The Importance of Font Management Software

January, 7 2020
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I tried a Font Management Tool and even I was surprised what happened next!

I think you will agree with me when I say!

You rely heavily on fonts as a graphic designer, and these fonts slow down your computer considerably:

But does it have to be this way?

Well, it turns out you can dramatically increase your computer speed by using a font management tool, more so if you are a graphic designer. For reference, I have 2533 fonts installed on my machine. In today’s post, I’m going to show you how to easily add or remove fonts by activating or deactivating them from your workflow.

Here’s the deal! Fonts slow down your computer especially when too many are installed. You should manage these fonts and how many run at the same time by using a piece of font management software!

So you might be wondering what a font management tool does?

A good font management software tool will allow you to activate and deactivate fonts depending on the design that you are working on, this keeps the font installed but deactivates it when that particular font is not needed.

Want to know the best part! Font management software helps you install and uninstall fonts with one click. It can even automatically toggle fonts on and off which are essential for the benefit of your machine over the long run, especially as the hard drive space for the computers of today is limited.

The font management software that I use is called ‘Font Based.’ It works for Windows/Mac and even Linux which is great. It’s free and extremely effective for my own use case. Font Base was built for designers by designers which is why I think that it’s the best tool on the market for managing fonts.

Their paid “forever” plan allows you to get off the subscription model for life, which provides you with tools such as finding fonts with certain properties such as contrast, weights, and x-heights. You can automatically activate fonts in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign which is extremely powerful.

Installing fonts takes forever on a Windows, you have to double click the font and press install when the new window pops up. A quicker way to do this would be to highlight all the fonts and the variations of that font and right-click, hitting install all, which will bring up a status bar to install the fonts. Right-click install and all those fonts will be locally installed on your machine. But why do something the slow way when you can do it faster?

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Hopefully, this speeds up your machine and therefore your work process.

Till we create again!

Are you going to be using this font management tool in the future, let me know down in the comments below which one you plan on using!

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