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:
    15,419
  • Date Added:
    June 03, 2010
  • File Size:
    489.21KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    34
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    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 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 489.21KB
    File Name FontFrenzySetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 15,419
    Downloads Last Week 34
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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