Written by Tanja Google Workplace
Regardless if you are working in marketing or graphic design, or you are just someone who wants to experiment with fonts on your Mac, there are some quick ways for you to download, preview and enable new fonts.
You don’t have to be a tech guru. Just read this blog post and follow the simple guidelines to learn how it should be done.
To add fonts on your Mac manually, this is what you’ll need to do:
On the other hand, if you want to add the file to the Fonts library, these are the steps to take:
One of the most popular font sources for personal use is definitely DaFont. Basically, all you need to do is go to their official website dafont.com and search for fonts. Once you find the font you like, just click on Download (given right next to the font) and wait till it is downloaded.
To use the font that you just downloaded:
Mac users are lucky because they have Font Book as a free font management app that is already pre-installed on their MacOS. It allows users to find the fonts that they like and install them as well.
These are the step to try this out:
Important Note: You can also buy new fonts from third-party tools. In addition, there are some free fonts open for personal use that are accessible in the public domain.
For example, if you want to experiment more with fonts, you should know that you can actually create your own fonts as well as edit them. One of the apps that allows you to customize a fond according to your preferences is Glyphs Mini and with it you can create fonts from scratch.
After some time, your font collection will grow a lot and with Font Book, it will be easy for you to track and manage all of your typefaces. In fact, when you navigate to the app itself, all the default typefaces will be in front of you in the All Fonts tab and the ones you’ve installed will be added to the User tab.
If you want to manage these fonts effectively and combine them into collections, for instance, fora special project you may be working on, these are the things you can do to make it more organized:
In case you want to switch the way you preview the fonts:
You can have even more flexibility and features by using the font manager TypeFace. This app allows users to easily browse for fonts, preview them as text and drag and drop them onto Favorites or other folders. This way, you’ll be able to keep track of those fonts that you want for your project. In addition, you can also import fonts using this app.
If you are a lover of the night mode, Typeface has that too. To turn on Dark Mode in Typeface, navigate to View and then click on Night Mode.
This is also possible. In case you want to disable a font on your Mac, this is what you’ll need to do:
To enable it once it is disabled, this is what you’ll need to do:
Another thing that may interest you is how to insert typewriter font in Google Docs, so why not check out our blog post on that too.