26 comments

  • Lloyd WonderLloyd Wonder, over 5 years ago

    That bottom image frustrates me. I spent way too long trying to scroll to see the whole thing. Good teaser, though. I wish they developed for Windows as well.

    10 points
  • Matthew SaforrianMatthew Saforrian, over 5 years ago

    It looks like this is simply a way to browse and group all your fonts. Is that it?

    4 points
    • Martin BavioMartin Bavio, over 5 years ago

      I was about to ask the same. Just installed the trial, you can browse your fonts library, and nothing else. Meh.

      3 points
  • Craig RozynskiCraig Rozynski, over 5 years ago

    Exasperated with font management software, I've given up on all of them and have started using Font Book. I'm going to stick with it for 6 months and blog if it's worth it or not.

    I used Suitcase back when it was good, Font Explorer, and Fontcase. I won't be buying Fonts app.

    For those of you with 6000+ fonts in your libraries, that's an old school mentality imho. Backup your font files, empty your library, and load what you need in as necessary. Unless you're working in prepress I doubt you'll need more than a handful on a week to week basis. Travel lightly.

    Can't live without font auto-activation? It's overrated. Again, unless you're working with tons of new fonts on a daily basis, you don't need it. Leave the regular fonts you use on, and manually add/deactivate/remove the ones that come and go.

    2 points
    • Martin BavioMartin Bavio, over 5 years ago

      So the simple action of having all your fonts in a single folder and selecting which one to activate is overrated and manual copy/paste on every project is the new standard? Yeah, sure.

      1 point
  • Ohad RonOhad Ron, over 5 years ago

    Can't decide if I'm happy because they're making something new or I'm sad because this means less development bandwidth for Sketch.

    2 points
    • Emanuel SaEmanuel Sa, over 5 years ago

      Fonts was created to in some ways to fix what Fontcase was never able to achieve mostly due to technical limitations of the environment it worked on.Aand mostly important, to show that we do not simply give up.

      Our focus on sketch isn't by any means halted, and you'll notice that on our future announcements.

      12 points
  • Mike DeLeonMike DeLeon, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Really, when you "x" out you can't click on the icon to reopen the window?

    Oh, Bohemian...

    2 points
  • Sarper Erel, over 5 years ago

    Only if they can nail this...

    1 point
  • Alexander J. O'ConnellAlexander J. O'Connell, over 5 years ago

    Looks like a repackaged Fontcase. Had noticed it disappear from the App Store recently.

    Won't be too pleased if we have to buy it again; Fontcase is great, but always been buggy as hell with updates few & far between.

    1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 5 years ago

    you can change the close/min/max buttons like that on OS X?

    0 points
    • Teddy WTeddy W, over 5 years ago

      You can if you write your own (see Disco: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23176/disco).

      That said, the style of those traffic lights feels a bit too Windows-y for my liking.

      And I'm a bit wary of the flat treatment for an OS X app. It seems like it could work, but I'd be worried about opening the floodgates with other applications trying to use non-standard chrome.

      1 point
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 5 years ago

    For $9 its worth it to test it out. Currently using FontExplorer but I'd be open to being swayed away.

    0 points
  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, over 5 years ago

    tite

    0 points
  • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Honest question: do you guys have a ton of fonts? Why isn't Font Book good enough?

    0 points
  • Alex MontagueAlex Montague, over 5 years ago

    Wow, they're really trying to be ahead of the game on 'OSX 7'

    0 points
  • Alexander J. O'ConnellAlexander J. O'Connell, over 5 years ago

    Can we import collections/groups from Fontcase?

    0 points