font explorer x

September 29th, 2005

Linotype seems to be aiming to create an “iTunes for fonts” with their latest release of Font Explorer X, a free font manager for Mac OS X. I’m actually pretty happy with Font Book 2, but I do like the multiple font preview feature here; however, they get major points off for stashing their data folder directly in the root level of the user’s home directory, which, let’s face it, is rude.

The app does help you clean out your font caches, which I have found to be kinda necessary every so often on Mac OS X. Last time I did it (you can do it with the terminal, but I prefer the excellent Font Finagler app), I reclaimed a couple gigs of hard drive, no kidding.

~jeff

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