Fonts and Font Tools

Anchor Link 1001 Fonts
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“You have come to the right place to download free fonts for both Windows and Mac. For first time visitors we have written a site tour to help you get aquainted with this site. is a free service and is made possible thanks to sponsored advertising, so please don’t be annoyed by the ads, one of them just might offer something that appeals to you.”
Anchor Link Better fonts
License: Freeware and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“10,000 free fonts and counting!”
Anchor Link ClearType SwitchNEW!
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-17
Version: 1.1 – Released: 2011-10-13 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 402 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
Keeps “Smooth edges of screen fonts” and ClearType settings in the same place
“Options for text anti-aliasing (“Smooth edges of screen fonts”) and ClearType are located in different places depending on Windows version:
♦ In Windows XP all these options are accessible via “Display properties” -> “Appearance” -> “Effects”.
♦ In Windows Vista, if you have Aero enabled, you’ll have to click on “Open classic appearance properties for more color options” in “Window Color and Appearance” Control Panel applet.
♦ Windows 7 went even further! You cannot turn off ClearType without completing a wizard. About 15 minutes can be wasted looking for the “smooth font edges” option without finding it at all! — The option was separated from ClearType settings and moved to “Control Panel” -> “All Control Panel Items” -> “Performance Information and Tools” -> “Adjust Visual Effects”, in a huge list of checkboxes there is a “Smooth edges of screen fonts” item…
“Users do not typically want to spend their time digging around the versions of their OS. So a developer created a small program that keeps Smooth edges and ClearType options in the same place. Its name is:
ClearType Switch.”
Anchor Link Font Explorer
License: Freeware – Donations welcome Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
Version: 2.0.3 – Released: 2003-01-21 Windows: 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 1.2 MB
“Learn your font facts. What devices support fonts? Which fonts do they support? What do those fonts look like? Karen’s Font Explorer answers all these questions. Plus, it can print a complete specimen (sample of all characters in normal, bold, italic and bold + italic) for any single font, or for all fonts supported by a device! Allows you to customize the printed report of font information. You can select the sample text, font effects, font size, and whether to print font information.”
Anchor Link Font Renamer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
Version: 2.11 – Released: 2009-07-12 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 648 KB
“Give each font a name that speaks for itself with one click! For example, you can rename MLON_I.TTF to Milion Italic.ttf. This name speaks for itself, it is simple and clear.”
Anchor Link Font Viewer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
Version: 3.86 – Released: 2008-11-15 Windows: 2000, XP
File Size: 483 KB
“This program is an easy to use but powerful font manager, which allows getting a quick overview of both installed and non-installed fonts. It can install and uninstall fonts, and organize them in categories. Some of its features are:
• Supports TrueType and OpenType fonts
• Supports Type1 fonts
• Installation of fonts from a folder (one by one or from a list).
• Installation of fonts temporally (until the program is closed).
• Deletion of installed fonts.
• List of all installed fonts with several display options.
• List of the fonts from a folder with several display options.
• Several options for organizing fonts in categories and managing them.
• It can print a list of all or some of the installed fonts with an example of each font.
• Scratchpad area for testing the look of any font (installed or from a folder).
• Dual English/Spanish version.”
Anchor Link FontList
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-29
Version: 1.6 – Released: 2012-10-27 Windows: 9x, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 71 KB
“With FontList, you can create a HTML file that will show all the fonts installed on your computer. With your browser, you can pick the right font in no time. Using FontList, you can change the predefined sample text, exclude seldom used fonts from the list and change the path for the HTML file. In your browser, you can change the style of a font and zoom in on a font. You can also view the character map of a font. And, for some, maybe the most important feature, you can create a print out of all your fonts.”
Anchor Link FontPage
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
Version: 3.0.2 – Released: 2007-05-01 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 1.7 MB
“FontPage lets you examine and compare all of the fonts on your system. You can view any typeface in bold, italic, underline and also 3D. In addition, you can also compare two selected fonts and preview fonts that are not yet installed on your system. FontPage can also print a sample page for selected fonts or print a list of all installed fonts.”
Anchor Link FontViewOK
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-25
Version: 3.65 – Released: 2013-03-23 Windows: All
File Size: 78 KB Portable versions available on-site
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Get a quick visual overview of all installed fonts. Features:
♦ Quick overview of all fonts
♦ Printing with print preview function
♦ Changeable font size, style and color
♦ An installation of FontViewOK is not required.”
Anchor Link Identifont
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2011-05-12
“Identifont the unique font identifier that enables you to identify a font from a sample by answering a series of simple questions. It is ideal if you want to match an existing typeface, or identify a typeface you have seen in a publication. Identifont includes information about fonts from most of the major type libraries, including Adobe, Berthold, Bitstream, FontFont, ITC, Linotype, and P22.”
Anchor Link JD TrueType Collection
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-12
Version: – Released: 2011-05-10 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 11 MB
“JD TrueType Collection, as say the name, is package of TrueType font for computer. The included fonts were not produced by Jecko Development, all trademarks are of respective owners.
“TrueType Collection is a valid solution for who need a particular font for its activities on computer, like document creations, professional prints, brochure and flyers creations and so on. JD TrueType Collection contains 500 free fonts, so you have a font for whatever you do!”
Anchor Link Larabie Fonts
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“All the fonts on this site were created by me, Ray Larabie. They’re all free for commercial use and some have extended Deluxe families for sale. Feel free to browse through my fonts and download whatever you need. If you need help installing them, check out my help page.”
Anchor Link Microsoft ClearType
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“Microsoft ClearType is an unprecedented innovation in font display technology that dramatically improves font display resolution and marks a genuine breakthrough in screen readability. Windows XP was our first operating system release to include ClearType support. Windows XP and Windows Vista users can use our updated ClearType Web tuner or downloadable PowerToy Tuner to tune your ClearType settings.”
Anchor Link Microsoft Typography
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“Fonts supplied with some Microsoft products: Select a product name from the list below and click ‘Go’ to get a list of fonts supplied with that product.
“Select a font name from the list below and click ‘Go’ for information about the font, and a list of products that supply it.”
Anchor Link Monospaced Fonts Review
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“Becoming frustrated with source code not aligning in my favorite source editor I decided to hunt for the best font. In particular, I began to hunt down the available fixed-width or monospaced fonts. Why use monospaced fonts? Primarily because the text will align more readily. Especially is areas like the comment block header.
“Fonts Reviewed (Best Listed First) (Name, Sizes-Fontinfo, Type, Description, Download Info)”
Anchor Link Search Free Fonts
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“ is your complete online source for finding free fonts, font related articles and font tools. On, you’ll find the Internet’s best selection of free and commercial fonts and no annoying advertisers to distract you. On you will be able to preview and immediately download selected fonts.
“Every day thousands of font users rely on as critical resource. is the place to find over 13,000 free fonts and over 31,000 commercial fonts.”
Anchor Link The Fontpool
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-05-12
“With 62,255 categorised fonts, with customisable previews, for Windows and Macintosh, the Font Pool is the font site to be reckoned with!”
Anchor Link Web Fonts
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“After a while on the web you get tired of seeing everything in the same old fonts. Since fonts are what we do here at the Scriptorium it seemed like our responsibility to do something to make the web look a bit more interesting. We’re putting out a series of free web fonts which we hope will bring your web pages and your browsing to life.
“Our first three Web Fonts have been specifically designed for readable text. Unlike other fonts designed for screen display, ours are made not only with an eye towards legibility, but also with a desire to provide something a bit more stylish and eye-pleasing than some of the very utilitarian fonts you may have encountered.”
Anchor Link Your Fonts
License: Shareware Online Last Reviewed: 2011-05-14
“ is an online font generator that allows you to create your own OpenType fonts within a couple of minutes. Go make your own handwriting as a font!
• Your own handwriting turned into your very own font
• Create fonts with more than 200 characters
• Optionally include your signature and digitally sign your contracts
• You’ll have your very own font within 15 minutes
• Preview your font for free
• Make as many fonts as you like
• Use your fonts on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
• Personalize your digital scrapbook pages and invitations
• Make your own ‘family handwriting history’
• Use your fonts in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and every program that you own.
• Just $9.95 (plus $5.00 if you upload both template pages) – only purchase if you’re satisfied! ”