FontDoc
FontDoc
1.2.1

4.7

FontDoc free download for Mac

FontDoc

1.2.1
21 January 2008

Display font previews in window.

Overview

FontDoc is a dead simple program which shows you all of the fonts on your system 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. I'm hoping for big time-savings when I have to pick the perfect typeface for the titles in my next iMovie.

I [the developer] am also really hoping FontDoc will be rendered obsolete by something in a future version of Font Book. But until then, it's yours, dear denizens of Macdom.

What's new in FontDoc

Version 1.2.1:
  • Fixes bug where printing in Leopard would only produce one page of output
  • Fixes bug where no fonts would appear in Jaguar
  • Corrupt fonts may cause crashes. Please don't use them.

24 FontDoc Reviews

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misjase
27 September 2009

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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!
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Version 1.2.1
fumiko
21 December 2016
IINE!
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Version 1.2.1
alaa2amz
03 October 2015
Awesome Application thanks very much
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Version 1.2.1
Ashka
02 November 2014
Still working well in GM. OSX 10.10. Have used it for years..
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Version 1.2.1
pnoguchi
30 September 2014
Agree with the previous comments. Works well in Yosemite Beta; quite an accomplishment for a program last updated in 2008
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Version 1.2.1
Drbones666
28 March 2014
Did exactly what I wanted: View a folder full of fonts AND IT DID IT FOR FREE! Doesn't get better than that.
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Version 1.2.1
Maeric
12 December 2012
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. )
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Version 1.2.1
misjase
27 September 2009
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!
Like (1)
Version 1.2.1
Drdul
20 January 2009
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.
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Version 1.2.1
Jenova1
13 June 2007
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.
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Version 1.1.3
Jenova1
13 June 2007
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.
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Version 1.1.3
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4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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