Preview ALL Your Fonts At The Same Time!

Whenever I’m working on a project that uses text, I feel like I spend most of my time deciding on the fonts I want to use.  Whether I’m working in Photoshop or in Silhouette Studio, most of my designing time is spent running through my font list….and it takes forever!  It’s just down-arrowing after down-arrowing, followed by settling on a font, only to second guess myself then having to run through all the fonts AGAIN.  Ugh, it can be quite frustrating at times.

Well, recently I was introduced to an awesome website that lets you preview ALL of the fonts that are installed on your computer AT THE SAME TIME!  I’m all about working smarter, not harder, and this site helps me do just that.

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

Check out this site to preview all your fonts!

This amazing and super easy-to-use website is wordmark.it.  I love it and use it all the time now.  Their tag line is “Helps you choose fonts!” and it’s so true!

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

[Now, this site is pretty straight-forward and doesn’t really need a tutorial….but, just in case, here’s a run-down on how to use all of its features.]

 

How to Use wordmark.it

The site couldn’t be easier to use either.  All you do is type your word/phrase in the box at the top, then hit ‘load fonts’…..and wham-o!  In just a few seconds, all the fonts that you have installed on your computer are loaded, and you can see how your desired word/phrase looks in all of them at once.  I know, amazing!

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

Tada!  All of your fonts!

After your fonts have been loaded, each is displayed in a little box with the font’s name underneath.  Now you can just scroll through all of them to see which one(s) you like best.  The default is a positive display, which shows your word in black text with a white background, but….

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

….you can also select a negative display which inverts the colors, revealing white text with a black background.

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

Lots of Options to Play With

There are also more options on the menubar that you can play around with:

  • information: Opens up a page with instructions (if you need them) and more details on the process.
  • positive/negative: Display colors as discussed above.
  • aa / Aa / AA: Here you can toggle between the different display cases, either lowercase, Title case, or UPPERCASE.
  • font size: You can type in the font size number if you’d like.
  • smaller / bigger: Increase/decrease font size without typing in a specific number.
  • filter selected: This opens up a new page with any fonts that you have selected to compare.  More details below!

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

Filtering Your Selections

If you’ve selected a few fonts that you like and want to see them in more detail, just click on each one so it’s surrounded by a green box.  Then click ‘filter selected’.

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

From here, you’re taken to a new screen with each of your selected fonts.  On this screen, you can hover over each one to get some more information.

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

More Details

While hovering, on the left you’ll see a little “+” that allows you to zoom in on a font to see more of the details.

On the right, there’s an “x” that removes that font from your selection.

In the center, you’ll also notice a ‘tracking’ option with a “-” and “+” on either side.  This allows you to adjust the kerning or character spacing between each letter.  If you want to see what your word looks like with more spacing between each letter, just hit the “+” until you’re happy.  Use the “-” to decrease the spacing.

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

Sharing Your Favorites

There are also some more options available at the bottom of the filter screen.  You can save your selected fonts (you need to sign up and with a username and password first), print your selection, or share the fonts.

If you want to share the fonts (maybe you’re working on a project for a family/friend/client or perhaps you’re just indecisive like me and need a little input from others!), just click on “share and get feedback”.  From here, you’re given a URL you can copy and paste, or there are links to share your selection on Twitter, Facebook, or in an email.

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

Phrase It!

If you’ve got a phrase you want to check out in all your fonts, just pop that whole thing in the box.

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

A-to-Z

Or you can even check out the whole alphabet at once….this would be SUPER helpful for checking out all the characters of dingbat fonts!  Add in numbers and all the other characters, too.

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

Don’t Forget the Numbers

This works great for comparing numbers too!

How to Preview ALL of Your Fonts at the SAME Time!

 

Some Projects That This Has Been a Lifesaver For!

Check out my Project Gallery for lots of different projects I’ve created with the help of this awesome site!

 

Other Awesome Resources

Also, be sure and check out some of my original list of favorite fonts for using with chalkboards as well as an updated list with 50 MORE awesome chalkboard fonts!

Free Chalkboard Fonts                     50 MORE Fabulous and Free Chalkboard Fonts

Oh, I’ve also got a list of awesome dingbat fonts for chalkboards as well!

Awesome Free Dingbat Fonts for Chalkboards

 

Did you know you can make a font out of your very own handwriting, for FREE??  Learn how!

How-to-turn-your-handwriting-into-a-font-for-free-THUMB

 

I’ve put together a full tutorial for how to make a birthday chalkboard poster too!

How to Make a Birthday Chalkboard Poster | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

And did you know that you can create some awesome posters with your Mac (including chalkboards), and you don’t need any fancy software??  You can!  Check out my tutorial for all the details!

How To Make Your Own Chalkboard Poster on a Mac

 

I’ve also compiled a list of my favorite sites that offer awesome FREE digital resources!  High-quality fonts, SVGs, backgrounds, digital scrapbooking, Photoshop fun….it’s all covered here!  And most include commercial rights too!

Where to Find the Best FREE Digital Resources: Fonts, SVGs, Clip Art, & MORE! | Where The Smiles Have Been

 

Other Similar Sites/Programs

Another website called flipping typical works in the same way, but wordmark.it has more options.  Also, myFontBook is available…I’ve never used it, but it looks to be super fancy!  I’ve also heard of another program called NexusFont that works similarly as wordmark.it, however, it’s a program that has to be installed and only runs on Windows.  Since I use a Mac, I’m out of luck on that.  However, wordmark.it does a mighty fine job for me and my needs, so I plan on utilizing this nifty little tool often.

Now, don’t get me wrong….I know part of the fun of creating is the actual design process, which includes selecting fonts.  I get it.  It is fun to down arrow and manually peruse my fonts….to an extent.  I’m still able to do that by using wordmark.it, it just doesn’t take nearly as long now.  I love time savers!

Are there any other handy dandy programs out there that you’ve found to be big time savers?  If so, I’d love to hear about them!

[Oh, and I am in no way affiliated with wordmark.it…..I just love it and wanted to pass it along so others can use and enjoy!]

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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About Christine

I'm Christine, a SAHM to a spunky toddler and his mini-me infant brother, and married to the best guy you'll ever meet. I (try to) spend their nap times getting my craft on and I blog about my creations and adventures in parenting at Where The Smiles Have Been. My loves are all things DIY, especially Silhouette projects, wreaths, & personalized decor. And ice cream....definitely love me some ice cream.

Comments

  1. well finding your page just made my day!!
    Not only was I looking for ways to make birthday/back to school boards etc, I was also looking for a good place for chalkboard fonts AND to top it all off you just saved me so much time from scrolling through fonts one at a time using wordmark.
    Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  2. Holy this is genius! I love it :-) Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing workmark.it, I’ve already bookmarked the site, It’s going to be super helpful :) Now I’m going to go and check out your projects, It’s looking like I’m going to find heaps of cool ideas :)

  4. txgrandma says:

    This is amazing. Thanks so much for letting us in on this site!

  5. Cheyenne says:

    Wordmark.it I LOVE THIS!
    I do the same thing, scrolling through fonts to find one that’s fitting for the project I’m doing. This will make life SO much easier! Thank you for sharing!

  6. What a great tip!! This is one of the best share’s I’ve ever found! Thank you so much for sharing wordmark.it. It makes finding which font to use so much faster that I think I’ll just go find more fonts to add to my collection!! I’m a crafter of many things and use my Silhouette frequently on some of them. Also in the process of launching (in May) my own blog, Life – at the cottage, sharing my own crafting, diy projects, rubber stamp art and paper crafting and my faith through encouragement and inspiration! Choosing fonts for it has been very time consuming. Sharing this has been a HUGE blessing to me!!

  7. doodle AJ says:

    Big THANKS for sharing the info about wordmark.it! Awesome! I just stumbled upon your site via a pinterest link. I’m sure I’ll have a look at it frequently. Keep up the good work!

  8. Thank you so much for this great site! Trying to find a certain font takes forever, now can find in a flash! :)

  9. Mary (Hephzibah) Adelaja says:

    Jeez! So helpful… This will save me hours

  10. Gracious sakes! Where have I been not to know about this site! Thanks so much for posting. I, like you, waste too much time scrolling through the fonts on the Silhouette, trying to get just the right look! Talk about a time saver!! Thanks again!
    Donna

  11. Oh Ma Gawd!!!!!! This is fabulous!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  12. I LOVE you! Thank you so much for sharing this! I have almost 2,000 fonts and this will be such a time saver! :) Thank you! Thank you! Let me know if you ever need anything!

    Tami xo

  13. Gracias Cristine , hoy conoci tu pagina .Felicitaciones !!!.gracias por esta pagina para ver las fuentes , que buena !!!.Es real cuanto tiempo pierdo para hacer una tarjeta de feliz cumpleaños .
    te felicito ya me suscribi y esperare ansiosa tus newsletters

  14. For some reason markit doesn’t allow me to see the ones I have downloaded into my Imac? Any idea?

  15. I LOVE WordMarkIt. But it only previews installed fonts. I have a folder of fonts that are not installed on my computer so that I am not overloading my installed fonts (yeah, I do love fonts. LOL!) Do you know of a similar program that will search specific folders and preview the fonts?

    • Hey, Rhonda! Sorry, I sure don’t know of another program that can do that. Have you looked into any of the other ones I have listed at the end of the post? They may be able to help you. Good luck!

  16. You have no idea how much time you have just saved me! THANK YOU for sharing this!!

  17. You don’t understand. You have saved my life. I am SO appreciative that you have shared this!!! You’re awesome and your site is awesome!!!

  18. I know I’m late to the party but YOU. ARE. A. GENIUS!!!!!! After designing my wedding invitations last year, I really started following typography and graphic design blogs and have fallen in love. Consequently, this has led me to have a font addiction. I don’t want to count the hours I’ve wasted going through my fonts one by one, especially my dingbats.

    THANK YOU!!!

    • Oh, I know your pain all too well, Ashley! I’m so happy you found this helpful too….it has definitely saved me countless hours of designing! :)

  19. I know this post is a year old, but I just found it on Pinterest. I’ve shared it on Pinterest, I’ve shared it on my Facebook page, I’ve shared it on my Bible Journaling Facebook group, and I blogged about it. (I included a link to your post). I didn’t read your entire post (until I came back to comment). I found a few of the options on my own (like using an entire phrase!) Thanks!! LOVE IT!!

  20. Mizschmitty says:

    LOVE YOU! Best thing since sliced bread. Thanks for sharing and I’m so glad I found you!

  21. Cydnee/Tampa Cake Girl says:

    Great information. I am following you on Pinterest. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  22. Thank you so much! This will help me so much in my vinyl business. Awesome!

  23. Anne-Marie Large says:

    Thanks so much for this! I found it on Pinterest and it’ll definitely be a lifesaver for me! x

  24. Awesome tool – Thank You1

  25. Shelley says:

    This is the best thing to happen to me in a long time. I never knew such websites existed! You’re a life saver! Thank you!!

  26. This is so awesome. Wish I found this a long time ago!!

  27. Wow, thanks so much. What a time saver!

  28. Lisa Olson says:

    Oh HAPPY DAY for me finding your site and this post! Fantastic. Thanks so much!

  29. thank you lovely and beautiful Christine ,thank you soo so much for the tip,made everything a whole lot easier….simply amazing!

  30. Where have you been all my life?!?! This is a dream come true. Thanks so much for sharing! Found you through Pinterest.

  31. Thank you so darn much!! I LOVE this site! I make custom prints, and you have just saved me lots of time.

  32. You mam, are a life saver. I spend SO MUCH TIME scrolling through fonts. This is going to make a huge difference for me and for that, I thank you! :)

  33. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing! I found you on Pinterest too : )

  34. Game Changer!! I found you via Pinterest. Thanks so much for sharing. This brings some efficiency when designing.

    :) Nerissa

  35. Seriously? Y’all aren’t creeped out by a website that knows what you have installed on your hard drive? My first question is, what else is it downloading? My photos? My documents? My tax files? And if it is downloading other things, what is it doing with them? Also if it’s downloading off my computer, what’s to prevent it from uploading stuff – like viruses or key stroke trackers?

    I’ll take down clicking and down clicking any day over handing over my personal stuff to some company I don’t know from Adam. Maybe if this was software I could install and use offline, but this sounds too risky for me.

  36. Oh my gosh! You made my day….and month….and….

    I sooooo needed this. Thank you. Will save me a TON of time. Bless ya’ girl!

  37. gracias! muchas gracias desde monterrey, n.l. mexico.

  38. Maria Jose says:

    Christine…
    I pinned this idea last month. Today, I was creating a video for my students and had to select a font and used the site for the first time! Wow!!! It is definitely amazing. All the fonts I have chosen in one screen.
    Thank you more than once for your recommendation :)

  39. I cannot believe I never knew about this!!!! Thanks for sharing…it’s an amazing find!

  40. Seriously amazing! Thank you :)

  41. Oh my goddddd thanks for sharing!! Picking fonts is always what takes me the longest too.

    Kristina does the Internets

  42. THIS. IS. AMAZING. I have been thinking of the same thing for the past few weeks. Now I can download all the fonts that i have bookmarked (which, I haven’t downloaded until I find a solution where I can see all of them at once. Ha!) Thank you!

  43. I couldn’t thank you enough for sharing this. This is going to save me hours. My biggest creativity block, is having to choose a font! This helps me visualize all at once, what fits best!

  44. Christine love that idea. I’m trying to get organized new resolution. Do you have or know of any program (free) that will organize SVGs by catagory or making different folders maybe with a thumbnail preview. I’m just starting and need to organize these before I have a mess on my hands. Lol. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much Mary

    • Hey Mary! Getting organized is one of my resolutions for this upcoming year too (although I seem to have it on my list every New Year, haha).

      Hmmmm, I don’t know of any type of program that you’re looking for regarding organizing SVGs (but I would LOVE to have one of those myself!). I’ll keep my eyes open and pass along anything I find. What I’m doing now is just creating my own folders in Silhouette Studio for files I download, and also files on my hard drive for those I create….nothing amazing, but at least it’s organized somewhat. :) Please let me know if you find a program for SVGs, and thanks so much for stopping by!

      • Hi Christine!, thanks so much for the tip!! I am definitely going to be utilizing this one!!

        In response to Mary’s question, I have a svg library and a svg viewer program that I got from dash12.com. Definitely worth the money.

        Hope that helps and thanks again! I will definitely be checking out your blog again!

        • Oh Linda….you may have just changed my life (only slightly exaggerating). THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing the info and link for the SVG viewer! I had no idea one existed and I just may have to get it for myself. You’re a rockstar!

  45. Lyn McNickle says:

    this is such a great idea. Why didn’t we know it before…

    Thanks a lot Christine

  46. GAH!! So awesome. I will use this a ton, thanks for sharing.

  47. Wow!! What a fabulous program. This will save so much time. Thanks for sharing!!!

  48. Lisa Lillie says:

    Workmark.it is the most awesome thing EVER!!! Thank so much for sharing!

  49. just wanted to give you a shout-out for the wordmark link. totally agree with the time spent on trying to find the right font. found you on Pinterest. again, thank you so much

  50. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I stumbled across this on Pinterest and you have no idea (actually, you probably do…) how many times I thought “man, I really should print out samples of every font I’ve downloaded so I don’t have to endlessly scroll!”
    This will be a major time saver. And so…I thank you (again!!) for sharing. :)

    • Haha, you are so very welcome, Jen! Believe me, I had the very same reaction when I first heard about wordmark.it myself….and I use it for nearly every project that has text. It’s so simple, but still totally amazing. I’m so glad you found it helpful too!

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