Customizable layoutMainType 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 navigationEasily navigate through Unicode blocks, copy characters to the clipboard, sample panel or directly insert them into background applications.
Compare fonts the easy waySimply 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 previewPrint 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 groupingCategorize your fonts by foundry, font-type, rating, font width, and more and optionally group your fonts by family.
Group your fontsCreate 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 font registryThe 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 pluginsDesigners 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.