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FontDoc
FontDoc
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FontDoc free download for Mac

FontDoc

Version 1.3.0

Display font previews in window.

4.8
Based on 15 user ratesRead reviews & comments

FontDoc 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 version 1.3.0

Updated on Oct 15 2019

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

Information

License

Free

Size

736 KB

Downloads

26416

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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A3k
A3k
May 20 2021
1.3.0
0.0
May 20 2021
0.0
Version: 1.3.0
Works great on new M1 Macs – very stable, not a single crash, even when generating an 800 pages font catalog.
fumiko
fumiko
Dec 21 2016
1.2.1
4.5
Dec 21 2016
4.5
Version: 1.2.1
IINE!
alaa2amz
alaa2amz
Oct 3 2015
1.2.1
5.0
Oct 3 2015
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Awesome Application thanks very much
Ashka
Ashka
Nov 2 2014
1.2.1
5.0
Nov 2 2014
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Still working well in GM. OSX 10.10. Have used it for years..
pnoguchi
pnoguchi
Sep 30 2014
1.2.1
5.0
Sep 30 2014
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Agree with the previous comments. Works well in Yosemite Beta; quite an accomplishment for a program last updated in 2008
Drbones666
Drbones666
Mar 28 2014
1.2.1
5.0
Mar 28 2014
5.0
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.
Maeric
Maeric
Dec 12 2012
1.2.1
4.5
Dec 12 2012
4.5
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. )
misjase
misjase
Sep 27 2009
1.2.1
4.0
Sep 27 2009
4.0
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!
Drdul
Drdul
Jan 20 2009
1.2.1
5.0
Jan 20 2009
5.0
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.
Jenova1
Jenova1
Jun 13 2007
1.1.3
0.0
Jun 13 2007
0.0
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.
Jenova1
Jenova1
Jun 13 2007
1.1.3
0.0
Jun 13 2007
0.0
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.
Dinh
Dinh
May 27 2007
1.1.3
0.0
May 27 2007
0.0
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?
Everyday-Software
Everyday-Software
Feb 3 2007
1.1.3
5.0
Feb 3 2007
5.0
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!
Tim27
Tim27
Nov 17 2006
1.1.3
0.0
Nov 17 2006
0.0
Version: 1.1.3
Thanks for the Intel update to this great app!!
Guest
Guest
Jun 9 2005
1.1.2
5.0
Jun 9 2005
5.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Apr 21 2005
1.1
5.0
Apr 21 2005
5.0
Version: 1.1
A very nice little app that does exactly one task extremely well. Congratulations!
Guest
Guest
Apr 7 2005
1.1
5.0
Apr 7 2005
5.0
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.
Akadis2
Akadis2
Mar 8 2005
1.1
4.8
Mar 8 2005
4.8
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.
Guest
Guest
Jan 19 2005
1.1
5.0
Jan 19 2005
5.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Oct 31 2004
1.0
5.0
Oct 31 2004
5.0
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!
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