Software for managing fonts

I use Fontbase on my Apple Mac. It’s pretty good so far.
There are just some fonts that won’t load though :thinking: they just show with XXXXXXX
But overall, It’s been pretty handy. :woman_technologist: :art:

I have found High Logic’s MainType to be the best font manager I’ve tried. I love how it’s so easy to tag and organize fonts in folders. I went with the pro version as I have also amassed a ton of fonts.

I have used but I see that Chrome will no longer support Flash Player in a few months so I hope there is some similar program out there

1 Like uses FLASH.

FLASH is EOD (End of LIfe) this year 2020

Pulled from my a67df9baa2368296a25fc816407fd68c :

quote> The site looks to be up and down, as you will read below FLASH is end-of-life this year. I do not know what the status of wordmark will be in the future.
Online FLASH based font viewer. Must use a FLASH enabled Web browser, have current version of Adobe FLASH installed and turned on/activated. (Flash is an END OF LIFE product 2020 and many web browsers are not supporting it or phasing it out fast.) I have not heard of them migrating to an HTML5 format but I hope they do for the users that use this. But they must find some technology that can access you system folder (Think about that one for a minute, not many people do…)
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Jul 29, 2017,12:58pm EDT
Tony Bradley

Jun 22, 2020,05:37am EDT
Barry Collins Contributor

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Here is the balance of the font viewers listed in my 10d60bdba3b6fb935e8ef066916e6e1e FAQ PDF

Print my Font for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux by Stefan Trost Media.
PrintMyFonts is portable, you can use it directly and without installation. Donationware

Find My Font App The Free trial (30 days) and the Pro (commercial) $49.00 USD editions are for desktop computers with Mac OS X or Windows operating systems. Offers a Mobile App.

Font Book User Guide from Apple for MacOS

And the Font Managers

Corel Font Manager 2020 ; Windows and MacOS part of the CorelDraw Graphics Suite

MainType 10.0 Windows only. Offers a Free, Standard($49.00 USD) and Pro($79.00 USD) versions

Extensis Suitcase Fusion Professional Font Management for Individuals. Mac and PC, free 15 day trial offered $84 per year, billed annually

Nexus Font Windows Only, A bit dated. (Has not been updated in four years) Free to use.

RightFont Mac Only, offers a free trial. On sale as of this update for $35.00 from $49.00 USD offers Volume License pricing

Printer’s Apprentice Windows Only, Offers a free trial. from 24.99 USD

FontBase Supports Mac, Windows and Linux. Offers free and awesome version with monthly, yearly or forever pricing. Free. $3.00 a month. 29.00 a year. $180.00 forever version (awesome version offers more features than free.) USD

Font Expert 2020 Windows Only. Offers a 30-day free full version trial. $59 $49.00 USD

Font Explorer X Pro Mac and Windows. Offers a Free Trial. Offers a server edition. Individual’s Pricing59.00 upgrade. 119.00 full. Contact about Windows version?

FontAgent Mac and Windows versions. Many software options, including cloud sync. FontServer edition.
Offers free trials. $59.00 and up USD for various software options.

AMP Font Viewer Windows only Font Manager . This program is easy to use but powerful font manager, which allows you to get a quick overview of both installed and non-installed fonts. It can install and uninstall fonts and organize them in categories. Donationware
dp4 Font Viewer is a freeware (Donationware) for Windows for viewing and managing fonts. 64-bit version for modern Windows OS. The outdated 32-bit version is still available.

X-Fonter Font Manager Advanced Font Manager / Viewer for Windows $30.00, $20.00 upgrade from versions 7 or 8


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Thanks for the extensive link list, 695bfb6aaf66777e903e343b5615673e!

Having used both Font Explorer X and Main Type 10 on Windows, I wouldn’t recommend Font Explorer X. It is far behind the Mac version and is sluggish and buggy. Main Type 10 works a lot better for me on Windows 10. I can connect my fonts folder on my Synology NAS and it recognizes the location and displays the fonts (all 25,000) without a hiccup.

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yeah, I keep all my fonts on an external drive no problems with it working with that drive.

This is the one I kept on my computer after trying several! I like the tag option too!

cool, I love it

I use font explorer and love it

I use Nexus font as well. Yes it’s free. I like the option that you don’t need to have all the fonts installed, but while the app is open it treats the font as if it is installed, so it is accessible to whatever program you are using.
Negatives - takes a long time to load (I have a lot of fonts), and I couldn’t transfer my font tags from my previous computer install to my current one. I find that it could be organised a bit better, and tagging is time consuming.
But definitely better than going through your fonts manually!


I will check this out

Thanks so much for the list

I’ve been using font xplorer and I like it

I also use font xplorer

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Is there a list of free font managers for mac anywhere?