Google’s massive collection of free and open-source fonts, Google Fonts, has grown in popularity since launching over two years ago. The quality of the typefaces available may vary greatly, but if you’re in search of new fonts, Google Fonts is still an excellent place to look.
Google has made the process of using its catalog of typefaces on the Web quite easy, but browsing and downloading the font files manually can be a cumbersome process — unless you’re willing to get your hands dirty. For the rest of us, Google has teamed up with the Monotype type foundry, so we can easily download the entire catalog for offline use.
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After downloading Monotype’s SkyFonts app, head here and click the “Browse Google Fonts” button. From there you’ll be able to select the fonts you want (as shown below) and use them almost immediately.
While not everyone will love using a third-party app to sync typefaces, SkyFonts is relatively easy to use and can update your fonts when they’re altered on Google’s servers (e.g.: when new characters are added). Best of all, after you’ve installed your fonts, you don’t have to keep SkyFonts running.
For more on how beautiful Google Fonts can be, head here.
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