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FontExplorer X

Experience an ultra-intuitive interface, a reliable architecture and a powerful feature set that provides quick access and control over your fonts.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
Avg rating of 3 (2)| 2 comments

What is FontExplorer X?

FontExplorer X is Monotype’s state-of-the-art font management solution. Well-known for its intuitive, contemporary user interface that presents type in an attractive manner, this product makes finding type fun and easy. The app’s thorough feature set includes numerous tools for font discovery and organization as well as activation controls that ensure fonts are active only when needed. This speeds the creative workflow by minimizing the list of options in font menus to just the essentials while also helping your machine to run efficiently.

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As of June 30th 2022, FontExplorer X products are no longer available for purchase or renewal (End Of Sales)

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  • Developed byMonotype GmbH
  • LicensingProprietary and Commercial product.
  • PricingOne time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $55 and $90.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3
  • Alternatives15 alternatives listed

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  • English

Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about FontExplorer X, and it has gotten 3 likes

FontExplorer X was added to AlternativeTo by cacophobe on and this page was last updated . FontExplorer X is sometimes referred to as FontExplorer.

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I feel like "ultra-intuitive" is a little bit generous. Ultra-intuitive for Windows XP maybe. Still, without all the chrome (this would be impossible to use on a touch interface) it allows you to manage the monstrous font collections that some designers have (looks around suspiciously) since it is very efficient from a screen-real-estate standpoint.

It's very good at what it does. There are other font managers that have a more modern interface, but with the demands modern design software makes on our hardware, using a framework like electron (looking at you FontBase ) just has too much overhead to be run side by side with the likes of After Effects or even Photoshop (sometimes). If this is what you need, then FEX is probably the best you're going to get short of some big corporate web app (Adobe Fonts et al).

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An important note from the support (unfortunately too late for me): You have to do backups via the menu command in the app. It's not possible to restore the font library like you do it in professional coded mac apps :-( My trust in FontExplorer is gone.

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