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xmacintosh Sep 17, 2005 07:47 PM
New free font manager: FontExplorer X
There is a new FREE app to manage fonts. FontExplorer X. It looks great!
 
rickey939 Sep 17, 2005 07:53 PM
Interesting...
 
Sage Sep 17, 2005 11:01 PM
Wow, this thing is awesome! Way, way better than Font Book, while still being free. Many kudos to Linotype.
 
Krypton Sep 18, 2005 06:57 AM
Bye bye Typeset...
 
Big Mac Sep 18, 2005 09:16 AM
Thank you for the great find, xmacintosh.
 
Macrat Sep 18, 2005 10:37 AM
Anyone try it with a large font collection yet? (6000+) I'm itching to replace Suitecase, and this looks pretty sweet.
 
siMac Sep 18, 2005 10:43 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Big Mac
Thank you for the great find, xmacintosh.
Great find? It was on the front page of MacNN a couple of days ago, where were you?

Anyway it does look promising. I have been testing it for a couple of days and it wipes the floor with Suitcase (not hard though), and even seems like it may be able to top FonAgentPro. There are some stability issues, but then it is technically still a beta.

Kudos to Linotype anyway, this seems to be a well thought out app and offers many functions that haven't been seen in font managers yet (ie. emptying the font caches) and to top it off, it's free!
 
kw14 Sep 18, 2005 03:06 PM
Like iTune Music store for fonts...pretty nifty.

Now, is it typical that fonts are like $30 bucks for each font style. So if I want to pick up the whole font family of Caterina fonts in the new release section of FontExplorer X store, that'll be 6x$29=$174.00.

What do you folks do? Deep pockets or make do with OS available fonts?
 
mania Sep 19, 2005 09:01 PM
yes - i love it - way good - five thumbs . it doesn't even choke on bad windows fonts - just doesn't show em. lots of apps crash on those.

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 
:dragonflypro: Sep 27, 2005 03:08 PM
I have to give this a bump.

I have been using this for about a week or so and have to say it is pretty darned nice for a free app. It works with CS2 and the Studio 8 apps flawlessly so far. Word doesn't recognize the activation or deactivation of sets without a restart, but I don't think it ever really has

The UI just Makes Sense™ Dialog boxes are rather descriptive and I haven't run across any "What is this really gonna do…?" issues.

Importing and duplicate handling has been excellent, preview is more or less instant, filtering is easy and fast. The Conflict manager is also straight forward.

I haven't used Smart Sets yet, but they look as easy and useful as you'd expect.

Heck, it even has Growl support.

And, best of all, it is OS X only. No Windows equivalent.

The store seems about the best solution so far, so much better than the veer.com store, though granted they only seem to be Linotype Fonts

I have had issues issues issues with every other font manager, so with this one being free I am pretty happy.

I did change it's ugly icon, but that is hardly a real gripe.

Everything FontBook should have been.

If you ever wanted a Font Manager, but never wanted to throw the cash, this is for you.

T
 
:dragonflypro: Sep 27, 2005 03:09 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by kw14
Like iTune Music store for fonts...pretty nifty.

Now, is it typical that fonts are like $30 bucks for each font style. So if I want to pick up the whole font family of Caterina fonts in the new release section of FontExplorer X store, that'll be 6x$29=$174.00.

What do you folks do? Deep pockets or make do with OS available fonts?
Bill the client.
 
m.brown Oct 29, 2005 10:34 AM
Student Discount on Fonts
Linotype also offers registered students up to 30% off font purchases.
 
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