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    Best way to organize fonts in Mac

    Hello everyone. Maybe this has been discussed before, I'm sorry if it's the case, but what would you say is the best way to organize a large font collection in Mac?

    I made a little research, but since a lot of the forum users seem to know so much about the topic, I'd really appreciate any opinions.

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    There are a bunch of threads on here discussing which tools people prefer for font management and they are worth a read.

    The key thing to understand is that you need font management! Font Book will not do the job.

    There are several options... I use Suitcase Fusion 5 and an quite happy with it.

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    Font Management

    I love the management software from Bohemian Coding called "Fonts". Simple, clean, user friendly. I have been using it for awhile and am very happy, you can pick it up in the app store for I believe 10$

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    Here is a good guide for Suitcase font management. I use Suitcase myself since many years and it has been the best of all others (for example Linotype's font explorer).

    http://doc.extensis.com/Font-Management-in-OSX-Best-Practices-Guide.pdf

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    Thank you everyone for your advice. I've been working with a large number of fonts for many many years relying on memory alone. I'll try your suggestions and leave feedback for anyone else in my situation.

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    I just FontExplorer X pro. Works great for me.

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    fontographer

    I use fontographer, works nice.

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    I can highly recommend FontExplorer X Pro. Using it for years = satisfaction guaranteed.

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    Glad you asked... I've been sticking to Font Book but the more fonts I accumulate, the more I find myself wondering if there's something more efficient out there!

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    fontbook (use the folders to organize by style) or font explorer

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    FOntExplorer X does the trick. Have been using Suitcase, but Linotype's FontExplorer X excels with everything. It organizes fonts in nice directory structure and it's plugins for auto activation is just great. Love it!

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    "Fonts" is about the easiest one to use. I tried Suitcase, but it didn't play nice with my version of Photoshop.

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    Suitcase Fusion for me! Much more stable than it used to be thougH!

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    Suitcase fusion

    it works without any problems by my experience

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    PC, or Mac, they can be diferent

    For me , the best way is in Suitcase Fusion on Pc, or Fontexplorer for Mac.
    In the new version of Os, the Maverick, the suitcase fusion dont work so well, and its a bit slower

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