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    FontDrop Alternatives

    FontDrop is described as 'Use fonts without needing to install them, just drag'n'drop to Photoshop/Illustrator! With an online catalog of fonts, quickly search and install them. Adobe suite integration lets you create new text layers and restore missing fonts' and is a Font Library Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to FontDrop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is NexusFont, which is free. Other great apps like FontDrop are FontBase (Freemium), Font Manager (Free, Open Source), FontExpert (Paid) and AMP Font Viewer (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 15, 2020

      • Windows
      X-Fonter is an advanced font viewer and font manager for Windows that supports all font types (Truetype, Opentype, Postscript, Raster and Vector). The clear font previews make selecting the right font an easy task.
    1. Font management from the font experts. Optimized for professional use, the FontExplorer X solution gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

      Discontinued

      FontExplorer X (by Linotype) has been succeeded by FontExplorer X and FontExplorer X Server (by Monotype), after Linotype was acquired by Monotype. FontExplorer X Pro is for Mac only. While there seems to be a Windows Client and Server for FontExplorer X Server, it only works with Windows Server Editions and doesn't ...

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      FontFinder is created for designers, developers and typographers. It allows a user to analyze the font information of any element on a page, copy any piece(s) of that information to the clipboard, and perform inline replacements to test new layouts.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      Font Book is the standard font manager that comes with Mac OS. The program enables users to: Preview and install font files, avoiding multiple instances of the same font. Review installed fonts using various sample texts and sizes.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Cfont Pro is a viewer to view installed system fonts, printer fonts, and a special mode where you select a directory and view the fonts in that directory.

      Discontinued

      Site no longer existent, no updated version



    2. The Font Thing is a freeware program for managing TrueType fonts in Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0. It hasn't been designed for but work well under Windows XP and 7. This is an old software, but still one of the very best, lightweigth, fast and useful.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Temporarily install fonts on your system and avoid cluttering your Fonts folder.
    3. A browser-based font viewer.
      • Mac
      Manage & Compare Fonts Easily.

      Discontinued

      No longer accessible.

    4. TransType organizes font families, fixes font problems, and allows you to play and experiment with monochrome and multi-color fonts.
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