32 comments

  • Brian A.Brian A., almost 5 years ago

    This is an awesome idea. I like the idea of a free 1-hour rental; more than once I've wanted to quickly test an idea out, and this would have been super useful. Hopefully a few more foundries come on board to give it some momentum.

    7 points
    • Jason CJason C, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      Agreed. I'm waiting on a response from them regarding their roadmap for operating system support, namely Windows.

      Update from Andrej @ FontStand:

      "We would like to introduce the Windows version as soon as possible, although the development for that version hasn’t started yet. Stay tuned"

      0 points
  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, almost 5 years ago

    Spotify for fonts? What an odd analogy.

    5 points
  • John DJohn D, almost 5 years ago

    I need a better font manager app for Mac instead of Font Book.

    3 points
    • Ricky SynnotRicky Synnot, almost 5 years ago

      Recently I switched to using bohemian coding's 'Fonts' app (Mac App Store). I have system fonts, and my own in ~/Library/fonts/ No turning on/off, no updating /restarting apps, way simpler than Extensis, Font a Explorer et al :)

      0 points
  • Moma VujisicMoma Vujisic, almost 5 years ago

    One hour trial? Now that is just perfect.

    3 points
  • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, almost 5 years ago

    I wish that there was a similar app with a similar interface for managing installed fonts.

    2 points
  • Floyd WilliamsonFloyd Williamson, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    This is really cool! In a future update, I would really appreciate a feature to view the fonts in a sentence context, instead of just "Aa."

    2 points
  • Ricky SynnotRicky Synnot, almost 5 years ago

    Please, for the love of sweet Jesus can you update this great mac app to act as a Local Font Manager?

    In addition to the rental functionality it now provides?

    Because it is so well polished, and essentially has fantastic, iTunes store quality native advertising for foundries, I wouldn't mind at all seeing these quality font advertisements put before me, while I manage my own collection.

    In fact Id pay for it, if you made the management of my own collection as gorgeous as this :)

    1 point
  • Peiran TanPeiran Tan, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Monotype alone had been doing this with Skyfonts. I guess nobody liked them because, well, you know, Monotype. Typekit also lets you sync stuff to local but without the “keep them after 1 year of rental” idea.

    I’m happy to see this being a joint effort of smaller independent foundries, several of which I quite like. Good move to combat piracy.

    1 point
  • Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, almost 5 years ago

    I hit that DL button so fast

    1 point
  • Mohsin NaqiMohsin Naqi, almost 5 years ago

    I'd wait for a multiplatform version (with Windows, Linux etc. support) before calling it Spotify for fonts.

    0 points
  • Joe VillanuevaJoe Villanueva, almost 5 years ago

    This. Is. Awesome.

    Thank you for sharing!

    0 points
  • Jeff SmithJeff Smith, almost 5 years ago

    Brilliant!

    0 points
  • pjotr .pjotr ., almost 5 years ago

    The pricing is confusing. What do these funny symbols mean? "€"

    0 points
  • Drake WhiteDrake White, almost 5 years ago

    boss

    0 points
  • Tim HelbergTim Helberg, almost 5 years ago

    I like it! – But how do they prevent someone, in that 1 hour, from using the font in their finished work?

    0 points
    • Adrien Maston, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      I asked myself the same question, among others. Here is an excerpt from the help section (which is quite well written by the way, concise yet very informative faq) :

      Testing Fonts > Are trial fonts identical to rental fonts?To protect the rights of the copyright owners trial fonts may be subset to make the font unusable for normal use. Typically the letters F and f will be replaced by the Fontstand logo..

      2 points