Fontcase – iTunes like Elegant Font Management for Mac
I just got a copy of Fontcase, currently in beta stage and will be released sometime in January 2009 after Macworld. You can also get a copy yourself if you sign up for their newsletter at fontcaseapp.com, you’ll get the download link on their next newsletter. I can send you a link too, just leave a comment and I’ll be happy to get in touch with you to share this wonderful app.
Indeed, Fontcase, although in its beta stage, is like Typeset on steriods. Also, if you use iTunes extensively, you’ll find that this app works similarly to iTunes, you’ll find out why after reading this article.
Fontcase is very elegant and intuitive, the moment I launch Fontcase, I know there’s no way I’m zapping it.
What I really love about this app is not only that you can preview any text you type in,
You can also preview any font by Lorum Ipsum, how thoughtful, very useful if you’re a designer searching for the right bodytext font to compliment your designs:
Not only that, you can rate and tag your fonts, all other info regarding a particular font are also welcome:
Create folders by – collections, smart folders (much like how you would on iTunes), Foundry, Genre, Designer and Tag
How the “Collection” folder will work for me is that I can create a new folder based on a new design project, and shortlist all those fonts that I deem appropriate for that project into the Collection. That’s what I call font management for my projects!
Typophiles will love this, viewing fonts by designers:
If you have co-workers using the same app under the same network, you can happily share your fonts over the network, but I must say that this function crashes alot and doesn’t seem to be working during this beta stage, so please bear with it at this time until the developer fixes it:
Lastly, have you ever had friends or colleagues sending you an email, asking you to send them a particular font? If you have, the next time you can just drag the font out into a newly composed email window and send it to them.
Drag and drop your font:
Your font is attached, ready to send:
Isn’t there so much to love about Fontcase already?
Sign up for the newsletter at fontcaseapp.com if you want to be the first to know when the app launches, or if you want to get a link to download the beta from their next newsletter. Again, if you want the link to download the app immediately, please leave a comment and i’ll get in touch with you.