FontDoctor for Mac

FontDoctor for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 48 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    7,943
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 10, 2011
  • Price:
    Update; $69.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    10.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #13 in Font Tools

Editors' Review

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Damaged or missing font types, multiple versions of the same font, and confusion about which font is which are common Mac ailments. A house call from the FontDoctor may be all you need to cure your font woes. We found the interface to be designed for simplified control. A main window houses three working tabs: Diagnosis/Repair, Organize, and Inspect. Sadly, the demonstration version is limited and will not allow FontDoctor to repair, move, or organize fonts. Though we weren't able to test the suggested repair methods due to the limited capabilities of the demo, we were able to get a feel for the functionality of this utility by performing a scan of our drive, disk, and folders for diagnosis. Upon completion of the scan, the program quickly diagnosed the incomplete fonts on our machine.

Organizationally speaking, FontDoctor magically reveals every font installed on your computer. You can organize fonts by name or family, alphabetically, or by whatever organizational scheme suits your needs and style. To see and experience FontDoctor in its full glory requires purchase, but this demo version is a cool download for anyone who wants a quick glimpse of its capabilities.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"really helpful-not perfect"

January 28, 2011  |  By sjallyn

 |  Version: FontDoctor 8.0

Pros

fixes and resolves many problems

Cons

cannot go into system font folders and fix things there or resolve issues when there are multiple font folders in use.

Summary

worth owning if you hav elots of fonts

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1 stars

"Customer NO SERVICE"

April 23, 2010  |  By OGoat

 |  Version: FontDoctor 7.7.0

Pros

None. App will not launch.

Cons

This app crashes every time I try to launch it. Customer service is non-existent.

Summary

Tech Support never answers the tech support phone number so all support is through email. This would not be a problem if they would respond to email, which they don't. I got one email from customer service to trash the prefs which I did. Still crashes. I guess that is the extent of their trouble shooting because they have since ignored my emails. I read several reviews about how bad this product is but was hoping I would be one of the few it actually worked for. I got FontDoctor for free when I purchased Suitcase Fussion. I guess the old adage is true, you get what you pay for. I paid nothing for it and that is exactly what it's worth.

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4 stars

"Fast and Furious !"

October 14, 2009  |  By bellamy.michel

 |  Version: FontDoctor 7.7.0

Pros

Really quick and efficient. You just drop a folder with hundreds of fonts inside and it tells you in seconds what's getting wrong and ask you what to do in a very simple way.

Cons

Sometimes, it can't analyse some bad fonts and quit. It happened twice to me. While I got it with Suitcase Fusion, this last one sometimes finds bad a font found good by Font Doctor.

Summary

The use is very easy (drag and drop) and the speed is pretty good, but it has to be a bit improved to be absolutely accurate and do not quit on some bad fonts. Anyway, an excellent product.

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1 stars

"Seems to do a half- arsed job"

January 23, 2008  |  By gennx

 |  Version: FontDoctor X 7.5.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
and $70 is pure thievery for something you may use once or twice a year;
If youre having font issues more than that youve something wrong elsewhere...

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1 stars

"I thought this would *fix* problems..."

May 27, 2007  |  By ciglione1

 |  Version: FontDoctor X 7.3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I checked my fonts with FontBook and I found that many of them, though they worked, had validation issues. So I thought I'd search for a program to try and repair them and I dowloaded this.

The program ran fine: it checked fonts, found problems and fixed them. It found problems in fonts that FontBook hadn't apparently noticed, but on the other side it didn't find any problems in the ones FontBook had pointed as bad.

After everything was done, I opened FontBook and found out that my fonts had suddenly decreased........ Now half of my user fonts (60+) DON'T work anymore though they appear as "installed". They don't even show up in FontBook!!!

I guess now I'll have to check which fonts have been modified by FontDoctor and replace them with the ones from a recent backup (which I luckily have...)..

Mind, I'm *not* saying this program is rubbish. It does have some positive reviews, so I guess it's just a matter of luck and/or what kind of fonts you have installed. Just to be sure, I'd suggest you to do a backup of your fonts, so that you can revert to it in case the program screws something up. :(

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5 stars

"Always worked for me"

November 29, 2006  |  By richard155

 |  Version: FontDoctor X 7.3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using Font Doctor for about three years now and I have never had any problems. I work for a trade printer and I use it to check fonts supplied to me by customers. It does exactly what I expect it to do with no problems, never crashed once.

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5 stars

"Works for me"

April 20, 2006  |  By chuckmiller

 |  Version: FontDoctor 7.1.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
When I upgraded today to 7.1, I needed my serial number. Not to be found. Probably lost in a Entourage database crash a while back. I wrote Morrison. They sent one in less than two hours.

With early versions, and my inexperience, Font Doctor a few years back was erratic. Now I use it whenever I need to troubleshoot questionable fonts, and I find it stable and useful.

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4 stars

"blah"

July 08, 2004  |  By MysticalOS

 |  Version: FontDoctor 6.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Main issue with it is it doesn't warn about using it on an active system fonts folder will cause some of the problems mentioned by previous posters, the fonts are in use messing with that fonts folder causes a lot of glitch. You need to make a COPY of fonts folder, scan it, let it do it's thing. Then once you're satisfied with changes, you make the newly modified fonts active by dragging all the fonts from active folder to a backup folder, and dragging new fonts into the active fonts folder(s)...don't replace the font folder itself unless you feel like verifying it's permissions later...just exchange the fonts..

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3 stars

"Hmmmm"

April 30, 2004  |  By FunkDaddy

 |  Version: FontDoctor X 6.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
"FD does a very good job in organizing fonts and removing duplicates"

I don't think so... I have 18 copies of one font Name "Font Name 1","Font Name 2" etc. My font library was worse off that it was before. I didn't consolidate my SSI fonts and other fonts into single sets. I'm not impressed.

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2 stars

"Nice idea but â?¦"

January 31, 2004  |  By ecdltf

 |  Version: FontDoctor X 6.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
poor program. FD has two major problems: 1. Heavy speed problems when examining a mid-sized font folder (about 1 GB); resolving ID conflicts, e.g., the program lasts forever. 2. It gives his OK to fonts that are really damaged, i.e. fonts you cannot open in Suitcase, in FontReserve nor in Apple's Font Book. This is bad and disappointing. To add some good points: FD doews a very good job in organizing fonts and removing duplicates.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher FontGear
Publisher web site http://www.fontgear.net/
Release Date September 10, 2011
Date Added September 10, 2011
Version 8.1.0
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6
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File Size 10.84MB
File Name fd_mac_osx.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,943
Downloads Last Week 7
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License Model Update
Limitations Not available
Price $69.99

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