TypeDNA (Best Font Manager?)

manyaldesign's picture

Hi, I'm considering buying Fontmanager TypeDNA ( http://typedna.com/ ). Currently I'm using it on trial and love it.

Anyone here have greater choice for font manager or the best?

bemerx25's picture

What computer system are you using? Linotype's FontExplorer is (generally) well respected on the Mac OS side.

manyaldesign's picture

I'm using PC/Win

manyaldesign's picture

I'm on trial of font explorer, it seems like it lacks a lot of features that typeDNA has like harmony, find fonts according to weight, serif only etc etc.

HVB's picture

Does it say anywhere how it determines things like serif vs. sans, etc.? Fonts have the capability to have that information in the Panose area. Unfortunately, in a large percentage of fonts the Panose information is, to say the least, weak.

- Herb

manyaldesign's picture

I'm not sure but it worked quite well. You can try it for 2 month(I think) and try it yourself. visit http://typedna.com/
As for the moment it gives me best experience. The font preview is sharp compared to others(to my eye). You can also access google webfont and activate the font directly. I tried FontXplorer and didnt like it, Still considering purchasing TypeDNA or not.

fncll's picture

According to the FAQ, it determines serif, etc by an analysis of the glyphs, not Panose info...

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