Free Mac OS X Font Management
Posted on 27 Aug ’06 by Earl
Do you have a lot of Fonts for your Mac OS X computer and would like a easy way to manage them?¬ Do you not want to spend a lot for this ability but still want an application with a lot of good features? Then you should check out the Linotype Font Explorer for OS X.
Linotype Font Explorer X is a godsend for those of us with too many fonts, and too little time. IÄôm a switcher, and with OS X came the ability to use Truetype fonts in all your applications. So, I was able to use the oodles of fonts IÄôve collected over the years. The application itself kind of reminds me of iTunes. ItÄôs obvious they took a lot of ideas from it and applied to fonts what iTunes does for music.
A stroke of genius, I think. It has a lot of great features that allow you to create groups, and Äúsmart setsÄù (see iTunes smart playlists) that group fonts you tag with certain keywords. TheyÄôve even got a built-in online font store (now why didnÄôt I think of that?) ItÄôs super easy to activate and deactivate fonts and groups, and itÄôs almost fun to browse and preview your fonts.