Glyphs
Glyphs
2.6.3

4.5

Glyphs free download for Mac

Glyphs

2.6.3
05 November 2019

Dependable and intuitive font editor.

Overview

Glyphs smart and simple approach helps you draw new typefaces, modify existing fonts, and sculpt your letterforms hassle-free.

What's new in Glyphs

Version 2.6.3:
  • Add variation for palt feature
  • Some smaller fixes fir variable fonts
  • Fix Nonspacing marks in COLR fonts
  • Fix autohinting from font view
  • Fix layout in localised preference window
  • Add byzantineMusic to GlyphData
  • Fix validation of scale input
  • Prevent "! Feature" in edit views when opening a file

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10 Glyphs Reviews

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MacParc
26 September 2016

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Does not start on macOS 10.12 (Sierra) - just bounces endlessly in the Dock. :-(
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Version 2.3.1
MacParc
26 September 2016
Does not start on macOS 10.12 (Sierra) - just bounces endlessly in the Dock. :-(
Like (1)
Version 2.3.1
1 answer(s)
MacParc
MacParc
28 October 2016
Addendum: No with macOS 10.12.1 Glyphs 2.3.1 works (again). :-)
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Bdkennedy1
04 March 2014
I had high hopes for this, but it doesn't export as TTF so I can't use it.
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Version 1.4.2
1 answer(s)
schriftgestaltung.de
schriftgestaltung.de
13 March 2014
Glyphs can export TTF just fine form File > Export... > OTF > Save TTF ... If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the Glpyhs forums.
Like (8)
iPoopStore
19 April 2012
The system requirements are incorrectly listed. I downloaded version 1.3.7 and it was 64bit intel only. Too bad. The author just lost lost a sale.
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Version 1.3.7
3 answer(s)
schriftgestaltung.de
schriftgestaltung.de
10 May 2012
I’m sorry for the misleading label. The new website with the correct information is in the works and long overdue. I have a version that runs on PPC and 32 bit. I send it to you on request.
Like (4)
$ir-M-
$ir-M-
08 September 2012
PPC and 32-bit should not be lumped together. While both are obsolete, the Intel transition is by now a done deal, whereas lots of old-school design geeks still run Snow Leopard on gracefully-aging Intel hardware, for a variety of reasons. I believe the dev would do well to offer an Intel 32-bit version alongside the x64 -- or a combined "fat binary". (I also wish Glyphs Mini were available outside the AppStore, but ... one thing at a time)
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Rondfranks
Rondfranks
12 May 2015
$ir M.: It seems to have been added later than your post, both buy and demo:

https://www.glyphsapp.com/buy
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A lite version called "Glyphs Mini" is available in the Mac AppStore At a more affordable price of USD 44.99. There is also a free trial version on their website. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glyphs-mini/id469036911?mt=12
Like (6)
Version 1.3.6
Stormchild
19 January 2012
$300? Good luck with that.
Like (4)
Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
Raddle
Raddle
19 January 2012
Anyone who's surprised at this kind of price tag for a heavyweight graphics design tool has evidently never paid for Quark, Photoshop or InDesign. Or FontLab, or Fontographer. Or any of the cornerstones of a professional design studio. Creative typography requires a huge amount of detail and precision. $300 is too much for a hobbyist, of course (in which case try the Mini version, at a sixth of the price). Professionals will be able to write the full cost off as expenditure on the first job.
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Mart°n
Mart°n
22 January 2012
@ Raddle Thanks for your mention of the Glyphs mini version. I didn’t know that but it might fulfill my font editing needs. I formerly used TypeTool which was updated to Lion compatibility lately but the Interface of Glyphs seems much better to me. Glyphs mini is available on the (Mac) App Store for about $46 or € 36.
Like (7)
Eelco-Deuling
19 January 2012
There is also a smaller version of Glyphs available in the Mac Appstore: Glyphs Mini. It is priced for €35,99 (Dutch price). Has anybody tried it?
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Version 1.1.8
Teksestro
11 November 2011
Finally, a font editor for the new millennium. The feature-set is already wonderful, and considering that this is still in version 1, the future of the app looks promising. It will certainly have an impact among font designers. However, the market of font foundries and people who make money out of designing type is very, very small. IMHO, either you have to make a VERY high-end tool, and charge thousands, or - if you are going to market for the masses, like this tool is supposed to be - then you have to make it affordable. As several others have already mentioned: a $300 price tag is not affordable for the masses. I also have to agree with a previous comment, that if English is not the developer's first language, then they should hire the services of an expert translator. At $300/pop they should be able to afford it.
Like (6)
Version 1.1.6
Yavari
10 September 2011
Using the trial right now—I think that the interface is amazing, in comparison to other font-editing software. (I still think FontLab is the best when it comes to handling merging contours, but Glyphs is by far the most intuitive for most tasks.) However, as others have mentioned, the price is a sticking point: $300? In 2011? Yes, FontLab and Fontographer are more expensive, but times have changed, and software pricing reflects that. This price would have been considered "cheap" in 1991, but in 2011, it's a bit steep. No, he probably shouldn't charge $2.99, but $100 might be a better price. Another issue is some of the text in the interface and in the help -- it's obvious that the copy is written by non-native speakers of English, and I think that it would do the devs well to get a good copywriter on board at some point to clean up the UI language for the English localisations. Will I buy it? Probably not at this price, but I do respect what the developer is trying to do with Glyphs.
Like (8)
Version 1.0.13
2 answer(s)
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
11 October 2011
I have to agree. The tag line should be adjusted to "The font editor for everyone who has $300"
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
26 March 2012
Obviously the developer believes Glyphs has significant value that justifies its price. It is just how Apple prices its products. You don't see a Mac selling for $300. I applaud that. I wouldn't sell a Mercedes Benz for $9000 either. A professional tool will sell at a professional price. The fact that it only costs only $300 is to allow some prosumers to afford it too.
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Really appreciate what Georg Seifert and his team are doing here. And i know that competitors are more expensive. But offering this app for $300 is a huge marketing FAIL. The app market and its prices have radically changed in the past three years. Developers can't ignore that. Giving 4/5 stars nevertheless, because its a great app.
Like (12)
Version 1.0.13
2 answer(s)
Yavari
Yavari
06 September 2011
Agreed, so much. Good program, terrible price. Things are changing, and it's no longer as widely accepted to charge $400 for an app. In 1989, it would have been considered 'normal'; in 2011, it's overpriced.
Like (5)
Psychiatry
Psychiatry
26 March 2012
If you are a non-professional, then Glyphs Mini is available for $45 in the Mac App Store. Glyphs, itself, for those who bought it has a perfect 5-star rating in the Mac App Store.
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Sjha
08 July 2011
"The font editor for everyone". Really? For everyone? At $299.99?
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Version 1.0.6
3 answer(s)
-M-S-
-M-S-
08 July 2011
I think they're talking ease-of-use ;)
Like (3)
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
25 July 2011
Yes, for everyone, who affords to pay $ 300, where is the issue?
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Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
31 October 2011
.. the issue is, I think that, after paying that sum, you find that apple font suitcases and TTC fonts are not openable in Glyphs. Well, this is a problem and a serious one. This is like ‘give me some money and you will be satisfied, if you are not, it is not may fault, you were an idiot to pay it’. Beyond any joke, this is indeed an incorrect approach to selling a product, even if suitcases are outdated, Mac OS X still uses them, and ttc are some Apple-specific fonts. So...
Like (3)
$299.90

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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