Fontmatrix Alternatives

    Fontmatrix is described as 'font manager built with the kind of features and abilities graphic designers, layout pros, and others have felt necessary, but modernized with some new touches. Since version 0.6' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Fontmatrix for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and QuarkXPress. The best alternative is NexusFont, which is free. Other great apps like Fontmatrix are Font Manager (Free, Open Source), FontExpert (Paid), MainType (Freemium) and Suitcase Fusion (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 18, 2020

    1. Nexus Font is a font manager for Windows . If you have many fonts and you need to choose fonts you want, this program is for you. You can compare many fonts at once. And there are useful functions to manage font files.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Font Manager is intended to provide a way for average users to easily manage desktop fonts, without having to resort to command line tools or editing configuration files by hand.


    2. FontExpert Font Manager enables you to preview and manage both installed and uninstalled typefaces, plus examine your system for font errors. You can display the list of installed font faces, customizable font samples and advanced font properties.
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    3. MainType is a professional font manager that allows you to view, manage, install and print your fonts with ease. It supports OpenType layout features, vector-based color fonts, custom tags, notes, and ratings.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • QuarkXPress
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe InDesign
      Manage all of your fonts from one source, no matter how many you have—including your system fonts, purchased fonts, fonts synced from Adobe Typekit, Google Fonts, and more. Turn them on and off as you need.
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      • 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.
    4. 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
      • 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.
    5. Fontconfig is a library for configuring and customizing font access. Fontconfig can: 1) discover new fonts when installed automatically, removing a common source of configuration problems.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Font Xplorer - ultimate font viewing and management software. Font Xplorer does not support Adobe Type 1 fonts and OpenType fonts with PostScript outlines. It works with TrueType and OpenType fonts that have TrueType outlines.

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      Last version, 1.2.2, released on July 2001, is still downloadable from the official website for free, but is not compatible with Windows Vista/7/8.

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