MainType 4 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is now available.


August 18, 2011


MainType 4 is not MainType 3 with some new features, instead it is a complete rewrite of the software. All prior versions of MainType were file based font management solutions, while with MainType 4 we've taken it to a new level and designed the core of the software with a database driven approach.

It took us over 18 months to get to this point, and although we've had some great help from our beta testers, we might have missed something.

You can run it side-by-side with MainType 3, so if you are anxious about the benefits of MainType 4, then we suggest you give it a try.

If you run into any issues, please let us know through the Forum.

Some things we believe you will love about MainType 4

  • No more elevation to start MainType
  • Increased performance
  • Starts immediately

MainType 4 currently does not support fonts located on a network drive. We strive to fix this with MainType 4.1 that is planned to be released in Q4 this year.

Download MainType 4 RC1 from our download page.

Important for current MainType 3 users: Your current license can't be used for MainType 4. You can upgrade for a small fee as soon as we've officially launched MainType 4 later this month.

If you buy MainType 3 now (or bought it earlier this month), you will get a license for MainType 4 as soon as it is officially released.