Fontcase | Elegant Font Management


“Fontcase: iPhoto for fonts.”

That’s how Fontcase 1.0 was introduced to the world. We loved it!

An Apple Design Award Winner for FontCase in 2009, developer Pieter Omvlee has an eye for beautiful design. Case in point, on his newest project, a professional vector graphics app, Sketch, he won a 2012 Apple Design Award. Pieter and the guys at Bohemian Coding have a lot going!


Though you’d never know it now, it took me a little getting used to the Version 2.0 followup of Fontcase in May of 2011. Apps were beginning to be purchased via the Mac App Store and the upgrade path required a re-purchase ($29.99). Even still, I admired Pieter’s eye for design, his semi-bold take to a font manager, and commitment to something beautiful and useful.

Some argue that a more highly professional, heavy-duty font management tool is needed for true font management in Adobe’s Creative Suite when working with 1,000s of fonts. I considered other font management apps out there. As with any purchase, a little research goes a long way. I’ve been able to get by quite nicely with Fontcase, but other apps I considered include:

Even still, I feel comfortable encouraging you to consider what I still do use should you want or need to manage fonts a little better than the default Font Book on your Mac: Fontcase!

Fontcase is a font management application that provides an elegant and powerful workflow to help you organise the fonts you have installed on your system. Designed to be an iPhoto for your fonts, Fontcase has a powerful tagging system, which is designed to let you control your fonts like you control your music.