newly-taken picture can. There's really not much more to say about it except that it's a brilliant idea. And it's free.