FontCatalog
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Organize fonts by style.   Shareware ($29.95)
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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
  • Shortcut for re-classifying font: Cmd-R
  • Scroll samples with arrow keys, page up/down, home, end.
  • Change sort order instantly. Click on Sample bar to order by width or by name.
  • Progress bar is more accurate when loading fonts.
  • Improved accuracy in cataloging of different font types: TTF, Type1, dfont, OTF, Windows TTF
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
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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ver. 1.x:
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Corpsecorps commented on 02 Oct 2007
UB forthcoming?
[Version 1.8.1]


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+53

Septimus reviewed on 04 Jan 2006
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'.
[Version 1.7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Aug 2005
FontDoc is free and does basically the same thing.
[Version 1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Sep 2004
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.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Jul 2004
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.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jan 2004
I like this software - but would like to be able to make my own classificaion folders for my fonts
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jan 2004
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.
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Nov 2003
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.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Nov 2003
Fonts can be activated system-wide (and used by other apps) by changing the setting in the preferences menu.
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Sandy5 commented on 30 Oct 2003
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.
[Version 1.2]


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+46

Wizard2 reviewed on 04 Sep 2003
Nicely done. Ability to sort by style and print sample sheets a good idea. Unable to verify many vital functions (printing, activation with other apps, etc) without paying first. A demo with such limited functionality -- especially when dealing with fonts -- is useless. There are many competitors -- none that complete -- and some useless (i.e., Font Reserve). Provide a time-limited full demo and I might bite the bullet and license a seat -- without that ability to adequately judge -- I'll just say its a nice idea that shows much promise.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Downloads:11,838
Version Downloads:4,034
Type:Utilities : Font Tools
License:Shareware
Date:14 Nov 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $29.95
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