The Font Thing

The Font Thing

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.80 beta 2
  • Total Downloads:
    42,013
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 22, 1999
  • Price:
    Purchase

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Results 1–10 of 14

1 stars

"Didn't work in Windows 7 for me"

August 14, 2012  |  By rligtenberg

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

Sounds like the perfect font manager

Cons

Didn't work for me in Windows 7

Summary

I tried the process recommended by the earlier poster, but still received an error message: "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you are running." I am using Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Bummer.

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5 stars

"Love this program"

November 30, 2011  |  By pyrocrafter

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

It worked a treat in XP, loads in my Windows 7 but at them moment, it freezes up when trying to install a font and greys out the add to collection command but I'm going to try the instructions from comment number 1 - fingers crossed. I find this invaluable for my design work.

Cons

Blips in Windows 7

Summary

I find this a really simple and effective font viewer and arranger, so I can quickly go to fonts of similar styles for certain designs.

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5 stars

"It works with Windows 7!! Hooray!"

September 03, 2011  |  By abigailmarie

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

This is an outstanding program (and the only one I'm aware of) that lets you compare fonts. There's a character map so you can see all the characters in a font. You can also type in your own words to see what they'll look like in each font.

Cons

I really can't think of any.

Summary

I was able to get this to work in Windows 7. I downloaded the file (NOT the install file but the smaller EXE file) then unzipped it with 7-Zip into the Downloads file it was in (I tried to unzip it into a Font Thing file I created under Program Files but that didn't work). After I'd successfully unzipped it I moved the unzipped files to the Font Thing file I'd created under Program Files, double clicked the application file and it opened. I'm very happy to still have access to this helpful program on my new computer!

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5 stars

"For Vista Users"

April 15, 2011  |  By zimboliya

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

Great app for any graphics user.

Cons

None. Except the original developer didn't stayed behind his great creation and didn't update it.

Summary

What I did to install it on my Vista x64 PC was I opened setup.exe file on my home networked XP machine and when promted for install directory, I selected networked Vista PC's Program folder and installed it through local network. Give it a try.

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1 stars

"This won't work on Windows Vista."

April 11, 2011  |  By grammiesandi

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

I had this on my old computer and it was fantastic.

Cons

This won't work on Windows Vista.

Summary

Please, please, please update so that it can be installed on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Thank you.

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1 stars

"Would not work with Window 7. Bummer"

February 17, 2011  |  By sandieherron

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

None, I couldn't get it to load

Cons

It wouldn't load.

Summary

Don't try to use it with Windows 7.

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5 stars

"Its the best free font program EVER"

September 12, 2010  |  By integrity68

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

I can see all my fonts, load or install or uninstall, change the size, choose the sentence.. its perfect

Cons

does not work with my new Windows 7...l cant find anything else comparable at all

Summary

Want to see what fonts you have and use them or get rid of ones you dont use.. this is the program to use!

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5 stars

"No one in graphics should be without The Font Thing!"

August 22, 2010  |  By aeschind

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

Its ease of use. Handles all graphics and stores them in in your own, self-created folders.

Cons

None. At least not for what I use this program for.

Summary

No dislikes.

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5 stars

"Gets the job done"

May 24, 2010  |  By TheQTrain

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

There's nothing I don't like about this software.

Summary

Does what it's supposed to do, clean interface.

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1 stars

"Not for Vista x64 bit or Windows 7"

March 10, 2010  |  By DeniseAck

 |  Version: The Font Thing 0.80 beta 2

Pros

I was excited to use it--sounds great if you have an older system

Cons

Not that many people are still running versions OLDER than XP. How about making a version usable for XP and above, especially now that Windows 7 is out.

Summary

Needs updating!!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Sue Fisher
Publisher web site http://members.ozemail.com.au/~scef/index.html
Release Date December 22, 1999
Date Added December 22, 1999
Version 0.80 beta 2
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Development Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Download Information
    File Size 1.05MB
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 42,013
    Downloads Last Week 30
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
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