The user interface:
It's simple to navigate within the tool, easy to see what other designers did. But the possibilities are limited.
Tutorials / Instructions:
useful / helpful : 4
clear : 3
quick and easy to understand : 3
What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)
It's fun to play with, for sure. And yes, it can help you learn. It's limiting, but also, when you're starting out making a typeface, limits are okay. Some cool (impractical although beautiful) things have been made with it, like.
Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)
What would/could a designer use this tool for?
You can use this to create and generate a really basic type design. But you aren't able to create a really good 'functional' typeface. You will always see you made it with a tool.
Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?
This tool is so far as I know free, but there is a possibility that you have to pay for really advanced tools. But the tools I used where already advanced, so don't know.
Please add any additional comments below:
If you have a basic interest in type design, this will be a great tool to start. You can start designing your own typefaces. But for advanced type designers this tool will not be good enough.
*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.*
Remo Deijns, 27/09/2017