FontDoc
FontDoc
1.3.0

4.7

FontDoc free download for Mac

FontDoc1.3.0

15 October 2019

Display font previews in window.

Overview

FontDoc is a dead-simple program which shows you all of the fonts on your system-or even uninstalled fonts-using any text and any size you choose. Finally, no more squinting at microscopic WYSIWYG font menus or having to click on a font to see what it looks like. FontDoc simply spits out a Rich Text document containing samples of all your fonts. Save it or print it for future reference. Fifteen years later, and Font Book still doesn’t do any of this. Enjoy, dear denizens of Macdom.

What's new in FontDoc

Version 1.3.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • 64-bit to support Mac OS 10.15; various API modernizations
  • Eliminates scary Address Book prompt
  • Dark Mode support
  • Fixes bug where printouts were truncated when font samples were longer than one page
  • Fixes issues restoring scroll position

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24 Reviews of FontDoc

5
Ashka
02 November 2014
Version: 1.2.1

Most helpful

Still working well in GM. OSX 10.10. Have used it for years..
(1)
4.5
fumiko
21 December 2016
Version: 1.2.1
IINE!
(0)
5
alaa2amz
03 October 2015
Version: 1.2.1
Awesome Application thanks very much
(0)
5
Ashka
02 November 2014
Version: 1.2.1
Still working well in GM. OSX 10.10. Have used it for years..
(1)
5
pnoguchi
30 September 2014
Version: 1.2.1
Agree with the previous comments. Works well in Yosemite Beta; quite an accomplishment for a program last updated in 2008
(0)
5
Drbones666
28 March 2014
Version: 1.2.1
Did exactly what I wanted: View a folder full of fonts AND IT DID IT FOR FREE! Doesn't get better than that.
(0)
4.5
Maeric
12 December 2012
Version: 1.2.1
I use this on Snow Leopard and it does something I haven't seen on other font viewers; look at fonts NOT installed on my system. That means I can pull up a folder of typefaces that is on another connected drive and view them in wysiwyg. The similar software shown above isn't in the same league because of this feature; they only show installed fonts. For those who have large font collections or are designers FontDoc is a beauty. (10.7 or 10.8? I haven't tried but the developer could enhance this with a few bells and whistles and I'd pay... gladly. )
(0)
4
misjase
27 September 2009
Version: 1.2.1
I much appreciate this application. It is free, a gift to the Mac community. It displays not only installed fonts (well enough, imho) but fonts not installed as well! - given my needs the feature I value the most. It has also been stable, as yet (still running 10.3.9 here...). Side thought on stability: FontDoctor (or other font managers with such built-in features) may be of help to detect and even repair fonts which could cause FontDoc (and perhaps any application using fonts) to behave unstable. While this application certainly could improve, or rather evolve, if it would not I still consider it a gem which I will continue to rely on until its best features comes with Apple's Font Book, or any other related application which I will probably need anyway, for activating/deactivating fonts, etc... To the Developer: Thank you!
(1)
5
Drdul
20 January 2009
Version: 1.2.1
A nice little app that does what I want (it shows me what fonts look like) and nothing more. It runs fine on my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.5.6. I haven't encountered the problems which Grid Splicer reports below.
(0)
Jenova1
13 June 2007
Version: 1.1.3
Ok turns out that characters palette problem was bound to occur with or without FontDoc. Still would love to know why all my fonts aren't displayed in FontDoc though.
(0)
Jenova1
13 June 2007
Version: 1.1.3
This App looks good and sounds good and i've been hoping to find something like it for a while now. Unfortunately it's not as smart as it seems. Where is it reading these fonts from? They don't match up with the hundreds of fonts listed in my extensis suitcase fonts! Does it select only certain fonts? How come only two fonts are shown when I select recently used fonts? Two fonts that I actually haven't recently used! On top of that, I searched through the menus and opened the special characters window under the edit menu...BAD IDEA! The window wouldn't close! Then I restarted and everytime any window would open or be selected the special characters window would flash open and then quickly close! Amazing how FontDoc screwed up my system! I hope the developer has a fix for this cause this is bad...very bad.
(0)
Dinh
27 May 2007
Version: 1.1.3
Very handy application! I really really really would like to see a favorites option so I can pick off ones that I like so I can narrow the list of choices.. Perhaps just another list box to the side where I can drag stuff over? I guess it may not work that easily as its a RTF, but perhaps something similar can be done? Perhaps opening up the source?
(0)
5
Everyday-Software
03 February 2007
Version: 1.1.3
I was just thinking about how handy an app exactly like this would be while I was tediously selecting font after font in Photoshop. After a quick search I found FontDoc. I love the ability to set the preview text to get exactly the look I'm going for. Great little app!
(0)
Tim27
17 November 2006
Version: 1.1.3
Thanks for the Intel update to this great app!!
(0)
5
Anonymous
09 June 2005
Version: 1.1.2
This is a must have for graphic designers. In other apps, like Apple's Fontbook or FontAgent, you need to cycle through different fonts. In FontDoc you are able to view your text in different fonts right next to each other to see how it looks. What a great little app, and fairly quick even when loading several hundred fonts. Cheers to the author!
(0)
5
Anonymous
21 April 2005
Version: 1.1
A very nice little app that does exactly one task extremely well. Congratulations!
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
07 April 2005
Version: 1.1
Wow! This app rocks!!! If it only had the ability to view fonts from a defined folder containing a collection of non-installed fonts (I have thousands) this would be the ultimate killer-app and I'd happily pay a fortune for it.
(0)
4.75
Akadis2
08 March 2005
Version: 1.1
I like FontDoc a lot, it works well, and who can complain about good freeware? The program is fast, stable and does what it says it does. Thank you developer for taking the time to make such great software, and thank you for giving it away for free.
(0)
5
Anonymous
19 January 2005
Version: 1.1
Very nice work; just made it a permanent resident of my dock. Any way it can be made to browse a folder of uninstalled fonts as well?
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
31 October 2004
Version: 1.0
Awesome!... I use an older version of suitcase to manage my fonts... unfortunately the font faces are not viewable in photoshop's font menu... with this app I can view my active fonts without having to wade through suitcase's library! It's interface is also small enough to tuck in the corner of my screen!
(0)
4.75
Anonymous
22 October 2004
Version: 1.0
Brilliant! I almost missed this not realizing it does not necessarily display all install fonts, but it also supports / allows to filter favourites or other groups created in Panther's font utility. A small wish remains: add an option (like a small triangle) that allows to hide/unhide the upper area with sample text area and other display settings.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
22 October 2004
Version: 1.0
Does what it says & does it well. Would be great if it could open a folder of uninstalled fonts.
(0)
2.75
Anonymous
22 October 2004
Version: 1.0
It crashes at startup for me.
(0)
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5
Anonymous
22 October 2004
Version: 1.0
It's real nice when someone writes a simple program that does what it's supposed to do. It even previews my Chinese fonts correctly. Can't beat the price either.
(0)
5
Anonymous
22 October 2004
Version: 1.0
EXACTLY what I wanted! This program has the simplest approach of the font viewing applications (ie a text file not huge table), and therefore gives the pest results! It allows you to have the name of the font written in the font and no extra text, which is just what I was looking for. Now I will install all 5000 of my fonts, print out all of them, and disable most in FontBook, but still know what they are. Overall, a great program at the right price!
(0)
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4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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