Organise Fonts for Design Work

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by blamydistasio, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. blamydistasio macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012
    So I'm doing some commercial work and have a whole load of fonts that I've either bought or have permission to use commercially mixed in with a whole bunch of fonts that I have just downloaded for personal use.

    I'm using Adobe CS5, and across all programs am looking for a way to organise these fonts into "Commercial" and "Personal" files so that I don't have to keep checking my references to find out where I've got them from. Like anyone in design I have thousands of fonts installed so it certainly gets a bit tedious!

    Any ideas?

  2. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I use FontExplorer X Pro for all my fonts. It also comes with plugins for Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Incopy and Quark XPress. I have been using it for some time now and I find it works great for organization. You can try it for free I believe for 30 days. Only cost $79. Another well used one is Suitcase Fusion which is quite favored here at MacRumors. Check them out as I am sure they will fit your needs.
  3. blamydistasio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2012

    Thanks for your advice. I've actually gone a different route though:

    Using the FontBook application already on my Mac, I've created a new "Collection" called PERSONAL, dragged everything that is not for commercial use into this collection and then disabled this collection temporarily while working on my projects.

  4. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    I wouldn't touch Font Book ever for font management. FontExplorer X is the best solution by far.

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