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Features and Benefits

MainType is packed with tons of intuitive features. Here is a list that shows the most important features and benefits. For more detailed feature descriptions, do consult the manual and the forum.

  • Load, install, and uninstall fonts without User Access Control (UAC) prompt. Thus MainType always works; even for users with restricted rights
  • Font activation for all your software, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Word
  • Preview and browse fonts without installation
  • Variable font support with axis sliders
  • Show all available OpenType layout features
  • Team synchronization through keep-in-sync folders
  • Full Unicode support
  • Can easily handle large font libraries. We've tested MainType with a font library with over a million fonts
  • Select duplicate fonts
  • Detect invalid and corrupt fonts
  • Resolve font conflicts
  • Export loaded TrueType and OpenType fonts
  • Character grid with Unicode block navigation
  • Network support allows access to fonts that are stored on a network drive
  • Custom font notes
  • Custom font rating
  • Advanced font tagging
  • Advanced categorizing and search capabilities
  • Print and print preview your fonts
  • Support all popular font formats and more: TrueType, OpenType, TrueType Collections, OpenType Collections, Variable Fonts, Color Fonts, Postscript Type 1 fonts
  • Insert characters into background applications
  • Font export wizard generates a HTML-based overview of all your fonts
  • Automatically install fonts from folder feature
  • Import and export font ratings and font tags
  • Easy backup and restore your font library