Linotype FontExplorer X

Posted on September 14, 2005

I've just installed FontExplorer X, a free font management software from Linotype for Mac OS X.

Here's a screenshot of my version, running on a german system, but you get the idea.

It's a beta version, and Linotype warns you at the beginning of the installation not to install on to a production system, but what the hell... It all went smoothly for me, running OS X 10.4.2.

The software is very intuitive for anyone used to iTunes and it's ilk (and who isn't?). You can add groups and collections much as you would add playlists, and you can even add intellegent groups. The store also feels very similar, and is almost certainly Linotype's motivation for releasing FontExplorer as freeware. Suitcase, beware!

(Thanks to Frank for the tip!)

Comments (3)

Jeremy Bell said

Suitcase? I gave up on that years ago... I've been using FontAgent Pro since then, and have been loving it ever since (well, at least since their last major upgrade. It was mildly flaky prior to that).

Now, that said - this does look intriguing.

Posted by: Jeremy Bell at September 15, 2005 05:23 AM .

Sanriser said

The only additional feature that I would like to see implemented is the ability to rate fonts in a more efficient manner. The current right-click > my rating is a bit cumbersome. Where’s the inline drag n’ rate functionality?

Posted by: Sanriser at October 2, 2006 04:48 PM .

iphonefeatures said

Do you have new version of Linotype?

Posted by: iphonefeatures at July 6, 2007 02:09 PM .