Way back in the day, Adobe owned the font business for Mac and PC. Good quality fonts were hard to come by or expensive because Adobe’s Postscript dominated the industry.
Microsoft and Apple broke the Adobe monopoly with the TrueType standard in the late 1980s, and since then fonts for Mac and PC haven gone up in number and quality and down in price. Here’s 45 royalty free fonts for your Mac.
Free Font Fan
It’s not that I don’t like Adobe products. I do. I don’t care for Adobe’s tactics as a company. The latest is Creative Cloud, which effectively gouges Adobe’s customers for more money.
Is it any wonder that Apple and Microsoft teamed up to bring down Adobe’s Postscript monopoly.
If you’re a graphic designer then you know one of the important rules. You can never have enough fonts.
Yes, I know that Adobe’s font packages are of the highest quality, but they’re also among the most expensive, so I relish finding a good package at an attractive price.
What price is more attractive than free? That’s what the package of Free Fonts is. Free. And royalty free for commercial use, and completely cross platform in the OTF format for Mac and PC.
Here’s a look at what comes in the Free Fonts package.
This is more of a package of designer fonts, suitable for logs, headlines, and not necessarily for use as text. The fonts can be installed on the Mac quickly and easily (though it’s a manual process) from the Mac App Store.
The pack includes 45 different fonts in cursive, creative, classic, futuristic, and other styles. Use them for logo design, websites, ads, brochures, wedding cards, business cards, and use them in any Mac app that works with fonts. Included is a custom font preview app which is a bit lame but priced right. The fonts are in the OpenType font format which makes them cross platform, Mac and PC.
Remember, you can never have too many fonts.