A lot of my customers have asked what font management software I recommend.
Over the years I have tried Suitcase, Master Juggler and many other
solutions. Unfortunately I have run into many problems and instabilities
in these products, leading me to seek out an easier cleaner way to load
and unload fonts.
Thankfully OS X has everything included to do this
task FREE...... Yup FREE!
Begin by finding your user font folder.
It should be located at
that folder and drag it to the left bar where Applications, Desktop, and
other favorite folders are kept. An alias to this folder is now
accessible whenever you have a Finder window open.
Now create a
folder at your hard drive root and name it “Recent Fonts”. Drag that
folder to the left bar as well. You now have a load and unload folder a
drag away from easy font loading. When you choose fonts to use in your
project, load them into a folder named with the project name or number.
Drag the folder into the font folder in your left bar. Presto- your
fonts are ready to use, instantly loaded by OS X. When you’re done with
the project, click on the Font folder in your left bar and drag out that
project font folder and put it in the “Recent Fonts Folder”. This will
keep your fonts lean and mean!
Many improvements have come in the
aforementioned font management software and may well be worthwhile
using, but I find this method quick and easy and worth the five minutes
it takes to set up.