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    I would suggest to try several systems – because there is such a thing as trial versions :) – in your live working environment. Nothing works better to find a good solution for you than testing for yourself.

    And please illuminate me: is font book not simply the mac equivalent of the windows fonts folder. If so it would be wondrous if displaying fonts in that would actually work better than it does on windows systems – and on those it practically does not work at all.

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    No one mentioned Maintype? I used that and find it pretty useful. By the way I want to try FontAgent Pro and Font Explorer X but I'm not sure if it's easy to use and manage fonts like Maintype.

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    Definitely Linotype Font Explorer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memento mori View Post
    No one mentioned Maintype? I used that and find it pretty useful. By the way I want to try FontAgent Pro and Font Explorer X but I'm not sure if it's easy to use and manage fonts like Maintype.
    Font Explorer is very easy to use! I love the auto activation plugins it comes with. I also find it very easy to keep fonts organized in sets without having to manually create them. It has options to package files per project and also gives advice on which fonts to use to save ink. You can export previews as well, which I have found great for doing mock ups for clients. I am sure that other font managers can do similar things, but I have had the easiest time with Font Explorer.

    I do want to thank whoever suggested NexusFont! I've been looking for a good solution to use on my PC when I am away from my Mac and so far this looks wonderful.

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    I used to have trouble with cracked softwares so I searched for a free font manager and changed to Nexus Font.

    It works well, I would say. The only thing that bothers me is that there's no such a thing as previewing fonts without temporary installing them. When you have thousands of fonts is really annoying to wait until they're all temporary installed.

    And if I have Illustrator or InDesign already opened it crashes right away. So I have to pick a smaller set of fonts before starting the softwares.

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    I'm in the suitcase camp. have used it for years and it seems to be a fairly painless option

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    FontExplorer

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    I use FontExplorer.

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    Font Management Software

    I've been using Macs since the days of ‘DA Font Mover’ and I quickly learned to love Suitcase. Suitcase is still going strong, but I now use Linotype Font Explorer Pro as it does certain specific typographic things a little better than Suitcase in my opinion. But if you just want to activate and deactivate font sets with ease, both programs will do the job very nicely.

    I really don't like FontBook at all I'm sorry to say.

    Best wishes all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pemtz View Post
    Hi! I'm a graphic designer and I used fonts a lot! Thanks a lot for all the fonts you upload in print root! You've saved my life a couple of times.

    The things is that sometimes the fonts I don't know if they get a little corrupted, because once I install it and is in Font Book it shows like:

    Avenir-ExtraLight
    Avenir-Heavy
    Avenir-Extrabold

    So instead of arranging all Avenir in a single "tab" it makes a lot of tabs with each type of mode of the font, is it Font Book or is any other Font Management App better?

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    +1 for Suitecase Fusion 5!

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    Does anyone have experience with syncing fonts between your work and home computers? I thought this was somehow possible with FontExplorer and purchased it, but I can't figure out how to do it.

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    SuitCase Fusion is the best program

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    For MacOS — Fonts (old name Fontcase) → http://www.bohemiancoding.com/fonts/
    For Windows — NexusFont (free) → http://www.xiles.net/nexusfont/
    For Windows — Suitcase Fusion (freeware) → http://www.extensis.com/suitcase-fusion/

    I love the app "Fonts" for Mac. Pity for windows there is nothing like that.

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    thumb up for FontExplorer

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    Font explorer X and Suitcase Fusion are both good. Since you're a graphic designer, be sure to look for a program which has a Photoshop plugin, like those two I mentioned above. It's a must have feature for me, because it saves so much time in the end.

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