NexusFont

NexusFont

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 43 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    60,137
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 05, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    172
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Font Tools

Editors' Review

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Many of us don't give much thought to fonts, aside from selecting our favorite from the drop-down menu of whatever we happen to be working on. For other people, however--graphic designers, Web designers, and general font nerds--fonts are serious business. NexusFont is a simple font manager that can help people keep their fonts organized and easy to browse.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, with a handful of menus and buttons for easy navigation. The program automatically accesses and displays all fonts that are installed on your computer, and you can easily import new fonts as well. NexusFont is a great way to preview and compare fonts; the heart of the program is a scrollable list of fonts that displays whatever sample text you like. You can view the fonts in different colors, sizes, and styles, as well as turn antialiasing on and off. NexusFont also displays metadata--the font's version, foundry, and so on--and you can add your own tags to the fonts. Groups and sets let you organize fonts in ways that make sense to you, although we admit we were never entirely clear on what the difference was between the two; the program's online Help file doesn't go into much detail about this. Overall, we think that NexusFont is a great way to organize and preview fonts, especially for people who don't want to shell out big bucks for a font manager.

NexusFont installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to everyone.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–9 of 9

2 stars

"Keeps disappearing"

November 09, 2014

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

Love that I can type out some text and view how it looks with all the fonts.

Cons

The program keeps disappearing! Every time I need to use it, I have to re-install it because it is mysteriously no longer on my computer. If it would stay on my computer, I would give this computer 5 stars.

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4 stars

"Great for designers"

September 22, 2014  |  By stab9000

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

Ability to create sets as well as tagging.
Large preview area

Cons

No way to back-up sets or tags.
Needs an option to export lists.

Summary

I'm a graphic designer who has used all sorts of font managers over the years. With nearly 3000 fonts installed, this program loads them up quick. I mainly use it to categorize different typefaces, like script font., handwriting, serif, trendy.... etc.
After spending all sorts of time making sets and tagging fonts, sometimes i load the program and everything is reset to default. No way to get back all those lists or tags. There really should be a way to export these lists.
The rest of the features could be tightened-up but they are otherwise excellent for a free program.

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5 stars

"Great piece of software"

May 22, 2014  |  By mintosaur

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

Fonts added to groups can be activated when needed without installation, so the system won't be slowed down with hundreds of fonts installed. You can categorize fonts whether they are installed or not installed in your library by adding them to sets.

Cons

Sometimes the fonts within a set wouldn't show and I need to click on the installed fonts for it to load up and click on the set again for the fonts to appear.

Summary

Pretty impressive, given that it's free as well.

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5 stars

"The best font viewer I've come across"

December 27, 2013  |  By KIKI556

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

Displays in large type, loads quickly, you can see your own text in every font. I still install fonts in the old way via windows, so I'm not sure how it works for installing.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

It has a pleasing interface and makes selecting fonts easy.

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1 stars

"Program came with 4 additional viruses"

October 24, 2013  |  By SerenaTD

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

Not worth it

Cons

I have spent the last hour scrubbing my computer of the trash that came downloaded from cnet along with this program. I have always trusted cnet until now for virus-free downloads, but NexusFont came with SweetPacks Toolbar, Conduit Search Engine, and several others that take control of all browsers and are hard to get rid of. Thanks, cnet.

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4 stars

"Easy in use"

September 30, 2013  |  By jackwilliams4780

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

t can automatically handle all tedious tasks during the submission process like as registration, mail checking and activation, login and captcha solving.

Cons

software submit files in limited sites only.

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5 stars

"Very well-designed program!"

December 16, 2012  |  By agastache

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

Packed with useful features, but intuitive and easy to use.

Just in reference to the some comments in the previous review, the font the reviewer refers to as being distorted is a font with known problems of distortion which would also be distorted if opened in Word, for example. Also, fonts are easily resized simply by clicking on the drop-down menu at the top of the window.

Cons

I can't think of any.

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4 stars

"Very useful utility"

October 13, 2012  |  By lwh77

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

You can tag your fonts

Cons

The display of fonts could be better

Summary

This program offers lots of useful options but the high point for me is being able to tag fonts with my own keywords, then I can view by tag. I have certain fonts I use for certain types of designs but I can never remember all the names and it is tedious looking through all the fonts for the ones you want. Now I just tag them and they are easy to find again. I also like being able to input some text and see that text displayed in the list of fonts. I like being able to sort by font type, as well, when viewing the whole list.

The cons:
Some fonts are distorted in the display. For instance, Academy Engraved displays the 'e' superimposed over the letter before it.

I cannot resize the fonts. The instructions say to press control and use the mouse wheel to increase or decrease the size but this does not work for me.

It would be great to be able to set some preferences. I would like "add" to be checked by default rather than "replace" when adding tags to fonts, for example.

All in all this is a very useful program and I highly recommend it. Just keep your eyes open when installing from cnet and be sure to uncheck or cancel all the spam they want to install- lol!

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4 stars

"Good Viewer, Organizer and Printer"

September 18, 2012  |  By adkr

 |  Version: NexusFont 2.5.8

Pros

Simple UI, allows for grouping, viewing of keyboard for icons/pictures

Cons

Would like easier print of keyboard view for multiple fonts

Summary

Simple and does what I needed.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.8
Version 2.5.8 has fixed Help menu link error.
General
Publisher Xiles
Publisher web site http://xiles.net
Release Date July 05, 2012
Date Added July 05, 2012
Version 2.5.8
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.21MB
File Name NexusFontSetup2.5.8.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 60,137
Downloads Last Week 172
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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