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Font Runner -- Organize Your Fonts

It's easy to end up with a large number of fonts on your Windows computer. Even if you only install a few fonts yourself, many programs install a font or two (or a couple of dozen) when they install themselves on your system. Managing these fonts can be a real pain. If you have a really large number of fonts, keeping them all installing in your Fonts folder can slow your machine -- not to mention making it hard to find the fonts your really want in a programs drop-down font list. A good font manager can help.

Font Runner is a freeware font manager for Windows with a large number of features. Here's a list of the main features from the Font Runner web site:

Font Searching
Search for fonts by name, similarity or by a specific character. Finding the right font for your project has never been easier.

Font Projects
Font Projects allow you to group together sets of fonts for specific projects without having to move or install them.

Organizing your font collection with Font Runner is a breeze. Copy and move fonts with your mouse.

Fast and Easy Browsing
Easily browse through fonts your hard disk, network locations, removable disks or any other kind of media.

Preview Text, Style and Color
Preview sample text for fast comparison of fonts. Display it in the style and color of your choosing.

Share Fonts with Other Applications
The fonts being displayed by Font Runner can be shared with other applications as if they were installed.

Examine Fonts With the Font Map
Get up-close and personal with the font by browsing through its supported characters.

Quick Access to Favorite Font folders
Customize a list of your most frequently used font folders for convenient access.

Print Your Fonts
Create a hardcopy index of your font archive so you can easily thumb through it away from your computer.

Font Runner is available in both a 32 bit and a 64 bit version. Font Runner has a simple interface which makes it easy to use. However, it does not default to the Windows Font folder and it uses Explorer for some of its file manager. Whether these are drawbacks or points in the program's favor depends on how you prefer to work.

Rating: 4.5
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
License: Freeware
Price: Free
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