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FontNuke is a utility application that removes corrupt or troublesome font cache files. I created this application as a tool for my personal use at the office, and has become very useful for me. To grant individual non-admin users the ability to remove font cache files, without my involvement--is huge! Not to mention intelligent application quitting, plus a guaranteed reboot, makes my life easier. FontNuke removes system font caches, Adobe font caches (*.lst), Microsoft Office font caches, and now also (as of version 1.1.9) all versions of QuarkXPress font cache files. Not to mention it's free.


What's New

Version 1.2.2
  • Fixed NilObjectException error when using standard mode on select systems.
  • Authorization bug fix for standard mode.


OS X 10.6.8 or later

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szzhouwhgmailcom6141 Member IconReview+0

unbelievealbe! I have just fixed my keynote font mess problem!!!!thanks a lot.

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Version 1.2.2
G16l Member IconReview+2

"The current running version of Mac OS X (10.6.8) not supported."

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Version 1.2.0
sloth88 Member IconReview+0

I was pulling my hair out having fonts in my font book that weren't usable in programs, esp. word processing. I read about lots of other solutions that were supposed to work but didn't. Finally I stumbled upon a recommendation for Font Nuke and figured it was worth a try. Amazing! Installed, rebooted and all of my font issues were immediately resolved. I'm so glad I found this excellent app! It saved my sanity!

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Version 1.1.9
Ninja-Boy Member IconReview+37

All my fonts suddenly mashed-up in my Keynote templates, but this app solved the problem! After a panic one-hour before I was due to teach a class and I found this and tried it for the first time. FontNuke saved the day!

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Version 1.1.7
kobalt Member IconReview+464

Thanks for the SL update, Jake! Excellent little app!

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Version 1.1.6
zincker Member IconComment+53

Please 10.5.5 support! Thank you.

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Version 1.15
Gary30 Member IconReview+193

I normally think I keep a tidy system. I use OnxX, MainMenu, etc. to keep the system clean and manage fonts with FontExplorer. However, FontNuke found and nuked font caches that had managed to avoid detection and extermination since 2002. Very impressive!

I am still using Tiger 10.4.11 but am very close to upgrading to Leopard via a clean install with fresh install of all applications. With FontExplorer's continuing problems with its own cache cleaning utility and the confusing and mysterious font locations/caches introduced on any system by Adobe and MS Office applications, FontNuke is a "must" for anyone who messes with fonts.

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Version 1.1.5
Sanjinko Member IconComment+19

FontNuke 1.1.2 is still a PPC application.

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Version 1.1.2
Lesoth0 Member IconReview+208

Absolute superb piece of software! I'm using Linotype Font Explorer X at the mo for all ATM-Deluxe-esque font management and even it's clean caches section doesn't do what FontNuke does.

After the necessary Restart everything works perfectly.

WOW! Kudos.

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Version 1.1.1
Orion-Mk.-V Member IconComment+216

Fantastic troubleshooting tool to fix those pesky font cache problems.

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Version 1.1.1
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Version 1.2.0
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Version 1.1.9
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Version 1.1.9
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Downloads 51,241
Version Downloads 9,110
License Free
Date 26 Jun 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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