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Whats your experience with SkyFonts?

over 2 years ago from , Product strategy, design and development

Im looking for a way to get sync the Google fonts to my Mac and https://skyfonts.com/ popped up. Wondering what others experiences are with it.

19 comments

  • Johannes WeberJohannes Weber, over 2 years ago

    Nothing beats https://fontba.se/ in my eyes...

    4 points
    • BAKA .kidBAKA .kid, over 2 years ago

      i hadn't even noticed they added google as provider, last time i checked it was coming soon.... Fontbase for the win

      0 points
    • Simon F, over 2 years ago

      My experience with Fontbase has not been positive. Its quite a hefty app for what it does.

      0 points
      • A B, over 2 years ago

        I've been using it since my 2.5 year old copy of Suitcase Fusion stopped being supported. As in completely stopped working. Thanks and FU Extensis.

        Anyway, FontBase seems fine for what it does, but the general UX and overall product design is not as good compared to Fusion.

        0 points
  • Nemanja NenadicNemanja Nenadic, over 2 years ago

    It was okay. But I prefer having all things in one app. That's why I switched to right font app.

    3 points
  • Mihnea ZamfirMihnea Zamfir, over 2 years ago

    I asked my team to stop using it. The main issue we had was related to compatibility and conflicts. If you use a font through Skyfonts for a design and then share the file (.sketch) with someone that has the font installed (but not through Skyfonts) sketch won’t be able to see it’s the same font (even though it has the same name) and it will ask to convert to a known typeface.

    2 points
  • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, over 2 years ago

    Installed it then uninstalled it… Rightfont is faster, simpler and it support my own manually installed fonts (Hk Grotesk). PLus your fonts are viewable easily in the app.

    At the moment, the UX of Skyfont need a massive redesign to make it more easily accessible..! The obligation to go through external websites (even Google fonts via fonts.com???) is a serious pain!

    1 point
    • Ryan Hicks, over 2 years ago

      The UX is pretty awful... but it's free. So i deal with it.

      0 points
      • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, over 2 years ago

        No this is not an excuse. Even free products deserve love and feedbacks so they can get better. I know many great free apps and software with awesome ux (and sometime ui).

        I don't talk about beauty, but pure UX!

        If you are not ready to receive feedback, don't post it

        2 points
        • Josh Sanders, over 2 years ago

          While i completely agree with you on the SkyFonts issues, ya gotta calm down there killer. Ryan wasn't even the person who originally posted the topic. Also, nobody was looking for design feedback persé, the OP was curious about other people and their experiences using skyfonts.

          2 points
  • Mihnea ZamfirMihnea Zamfir, over 2 years ago

    My team stopped using Skyfonts, the main issue we had was related to compatibility and conflicts.

    1 point
  • Filip Basara, over 2 years ago

    It constantly disconnects itself from the service and quite often all the bought fonts from fonts.com just don't show up. At the agency we use FontExplorer X. It's pricey but works quite alright. Even includes auto activation of fonts for a bunch of applications. Upgrading the license is also extremely pricey.

    0 points
  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, over 2 years ago

    It works. I'm not a fan of their web interface for finding and installing fonts. I wish I could search Google Fonts straight from the Mac app and install them directly.

    0 points
  • Rishi MohanRishi Mohan, over 2 years ago

    There's RightFont app which syncs all google fonts too, SkyFonts is good too.

    0 points
  • Jacob JJacob J, over 2 years ago

    I basically only use it to get the top 50 google fonts onto my mac

    0 points