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Nexus Font – a neat tools to manage your computer and printer fonts [Freeware]


If you’ve ever hunted around to try and find out what fonts you have on your Windows PC, you’ll know that it’s not that easy to do. Most of the time you’ll end up firing up a word-processor to see if you can put in a phrase and run through the font options from the top menu. It’s cumbersome and annoying.

Nexus Font is a cool little Windows utility which gives you a quick and easy way to audition your fonts with a custom phrase of your choosing. What’s really neat about this utility is the ability to also track down extended character sets (like foreign language letters and symbols) as well as dig into the ownership and copyright of font families. You can install and uninstall fonts, manage them in libraries and carry your favorite fonts around on a USB drive. There’s even an export as image function in there.


There are other tools in the Nexus suite of freeware programs which we also like, including a nice clean image viewer and a file manager which provides dual pane file control as well as a customizable interface. There’s some nice software there.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • I used to use Font Xplorer until they stopped developing it. And the last version could not install fonts in Windows 7. This program replaces it and it's one worth having. Thanks for letting us know about it.

    • It's our pleasure, Herb. I also remember when there used to be a ton of these font managers around (when desktop publishing was all the rage, remember that? heh). Then they all disappeared. Good to see some newcomers fill the gap.

    • I discovered your site about a month ago and now visit it everyday. Your links page of free software was a gold mine of sites to visit and took me several days to go through it all. Found several good apps I use regularly.

    • Thanks very much Herb, it's always great to hear that our readers get value out of what we do. :)

      Have a great holiday.

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