Thanks to Ross Cooper for sharing this app on Twitter!
Have you ever created a presentation in Keynote for Mac or formatted a beautiful poster in Pages for Mac (or PowerPoint/Google Slides/Word) and tried to open it on your iOS device, only to get this message?
I often have this problem when I create a Keynote slideshow on my Mac and then import it on my iPad to use during the presentation. It’s really frustrating when you spend valuable time formatting slides with themed fonts and they get replaced with a boring font, like Helvetica:
You can now install your favorite TrueTypeFonts (.ttf) and OpenTypeFonts (.otf) on your iOS device with AnyFont!
This app is amazing and easy to use! Last week I presented a session on QR codes in the classroom and had created a Keynote on my Mac using my favorite Google Fonts: Lobster and Josefin Slab. Unfortunately, when I synced the presentation and opened it on my iPad via iCloud, I received the dreaded message:
Here is what I did to remedy this problem with AnyFont.
1. Install the app. Yes, it’s $1.99, but worth the money if you use specialty fonts and often switch between a laptop and an iOS device.
2. Once the app is installed, you’ll need to find the .zip files for your favorite fonts. Honestly, I often delete these files from my downloads folder, so I had to search and download the zip files again. To do this, just Google the name of the font.
3. Next, you need to get this .zip file to your iPad. There are many ways to do this. You can upload your file to Dropbox or Google Drive and then open it from your iPad. Since I use a Mac, I just dragged the file from my downloads to an iMessage addressed to me. (I use the same Apple ID on my Mac and iPad).
4. Open the .zip file on your iPad
5. Tap on the Share button and open in AnyFont
6. Tap on the .ttf file and then tap on the icon to install.
7. You’ll actually install a new profile on your iPad when you install a new font. Tap install.
8. Tap install and then tap Done.
9.Open the file that contains the font you just installed to see if it is viewable on the iPad. You should now see that font as a choice under text options.
I love that I can now use my favorite fonts on all devices!