FontBook
FontBook
5.0.6

4.8

FontBook free download for Mac

FontBook

5.0.6
23 November 2018

Keeps track of the key codes for font characters.

Overview

FontBook is the ultimate font utility for all macOSusers who require a quick, easy and comprehensive overview of all their fonts.

Let FontBook display uninstalled fonts on the screen in various layouts. You can print reference pages with selected fonts to assess the typeface, sizes and impression. Or you can find keyboard shortcuts for less-used special characters.

In short, FontBook is the ideal font utility if you regularly have to look for a suitable font or special character.

What's new in FontBook

Version 5.0.6:
New features
  • Zoom menu items added to the view menu
  • Preferences menu item: fit content to window as option
  • Unicode layout
  • FontBook now supports the Hardened Runtime on macOS 10.14
  • FontBook is now notarized by Apple
Updates features
  • Localizations
  • Layouts improved
Bug fixes
  • Display glitches

Requirements for FontBook

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

8 FontBook Reviews

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Jimw
25 January 2013

Most helpful

As others have stated this was out before Apple did their FontBook and it was designed for an entirely different purpose. That is to print each of the fonts installed in your computer to a separate page. so that you can create a typography book of fonts and see how they look in print. For this purpose it is an outstanding program.
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Version 4.6.2
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
23 November 2018
Font Book has been a part of OS X from the beginning. I checked the Limkesoft website and it's true, FontBook was available before OS X; there is a classic version for OS 8.6 through OS 9. So Apple stole the name and added a space. Typical. Still, I don't remember seeing it back then. It was quickly adapted for OS X, the first version being compatible with X 10.1.5. Some of the more expensive font managers provided some type book options, though not nearly so many as FontBook. That said, if this app provides a service you need, then it really doesn't matter what the name is. And it's reasonably priced. So I downloaded it to try it out. It takes a little getting used to. It has a wide variety of layout styles to choose from, which might suit someone compiling a type book. Still, it bears no resemblance to Apple's Font Book, despite the similar name. And as someone else said, it's not a font manager nor does it pretend to be. For that Font Book provides the basics, including font previews, font sets, font integrity checks and the ability to turn fonts on and off. Note that this app is from a well established developer, Lemke Software, the creator of Graphic Converter, which I have been using since 2001 with OS 9, even if I didn't see FontBook. I'll give FontBook a good rating because it does what it is intended to do and that very well.
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Version 5.0.6
mikomeryl
03 June 2017
An outstanding font preview utility. I use it to preview fonts online and it helps me tremendously to decide which font to use. This tool was designed for and is excellent for people who want to print out samples of all their fonts to show a client in a font book. It is unfortunate that Apple used this same name for a completely different application that manages fonts.
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Version 5.0
Important note: FontBook 5 is a free update for existing customers. Just reenter your name and license key into the new version.
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Version 5.0
Jimw
25 January 2013
As others have stated this was out before Apple did their FontBook and it was designed for an entirely different purpose. That is to print each of the fonts installed in your computer to a separate page. so that you can create a typography book of fonts and see how they look in print. For this purpose it is an outstanding program.
Like (4)
Version 4.6.2
iminlalaland
16 January 2011
Not as good as Mac's default Font Book but it's a good try anyway.
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Version 4.6
Macsolu
17 March 2010
-- Probably not the best choice for a name, since Apple provides Font Book on all Macs as the default font manager.
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Version 4.6
1 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
27 February 2012
Not only did he have the name first, but this isn't a font manager, it's a character preview utility.
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Wendimc
15 September 2006
I used FontBook years ago to create a Font Catalog, after search long and wide.. I found the program again after changing job. WONDERFUL! Printed and created pdf files of all fonts, active and inactive. I would recommend this program to anyone. Version 4.4 is what I used and I am on OS X 10.4.7. The only thing I wish the program did, was put the fonts in alphabetical order. Ihave them collected in folders, A Fonts, B Fonts, etc... BEST OF ALL, $10! You can't beat that!!!!
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Version 4.4
Anonymous
28 March 2003
Doesn't work with 10.2.4. Won't print at all
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Version 3.8
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