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Linotype FontExplorer X

I posted about this before on evolvefuel, but I want to devote a little more time to reviewing the product.

Linotype FontExplorer X is a new font management utility, much like Suitcase X1 or Apple’s Font book. I’ve been using Suitcase for a few years now and it usually works pretty good, though the PC version lacks some additional features that are in the OS X version.

Font Book sounded really good when it was first introduced but I found it difficult to manage a large library of fonts without my system slowing to a crawl or Font Book crashing out right.

In comes FontExplorer, a sleek interface reminiscent of iTunes brushed metal, and easy to use tools. Font organization is quick, featuring multiple preview options, auto-activation with an option to buy missing typefaces directly through the application. Searching for fonts is as easy and quick as using Spotlight.

I’d recommend this alone on the how its features are equal to or better than the competition, but the last selling point is that it is completely free, free forever, no ads or nagging, pretty generous of Linotype in my opinion.

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