What's New in MainType 8

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What's New in MainType 8

New features in this version of MainType include:

Support for variable fonts

New icon set (and improved High DPI / Large Fonts support)

New font properties (Classification, Panose, Kern, and OpenType Features)

Updated the font foundry list

New Adobe InDesign CC plugins

New option to open font file location in explorer

Enhanced delete fonts functionality

Importing and exporting tags and ratings

Other features:

Database driven for very fast access to font information

Font categorization and family grouping

User interface docking system allows for a highly customizable layout

Export loaded fonts

Drag and drop from Windows file explorer

Font information panel that also allows you to compare font properties

Advanced custom views

Automatically install fonts feature

Support for team synchronization through keep-in-sync folders



MainType is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The 64-bit version is faster and is able to make use of more memory which is important if you have a large font library. We consider a library with over 50,000 (fifty thousand) fonts a large library, but some of our customers have over 650,000 fonts which they happily manage with MainType.

A complete list of current and previous changes can be found online: