Summary

Glyphr

reviewed by Pamina Reisinger

22/09/2017

The Good:

Easy to use; some shortcuts are the same as in Adobe software. It is an online software (currently there's a beta offline/desktop version), so it's not necessary to download it. Also it gives you the possibility to not only export the font but also as glyphr studio file to continue working on it later. It shows you the changes you made in a sort of timeline.

The Bad:

The resolution of the interface is not evenly high. The timeline doesn't give you the possibility of showing previous steps (Only going backward is poissible). Also you're not able to import/copy paste elements from local programmes into glyphr studio. Besides that a simple pen and the ability to choose between filled and only stroke.

The Bottomline:

It's a cute tool, to get into and explore a little the field of font design. Besides that it's not a really professional tool to make serious working fonts.

Overall Rating:

4

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

http://www.glyphrstudio.com/online/

The tool is made by

Glyphr Studio

You can find the official doccumentation on:

http://help.glyphrstudio.com/

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

https://glyphrstudio.uservoice.com/forums/270953-suggest-a-new-feature-or-improvement

I reviewed version 1.08 of the Software

The interface:

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

    The user interface:

    It's relatively easy to use, especially when you're used to different graphic programmes. But also it seems quite slow and not really fluid sometimes. Doesn't blow your mind away though.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 2
  • clear : 3
  • quick and easy to understand : 4

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

    Please allow copying / pasting vector shapes from AI." -anonymous glyphr user

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

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    I can imagine that the tool could function as a creator of systems instead of fonts.

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

    There are no ads or anything. Only a little 'donate button' on the main page which is not distracting at all.

    Please add any additional comments below:

    n/a

    *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.*

    Pamina, 22/09/2017

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    Testing the tool

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