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Font management software - What do you use?

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by SignProPlus-Chip, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. SignProPlus-Chip

    SignProPlus-Chip Active Member

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    The new system here is Win 7 and my now ancient Adobe Type Manager is outdated and runs buggy, even in compatibility mode.

    I see there are a lot of font management programs out there, so what are you using?

    My needs are simple, just need to turn fonts on or off at will, search and preview would be a plus, but not a huge deal.

    Any freeware out there?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    corel's font navigator
     
  3. TwoNine

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    +1
     
  4. SignProPlus-Chip

    SignProPlus-Chip Active Member

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    Is that a stand alone program, or part of Corel?
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    kind of a little of both - corel installs it, but its fairly stand-alone, but turns on fonts if they are not on when opening files in corel
     
  6. TwoNine

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    Typed "Bitstream Font Navigator" in Google - and it looks like you can just download the standalone version if you'd like to...? Maybe?
     
  7. SignProPlus-Chip

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    Cool, I'll Google it when I have a free moment later. I no longer use Corel, so a stand alone would work better for me.
     
  8. baijurj

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    i might be a little late, but hope it still can help you.

    why not use extensis suitcase fusion (current version is 4 (15))?
    we have been using it as far back as i can remember.
     
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  10. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    I use this too.
    Works great for the price.
     
  11. peavey123

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    Been using this too. Tried out the new Extensis Suitcase demo, but it crashed a lot. Too bad because the new update is pretty slick...
     
  12. J Hill Designs

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    checking nexus out right now. seems promising
     
  13. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    well this is a fine how-do-you-do -- after nexus searched/catalogued all 35000 fonts on my system, it is now showing ALL of them in my font dropdown lists, slowing my system to a craawwwwwwl.

    urg. beware.
     
  14. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    after I uninstalled nexus and restarted computer its back to normal -- but that was QUITE aggravating!
     
  15. the graphics co

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    font agent pro, works as advertised and allows you to turn your fonts on and off as you choose. Also has a nice preview screen so you can quickly scan through to match up a font to customer supplied artwork or photos.
     
  16. Richard G

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    When I first heard they were not going to keep up with the Adobe font manager I started searching for a new font manager. I found Suitecase Fusion from Extensis. I works great and you can add and remove as you wish as well as have temp font files for those customers that have that certain only we can use it font. I have been using it for about 2 years now and really find it to be the easiest one on the market. Suitcase Fusion 3.jpg
     
  17. moyica

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    I use FontExpert 2011 I think its great.
     
  18. LenR

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    Font Agent Pro
     
  19. Terremoto

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    +1 to that!

    Dan
     
  20. Salmoneye

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    I have had very responsive feedback from the developer when I have needed it. Seems intuitive.
     
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