View Full Version : font managers/organizers
07-11-2004, 02:45 AM
so i really need something to organize my fonts, one that will sort them for me by style, maybe let me add my own rating or organzing or something like that... what is the best font organzier out there (free or not) and why?
07-11-2004, 09:13 AM
Well, I downloaded Font Thing because I had heard so many good things about it. I am probably not the best person to review it as I am so new to it and very computer challenged, but it's got some quirks that make it a little difficult for me. After some advice, I made a separate font file in My Documents, because if you only work out of the windows font file in control panel, FT will delete a font from this file simply by using the uninstall command. Also, at least for me, when I "browse" for a font, I cannot get FT to display my font file as the default file so I must search my entire drive each time I look for a font, which is sometimes tedious - I think it might be Emma who is able to have her last seen directory become her default, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong - I also think Amanda might have the same problem I'm having with issue. Also, FT has frozen on me several times when I try to install a font - now this might just be a personal computer issue with me and have nothing to do with FT itself.
Anyway, as I said, I am not that experienced with it and I also don't have thousands of downloaded fonts, so maybe others with more experience can give you more guidance.
I only use freeware TheFont Thing by Sue Fisher. It seems fine, though there are a few features I'd like that I don't think it has. Honestly, I don't use to its potential because I haven't had time to really learn it. Maybe it does the things I want!
I use version 0.8.0.0 which I emailed to a friend of mine, and her Browse tab remembers the last folder used. Which version are you using?
(To see, just hold your cursor over the program icon and it will pop up info with the version on it).
Maybe different versions don't remember the last folder you browsed to...
07-11-2004, 01:56 PM
I use a freeware programme called The Font Lister - You simply save your fonts in to whatever folders you like - ( I Have one big folder with lots of sub folders ) - and you can then load whatever folders you like - or all of them if they are in subfolders like I have them)- It uses very little ram ( which is why I like it) but it has a pretty basic interface and not all the features of some other programmes
07-11-2004, 08:59 PM
Emma - I'm using the same version you are, but I can't get my last seen folder to come up as my default!! It is so frustrating.
08-01-2004, 04:11 AM
The Font Thing is what I use, even with its few quirks. I have Font Manager from Adobe but it just hijacked my fonts and screwed up my computer so I uninstalled that really quick.
I still have some problems with The Font Thing not reading all my fonts when I select a folder but just haven't had time to get it working.
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