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Has anyone heard of any good new font managers? I'm still using Fontexplorer X Pro but would love a manager that is just...better.
Something that classifies typefaces you have, curates good new ones and makes searching for them easier than the current needle-in-a-haystack thing we've all grown accustomed to.
I've been using Suitcase fusion for a few years now (switched from Font Explorer which I'd been using for years earlier).
The main sell for me with Suitcase was the font syncing feature. Meaning that I can sync my font folders and suitcase library between my laptop and my desktop so that the are always identical. I move a lot between machines so it's been a huge plus to my workflow not to have to think about fonts.
It also works flawlessly with adobe's TypeKit as well as the Creative Cloud programs that i use
Speaking of this...
Monotype just sent me an email saying that Font Explorer Pro would need to be upgraded (that their software has an issue and will just do demo mode). Basically they're making me pay to upgrade. I've already paid for the software, it works fine now, but tomorrow will supposedly just revert to demo mode. Total BS. The upgrade isn't expensive, but the point...
Anywho, I did try FontBase but couldn't get it to work properly on a lot of fonts I already had installed. They just didn't appear in the list. I'm on Mojave.
I'd also like to hear people's suggestions....
I reverted back to Font Book last year, no problems and its free.
they are all shit
I don't have any problems with FontX Pro, but then I'm not a great believer in constantly reviewing software. Ain't nobody got time for that.
anyone else tried fontbase?
I too am sick of Font X Pro. It's so slow and always makes me reinstall the licence, which it doesn't recognise, but works anyway - really slowly.
I tried fontbase - it doesn't accept all my font types. It is light and fast, but its been giving me fits at work.
I have RightFont at home and really like how it works. Will autodetect fonts on your machine that need to be activated within files, so that is really nice.
Anything for Windows? :(