Organizing Fonts with NexusFont

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Let’s continue on with our discussion on fonts today. Yesterday I gave you resources for installing fonts onto your computer. As you collect more fonts, it’ll become tedious to click through each one to find a font that works well in your project. The three easiest ways I’ve found are using Fontbook (Mac users), Wordmark.it, and Nexus Font.

Quick Overview of Fontbook, Wordmark.it, and Nexus Font

Fontbook is built into Mac operating systems and makes looking at all installed fonts easy. If you use a Mac, Fontbook is the only resource you’ll need.

Wordmark.it is a website that shows you all of the fonts you have installed on your computer. Wordmark.it is great, but it doesn’t always load all the fonts you have on your computer, and it can be tedious when loading hundreds or thousands of fonts. Try out wordmark.it at this link.

NexusFont is my go-to resource for font organization. It is a free software program that can be installed onto your Windows based computer at this link.

NexusFont in Detail

NexusFont is easy to use:

  1. Type in the words or the phrase you will be using in your project.
  2. Scroll through all the fonts installed on your computer and choose the font you want to use.
  3. You can change the color of the fonts, the size, or style in the top right corner.
  4. This section includes information about your chosen font, including the creator.
  5. Now, I only recently learned about this function. You can group your fonts into categories (called sets) that you create so that you don’t have to scroll through all of your installed fonts. For example, if you are creating a kids shirt you could look through all the fonts that you’ve grouped together as “Kids Fonts”. Or, you could separate your personal use from commercial use fonts.

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5a. To create categories (a set) click on the plus button in the bottom corner, then enter any name you want for your category and click ok.

Organizing Fonts with NexusFont - perfect for Silhouette Cameo, Curio, or Cricut crafters - by cuttingforbusiness.com

5b. Click the circle next to the font you want to add to your set and right click. From the menu that pops up, select “Add to Set”, then select the set.

Organizing Fonts with NexusFont - perfect for Silhouette Cameo, Curio, or Cricut crafters - by cuttingforbusiness.com

That’s it! If this is an old trick and I’m the last one to find this out – why didn’t someone tell me sooner?!

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20 thoughts on “Organizing Fonts with NexusFont”

  1. I use Nexus and have made a few set groupings, the one that gets used the most is “Script Fonts”.

    As always, you are a font of information.

    1. John! Why didn’t you tell me this?! Hahaha! I had no clue until I was sifting through fonts around Christmas. A font of information… you crack me up! Have a good one! Christine

  2. Just an FYI ~ you may want to suggest your readers download the file via the ‘Direct Download Link’ located right under the green ‘download now’ button that uses the cnet installer. Both Malwarebytes and Webroot warned that the cnet installer file included a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program), but all was well when I downloaded it via the direct download. 🙂

  3. I’m so glad to have found this post! I thought that I’d have to screenshot my fonts and print them all out….this information will save me a lot of time and effort when selecting a font. Thank you for your clear and easy to follow info.

  4. I was just complaining the other night that picking my fonts are making projects take so much longer. I needed the post. THANK YOU

  5. I guess I’m really late to the party 🙂 I did not know how to do this at all. It opens a whole range of font possibilities, and I love fonts! Thank you for sharing this and for sharing Fontcloud. Didn’t know about that one either.

  6. Hello, this is such wonderful information to stumble upon for someone who has recently accumulated hundreds of fonts. I did have a quick question for you however, most of the fonts I download are later moved to an external hard drive (to ensure if my computer ever crashes I don’t lose everything I have bought/downloaded) so I was wondering if this software would work with fonts not necessarily installed/downloaded to the computer or would the software work for all the fonts I have downloaded to my external hard drive as well? Thanks so much for this information regardless! Its super helpful..I’ll be sure to repin!

  7. I have used workmark.it for a long time now but this Nexusfont is WONDERFUL!! Thank you so much for explaining it also. I am a font junkie (unfortunately) so I have a ton of fonts to look thru for my cricut. I’m excited to catalog my fonts now so that they are easier to find.

  8. Hello,
    with the recent Microsoft update Nexus font is no longer updating fonts on my computer, is this a problem you’re having? Do you have any work arounds I have tried everything I could think of but nevertheless, the problem persists. I am considering font cloud as another option if I cant figure out the problem. Thanks in advance

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