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    Junior Member Bogus is on a distinguished road
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    Question So what are the best font managers today?

    I looked and all I found were some pretty old threads.

    Wondering which ones are best now?

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    Thumbs up Suitcase Fusion

    I've tried everything, from super designery options to big corporate level type systems. Even though its not perfect for me Suitcase Fusion has been the best of them all. It's ability to use the cloud to sync fonts effortlessly across different computers is great, and overall its a breeze to use, auto activation in all adobe programs works great as well. I wish it looked a bit nicer.

    https://www.extensis.com/suitcase-fusion

    Hopefully one day Adobe will release their own font management system. That would be great!

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    Junior Member Bogus is on a distinguished road
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    They do keep making their font panel better and better... but it could definitely use a major upgrade/overhaul!

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    Font Book on Mac

    I always use default mac Font Book, because it fulfills my needs completely, but it could be improved. I always had issues on win with various font managers (including Suitcase Fusion), so I chose to not use anything. :D

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    Junior Member Insert Name Here is on a distinguished road
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    At the moment I am still using Font Book as my main font manager for diagnostics, viewing glyphs and trying out the texts: however, I also manually add or remove fonts and organise them into folders via ~/Library/Fonts.

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    I like font explorer x (mac) ive also used rightfont which is also good

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    I've only ever used FontExplorer X. Does the job nicely.

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    Rightfont is useful for syncing across machines.

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    Junior Member kateomaz is on a distinguished road
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    We just switch the Suitcase Fusion after using Font Explorer Pro for many years. Well and truly worth switching. I'd highly recommend Suitcase Fusions over FE now.

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    I'm currently using FontBase, maybe not the best, but I'm fine with it.

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    Thumbs up FontAgent

    I tried quite a few of them. If you are looking for a local one (one station) I would say Font Agent Pro is pretty good. Server based option with multiple users? Universal Type server by Extensis is best IMO.

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    Has anybody else been having trouble with Suitcase Fusion making InDesign CC run super-slow on macOS? After the latest CC software update, InDesign was giving me nothing but spinning beach balls, and one of the solutions posted on the Adobe forums was to delete all font-management software. I hate not having a font manager, though.

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    FontExplorer X is good

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    TypeDNA

    Has some useful features for sifting through lots of options by visual similarity

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    (mac) FontBa.Se looks cool and it's funny and nice UX,

    BUT

    it doesnt have export functions...

    WHICH

    RightFont has, and it is recommandable

    (win) always NexusFont !

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