Font Pilot
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View installed fonts and related info.   Shareware ($15.95)
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Font Pilot plunges into your system and digs up the dirt on your fonts. Copyrights, licenses, descriptions, PostScript names, file sizes, locations, and so much more! However, Font Pilot would have hardly graduated flight school if it did. Choosing the right font for a project is essential when it comes to its presentation. We've all seen those cheesy used car commercials using a messy font like "Sand". Don't let that happen to you! Take control of your font collection. In the old days, before Font Pilot, you'd be stuck manually installing one font at a time and relaunching your
What's New
Version 2.5.2:
  • Bug Fix: Now give precedence to English language values when loading a FontRecord
  • Enhancement: Changed notification type that gets sent when fonts are installed
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Font Pilot User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Jimw commented on 26 Dec 2009
While your response is useful, You are only partially correct. The Pro version of Font Explorer is fee based. However the unsupported free version is still available in the downloads section. I am using it under Snow Leopard and it is still working fine for me.
[Version 2.4.3]


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JimW commented on 08 May 2008
While what the developer says might be true about Apple's Font Book. he fails to mention that Linotype Font Explorer does most of this and for free. Additionally Font Explorer does things that this product does not do. In order to make an informed decision I would suggest taking a look at Font Explorer when considering the purchase of this product. Please note that this is a comment on value, not on quality or performance of this product.
[Version 2.2.2]

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Opeter replied on 26 Dec 2009
Font Explorer X is no longer free. Yes I know the comment above is more than a year old now, but I think it is worth to mention this.
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Xenophile commented on 21 Dec 2007
Sorry, I prefer shareware that doesn't "plung" into my system.
[Version 2.1.9]


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Koingo Software, Inc. (developer) commented on 23 Sep 2007
Font Book does NOT allow you to:
- View a character map with key combos
- View extra font data from the table, only the predefined 10 or so fields.
- Rename fonts in your fonts folder based on name
- Preview fonts in a slideshow-like format and pick and choose which ones to install
- Activate fonts in-place.
- Choose your own preview text and colors.
- View a Font waterfall
- View invisible fonts
- Show the Keyboard Viewer
- Print a list of your fonts in style
- View fonts by file instead of just by family
- View font Metrics
- Preview all your fonts at once in the main list
[Version 2.1.7]


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ben_marko commented on 22 Sep 2007
Wow. FontBook does this for FREE and it comes with your Mac.
[Version 2.1.7]


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markfriedman commented on 22 Sep 2007
There have been a LOT of releases if the past few days of this product. I wish they would spend more time fixing bugs before pushing the product out to market.

Remember: Testing takes MORE time than Development.
[Version 2.1.7]


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JimW commented on 21 Sep 2007
So what does this do that the combination of Linotype Font Explorer(free) and FontBook at $10 do not do? I would encourage users to explore what these 2 utilities will do that Font Pilot does not. I hesitate to starting the listing since I believe it would be much too long to be considered a comment.

While it serves the entire Mac community to encourage software development and interest, it also is equally as serving to charge for their efforts only if the product meets or exceeds the following criteria:
- Does something better or a much more unique and user friendly way than the competition.
- Does something that no one else does
- Offers better value through more features and/or a lower price than the competition.

Otherwise the product serves the Mac Community in no way other to dilute a product need that is already filled and confuse the user.

While I would be the first to agree that W.C. Fields would take exception to my criteria ( i.e. "t's morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money."), rest assured, W.C. Fields never conceived of any kind of interest in the Mac Community, much less an ethical one. And in my opinion, neither do developers who subscribe to the ideology of Mr. Fields, who's numbers seem to be on the rise.
[Version 2.1.5]


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bobster commented on 29 Mar 2006
Programs such as MS Word and AppleWorks have the option of previewing fonts... but if I don't want to open them to view fonts, then I use Font Book. So why pay for this program?
[Version 2.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Sep 2005
Use FontDoc. Much better and FREE!
[Version 2.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 04 Nov 2005
Apart from it has a completely different feature-set, and isn't even trying to do the same things as this!

YAY!
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Aug 2004
pathetic font viewer, i've seen worse, but this is bad. just compare it to fontbook or typeset or even suitcase !.

Make v2.0 a HUGE release.
[Version 1.3.2]


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Downloads:29,629
Version Downloads:207
Type:Utilities : Font Tools
License:Shareware
Date:27 Mar 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $15.95
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Font Pilot plunges into your system and digs up the dirt on your fonts. Copyrights, licenses, descriptions, PostScript names, file sizes, locations, and so much more! However, Font Pilot would have hardly graduated flight school if it did. Choosing the right font for a project is essential when it comes to its presentation. We've all seen those cheesy used car commercials using a messy font like "Sand". Don't let that happen to you! Take control of your font collection. In the old days, before Font Pilot, you'd be stuck manually installing one font at a time and relaunching your programs until you found the one you liked. Not anymore! Using its superior font management engine, Font Pilot plunges into your system and digs up the dirt on your fonts. Copyrights, licenses, descriptions, postscript names, file sizes, locations, and so much more! However, Font Pilot would have hardly graduated flight school if it didn't go above and beyond its other classmates. Font Pilot allows you to browse an entire folder of fonts that are NOT installed with a visual preview! While viewing the slideshow, click the Install button at any time to have that font permanently installed and activated on the computer. No fuss, no gimmicks, just pure functionality. Also activate (without installing) fonts on the fly! Amongst these great features, and numerous others like the character map, key combo list, and print engine. Font Pilot is an essential font management software tool in any graphic designer's repertoire. Give it the free fifteen day trial, and we're sure you'll find it hard to let go!


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