By Compumaster Ltd
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FontPreview allows you to quickly compare fonts installed on your system. It uses a multi-column list interface where each list contains font previews. This allows you to scroll though each list and quickly compare different fonts side-by-side.
Quick, responsive interface
FontPreview performs time-consuming operations in the background to ensure the application is as responsive as possible.
You can have one to four column lists to better suite your workflow.
Quick font search
Each column list has its own search box so that only the fonts you're interested in are displayed in each list.
Copy and drag-and-drop support
Found your perfect font? Just copy and paste it to any application that supports rich text formatting. You can even drag and drop it to any folder (e.g you desktop) to create a text clipping.
What's New in Version 1.3
- Bug fixes
probably the best choice for low price range
it does the job prevewing all fonts with customized text.
some UI bugs could be fixed such as Starring doesn’t instantly appear/disappear until you move selection away.
could allow more features such as tagging and grouping, etc.
but for $0.99, this is totally worth the money
A great font previewer
This program does what it's supposed to do: it shows me text in a *lot* of fonts (all, by default).
You can enter you custom text (click on 'Text' at the top and type it in) and see it in all the fonts.
The multi-columns are fine, once you realize how to use them. Let's say you have 4 columns showing. Scroll column 1 to
have the first font you are thinking of using, then scroll column 2 to the second font, etc., letting you compare 4 fonts onscreen at the same time.
But ... it's not obvious, and a heck of a lot more limiting than the more obvious/useful option that should probably be added:
the ability to drag an example out of the "FontPreview" window and have it be a static window by itself. Then, the multi-column stuff could
be ditched, and I could have an arbitrary number of potential font choices showing.
One good aspect of the columns is that each column has it's own search/filter facility.
The program needs much more powerful filtering capabilities... I want to say:
[ ] Italic to include or exclude italics
[ ] Bold
and perhaps not as easy:
[ ] only san serif
[ ] only serif
[ ] exclude fonts with missing characters
Font source (choose one):
Any / Apple fonts only / User installed fonts only
I'd also prefer the ability to say something like "exclude more angular fonts" or "exclude more rounded fonts", which might require
the program to analyze "a-z" to deduce the degree of angularity for each font :)
Stan (40+ years of asking for enhancements) Sieler :)