Three new features that will make your job easier

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FontShop Digest

September 08, 2010

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We are always looking for ways to improve the user experience at FontShop. Whether you’re using the site to discover new typefaces, learn about the rich world of typography, or get a hold of some much-needed fonts as quickly as possible, this newest batch of features should aid you in your quest. Take a look at what we’ve been cooking up.

1. Favorites Tagging

Favorites Tagging

Ever since we released Favorites, users have asked for the ability to group or tag them. We heard you. Introducing favorites tagging. After adding items to your Favorites page, simply click “Add a tag” to categorize fonts by client, project, or your own personal keywords. The possibilities are wide open — any word or set of words will do. Then click a tag at the top of the page to filter your favorites. We’re so excited about this feature that we’re unleashing it in beta mode. Let us know what you think as we make improvements in the coming weeks.

2. Typographer’s Glossary

Typographer’s Glossary

We launched the FontShop Education Page last month and we’re overwhelmed by the response. The four docs and TypeTips Twitter feed produced some of the most positive and widespread feedback in our history.

Now, just in time for fall semester, comes a new Education doc: the Typographer’s Glossary. Our page featuring typeface anatomy and typographic terms has long been a favorite among educators and design professionals. This expanded and enhanced edition features new terms, updated descriptions, illustrated examples (click the images to enlarge), and a PDF optimized for printing or viewing on portable devices like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Students and teachers: take the Glossary to school and never be at a loss for words. Pros: learn the lingo and show clients that you know your stuff.

Don’t forget our educational discount. Register using your .edu email address and use code EDUCATE10 to receive a 10% discount at checkout.

3. Amazon Payments

Not only do we want to make choosing fonts simpler with tips on type selection, we’re also always looking for ways to simplify the purchase process. Have an Amazon account? Now you can buy fonts at without having to type in all that credit card and billing information.

Once you’re at the Payment Information step in the checkout process, just select the “Amazon Payments” option in the payment info. Click “Purchase” and you’ll be asked to confirm your credit card number, billing address, and total amount at

After your transaction has been approved you’ll return to where your fonts are ready to download. You’ll receive an email confirmation from both FontShop and Amazon. This payment method is quick and entirely secure.



How will you tag your Favorites?

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   Client/Project Tags    Descriptive Tags    Other (Tell us!)   

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