FontBase 2.0

Update for the super fast, beautiful and free font manager

4.0/5
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FontBase is a lightning fast, beautiful and free font manager for designers. FontBase gives you all the stability, speed and reliability of a paid font manager, but free and on all platforms!

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Can't detect system fonts or active fonts. Fonts must be copied manually into folder. Errors since last update. Ghosty email support, otherwise Facebook for support - ie, no ticket system or other structured customer support. Cannot figure out how to login and cancel account. 2 days ago I wrote to Fontbase that I wanted to cancel my service because the product is not what I need - I got no response and instead my credit card was charged. I call BS. Maybe even fraud? They said I could cancel at any time but when I want to cancel they ignore me. So I will be forwarding my correspondence to Visa and asking them to reverse the charges, flag for erroneous use.

Pros:

Looks nice

Cons:

Can't detect system fonts. Bad customer support. Charges to credit card after account cancellation

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Designer, Artist, Teacher

I recommended this today to a client. We both experimented with it and liked it a lot.

Pros:

Free. Syncs to Google fonts smoothly. Nice interface. Recognizes OTF, TTF, and web fonts. Very easy to install.

Cons:

Doesn't recognize PostScript and old True Type formats.

Designer
Crashes constantly. Doesn't seem to provide duplicate detection. Doesn't allow you to add a font to a collection and the library at the same time. Doesn't detect system fonts. Activating a font takes a very long time. Fonts take a long time to preview. Search is slow.