Linotype FontExplorer X

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

  1. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    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


    Jul 18, 2002
    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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