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Font Pilot plunges into your system and digs up the dirt on your fonts. Copyrights, licenses, descriptions, PostScript names, file sizes, locations, and so much more! However, Font Pilot would have hardly graduated flight school if it did. Choosing the right font for a project is essential when it comes to its presentation. We've all seen those cheesy used car commercials using a messy font like "Sand". Don't let that happen to you! Take control of your font collection. In the old days, before Font Pilot, you'd be stuck manually installing one font at a time and relaunching your programs until you found the one you liked. more...

What's New

Version 2.5.2:
  • Bug Fix: Now give precedence to English language values when loading a FontRecord
  • Enhancement: Changed notification type that gets sent when fonts are installed


OS X 10.4 or later

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Jimw Member IconComment+455

While your response is useful, You are only partially correct. The Pro version of Font Explorer is fee based. However the unsupported free version is still available in the downloads section. I am using it under Snow Leopard and it is still working fine for me.

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Version 2.4.3
JimW Member IconComment+455

While what the developer says might be true about Apple's Font Book. he fails to mention that Linotype Font Explorer does most of this and for free. Additionally Font Explorer does things that this product does not do. In order to make an informed decision I would suggest taking a look at Font Explorer when considering the purchase of this product. Please note that this is a comment on value, not on quality or performance of this product.

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Version 2.2.2

Font Explorer X is no longer free. Yes I know the comment above is more than a year old now, but I think it is worth to mention this.

Xenophile Member IconComment+693

Sorry, I prefer shareware that doesn't "plung" into my system.

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Version 2.1.9
Koingo Software, Inc. (Developer) Member IconDev+301
Koingo Software, Inc. (Developer)

Font Book does NOT allow you to:
- View a character map with key combos
- View extra font data from the table, only the predefined 10 or so fields.
- Rename fonts in your fonts folder based on name
- Preview fonts in a slideshow-like format and pick and choose which ones to install
- Activate fonts in-place.
- Choose your own preview text and colors.
- View a Font waterfall
- View invisible fonts
- Show the Keyboard Viewer
- Print a list of your fonts in style
- View fonts by file instead of just by family
- View font Metrics
- Preview all your fonts at once in the main list

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Version 2.1.7
ben_marko Member IconComment+4

Wow. FontBook does this for FREE and it comes with your Mac.

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Version 2.1.7
markfriedman Member IconComment+0

There have been a LOT of releases if the past few days of this product. I wish they would spend more time fixing bugs before pushing the product out to market.

Remember: Testing takes MORE time than Development.

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Version 2.1.7
JimW Member IconComment+455

So what does this do that the combination of Linotype Font Explorer(free) and FontBook at $10 do not do? I would encourage users to explore what these 2 utilities will do that Font Pilot does not. I hesitate to starting the listing since I believe it would be much too long to be considered a comment.

While it serves the entire Mac community to encourage software development and interest, it also is equally as serving to charge for their efforts only if the product meets or exceeds the following criteria:
- Does something better or a much more unique and user friendly way than the competition.
- Does something that no one else does
- Offers better value through more features and/or a lower price than the competition.

Otherwise the product serves the Mac Community in no way other to dilute a product need that is already filled and confuse the user.

While I would be the first to agree that W.C. Fields would take exception to my criteria ( i.e. "t's morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money."), rest assured, W.C. Fields never conceived of any kind of interest in the Mac Community, much less an ethical one. And in my opinion, neither do developers who subscribe to the ideology of Mr. Fields, who's numbers seem to be on the rise.

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Version 2.1.5
bobster Member IconComment+15

Programs such as MS Word and AppleWorks have the option of previewing fonts... but if I don't want to open them to view fonts, then I use Font Book. So why pay for this program?

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Version 2.1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Use FontDoc. Much better and FREE!

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Version 2.0.1
Anonymous Member Icon

Apart from it has a completely different feature-set, and isn't even trying to do the same things as this!


Anonymous Member IconReview

pathetic font viewer, i've seen worse, but this is bad. just compare it to fontbook or typeset or even suitcase !.

Make v2.0 a HUGE release.

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Version 1.3.2
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Downloads 29,673
Version Downloads 251
License Shareware
Date 27 Mar 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $15.95
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