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So I just got ton of fonts from one of my clients. I figured I wouldn't be able to install them all, as there were far too many. So I put them only into font book, thinking that I could use it like a browser, like extensis. But apparently putting fonts into font book automatically installs them. Needless to say, I crashed the fuck out of my computer. After multiple restarts I've gotten them off, but I still want access to them. Can any body recommend a font management program? I tried extensis years ago, and really struggled with it. Has anything better come out, or am I stuck with trying to figure out the suitcase?

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Font Explorer X is a good free one for Mac (there may be a Windows version as well). They do have a pro version available now on their site, so the free one will have to be downloaded elsewhere, like softpedia

 

http://mac.softpedia...xplorer-X.shtml

 

I have Suitcase Fusion at work, which is almost useless, but I use Suitcase version 2 at home and it is a very solid program with a lot of new features.

 

*edit- Looks like they have version 3 out now: http://www.extensis....n3/overview.jsp

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I'm actually the other way around. Have been using Suitcase for years but it's been growing clunky for me. These days I'm using Font Explorer X, which is pretty nice.

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Me too. I used to use SF2 although it always seemed a bit clunky. Font Explorer X Pro is both user-friendly and powerful. The free version is fine but not officially supported any more so I'm guessing it'll become more crash-prone as OS X updates leave it behind. I didn't think much of Fontcase which struggled when I imported 6000+ fonts. Suitcase Fusion 3 might be better but the new features list didn't strike me as enough to switch from FontExplorer.

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I think I literally own every font manager out there for Mac OS X. I ended up coming back to the paid version of Font Explorer X Pro.

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