FontFrenzy

FontFrenzy

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5 build 151
  • Total Downloads:
    15,598
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 03, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    489.21KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #12 in Font Tools

Editors' Review

+

Windows comes with so many fonts you'd need a warehouse for them all if they were old-fashioned metal typesets. Digital fonts are virtual, but they do consume disk space and memory. They can slow down your boot-up if you've got a lot of them, which is quite possible if you've installed any software. Lots of programs add their own font sets, and Windows loads them all every time you start your PC. FontFrenzy from Sound Doctrine is a free utility that can boost your system's performance by removing and backing up all non-Windows fonts. Most programs will run just fine with Windows fonts, and you can restore program-specific fonts on demand. FontFrenzy also offers some interesting font-management capabilities, such as the option to preview, remove, and update selected fonts.

FontFrenzy's compact interface is based around five icons and a main window displaying all of your system's installed fonts. The Defrenzy icon removes non-Windows fonts, while the Refrenzy control restores them. FrenzyMan is the font management tool, while FrenzyInfo calls up assistance. We started with the FrenzySnap tool, which takes a "snapshot" of all your fonts and saves them in a folder to be restored when needed. We then ran the Defrenzy tool and rebooted, which seemed a bit quicker. Next we opened various apps to see if everything still worked. It did, so we ran the Refrenzy tool. FontFrenzy displayed both sets of fonts we'd saved, the complete set of installed fonts and the back-up folder of removed fonts. We selected the latter folder, and FontFrenzy quickly restored all fonts. However, since everything seemed to work fine with just the Windows fonts, we'd probably just keep things Defrenzied. The FrenzyMan tool lets you select various fonts and commands by checkboxes, and there's an interesting Repair Fonts Folder command on the Tools menu, too.

While most PC users probably aren't too worried about the number and size of the fonts installed on their PCs, there's no doubt that they can slow your system down. FontFrenzy is just the sort of free tweak that can actually boost performance, and for some that's all that matters.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–4 of 4

4 stars

"Excellent for getting rid of excess fonts."

September 20, 2013  |  By Vinylsarus

 |  Version: FontFrenzy 1.5 build 151

Pros

can revert your fonts back to default
small basic font viewer/manager
free

Cons

Not for pro users

Summary

I downloaded a font manager that allows you to use fonts without installing them. I used this to get rid of all but the default fonts.
If you need to get a default font back, download Microsoft Power Point Viewer. It installs the same font pack as Windows.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

4 stars

"New Version works in Windows 8."

March 28, 2013

 |  Version: FontFrenzy 1.5 build 151

Pros

Give you the alphabet in whatever size fonts you desire. Quick. Helps you organize fonts, installed or not. Did what I needed it to do. Give me a list of my installed fonts so that I can more quickly pick one in programs that don't preview them prior to use.

Cons

Can't find any flaws. Perfect for my use!

Summary

Any dolt can use it!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

2 stars

"Hard to use"

February 10, 2013  |  By terrystephens16

 |  Version: FontFrenzy 1.5 build 151

Pros

Free. Thats about it.

Cons

It's a difficult program to work with.

Summary

Try something else 1st you are not going to be pleased with this program.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Did exactly what I wanted."

December 30, 2010  |  By jimbir

 |  Version: FontFrenzy 1.5 build 151

Pros

I had 1568 fonts on my computer. I usually only use the original windows fonts. With a couple of clicks, this program stored the 1511 non windows fonts in a separate folder. I can selectively reinstall these fonts when and if I need them.

Cons

Not very intuitive. Read the help file before you do anything (it's pretty good).

Summary

In all, I'm very satisfied with the operation of this program. Besides being able to manage your font collection, all the view and preview features are in it too. I suggest you try it I think you'll like it.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–4 of 4

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for FontFrenzy
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher SD Software
Publisher web site http://www.sdsoftware.org
Release Date June 03, 2010
Date Added June 03, 2010
Version 1.5 build 151
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 489.21KB
File Name FontFrenzySetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,598
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for FontFrenzy

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK