Fonts

Compactor brings the Apple Watch’s font to your pwned iPhone or iPad

If you have an Apple Watch, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed that it sports an entirely different system font than your iPhone does. Typically, you’d need to install performance-impacting or battery-guzzling add-ons to change your system font, but with a new and free jailbreak tweak called Compactor by iOS developer Jamie Bishop, you can bring the Apple Watch’s native font to your iPhone without these ill side-effects.

As depicted in the screenshot examples above, the Apple Watch’ system font, also known as SF Compact, is both smaller and more legible than the iPhone’s native system font.

How to install and disable fonts on Mac

Font List on Mac

Even though you have a ton of different font styles to choose from on your Mac, you may want something new. If you’ve found a font on a website, you can easily download, install, and start using it on Mac.

Along with third-party fonts, your Mac also has some that are available for download in the Font Book.

And if you want to reduce the number of fonts you see when picking one, you can even disable fonts on your Mac.

This tutorial walks you through it all. Here’s how to install and disable fonts on Mac.

How to adjust character spacing in Pages on Mac

Character spacing in the Pages app on Mac

When you’re composing a document in Pages, you have a lot of formatting options for your text. Like most word processing apps, you can change the font style, size, color, and make it bold or italics. One other adjustment you might want to make is to the character spacing.

Maybe you want the text to stretch the width of the document without resizing it. Or maybe you have a certain word or sentence that you want to stand out.

If you haven’t checked out the character spacing option in Pages on your Mac, this tutorial shows you how to make those adjustments.

How to change the default font in Pages on Mac

How to set default font style size Pages Mac

If you use Pages as your preferred app on Mac for working with documents, then it’s likely you have a favorite font that you adjust with every new document. Thankfully, Pages version 8.2 for Mac brought the option to set the default font.

No longer do you have to change the font style and size every time you create a new document. You can now set the default font in Pages on your Mac easily, here’s how.

CustomLock lets you personalize your iPhone’s Lock screen text

The Lock screen is the first thing you see every time you pick up your iPhone to use it. With that in mind, it’s not hard to see why some jailbreakers are quick to customize the appearance of it.

If you’re a minimalist and you appreciate the small things in life, then you might take a liking to a newly-released jailbreak tweak called CustomLock by iOS developer TylerD3V, as it provides users with two great ways to change the Lock screen’s aesthetics: text alignment and third-party fonts.

A-Font: A font-customization tweak with support for A12(X) devices

One of the coolest things you can do with a jailbroken device is to change the system font to something a bit more exotic than what you’d typically observe on a stock handset. But not all font-swapping tweaks support Apple’s latest A12(X) handset varieties.

Here to help with the dilemma above is a new free jailbreak tweak release called A-Font by iOS developer Baw Apple.

The best free font keyboard apps for iPhone and iPad

Best Free Font Keyboards for iPhone and iPad

Just like emoji keyboards, font keyboards for iPhone and iPad bring fun to your messages. Whether you’re texting a family member or emailing a friend, you can make your words really pop by using different font styles.

There are tons of font keyboard apps on the App Store. But if you’re looking for the top ones, look no further. Here are four of the best free font keyboards for iPhone and iPad that don’t come with a bunch of strings attached.

Customize your Lock screen’s text font with Lafon

If you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad and you haven’t customized it with third-party fonts yet, then you’re missing out. On the other hand, popular classics like BytaFont tend to take things a bit too far for minimalists, adjusting the handset’s font on a system-wide level.

Those who demand a subtler footprint in the name of font customization will take a liking to a new free jailbreak tweak called Lafon by iOS developer Aesthyrica, as it only impacts the font of the text strings that appear on your Lock screen.