FontExplorer X Pro

Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7

FontExplorer X Pro

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

FontExplorer X Pro icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

FontExplorer X Pro is optimized for professional use; it's the solution that gives you the power you need to manage all your fonts.

Version 3.5
Developer Linotype
Status Works fine

0 ratings

Version 3.5 is compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
The app is now also 64-bit native on Intel machines. More info here:

Archived comments

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ollejahollejahAnonymous 04 May 2012 15:51

I have in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 can not see the plugin FontExplorer X for Illustrator CS5.aip

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[ D. Bruce Stevens]D. Bruce StevensAnonymous 06 Aug 2012 21:42

VERY sluggish with OS X Mountain Lion.

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JasonJasonAnonymous 10 Aug 2012 14:31

FontExplorer occasionally decides to startup every 1 out of 10 tries, looks like everyone I've talked to is having different/inconsistent issues. Waiting on an update to address 10.8.

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ jCrip v2.7]jCrip v2.7jCrip 03 Apr 2011 04:53

This is working perfect for me. tested auto activation with illustrator and works perfect…

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[ Haroker]HarokerAnonymous 18 Apr 2011 07:03

Doesn't work od DP2 update 1. I get a error. Both versions, 2.5.2 and 3.

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[ Sluggo]SluggoAnonymous 17 May 2011 14:00

As of Lion Developer Preview 3, FontExplorer is working again! Woohoo!

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[ ]seekbus 13 Jul 2011 14:18

FontExplorer doesn't appear to be intercepting requests from Safari properly with the last two Lion betas. Fonts such as Droid Sans which are used frequently on websites, conflict with developer versions of Droid Sans if active in FontExplorer. The current solution to this issue is to disable the local version of the font in FontExplorer and refresh the webpage.

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StephenStephenStewf 22 Jul 2011 14:07

Though 2.5.2 launches and activates fonts for me in Lion, I received the following note from Linotype:

“At this time our application does not officially support OS X 10.7. We are currently working on finishing an update that will add this support among other changes.”

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[ waveman]wavemanAnonymous 25 Jul 2011 16:28

Adobe CS5.5 and FontExplorer X Pro on a Mac with OS X Lion - report:

Illustrator - plugin installed without any problems and font auto-activation works.
Photoshop - to install plugin, I had to manually change the plugins path. I don't know if font activation works but plugin is loading properly.
InDesign - when I installed plugin and manually changed the path to InDesign plugins folder - InDesign can't load the plugin, it says the plugin is not compatible with this version so - it doesn't work at all.

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[ ]Anonymous 29 Jul 2011 13:06

Does not backup fonts. Broken feature.

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[ Michael]MichaelAnonymous 06 Aug 2011 14:52

All of my Font Explorer X Pro sets are now empty. Only problem I've come across so far 24 hours after my Lion upgrade. Tread carefully.

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PaulPaulAnonymous 14 Aug 2011 21:34

FontExplorer X Pro 3, works perfectly with Lion and Adobe no issues at all yet. If I ever did get empty FEX font folders, a simple restart of the application fixes this (this happened in 10.6 too)

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[ Derek]DerekAnonymous 15 Aug 2011 07:39

FontExplorer X Pro 3 completely broke all my fonts on Lion. Do not use.

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[ Héctor Muñoz]Héctor MuñozAnonymous 15 Aug 2011 18:52

Crashes frequently when opening an Illustrator CS5 file by double clicking it on Finder.

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[ Sebola]SebolaAnonymous 16 Aug 2011 21:15

have problems under Lion with ps, ai and id cs5. deactivate fonts randomly…

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[ Zach]ZachAnonymous 17 Aug 2011 00:06

Where can I find the plug in for aiCS5?

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[ waveman]wavemanAnonymous 23 Aug 2011 11:46

New Update - 3.1

Everything seems to work fine, plugins for CS5.5 as well.

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JeffJeffJeff Appareti 07 Oct 2011 22:30

I'm missing all of my custom sets, tried updating from 2.5.2 to 3.1 but still missing the custom sets… Are the custom sets stored in the Application Support file? @Michael - did you ever solve your issue with empty sets?

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LudwigLudwigAnonymous 13 Oct 2011 09:51

As of Lion 10.7.2, downloaded last night, the plug-in for illustrator CS5 has quit working. I've removed it and reinstalled, quit and restarted - nothing helps. InDesign CS5 plugin is working great.

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[ Sam Wilczak]Sam WilczakAnonymous 18 Oct 2011 13:15

To anyone with issues remember to use the tools menu to clean your system fonts caches.

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