Linotype FontExplorer X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iGav, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Fed up with the travesty that is FontBook and too tight to pony up the £$€ for Suitcase... then this may well be for you. ;)

    Rinky dink link

    B*gger me... it's fast!!! :eek:
     
  2. Silencio macrumors 68020

    Silencio

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    Yeah, also saw that yesterday. Too bad I'm a satisfied paying FontAgent Pro customer already. Nevertheless I gave it a quick runthrough and it looks very intriguing. When I have a couple of spare hours I'll need to fully install and configure it in another user account so as not to disturb my FAP setup.

    I find the business model for Font Explorer X pretty intriguing, even if it's not entirely original: Linotype distributes the software for free and seemingly expects to recoup their costs through the integrated font shop. The whole application and business model reminds me a whole lot of iTunes. Hope Linotype can pull it off.

    Off the top of my head, Font Explorer X is missing two key features that FAP has: Classic support and integrated font repair.
     

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