Flip Through Your Fonts With Font Flipper

While doing a course on Font Management Essential Training for lynda.com, I tested more than my share of applications that allow you to compare different fonts. And there are some great ones out there. But none was simpler to use than Font Flipper, a website that gives you a scrolling side-by-side list of all the active fonts on your computer. Font Flipper also has the virtue of being free, and earns bonus geek/hipster points for making use of a great Dark Knight quote mentioning Fernet Branca.

To compare paragraphs of text with Font Flipper, you just scroll to the two fonts that you want to see, or type in a single character to compare it in both fonts. You can view the comparisons as black text on a white background, or vice versa.

 

The scrolling can get a little tedious if you have a long list of fonts (or fonts with large families), so make use of your browser’s shortcuts for faster scrolling. For example, in Safari, hold Option while you press the up or down arrow keys, or press the spacebar. 

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Posted on: February 17, 2014

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of InDesignSecrets.com, InDesign Magazine, and CreativePro.com. He is also the author of several lynda.com video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

1 Comment on Flip Through Your Fonts With Font Flipper

  1. Pretty cool little utility. I wish there was a way to specifically choose certain fonts to compare. Thanks for sharing!

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