16 comments

  • Jason MJason M, over 3 years ago

    Anyone potentially tried both this, and RightFont? Either of them a standout above the other?

    12 points
    • Joe BlauJoe Blau, over 3 years ago

      I was going to ask if $9.99 was expensive for a font manger, but based on RightFont's price, it seems like it's not.

      0 points
      • Alex KetchAlex Ketch, over 3 years ago

        If you think $9.99 is expensive, then I'd suggest taking a look at FontExplorerX or Extensis Fusion

        6 points
      • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 3 years ago

        US$10 == expensive for software? Man, I must be getting old

        2 points
        • Joe BlauJoe Blau, over 3 years ago

          It's not expensive. I just hand't heard of any other products in this space and I've only used Apple's built in Font Book. I was trying to gauge the value of this software over just the default. After researching it and seeing other products, I've realized that there are lots of benefits to tools like Typeface, FonExplorer and RightFont.

          0 points
    • Alson KawAlson Kaw, over 3 years ago

      I'm interested to know this too. I purchased RIghtFont, but this seems like a good entry level app I can buy for friends.

      3 points
    • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, over 3 years ago

      i bought Rightfont s a few weeks ago, and i quite like it (only using on my personal laptop, not at work yet).

      i just found this in the app notes: "Note that this version of Typeface strives to be the most beautiful font preview app for Mac :) While it provides light management features and tight integration with Font Book, there is no complicated database, font-cache cleanup or font activation. This means Typeface stays lightweight and can focus on doing what it does best: previewing & comparing fonts."

      so it doesn't look as full features and looks more for previewing and comparing fonts... rather than managing.

      4 points
    • Vince P.Vince P., over 3 years ago

      Just tried it. It indeed looks beutiful, has some nice features (like showing fonts from a custom directory) but doesn't include any activation-deactivation features, and I'm really missing RightFont's icon selection. It's better to go with RightFont imho.

      0 points
    • Nicholas BurroughsNicholas Burroughs, over 3 years ago

      RightFont has the ability to sync via Dropbox or Drive, which I think is a huge feature.

      0 points
  • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, over 3 years ago

    My only complaint is that the fox icon looks a bit evil.

    2 points
  • Michael WandelmaierMichael Wandelmaier, over 3 years ago

    Has anyone tried these? I've been on the fence about moving from FontExplorer Pro to RightFont or Typeface. I'm not worried about getting value for $ (both are way cheaper than Linotype and Extensis). Typeface doesn't mention having font auto-activation, which I'm curious if that just goes without saying. If anyone has tried either of theses, would love to know how it worked for them.

    1 point
    • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, over 3 years ago

      From the App Store: "Note that this version of Typeface strives to be the most beautiful font preview app for Mac :) While it provides light management features and tight integration with Font Book, there is no complicated database, font-cache cleanup or font activation. This means Typeface stays lightweight and can focus on doing what it does best: previewing & comparing fonts."

      so it looks like you can just see your fonts. i almost bought it. i have been using Rightfont on my personal laptop for a few weeks now and I'm happy with it.

      3 points
      • Michael WandelmaierMichael Wandelmaier, over 3 years ago

        Thanks! That's what I was worried about. If I have to manually activate/deactivate fonts all the time it takes away a big part of why I need a font manager. System just gets cluttered with tons of activated fonts. The app looks beautiful though, I hope they beef up the features eventually, might give it a second look.

        1 point
  • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, over 3 years ago

    No auto activation and no syncing.

    0 points
  • Ernesto Graterol, over 3 years ago

    Need this for Windows :(

    0 points