Summary

Fontstruct

reviewed by Merel IJpelaar

14/10/2017

The Good:

a few tools which are easy in its use / easily make a new alphabet / easily export your font

The Bad:

You can only make an alphabet in the given grid / Because of the grid there are not so many options to really make a font. Only experiment with the given forms and grid

The Bottomline:

It's an easy font tool for beginners who want to create an experimetnal font. But for designers to make a really readable letter it won't work

Overall Rating:

2

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

https://fontstruct.com

The tool is made by

Rob Meek

You can find the official doccumentation on:

https://fontstruct.com/faq

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

https://fontstruct.com/live

I reviewed version n/a of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? writing, other
  • this tool functions : both
  • this tool is available for : ALL
  • this tool is : Free Speech
  • does this tool have a paid version available? no
  • Review

    The user interface:

    It's very easy to follow. the tools are very recognizable, you know what to do with it. The alphabet is below in your screen so you can quickly go through your alphabet.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 3
  • clear : 5
  • quick and easy to understand : 5

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    n/a

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    Experiment for first font ideas in a grid.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    while using the app I didn't see any annoying advertisement. As far as I know it's free.

    Please add any additional comments below:

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Merel, 14/10/2017

  • Interface

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    Testing the tool

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