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MainType

MainType 5.1


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The best font manager I've ever seen

MainType is a powerful but easy to use font manager and font viewer for Windows, that takes the frustration out of managing your fonts. It is packed with tons of intuitive features that makes it simple to find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts.

Runs on Microsoft Windows Released: February 13, 2013
Runs On: XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32/64 bit)
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MainType makes it simple to find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts. MainType supports all common font formats: TrueType, OpenType, TrueType Collections, and Postscript Type 1 fonts. Unlike simple font preview applications, MainType is designed for graphic artists, typographers, and other power users who demand high-end functionality such as network support, plug-ins, advanced categorizing, searching capabilities, and fast searches for the fonts that you need.
Customizable layout
Customizable layout
MainType uses an advanced docking system that allows you to configure the layout the way you want! Whether you want your panels hidden, docked, floating or in tabs it's all possible.
Character grid with Unicode block navigation
Character grid with Unicode block navigation
Easily navigate through Unicode blocks, copy characters to the clipboard, sample panel or directly insert them into background applications.
Compare fonts the easy way
Compare fonts the easy way
Simply drag and drop up-to 5 fonts onto the font information panel to compare font properties. This helps you identify which font version you want to use, uninstall, categorize, or print.
Print preview
Print preview
Print samples of your fonts, and choose between four predefined reports. Optionally preview before printing, so you can be sure you print the font listings, character sets, or font information pages you want.
Font categorization and family grouping
Font categorization and family grouping
Categorize your fonts by foundry, font-type, rating, font width, and more and optionally group your fonts by family.
Group your fonts
Group your fonts
Create font groups for birthdays, holidays, cars, animals, themes, or whatever needs you have and quickly load, install and uninstall them. This feature also allows graphic designers to store fonts per project.
Repair common font registry issues
Repair font registry
The professional edition of MainType will automatically detect common font registry issues such as missing and duplicate installed fonts. These issues can then be fixed with a single mouse click.
Font activation plugins
Font activation plugins
Designers no longer need to spend time looking for missing fonts, as the font activation plug-ins automatically install fonts that are not already installed, but are available on the PC.

MainType is fast even when running on systems with tens of thousands of fonts. The database design makes it simple to back up and restore your font library. Network support allows access to fonts that are stored on a network drive.

Currently the plug-ins are available for Adobe InDesign CS5, CS5.5, and CS6. Our development team is designing plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop that will become available at no cost to our MainType 5 professional customers.

If you preview a font and discover that it is missing one or more characters, the software will highlight the problem with red text. This way you can easily identify which fonts to ignore when looking for a nice font for your new project headline.

For easy access to your fonts, MainType allows you to rate, group, sort, and search for fonts within your collection. You can define your own custom views which allow you to filter your font library for specific needs. The font export wizard generates a web based overview of any of your fonts.

MainType provides immediate system-wide font synchronization, with no need to refresh font lists or reboot the computer after installing fonts. Unlike most other font managers, MainType runs without administrator credentials. This eliminates the frustrating elevation prompt when managing your fonts.

MainType
is rated 4.6/5 based on 43 reviews.

“I have tried several other font managers, but MainType is by far the best. Over the years I have collected thousands of fonts and MainType is the only font manager that is able to show all of them. MainType is fast and very easy to use. I can now focus on collecting more fonts!”
- Charles Nelson
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