I have spent the last few weeks "auditioning" various Font Managers and I have been using MainType to for a few days now - so far so good!
However, there are a few items missing (or at least I was not able to find them)...
- Duplicate Font Finder
- Locate Corrupt Fonts
- Rename Fonts
- Find Font based on PANOSE attribute
While the functionality is available via a combination of various Font Managers, the layout, performance and "general feel" of MainType is much preferred. However, what I feel is missing from MainType is a comprehensive search facility as demonstrated by FontExpert2009, that allows searches via Personal Rating, Foundary and most importantly PANOSE attribute.
I notice that MainType displays the PANOSE number within the "Classification" section of the "Information" window and that appears to be able to filter on a few PANOSE "attributes", however what it doesn't do is to allow for explicit searches on (for example) "Weight=Light", "Arm Style=Non-Straight Arm/Wedge" and "Letterform=Normal/Boxed" (all legitimate PANOSE attributes). If MainType had (at least) this functionality, I would not hesitate to purchase it.
Many Thanks for your time (and for a thoroughly decent product)