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    Member sim888 is just really nice sim888 is just really nice sim888 is just really nice sim888 is just really nice sim888 is just really nice
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    I use FontExplorer.

    ALL fonts are in Foundry. Then i have varying sets/tags for Serif/sans/script/display/glyph/slab/(similar to JatFlows list etc etc and any other description that makes sense to me for easy reference.

    And then theres clients sets, and per job sets which can be handy when there's something similar (i usually delete these though)

    Its takes time at the start, but is WELL worth it!

    That said, the online font business has become so slick these day that you can go to MyFonts and just use their categories/search tools to find sets and then its just a case of whether you have the font or not :P

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    Junior Member iLeon will become famous soon enough
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    One more vote for Suitecase Fusion.

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    If I may ask, how does one go about categorizing fonts in SCFusion? Do you need to manually select your "script" fonts (for example) and designate them to a folder within SCF?

    I have sooo many fonts that it would take an eternity to do that.

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    Junior Member LeBetenoir is on a distinguished road
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    I've been using Nexusfont for a while, it's pretty useful, if limited. There is no budget here for suitcasefusion...

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    Actually I use the Linotype Fontexplorer - can anyone explain me the useful differences of suitcase? There are some problems with the Fontexplorer so I maybe want to use suitcase in future.

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    Used to use Suitcase fusion, but have switched over to Font Explorer X - as Suitcase was crushing on me so much a few years ago.

    I like Font Explorer X, though i do find it crashes every now and then :/

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    The mac I used to work on outside my house had something like MasterJuggler (I think that's what it was called) that seemed to work okay.

    I'm fairly used to Font Explorer X at this point. I don't have any complaints. Of course, I happily used the Font Thing forever (shh... don't tell... it's not very cool of me ) and was always happy with it.

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    I organize my fonts by type, similar to how others have posted. I have about 25 categories and I keep them on my drive sorted that way, and it's easy to drag the folders into FontExplorer as a set. When I know I have added a lot of fonts, I just drag the contents of the folder in again to update it.

    I'm thinking now that I may want to organize them by foundry and family, so that they are easier to work with if for instance, I want to work with the same type family, I can easily locate and activate all versions of the font (sans and serif versions of a font for instance). As I have several thousand fonts that could take a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by design fangirl View Post
    As I have several thousand fonts that could take a while.
    Yeah that sounds like work. Stuff like that makes me feel rather like I'd better go have a procrastination beer. And t's not even my work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBetenoir View Post
    Yeah that sounds like work. Stuff like that makes me feel rather like I'd better go have a procrastination beer. And t's not even my work.

    I totally agree -- which is why I am putting off doing it. A few years ago I lost ALL of my fonts to a hard drive crash. Back then I was using Suitcase as I was PC only (and FontExplorer had not been invented yet) and didn't know the value of organizing them into folders and that when you drag them in, they become sets automatically. I didn't have the fonts I have now, but I had a great many of them and put them into categories in Suitcase BY HAND. Thank goodness I know better now.

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    I also have it organised by category - like 'Sans', 'San serif', 'Handwritten' etc, though I think i might also add in folders for Foundries

    So many fonts to sort!

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    Nexus Font works ok and you cant beat the price

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    hi

    suitcase is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by morethanyesterday View Post
    I really need to organize my fonts better..
    Unless one has been very organized from the beginning, going through a large, unorganized collection is a daunting task.

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    I'm using X-fonter.
    I've just read about Suitcase Fusion 5. It said that it support for MacOS and Win 8.1. Does it support for Win 7?

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