Looking for a fontviewer for non-installed fonts

yoshiTA's picture

Back in the OS9 days, there was this brilliant little utility which allowed you to just drag a bunch of non-installed fonts onto it, and it would give you an instant preview of the families. Since this utility (I think it was called Font Gander) hasn’t been around for at least 10 years, I was just wondering whether someone here knew of something equal in functionality. I know I haven’t found anything as of yet.

On a sidenote, I find it really odd that an app like FontExplorerPro doesn’t support this functionality (without adding the scanned/opened fonts to its database, that is).

Any suggestion would be much appreciated,


Birdseeding's picture

I use NexusFont, but to see non-installed fonts in it you need to specify a directory they're in. On the other hand, if you unzip all your font folders to one directory (or its subdirectories) they'll turn up immediately.

oldnick's picture

IF you were on a PC, Proxima Software's FontExpert 2010 would do the trick very well...

gargoyle's picture

It's no Font Gander, but Mac's built-in Quick Look previews are at least better than the tiny non-resizable windows spawned by Font Book. And, as the name implies, relatively fast. It handles multiple selections, and Option+Space opens the preview in full screen.

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