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.

MainType is designed for graphic artists, typographers, and other power users who demand high-end functionality such as network support, plug-ins, advanced categorizing, and complex searching capabilities. 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.

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.

Unicode Character Grid

Easily navigate through Unicode blocks, copy characters to the clipboard, sample panel or directly insert them from the font manager into background applications.

In-depth Font Comparison

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 Reports

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.

Tag Your Fonts

Tag your fonts with simple keywords such as Calligraphy, Serif, Symbols and quickly find the font you need by searching for these keywords.

Team Synchronization

Let MainType synchronize specific folders on your filesystem or network with special groups in the groups panel and you will always have an up to date list of your fonts.

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

Corrupt Font Detection

Corrupt fonts could make your system unstable so MainType detects them and prevents them from showing up in your library. The "Invalid Font Resource" dialog allows you to view corrupt fonts and delete them.

Easy Backup and Restore

The Font Management Service Config (FMSConfig) utility allows you to make quick and easy backups of your entire font library, tags, groups, settings with just a few mouse clicks.

Font Categorization

Categorize your fonts by foundry, font-type, rating, font width, and more and optionally group your fonts by family.

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 Font Registry

The professional edition of MainType will automatically detect font registry issues such as missing and duplicate installed fonts. These issues can then be fixed with a single mouse click.

Font Activation Plugins

Designers no longer need to spend time looking for missing fonts, as the font activation plug-ins for Adobe InDesign automatically install fonts that are not already installed, but are available on the PC.
  • Rick Bergeron

  • MainType has been rock solid and has all the features I need to manage the 4000+ fonts I have.

    Rick Bergeron

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