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I just wanted to let everyone know that Monotype, the creators of FontExplorer X, told me via a tweet that they definitely have Affinity products on their radar for integration. This is really good news, however as with all software development they have not been able to provide a timeline. I recommend that everyone who wants font activation and enjoy using FontExplorer X as much as I have over the past 10 years, should contact them and let them know there is a huge community wanting auto font activation. It's such a pain to do it manually. See below.

@nathan_ford @monotype This is definitely on our radar, and we agree that Affinity apps are impressive. Thank you for your input, Chris! 2/27/20

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On 7/27/2020 at 10:36 AM, chrisk said:

I just wanted to let everyone know that Monotype, the creators of FontExplorer X, told me via a tweet that they definitely have Affinity products on their radar for integration. This is really good news, however as with all software development they have not been able to provide a timeline. I recommend that everyone who wants font activation and enjoy using FontExplorer X as much as I have over the past 10 years, should contact them and let them know there is a huge community wanting auto font activation. It's such a pain to do it manually. See below.

@nathan_ford @monotype This is definitely on our radar, and we agree that Affinity apps are impressive. Thank you for your input, Chris! 2/27/20

MAC only and $99?   Honestly, no thanks.

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Hi @chrisk, great I came along this post. I was just doubting to buy FontExplorer X. Do you like it a lot? I know use the Font Book on my Mac. On that I can also order fonts and see a preview. Please tell me what you like about it. Thanks for posting!

 

And $99, that is for me a good price for good software.

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Hi, 

https://typefaceapp.com

a font app (mac only, sorry) with nice interface and it works with affinity. You can test ist for free, or pay 21,99 Euro for the full version.

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1 hour ago, deathto666 said:

Hi, 

https://typefaceapp.com

a font app (mac only, sorry) with nice interface and it works with affinity. You can test ist for free, or pay 21,99 Euro for the full version.

Great app, just installed it. How can I let it work with Affinity?

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After being a long time user of FontExplorer (since V1) I recently gave up on it, it really isn't that great. I tested pretty much all the options and eventually settled on RightFont, this is currently working well for me, not perfect of course but it's doing a good job and the auto activation works well with all Affinity apps. It actually works better with Adobe apps than FontExplorer and it's (usually out of date) activation plugins.

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13 minutes ago, DesignSurge said:

After being a long time user of FontExplorer (since V1) I recently gave up on it, it really isn't that great. I tested pretty much all the options and eventually settled on RightFont, this is currently working well for me, not perfect of course but it's doing a good job and the auto activation works well with all Affinity apps. It actually works better with Adobe apps than FontExplorer and it's (usually out of date) activation plugins.

Good to know! Thanks for sharing! I am curious what you find of the TypeFace app? Have you tried it, or don't you want to?

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@Margriet

I think it is sometimes down to the way you work as to what is best, TypeFace just didn't seem as good for me as Right Font did. Testing the options yourself is the way to go.

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Yes, it was really the auto activation aspect. Also, after manually activating a font I would always have to relaunch the app I was working in, whether that be Affinity or Adobe for the new font to be available. Right Font is much better in this regard.

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Hi DesignSurge,
You have to enable (add) the interception of font requests for Affinity apps in the Font Requests tab, in Font Explorer Preferences (see attached screenshot below). Then every time a document uses a non-activated font it should display the Font Request dialog shown below as well.

preferences.png  request_dialog.png

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I am aware of the need to use the interception of font requests setting, it may have been related to my own system but I still found it to be generally unreliable. This wasn't just an Affinity issue, integration with Adobe never seemed to be as good as expected either. Right Font is working out for me at present so I am happy with the change.

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On 8/2/2020 at 8:55 PM, deathto666 said:

Hi, 

https://typefaceapp.com

a font app (mac only, sorry) with nice interface and it works with affinity. You can test ist for free, or pay 21,99 Euro for the full version.

I love this app. After trying I bought it. It saved my day. I needed two fonts who were almost the same but still different. With this app you can compare fonts they are layed over each other and so I found the perfect match.   

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