Which Font Management Software Do You Like?

New Here ,
Mar 11, 2010 Mar 11, 2010

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Hi,

I currently use Suitcase and am a little frustrated with it, mostly because I find it difficult to manage client fonts and your own font library and make sure that the correct font is activated. I dont' like the concept of the font vault.

So, I'm shoppping around for other font management software. I'm curious to hear which ones you all think are best? I've heard great things about FontAgent Pro and Font Xplorer. Which do you recommend for a graphic designer needing to manage client's fonts and a very large font libarary (20,000+ fonts)?

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Mar 11, 2010 Mar 11, 2010

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It would help if you mentioned whether your operating environment is

Linux, Unix, Solaris, DOS, or the much rarer MacOS or Windows, and

what version. For example, what runs on Windows 3.1 might not work on

Windows 7, and vice versa.

- Herb

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Mar 11, 2010 Mar 11, 2010

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I'm running Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6.2. Thanks.

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Mar 11, 2010 Mar 11, 2010

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On a MacBook Pro


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Mar 20, 2010 Mar 20, 2010

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In the Mac world, FontAgent Pro (FAP) is the font manager of choice.

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Mar 20, 2010 Mar 20, 2010

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Thanks, Tai. I've downloaded FAP and like it a lot, but it drives me crazy that you can't attach keywords to your fonts. I like to use keyrowrds to remind of my my favorite sans serifs, ornamental fonts, etc. Maybe there is another way to do something like this in FAP and I just havn't figured it out?

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Mar 21, 2010 Mar 21, 2010

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Look into the "Sets" feature of FontAgent Pro.  You can create Sets for each of your different (arbitrary) classifications.

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Command+click on the thumbnail to open full-size image in a separate window.

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Mar 23, 2010 Mar 23, 2010

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thanks! that's helpful

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Mar 23, 2010 Mar 23, 2010

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What if you're stuck with Windows XP and a combination of CS3 and CS4?

Suitcase for Windows 11 seems to be causing issues and I got an email today it won't be supported as of June 30.

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