FontLister is a lightweight and portable piece of software that enables you to easily add, remove, copy, print and explore Windows fonts. It features several advanced settings which can be seamlessly figured out.
As there is no setup pack involved, you can save the program files in any part of the hard drive and just click the executable to launch the app. Otherwise, you can save it to a pen drive or other removable storage unit and directly launch it on any PC with minimum effort.
Plus, it doesn't modify Windows registry settings or create extra files on the disk without your permission, thus leaving no traces behind after removal.
By judging the GUI's look, it is obvious that FontLister hasn't been updated for a long time. However, it is quite simple to navigate.
You can browse a list with all installed fonts, select one to view a sample, or select multiple ones to compare them. It is possible to increase or decrease the font size, emphasize it (Italic, Bold, Underline), print any one of them, as well as export the sample at bitmap.
FontLister also lets you install new fonts, copy or delete existing ones, view screen or printer fonts, explore all fonts in a particular folder, examine the ANSI table corresponding to the currently selected font, find out font properties, open the fonts folder, as well as check put the character map and insert special characters into the font.
We have not come across any stability issues in our tests, since FontLister did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It has a good response time and minimal impact on computer performance, thanks to the fact that it requires low CPU and RAM to work properly.
On the other hand, the app has not been updated for a long time. Otherwise, it comes loaded with some powerful options for managing fonts, and it can be easily handled by anyone.