When it comes to working on large projects that require the usage of multiple fonts, there is no doubt that the best way to get about is with the help of a font manager.
FontBase is a straightforward and smooth-running piece of software designed to make it as easy as possible for you to organize and edit fonts. Subsequent to its surprise-free installation process, you are greeted by a simplistic main window with most of the app's features on display.
Interface-wise, there is not much to be said, as the app is designed to be as streamlined and as easy to use as possible. However, we would like to point out that the app emulates an OS X-specific interface, a fact that some Windows users might find a bit odd.
FontBase offers a quick way to change the color, background, size, height and alignment of your fonts. As expected, besides the predefined packages of fonts, you can also create custom collections or take advantage of the recently added and favorites sections included in the app.
It also provides you with a fast way to search for your fonts and an easy method of comparing two fonts by pinning one to the top. Also noteworthy is the fact that the software solution features a live text editing capability that enables you to view changes done to your fonts in real time.
As far as improving your workflow, FontBase enables you to search, edit, and change the font sizes with the help of keyboard and mouse shortcuts. Simply press CTRL + F to activate the search function, Enter for live text editing and use the combination of CTRL + mouse scroll for font size adjustments.
While in a very early development stage and despite the fact that it almost looks like an OS X app, FontBase runs quite smoothly and proved to be quite stable on our Windows-based testing machines.
Therefore, if you are looking for a no muss, no fuss font manager, you should give FontBase a quick spin and see if it fits your needs.