FontExplorer X Pro 5.0

FontExplorer X Pro 5.0

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

The new FontExplorer X Pro 5 for Macintosh introduces a selection of new features aimed at improving usability, compatibility and connectivity. Among the app?s new features is a Font Tile View, new Plug-Ins for QuarkXPress 2015, Plug-Ins for the Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 applications InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator and Photoshop and integration of several notable font stores for easy purchasing and installation.

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

Now you can more easily manage, activate and organize your existing font collection as well as find and experiment with new fonts. Whether you've got a hard drive full of typefaces or a few cherished families, FontExplorer X Pro handles your font library quickly, efficiently and reliably. And when you're ready to add to your collection, you can view thousands of classic designs and the latest releases from independent foundries using the integrated store.


Version 5.0:

New Features and Improvements
  • Welcome Tour - FontExplorer X Pro welcomes you by providing an overview of the most important features as well as the new features
  • Online Help - The new online help provides easy access to topic based information that you can easily search or navigate
  • Font Tiles View - FontExplorer X Pro provides Font Tiles View for a character oriented browsing experience of local and server fonts
  • State-of-the-Art User Interface - FontExplorer X Pro has adapted a modern user interface in keeping with the Mac OS guidelines. FontExplorer X Pro now fully supports the Mac OS X dark mode
  • New Store Integration - The websites of,,, and Membership by Monotype are now directly accessible in FontExplorer X Pro
  • New Plug-Ins - Updated Plug-Ins now support auto-activation for the brand new QuarkXPress 2015 and Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 Incopy, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop applications
  • WOFF 2.0 Support - Import, preview and organize the latest version of Web Open Font Format (WOFF 2.0)
  • Unicode 7.0 Support - FontExplorer X Pro now supports the Unicode 7 standard
  • Cloud Fonts - FontExplorer X Pro now supports Adobe's Typekit fonts. Adobe's Typekit and Monotype's SkyFonts now have separate entries under "Cloud Fonts" in the source list

  • The "Contained in" option in the small information panel and the Information dialog did not show the path for Fonts in nested sets
  • Multiple information dialogs were opened when attempting to view information on different styles within the selected Font Family
  • Warning message was not displaying when importing fonts from removable media (OS X 10.10 only)
  • User interface was sometimes corrupted in Mini View after switching views and resizing the window
  • The "Search" field above the Font List was sometimes truncated on the right (user interface issue)
  • Wrong Unicode number and wrong glyph ID was being shown for "LATIN CAPITAL LETTER D WITH CARON"
  • Web Preview WYSIWYG settings were not independent from FontExplorer X Pro main window or Mini View
  • Various minor user interface improvements throughout FontExplorer X Pro
  • FontExplorer X Pro did not detect and warn when "incompatible applications were running" (conflicting font management applications)
  • Certain fonts containing invalid kerning information caused FontExplorer X Pro to crash when importing fonts
  • When opening FontExplorer X Pro, the first row of the Library Font List was hidden because the scroll position was not getting restored correctly (OS X 10.10 only)
  • FontExplorer X Pro was not grouping all Fonts belonging to a Family when they had different naming conventions (improved Font Family grouping
  • Apple System Font Collections caused crashes and instability. FontExplorer X Pro no longer supports System Font Collections

Plug-Ins -- New
  • Added plug-in support QuarkXPress 2015
  • Added plug-in support for Adobe InCopy, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

Plug-Ins -- Resolved
  • Removed Adobe CS3, CS4, CS5, CS 5.1/5.5, QuarkXPress 7 and 8 Plug-Ins from the FontExplorer X Pro 5 Plug-In Manager dialog. If any of these are installed in your design applications they will continue to work with FontExplorer X Pro 5

Plug-Ins -- Known Issues
  • Photoshop CS5-CC 2014: Fonts in layered TIFF files are not activated by the plugin. Activation occurs correctly when converted to a PSD file
  • Missing fonts are not detected in Illustrator PDF files and no font request occurs
  • No font request occurs on EPS documents with non-embedded fonts

FontExplorer X Server Users and Administrators -- New
  • Added Kerberos support to facilitate Single Sign On authentication
  • The LDAP "Import Users and Groups" panel now shows the total number of users in a group as well as the number of imported user
  • Added the ability to filter for "deleted fonts" in Font License View
  • Added administrator settings to hide each of the new stores on a global, group or user basis:,, or Membership by Monotype
  • Added administrator settings on a global, group or user basis to allow exporting of server sets
  • Added administrator settings on a global, group or user basis to hide the "SkyFonts" area in the Source List
  • Added administrator settings on a global, group or user basis to hide the "Typekit" area in the Source List
  • Added the ability to show the LDAP path for newly imported groups in Account Management (only when connected to FontExplorer X Server for Mac
  • Added the ability to update the license count when re-uploading a Font to the Server
  • Notification of FontExplorer X Server updates is now shown to administrators in the FontExplorer X Pro "Summary and Login" panel
  • Added the ability to include Server Fonts in local sets. The option can be turned on with a terminal command (see server release notes). The default setting is Server Fonts are not allowed in local Sets

FontExplorer X Server Users and Administrators -- Resolved
  • When clicking "+" to add a New User in Account Management under the Users tab, searched keyword was not being removed from the User filter
  • The LDAP User details were shown in the LDAP Import Screen when an OU was selected and showing the incorrect results
  • When restoring the backup, Server was getting disconnected and on clicking "Try to Connect" button the selection focus was moving to the next available Server
  • When packaging the projects with all dependent files such as images and fonts, Server Fonts were invisible in QuarkXPress
  • It was not possible drag and drop a Server Font from one Server Set to another when these both resided within the same Server Folder

FontExplorer X Server Users and Administrators -- Known Issues
  • Imported LDAP users are not shown in Account Management and status shows "not imported" if before completing the import process a source list item is selected, the changes in the LDAP panel saved, then return to the LDAP panel and complete the import process
  • If a nested LDAP Security Group name contains special characters such as *, /, ( or ) then the users inside the nested group are not shown
  • The Preview feature for non-downloaded server fonts does not support previewing of Mac or Windows PostScript fonts. A message indicates that these font types need to be downloaded in order to preview


FontExplorer X Pro 5.0 FontExplorer X Pro 5.0 FontExplorer X Pro 5.0
  • Title: FontExplorer X Pro
  • Developer: Linotype Corp., Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later.
  • Language: English, French, German
  • Includes: Trial Reset
  • Size: 33.77 MB
  • Official website

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