Typeface is a beautiful font manager that helps you pick the perfect font for your designs.

Good typography is one of the most important aspects of design. But it is often hard to find the font that conveys just the right emotion, especially if you're not sure yet what you're looking for.
With a minimal interface and total focus on your fonts Typeface tries to make browsing your collection exciting and easy, such that you'll always find just the font you need.

• Perfectly rendered previews
• Live customization of preview text & size
• Intuitive & minimal UI design that doesn't distract
• Light & Dark theme for day and night

• Easy to use & flexible tagging system (combine, subtract, invert & nest)
• Powerful search & filters (weight, width, slant and style)
• Smart sidebar (auto collapse, tag highlight, drag & drop)
• In-place font activation & deactivation

• Collect font candidates using the Quick Collection
• Review your choices and refine your selection
• Share the results with colleagues and clients on PDF
• Store the selection by attaching tags

• Compare fonts using A/B font overlays
• Inspect supported unicode characters
• Get detailed font info
• Show font family members

• [NEW] 2000+ free fonts from the Google Fonts catalog
• Support for ttf, otf, dfont, ttc and PostScript Type 1 font suitcase
• Auto synchronization of imported directories
• Import Font Book collections
• Collapsed family view
• Auto hide fonts that are missing characters
• Auto font style classification
• Print to paper and export to PDF
• Auto size previews
• Letter s p a c i n g
• Outlined previews
• Metrics overlay
• Standard & discretionary ligatures
• Export & Import tags to json
• Many keyboard shortcuts
• Import Typekit fonts
• Auto activation (beta)
• Tagged and Untagged meta-tags

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What's New

Version 2.2.0

* [NEW] Collapse tags with subtags in the sidebar
* [NEW] Remember the last chosen tab in detail view (can be turned off in Preferences)
* [NEW] Remember the last chosen tag when launching the app (can be turned off in Preferences)
* [FIXED] Timeout issues when syncing Google fonts on a slow connection
* [FIXED] Removed occasional quick flash of previews when switching tags
* [FIXED] Immediately render sidebar tag selected state on click
* [FIXED] Greyed-out back button when window is not in focus
* [FIXED] The correct tag should be selected when expanding the sidebar if Typeface was launched with a collapsed sidebar
* [IMPROVED] Imported locations are sorted by name
* [IMPROVED] Reduced visibility of blue outlines for preview cells in the Quick Collection
* [IMPROVED] Searching in very large libraries should be more performant
* [IMPROVED] Moved sidebar group collapse action to context menu instead of double click to make it less sensitive to accidental collapses
* [IMPROVED] Allow directly returning to the Quick Collection from a detail view

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings
24 Ratings

I wanted to like it

I am a home user and have a hard time justifying a $100 font manager. That said, I have around 1300 fonts installed and was hoping for an easy way to activate and deactivate by collection. Font Book for me runs extremely slowly, even though I have no problem in programs like Photoshop CC and Lightroom. Typeface will only run as fast as Font Book. I spent a lot of time making collections in Font Book and while Typeface will read them, they must be activated for Typeface to show them in their collection. If you have deactivated the fonts to speed up your system, then you can only reactivate them by going back into Font Book itself, or remember what fonts are in each collection and individually reactivate them. I deactivated a collection in Typeface, and when I went to Font Book, all the fonts had been moved out of the collection entirely, so now I have to rebuild it.

The filters are not that great, either, unfortunately. The Script option pulls up nothing that is actually a script, but fonts like vintage typewriter fonts and Marker Felt.

I was really hoping for more. Perhaps if I had less fonts and wanted to keep them all activated all the time it would be better for me, but I think I just need a more robust program.


best font discovery app ever

I have been using Right Font and Extensis Suitcase, both of which are great font managers but now Facetype allows me to discover and visualize fonts orders of magnitude better. As a pro graphic designer, a word of advice to other graphic designers - finding the optimal font from thousands in your collection is really difficult but greatly simplified by this tool. So for that I wish to give this 10 stars. Simply amazing.

There are a few things that I really wish this app had. First, and easiest, hide system fonts. Second, I really want cloud tags or cloud lists, and be able to share these lists with my team. That's a biggie. Third, either have the type of on-the-spot activation that Right Font has, or provide a body text/paragraph view of a font so I can really test out body fonts - it's really hard to visualize body fonts without actually laying them out.

As these are development paths, I want to go back to the beginning: What this font does well is outrageously worth the money. Just get it.


Font Display, Organization And Use Are A Breeze!

I couldn’t be more pleased with this font management app! As a Graphic Designer, one of the projects I work on regularlly is for apparel designs/ecommerce DTG or screen printed products. Every design has to be completely different from the next to ensure originality. Typeface enables me to load an enormous collection of fonts with ease, categorize them in a way that works best for me and then to see them in a snap. I love that I can see exactly how each typeset word or sentence will look before choosing the best font.

I also cannot say enough about the customer service. When I’m really stuck and cannot figure out how to do something, I simply send an email with my questions or concerns and receive an informed response shortly afterward.

The value you receive with this app is unbeatable in my opinion. I asked several other graphic design colleagues who recommended this product to me. It’s no wonder they chose Typeface, it’s a fantastic app!


Floor Steeg
22.2 MB
OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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