ASK DN: How do you organize and manage your fonts?

7 years ago from , Interaction Designer at QuickBase

I've been getting deeper into visual design and am starting to build a personal collection of fonts. Any thoughts on how to load, categorize and manage all of them on a Mac? Ideally, I could keep a small set of fonts loaded so I don't have a giant list to scroll through.


  • Max SchultzMax Schultz, 7 years ago

    If you're on OS X, plain old system Font Book works great - just create your own collections with the little + sign on the bottom left.

    4 points
  • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, 7 years ago

    I don't use Fontcase. It's probably the most unreliable app I've ever experienced.

    I start by having folders on Dropbox that I find relevant. Eg. Playful fonts, Magazine fonts, Sans. Then i import them into font explore and tag/folder them in the same way. It took me a few days to get them organised but it was well worth the effort.

    2 points
  • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, 7 years ago

    I use Fontcase by Bohemian Coding

    1 point
  • Will FroelichWill Froelich, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Been using FontExplorer

    It's fast and stable. Good organization and searching. Let's me keep a handle on all the font files and only have to activate what I'm using instead of moving files around and waiting for each app to initialize every font.

    0 points
  • FJ Giroux, 7 years ago

    Suitcase Fusion 4.

    0 points