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FontCatalog shows your fonts organized by category and style. Find a font by design, rather than by name! Visualize text in hundreds of fonts simultaneously. FontCatalog searches your hard drive for similar fonts... and activates them for you.

What's New

Version 1.8.1:
  • 3 New styles: Glyphic (Text Serif); Square (Display); Ultra Heavy (Display)
  • Renamed 2 Styles: Display Classic is now Display Serif; Display Contemporary is now Display Sans Serif
  • Increased classification database with 5000 for a total of 9500 pre-classified font family names
  • more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Corpsecorps Member IconComment+761
Corpsecorps
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UB forthcoming?

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Version 1.8.1
Septimus Member IconReview+86
Septimus
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LOL! To me, this app is a joke. Only SOME fonts were classified as Sans or Serif but it recognizes Lucida Grande as an Art & Pi font..?? I found a *HUGE* list of fonts under the Classify Me! tab which I have to classify myself. So it doesn't identify fonts itself.. Mm maybe I'm just lazy.

Crashes a lot whit so called 'fatal errors'.

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Version 1.7
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Anonymous
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FontDoc is free and does basically the same thing.

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Version 1.6
Leonardo Borsten (Developer)
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No, not the same. FontCatalog shows typefaces automatically organized by category and style. That's a big difference.

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Eric Gossler
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I have been evaluating FontCatalog for a day now. It is a nice product, but I have had quite a few crashes -- most likely the result of running FontReserve at the same time -- something mentioned in the review by Kirk Hiner in AppleLinks at http://www.applelinks.com/reviews/fontcatalogx.shtml.

Perhaps FontCatalog be more valuable as a utility to designers.

The programmers should consider eliminating the font activation features of FontCatalog, and allow it to simply function as a catalog for fonts -- still complete with all the previewing, filtering and classification currently available, but without any font activation or system intervention.

I believe the design market needs a program like Extensis Portfolio simply for fonts, and here's where FontCatalog fills a void.

As mentioned in Hiner's article, FontCatalog's ability to instantly categorize and display fonts is it's greatest strength. It's inability to replace or work in conjunction with Suitcase or Font Reserve is the main problem. It needs to simply be a excellent cataloging utility -- for now.

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Version 1.5
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Anonymous
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I can't see anything wrong with this program. Seems to work pretty good. Slows down a bit when confronted with large numbers of fonts, but that is to be expected. Sorting and displaying is excellent. Not sure whether this "Font activation" issue is important. I need an online catalogue to allow me to quickly scan through and find the font I like. The changeable sample text is a nice feature. Also the manual sorting feature for undefined fonts. Haven't found anything better for this job, so I probably pay up. Btw.: Has only crashed once since I started using it.

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Version 1.5
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Anonymous
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WARNING! This seems to be very early beta version. I tried it ten times and every time it crashed right away, and then the evaluation time was over!
I wish these endless font utility developers would test their apps before they release them.

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Version 1.5
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Anonymous
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I like this software - but would like to be able to make my own classificaion folders for my fonts

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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The software crashes when opened in 10.2.8 on my macine, which makes it awful hard to evaluate.

Seems like exactly what I'd like to have, though.

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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Looks promising but not being able to test whether fonts are activated in other apps makes it a bit of a waste of time. I ran it under Panther and experienced no problems or conflicts with Suitcase, but being unable to fully test it (also relating to handling large numbers of fonts) means I won't be paying for a license. I'm still looking for an alternative to Suitcase. Panther's FontBook failed badly, but if FontCatalog was to release a FULL featured, time limited version I would definitely give it a go.

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Version 1.2.1
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Anonymous
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Fonts can be activated system-wide (and used by other apps) by changing the setting in the preferences menu.

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Sandy5
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Tried version 1.2 on Panther and not once did the app exit cleanly when I pointed it to a font CD. I either got a Null something or other error or maybe an array out of bounds error. Other than those unhandled errors, I would have liked the app. Maybe I'll give it a try again after a few more versions have been released.

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Version 1.2
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Downloads 11,858
Version Downloads 4,054
License Shareware
Date 14 Nov 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price $29.95
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