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With You Control: Fonts, you get a single font menu that is consistent across all of your favorite applications. Rather than modifying the font menu that belongs to an application, the You Control: Fonts menu resides in the Mac OS X menu bar next to your default system menu items (like the Airport monitor for example). No more having to remember if an application's font menu is in the menu bar or in a palette that is on the left, right, top or bottom of your monitor.

The You Control: Fonts menu can even be configured to appear wherever your mouse is when you press a hot key combination that you define. If you also have You more...

What's New

Version 1.3.1:
  • Added support for Microsoft Word 2008.
  • Added an option for checking for beta updates on auto-update. This allows you to get the latest beta releases if you want.
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent some users from being able to auto-update successfully.
  • Assorted minor bug fixes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5.

Not compatible with 10.6

10.3 compatible version available here

*Previously available here

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Maeric Member IconComment+18
Maeric
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Still works with these design apps in 10.5:
InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, QuarkXPress 8.1, FreeHand MX and RapidWeaver 4. Also in text editing apps (Bean, Textedit, etc.) but not NeoOffice.

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Version 1.3.1
Maeric
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I still have this discontinued app installed because all my fonts are globally available in one place to view in wysiwyg. I use YCF as a viewing portal even if it no longer modifies text. Well, actually it does modify fonts in a few exceptions: Illustrator CS4 and QuarkXPress 8 in 10.6.8.

Maeric
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How ironic that this EOL app still exchanges fonts in Quark 9 and is better than their font selector.

DarylF2 Member IconReview+15
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Works very well with supported apps (only selected Carbon apps). Must be located in main "/Applications" folder, though.

I find it useful even in Carbon apps that it doesn't support since its menu is globally available and shows previews of all fonts in their actual typeface (in all styles), and in multiple sizes.

Its not a Haxie (which have caused me MANY problems in the past) and has been very stable and reliable for me.

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Version 1.3.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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WARNING: PHONES HOME. Also, it doesn't seem to do anything that FontCard doesn't, so ... why bother?

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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Could someone please comment about the You Font app phoning home? I have it installed and it works fine. Understandably only in Cocoa apps. It's also good to look at fonts as they appear before selecting them in non-Cocoa apps.

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Anonymous
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Despite claims that this app will work with Adobe InDesign CS, Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS and Quark 6, all of which we have at work, it would only work with Illustrator on my Mac. Having a readily-available WYSIWYG view of fonts is nice, but it would be much nicer if one could change fonts in the various apps through the YouControlFonts menu as promised.

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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I am replying to my own post, and I just want to apologize for misjudging this product. I just re-downloaded it and re-installed it, and now it appears to be working with the applications it wouldn't work with before. I previously had put it in a folder that was not the Application folder. I don't know if that is why it wouldn't work before, but now it is working. Now I think it is totally frelling awesome!

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Anonymous
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Unsanity's FontCard has been completely rewritten and is far superior to this app for only $17--Fonts is now $29.95, not $19.95 as listed here and once was. Fonts is not as nice in the GUI department and works here and there.

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Version 1.1
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Anonymous
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All it does here is:

Host Name: shanghai.lan
Date/Time: 2004-07-27 22:04:48 +0200
OS Version: 10.3.4 (Build 7H63)
Report Version: 2

Command: You Control Fonts
Path: /Users/silverdr/Desktop/You Control Fonts.app/Contents/MacOS/You Control Fonts
Version: 1.0.1 (1.0.1)
PID: 4760
Thread: 0

Exception: EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
Code[0]: 0x00000001
Code[1]: 0x90a5c740


Thread 0 Crashed:
0 com.apple.Foundation 0x90a5c740 _NSRaiseError + 0xf8
1 com.apple.AppKit 0x92f5b634 -[NSApplication runModalForWindow:] + 0xf8
2 PhoenixFramework 0x40009b88 +[YSRegCtlr regNib:regMode:] + 0x74
3 PhoenixFramework 0x40009bec +[YSRegCtlr regStartMode:] + 0x30
4 ...yousoftware.youcontrolfonts 0x0000bea4 0x1000 + 0xaea4
5 ...yousoftware.youcontrolfonts 0x0000c5fc 0x1000 + 0xb5fc
6 com.apple.AppKit 0x92dfd570 -[NSApplication run] + 0x74
7 com.apple.AppKit 0x92eb9b80 NSApplicationMain + 0x1d0
8 ...yousoftware.youcontrolfonts 0x0000a724 0x1000 + 0x9724
9 dyld 0x8fe1a558 _dyld_start + 0x64

Thread 1:
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0x900074c8 mach_msg_trap + 0x8
1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x90007018 mach_msg + 0x38
2 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x90191790 __CFRunLoopRun + 0x350
3 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x90195f1c CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 0x148
[...]

and so on...

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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This application controls fonts for a VERY limited number of applications (not even all Cocoa apps). It's also what I'd call buggy: the font menu it places in your Menu Bar does not reappear after my machine sleeps (OS 10.3.4, new PB), requiring launching the app to reinstall the menu. Also, while You claims the app supports TextEdit, it does not on my machine. Also, tech support doesn't seem to be particularly responsive.

Because of the limited app support and inconsistent behavior, I'll give this app 2 stars. If You fixes it to work with apps like FileMaker Pro 7, AppleWorks, Deneba Canvas 8 or 9, and other apps, and fixes the bugs, it would be a 4 star app in my book.

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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For those who work with Flash MX and have many fonts this application is a savior. Flash MX (6) is incredibly slow at selecting fonts from the text pallete, being able to use YCF to select and change fonts is much quicker.

This is on a Dual 2.0 G5 with 1.5GB of Ram and about 500 fonts.

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Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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It is more expensive than Unsanity's FontCard. Is awfully slow and has a very low quality font smoothing for the menu.

On the good side, it does not need APE to work (though I think it should be a control panel).

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Version 1.0
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Anonymous
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Works as promised with all true Cocoa apps, but users of earlier versions of Adobe apps (pre-CS) will be S.O.L. as expected. It's nice to have a global, consistently placed font menu. It works more reliably than Unsanity's FontCard, but supports fewer apps.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 12,089
Version Downloads 1,501
License Demo
Date 21 Jul 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $19.95