Introducing Fontcloud – A Font Viewer

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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. Introducing Fontcloud - An awesome tool for font lovers, Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore crafters, and designers. Tutorial by cuttingforbusiness.com.

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. Introducing Fontcloud - An awesome tool for font lovers, Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore crafters, and designers. Tutorial by cuttingforbusiness.com.

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: Introducing Fontcloud - An awesome tool for font lovers, Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore crafters, and designers. Tutorial by cuttingforbusiness.com.

The second symbol you see (dots next to lines) is to add your font to a list, like a collection of your favorite fonts.Introducing Fontcloud - An awesome tool for font lovers, Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore crafters, and designers. Tutorial by cuttingforbusiness.com.

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.Introducing Fontcloud - An awesome tool for font lovers, Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore crafters, and designers. Tutorial by cuttingforbusiness.com.

Isn’t this awesome? Your turn to go and use the tool – visit this link to get started.

Need more help with fonts? Learn the difference between TTF and OTF fonts here, create your own font here, or see the do’s and don’ts when working with fonts here.

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Introducing Fontcloud - An awesome tool for font lovers, Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore crafters, and designers. Tutorial by cuttingforbusiness.com.

16 thoughts on “Introducing Fontcloud – A Font Viewer”

  1. Thank you Christine. This information has been very insightful. I’m looking forward to using this program. Thanks for your help. I love using all different types of fonts in everything I do.

  2. Hi Christine, As always, your post is so informative! I love that font organizers are becoming more user-friendly with those of us that do not have AI and other equipment to work the glyphs better. My question is that for a while now, I had been saving many of my newly acquired fonts ttf as someone told me they use up less room on my laptop. Once downloaded, I move to an external hard drive and file accordingly for commercial or free use. The problem is that I have now been informed that if they have glyphs, they won’t be available if they are downloaded as ttf? Is this correct? Do I need to go back through my 400+ commercial fonts and find the ones that may have glyphs? Certain ones have shown, like Samantha and Lovely Melissa, as well as a few others. Please tell me this isn’t true.

  3. Oh no, I think I’m at risk for font management addiction in addition to my font addiction! Fontcloud looks great, and I already have Nexus Font and Main Type. Does anyone prefer one over the others?

    1. They all do similar things. Nexus has a large learning curve, I’ve seen Main Type but haven’t used it, and I’m just starting out with Fontcloud. Perhaps in a few months I will compare them all.

  4. This is great information! Thank you for doing a post on this. Have you ever done one on the Nexus font manager? I downloaded it, but couldn’t figure out how to use it.

  5. I would love to use this tool but I cannot get it to work. I’ve flashdrive and it’s ok, I’m not in incognito mode (don’t have it) but it won’t work. Anything else I can try?

  6. There is now an updated version of Font Cloud as of Nov 2017 – where you can upload your fonts from your computer(s) . I have found it works better than the other version which on mine required the use of Adobe Flash, and my browsers weren’t cooperating with Adobe Flash. The new version is still in Beta, but am finding it fine to use https://fontcloud.creativefabrica.com/apps/files/

  7. You had me at “Introducing Fontcloud – A Font Viewer”

    Thank you for always being so generous with sharing information. You are a blessing and a treasure!!

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