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FontBase – A Beautiful Font Manager for Designers

FontBase Font Manager for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

FontBase is a cross-platform font manager with a beautifully designed UI and a well-organized panel layout. It is free and just as fast, stable, and reliable as several paid apps in its category.

FontBase boasts a responsive app window with a properly contrasted background which in turn makes fonts stand out nice and shiny. It has 3 main panels: Organize, where you can find the fonts installed on your system, your favorite fonts, and your collections.

You can also drag and drop font folders into this panel; Collect, where you can discover and install Google (and other fonts) with one click; and Discover, from where you can get notifications of new fonts that have become available online for download.

Thanks to FontBases auto sync feature, you never have to worry about the changes you make to your font collection. Also, activating multiple fonts is a breeze – just throw all your prefeered typefaces in a folder, add them to your Organize panel and then activate all of them at once.

Features in FontBase

  • Beautiful UI – FontBase offers an eye candy UI with a beautiful minimal design-inspired theme.
  • Cross-platform – enjoy app consistency whether you’re working on Linux, Mac, or Windows.
  • Collections – organize your fonts into groups for easier access.
  • One-click Activation – activate as many fonts as you want from one folder with a single click.
  • Nested Folders – organize your fonts several layers.
  • AutoSync – never worry about losing any changes you make to your font collections.
  • Epic Performance – enjoy FontBase’s swift autosync and response features.
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Apparently, because FontBase is still in development stage the Collect and Discover panels are “coming soon”. I don’t know about you, but once it is fully functional it will become my primary font manager app.

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What do you think about FontBase? Is it worth adding to your collection of Productivity Apps for Linux Designers? Air your views in the comments section below.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

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