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Fonts groups using links

Postby bblackmoor » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:43 pm

Question: has FontExpert restored the ability to create font groups using shortcuts?

I still use FontExpert 2015, because 2016 removed the ability to create font groups using shortcuts. This feature is essential to me, because it allows me to keep all of my fonts automatically synchronized across my computers (as I describe here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=380 ).

If FontExpert 2016 (or 2017?) has restored this feature, I will upgrade.
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Re: Fonts groups using links

Postby bblackmoor » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:04 pm

Anyone?
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Re: Fonts groups using links

Postby admin » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:51 pm

I am afraid we do not plan to restore this feature (groups as local folders). In the following version Groups still will be "virtual" folders where fonts are links to corresponding fonts in Library. This approach automatically eliminates duplicates in Library and has another advantages. For synchronisation of Library and Groups between computers we are developing other features.
(Besides existing feature - Backup and Restore.)
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Re: Fonts groups using links

Postby bblackmoor » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:56 am

Please reconsider: this feature is the reason I use FontExpert. I won't be upgrading FontExpert until this absolutely essential feature is restored.
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Re: Fonts groups using links

Postby admin » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:21 pm

New version 16.0 being in development will include My Collections feature which will allow you to work with your master folders and quickly synchronize them with FontExpert database. We are very interested in you opinion about new version and this feature (after the release).
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Re: Fonts groups using links

Postby bblackmoor » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:06 pm

I synchronize my fonts and font groups between my computers, automatically, without requiring any manual synchronization. This is how.

First, I use Dropbox. I pay for it, so I have 1 TB file space -- more than enough for my fonts (which are about 900 MB). In DropBox, I have two folders:

Font_Groups
Font_Storage

FontExpert is set up to use those folders. My fonts and font groups are always kept in sync on my computers.

This is
1) Easy -- once it is set up, it requires no effort by me.
2) Simple -- it uses folders and shortcuts, which will still work even if I stop using FontExpert.
3) The fonts are always in sync.

I assume sure that you thought adding additional complexity to FontExpert was a good idea, but removing a simple feature that worked perfectly was a bad idea.
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Re: Fonts groups using links

Postby admin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:54 am

We keep in mind this use case.
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