Best Font Manager for Mac

over 5 years ago from Jake Peterson, jake101.com

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

    Honest question: Which features do you want that Font Book doesn’t cover? Auto-enabling? The ability to handle 1000s of fonts well? Network sync?

    Just asking, because I find Font Book is enough for me these days.

    17 points
    • Norm Sheeran, over 5 years ago

      Snap

      0 points
    • Yitong ZhangYitong Zhang, over 5 years ago

      I'm looking for the ability to handle 1000s of fonts well! Any recs?

      1 point
    • Jake PetersonJake Peterson, over 5 years ago

      Auto-enabling and a large collection of fonts (that gets less organized as I switch font managers or computers) are important to me, network sync isn't. I didn't think of trying Font Book, thanks for the recommendation.

      2 points
      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

        Ok, fair enough! I used to use Font Explorer X, but that was back in the days when I did more print design, and had to constantly play with different fonts, and auto-enable helped with that.

        Now I’m mostly working on products, so they only need to deal with a very limited range of fonts.

        1 point
    • Joe Blau, over 5 years ago

      One of the features that I'm looking for is a place to store Fonts I've purchased. Font Book is great, but it doesn't seem to have an iCloud sync store associated with it. That being said, I think it would be trivial for Apple to add iCloud syncing to Font Book.

      0 points
    • Miramark DiazMiramark Diaz, almost 5 years ago

      One feature that is missing I think, Is the suggestive features while searching for a particular character on a font sets. Especially if you have hundreds, thousands sans serif fonts :D

      0 points
      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, almost 5 years ago

        I think if you have hundreds or thousands of fonts, yeah, you’re probably beyond Font Book’s abilities! Last time I tried with lots of fonts installed it was pretty slow, too. It seems good for very light use though.

        0 points