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  1. I like that the Affinity screens are made in-house and are relatively clean. The community art used by Adobe on their splash screens is distracting.
  2. I love that the Affinity suite works on macOS 10.9 Mavericks. I use some production machines that stay on 10.9 for various reasons, and it's great to have the option of using Affinity's tools as they run fast and light. Just a thumbs up and 'thank you' from me. Keep it up.
  3. ctrayne

    sideload font

    Small side note: it turns out that RoboFont can do sideloading with Affinity Designer quite well. I just gave it a shot. More info: https://robofont.com/documentation/how-tos/using-test-install/ I typically use Glyphs for all my work, so this doesn't help me a ton, but Affinity handled this method really well and actually updated with the font changes right away (most other apps didn't seem to do so).
  4. ctrayne

    sideload font

    Thanks for the reply! Sounds like it may not be something I should hold out for (in the near term at least), but I really appreciate your insight. Thanks for looking into it.
  5. ctrayne

    sideload font

    I would still love to see this feature. Implementing this would allow me to stop using Illustrator and fully switch to Affinity Designer.
  6. ctrayne

    sideload font

    I asked about this back in 2015 and didn't get a response. This is the only thing that keeps me from dropping Adobe Illustrator. Unfortunately, I don't think it's going to happen.
  7. Hello! I am a font designer and I constantly use the Application font folder in Adobe Illustrator. The folder I'm referring to is cited here in the section "About Fonts": http://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/fonts.html My workflow involves editing glyphs in my font editor, then exporting the font files to this Adobe font folder. This is important because I can test small changes in my fonts very quickly without needing to install and uninstall fonts to and from the system (which often requires a restart.) We're talking about hours and hours of time saved thanks to this folder. It's vital to my work. There are other benefits to this folder. Say you've purchased a new font and you're not sure if you're going to use it very much, or just want quickly to test it on a single project. You can drop the files in this folder and test it out in Illustrator without installing the font in your system. Is there a chance of seeing a similar feature in Affinity Designer? This feature is the only reason I still use Adobe Illustrator. Without it, though, I cannot fully make the switch to Designer. None of the competition offers this feature either. Thanks for your consideration.