The Best Free Fonts Manager Till Date !!
Howdy ! Frnz! A couple of days ago I was searching for a nice Font Manager, Either free or if it’s worth paid software also then I stumbled upon an old post which is still doing rounds, ya the comment list is still flowing 🙂 Check that post here
25 Font Management Tools Reviewed – Smashing Magazine.
The post dates back to 5th Sep 2008 on smashing Magazine. Going through the list I got interested in Advanced Font Viewer, Cfontpro & Suitcase Fusion. Where as Suitcase Fusion costs $49.95 or 2265 Indian Rupees. One of my cousins has already purchaced Suitcase so I tried it on his laptop, the problem I found with Suitcase is first the loading time is too much, then you can’t see the font faces until you select a font from the list of available fonts box, which is not useful, I personally would like to see all font faces at a time & at least 8-10 if not all so that I can compare the fonts easily. Using CFont Pro also did’nt fared good, The Advanced Font Viewer has it’s own glitches, It has nag-screen and the overall look and feel of the software is sure to give you memories of windows 98 or may be Xp, not to mention that after these trials I literally downloaded, installed & uninstalled at least half a dozen font managers but didn’t got what I was looking for… I ask “what do you actually want your font manager to do for you?!” for me I want…
- A smart list of fonts which shows name of fonts as well as the typeface preview…Hate guessing what font I’m working with
- Maneuvering fonts right from the app to be organized into actual folders & not virtual sets or groups
- Font installation from within the application
- Font Activation/loading that means I need not Install every font I want to use rather it will be temporarily loaded
- Compatibility with fonts types, platforms, and languages
- Flexible output of printing one font or many fonts for documentation or proper comparison
Your requirements may vary, but basically these are the things in general as to what good font manager does. Now after going through loads of software, I was pointed to NEXUS FONT by one of my internet friend. A State-Of-Art Freeware capable of doing all the things listed above and that too quite fast. It is a simple and portable tool with a neat interface making it easy to manage fonts in Windows. What makes NexusFont powerful is that you do not have to install a font to use in applications, just open the application & the new font is available. NexusFont is actively maintained & is a powerful font manager with an extensive range of font and file attributes that can be viewed and sorted by. Unlike most of the other programs, NexusFont mainly works from the main window instead of having many different windows or panes.
Here are a few features of this awesome freeware :
Simple and Intuitive UI
Simple UI helps you focus on what you are doing. Type, see, and choose the font.
You don’t need to install all fonts to the system. While nexusfont is running, all listed fonts in NexusFont are available on other programs.Don’t slow down your system by keeping hundreds of fonts installed to it.
NexusFont maintains the library and your sets on the same removable device even if the drive letter for the device changes.
Carry your fonts on a USB flash drive with NexusFont. Then you can use the fonts on it by just launching NexusFont on any computer. NexusFont does not make any changes to the Registry.
You can install/uninstall fonts using options which can help you effectively manage your installed fonts.
Library and Sets
Add folders have fonts into the Library. These folders can be managed by groups in Library.
Work with tags, so that you need not remember the name of the font every time you want to use it.
Don’t waste your storage space with unnecessary font files.
NexusFont will find duplicate fonts even if the font files have different file names.
Unicode Character Map View
This feature facilitates detailed viewing of font glyphs
NexusFont supports multi-language UIs. So you can use NexusFont in your own language, regardless of the language being used by the operating system.
You can print a font with all it’s typefaces, either single or many font files
So I would like to conclude that, after using NexusFont for just 20 days I was so much moved by the goodness of this Freeware that I ended-up writing this little post, yes I mean…I think it’s really important for all of us to make others aware of what awesome ‘Internet-goodies’ we have discovered, coz now-a-days it’s hard to find a free-rich software like NexusFont. 🙂
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