Nexus Font Manager

September 11, 2014

Categorized: Design, Workflow

I was yowling with someone (Kiriska? Iversia?) over Twitter over fonts and software to manage fonts. I don’t think we knew of any that weren’t super expensive. I recently found Nexus Font Manager and I’ve been using it long enough (a few weeks) that I feel comfortable recommending it. It’s pretty nice, and only took me maybe two or three minutes to figure out the essentials.

Why bother?

  • Tons of fonts can slow down your computer (SuperUser source). It’s usually minute, but still.
  • The bigger issue: it’s a giant pain and repeatedly wastes your time when you pick through many hundreds (or thousands) of fonts trying to find just the right one. Why not organize them into folders by categorical type? Then, if you’re using the font manager, you can look at all of your slab serifs or your fancy, western-styled billboard fonts. Yessss.