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FontBook™ – The Original Typeface Compendium, est. 1989

By FSI FontShop International GmbH

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Description

Since 1989, the FontBook™ Editorial Staff has been the definitive authority on documenting and comparing commercial typefaces. In addition to researching the typographic works of past decades, the editors also keep abreast of new releases, which are now regularly added to the FontBook App in real-time via over-the-air updates, starting in 2011. The printed version of the FontBook was published in several editions from 1989 through 2006.

As winner of many prestigious awards* from around the world, FontBook App documents the libraries of 148 international type foundries who publish the works of 1798 type designers – covering 44,389 typefaces from 9180 font families (status: December 2014). The app presents the extensive content in over 730,000 typeface samples which can be intuitively spread out, searched, layered, moved, scrolled and combined like a collection of maps. While the iPad version is designed as an invitation to browse and play, its new iPhone incarnation is equipped with new filters, searches and lists, putting more focus on its practical use.

Five gateways invite you to delve into the world of typography visually, i.e. by Class, Foundry, Designer, Year or Name. A quick text search takes you directly to the font families, foundries or designers that you’re looking for. As of version 2.0, the app also features specially curated Font Lists which help you to search for fonts by practical and stylistic criteria, for example by use-case, genre, stylistic period, similarity or popularity.

On the iPad version only: Two types of bookmarks serve as helpful tools for compiling lists of favorite fonts and / or comparing your chosen typefaces using customizable sample words and colored backgrounds. You can also share FontBook samples by posting them to Twitter or Facebook directly from the app, or by mailing them or saving them to your personal photo album.

On the iPhone version only: New additional search filters for class, foundry, designer and design year. Search results now appear as a list-view, and you can now define your own layout-text for the list-view.

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* Apple iTunes Rewind, Top App ›Reference‹ (2011),Communication Arts “Best Interactive of the Year” (2012), TDC award “Communication Design” (2012), Communication Arts “Best Typography of the Year” (2012), Red Dot Award Communication Design Grand Prix (2012).

What's New in Version 4.0.0

What’s new in this version:

• now over 145 typefoundries
• new Script Subclass “Lettering”
• new: A-Z grouping page in “Fonts by Name”
• new: A-Z grouping page in “Fonts by Designer”
• new (iPad): custom sample text
• ShareKit replaced by native APIs
• File-based caching
• various bugfixes and optimizations

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Customer Reviews

STILL CRASHES.....£&@#!

Haven't been able to use this app for at least a year! The latest update offers no real fix or solutions the app is even slow and lethargic on the latest iPad Air 2. Then if you goto settings and then update database it crashes...Delete app and reinstall well now the app is frozen as it try's to update database..

Please fix this issues on a paid app...please stop outsourcing the coding to people from third world countries like the old saying goes... 'Pay peanuts and you get monkeys' FIX THIS APP.

FontBook™ – The Original Typeface Compendium, est. 1989
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £3.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.0
  • Size: 101 MB
  • Languages: English, German
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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