Anytime that I can find ways to shave time off of tasks in my business – I share it on the blog. I’ve talked before about organizing fonts with NexusFont (available on Windows) and I know that other readers love Wordmark.it. Today, I’m sharing a new free tool called FontCloud.
What Does Fontcloud Do?
Fontcloud allows you to see samples of text in different fonts that are installed on your computer. It also allows you to view and copy glyphs associated with a font and allows you to enter licensing information for each font.
How Does Fontcloud Work?
It’s easy! First, visit this link to arrive at the Fontcloud page.
At the top, type your text and click “Load fonts”. You’ll now see the text you typed in all the fonts installed on your computer. That’s fabulous, but there’s other tools online that already do this. Let’s take a closer look.
Under each font, you see a few different things: 1) “View PUA glyphs”. When you click this, you can view any PUA glyphs a font has! If you know how to use font glyphs, you can actually copy and paste right from this screen to Silhouette Studio or Cricut Design Space. Here’s a peek:
The second symbol you see (dots next to lines) is to add your font to a list, like a collection of your favorite fonts.
But, where I see a lot of value in Fontcloud is the ability to add licensing information notes to each font. This will help you sort personal use versus commercial use fonts installed on your computer. To do this, first click “Manage licenses” from the menu bar and create a “Commercial Use” and a “Personal Use” category. Next, click the hammer icon under any font and select which licensing category to put it in.
Isn’t this awesome? Your turn to go and use the tool – visit this link to get started.
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