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MainType

Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 44 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    75,901
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 13, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #33 in Font Tools

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4 stars

"Don't touch it if you're not a pro!"

September 01, 2009  |  By flcharlie

 |  Version: MainType 2.1.1

Pros

It was loaded with features.

Cons

Probably not the fault of the product -- it's not for the beginner or intermediate user, in my judgment.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work well in Vista"

June 05, 2009  |  By richardberriman99

 |  Version: MainType 2.1.1

Pros

It worked for a while then, after I purchased, it stopped, it won't start even after repair, removal and reinstall. All other applications are functioning fine.

Cons

I purchased it.

Summary

if you're running Vista, may be Look elsewhere for other trials (as well), that's what I'm doing.

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5 stars

"It Works, It Really Works"

February 02, 2009  |  By lanpow-net

 |  Version: MainType 2.1.1

Pros

The Ability to Sorting, Group & install, uninstall, preview text from the list, preview individual characters, multiple locations for fonts!

Cons

Maybe Haven't found any in 3 hours!

Summary

Great GUI to start
Sorting by any thing from file size to amount of Characters
Grouping, installing and uninstalling fonts with this app works ***The Truth***
Preview fonts from the list (with Zoom) ***The Truth***
Individual Character View (with Zoom)
Change the font color and BG color ***The Truth***
Multiple locations for fonts with Favorites ***The Truth***
Filters the font your viewing by file type, or font attributes
The ability to change the Layout of the app ***The Truth***
Create your own Web-based font collection ***The Truth*** (Now I have to start making fonts)

I was able to browse 79,926 fonts with Preview other apps crash. I had to separate fonts by name to prevent bogging other the apps down!
This app has to be the greatest!
Bitstream Font Navigator, Windows Font Explorer or any others are not in the same league.
I'm buying this app!

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5 stars

"Amazing Font Organizer!"

October 13, 2008  |  By libertinevenus

 |  Version: MainType 2.1.1

Pros

The best out there for organizing fonts. You can uninstall, reinstall, load and unload fonts, which is so useful when you have 1000s...& saves the uninstalled fonts in a folder of your choosing. You can process groups or individ. fonts quickly.

Cons

Be careful - groups menu can collapse to an undetectable point. I thought my groups were gone, so I called them & they were helpful. Even called me back(from Netherlands) to save me the LD. Did have to wait *2* days to get my regist. code! Not good!

Summary

It's really the best I've seen, especially with the customer service! I cannot believe how easy it is to work with my fonts.. and how fast it works without stalling out. Also, if you have to reformat ever, you can easily back up the various folders with your groups, uninstalled fonts etc.

I did not like waiting 2 days for my regist. code. It should be an immediate download. If they fix the undetectable collapse of groups (menus) and expediate the purchasing, I would say they're total genuises! All in all, they still deserve 5 stars!

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5 stars

"The only one doing what you want it to"

February 06, 2008  |  By ludaus

 |  Version: MainType 2.1.1

Pros

I'm a graphic designer, using both Mac and PC in my work, and I want it any other way. This is certainly not intended as a PC-bashing comment, but font handling is the area where Windows always has come up short. It has simply been a lack of good software - no lack of software, but of GOOD font handling software. Even commercial products that exists on both platforms run less smoothly and causes more problems on windows. I cannot see the reason why?!

Well, not so much anymore. This is the first font handling software for Windows that I've used (and I think I've tried them all), that actually does what you want it to - without screwing up your operating system.

Cons

It takes a bit of getting used to, but that's no big problem. If I could wish for one thing, that would be a faster loading of fonts in groups. I have quite large font groups and when I choose one, it takes a while for it to load (not as in activating, but just listing them) all fonts in the list.

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4 stars

"Lots of features but chose X-Fonter instead."

August 20, 2007  |  By RELDDAP

 |  Version: MainType 2.1.1

Pros

Many useful features.

Cons

I've tried a number of trial font managers recently and narrowed it to X-Fonter and Main Type. They have very similar features but as I worked with both of them, I definitely felt more comfortable with X-Fonter's interface. Main Type's price also seems a little steep.

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5 stars

"One of the better ones!"

July 26, 2007  |  By rlh1383

 |  Version: MainType 2.1.1

Pros

I like it's ease of use. I've been using tons of trial font management software, & honestly, I haven't used one that I liked until I tried MainType. It's just super easy, & has lots of options. I downloaded the trial & within 30 minutes had all of my 2000 fonts organized, loaded/unloaded & categorized!! Now my computer runs so much faster with only 35 fonts loaded and my other favorites ready to be used at a click.

Cons

The price. Once trial is over, as much as I love this program, I still don't know if I'm going to be willing to fork over 49.00US for it. I mean it's great, but it's not worth that kind of money. I'd have no qualms paying 19.99. They should run a 19.99 promo; bet they'd sell a LOT.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.1
Version 2.1.1 allows to install or uninstall a font by double-clicking it.
General
Publisher High-Logic
Publisher web site http://www.high-logic.com/
Release Date July 13, 2007
Date Added July 13, 2007
Version 2.1.1
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.38MB
File Name MainTypeSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 75,901
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49

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