[New app] Fontcase

cuidado's picture

Bohemian Coding are working on a killer font library software, it looks really sexy.

Been beta testing for a while and it starting to get very useable.

I'm sure they need feedback from typophiles and not just mac users in general, so do sign up for the newsletter and they'll send you the url for the beta.

http://www.bohemiancoding.com/fontcase/

Loving the previewing of fonts!

Screenshot here:

http://pieteromvlee.net/blog/?p=34

Stephen Coles's picture

I'm eager to try it, but it crashed when importing my (admittedly very large) FontExplorer X library, and when importing a large folder of fonts.

blank's picture

Font library sharing? The font vendors are going to love this one…

Stephen Coles's picture

Is that something different from what FontAgent Pro and Suitcase server apps do?

cuidado's picture

James: Agreed, that's a very touchy subject and I'm glad I'm not the one fronting that :)

Stephen Coles: they released a new beta some hours ago, and one of the fixes we're importing so you might wanna try again.

ralf h.'s picture

a killer font library software

I wouldn't call it that. It's a great alternative for people currently using Font Book.
But professional designers should look out for the new Fontexplorer released in January.

cuidado's picture

Didnt know it was getting a new version.

Any news posts, teasers or info on that release, Ralf?

ralf h.'s picture

Can't talk about it until the beginning of MacWorld. But it's just 2 weeks away …

blank's picture

Is that something different from what FontAgent Pro and Suitcase server apps do?

Well, in this case the app doesn’t appear to be a font server. Unless it’s just a very simple server, which makes sense now that I think about it. I was thinking more of urban coffee shops full of designers swapping fonts around the way one can with iTunes sharing.

cuidado's picture

What makes Fontcase interesting is how you are able to link info on Foundries, sort them by designer, genre, or even see the pdf specimen, and it also differentiates the font from each other when set in the typeface's actual typeface and not Lucida Grande which FontExplorer does at the moment. Excited to see what Linotype has got up their sleeve!

microspective's picture

Ralf, will the new version of LTFX still be freeware? Can you say, or is it that you can tell me, but you'd have to then kill me?

canderson's picture

There's also Universal Type Server from Extensis.

http://www.extensis.com/en/products/universaltypeserver/index.jsp

Artur Schmal's picture

I only took a quick look on the screenshot, but is white text on a dark transparent background the only way to preview fonts?

cuidado's picture

You can chose Waterfall at the bottom, or press cmd+5.

jollibee's picture

BeeFont is very good alternative to Fontcase. It is the ultimate font utility for users who require a quick, easy and comprehensive overview of all their fonts on Mac.

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