Type News

FontExplorer X Pro 6 and FontExplorer X Server 3

September 14, 2016 by
FontShop Team
FontShop Team

FontExplorer X Pro 6 introduces new features aimed at improving usability, compatibility and connectivity—each of which removes distractions from the creative workflow and keeps designers doing what they do best: designing.

FontExplorer® X Pro 6 is the latest version of Monotype’s state-of-the-art font management solution. Well-known for its intuitive, contemporary user interface that presents type in an attractive manner, this product makes finding type fun and easy. The app’s thorough feature set includes numerous tools for font discovery and organization as well as activation controls that ensure fonts are active only when needed. This speeds the creative workflow by minimizing the list of options in font menus to just the essentials while also helping your machine to run efficiently.

FontExplorer X Pro 6 is available for the Mac® OS X platform from fontexplorerx.com. The product is available for €89/$99 to new customers. Users of previous versions can upgrade their software license for €45/$49. Users who purchased version 5.x on May 15, 2016, or later will receive a free software license upgrade to version 6.


New Features and Changes in Version 6


FontExplorer X Server 3 New Features and Changes


Screenshots of new features:

Manually classify your fonts and create custom classifications
Manually classify your fonts and create custom classifications

Or automatically classify Fonts with one click
Or automatically classify Fonts with one click

Select Font Tiles and activate
Select Font Tiles and activate

Click custom Text to display the Font Tiles with custom text or you can select to show the first two letters in the font name. When you move the mouse over a Font Tile you will receive more detailed information about that Font.  You can also add color to this view.
Click custom Text to display the Font Tiles with custom text or you can select to show the first two letters in the font name. When you move the mouse over a Font Tile you will receive more detailed information about that Font. You can also add color to this view.

Scan 32 different document types to determine which fonts are referenced.
Scan 32 different document types to determine which fonts are referenced.

To see the new Unicode 9 characters, right-click on a Font and select Information (alternatively double-click the font)
To see the new Unicode 9 characters, right-click on a Font and select Information (alternatively double-click the font)

The Information window opens, select the Characters Tab to see all Characters contained in this Font
The Information window opens, select the Characters Tab to see all Characters contained in this Font