The Tile View in FontAgent® is a versatile and powerful font viewing, selection and activation tool. Its compact previews are great for viewing a set of fonts all at once – particularly when the set includes all the fonts in a specific family or project.

The Tile View appears in the top pane of FontAgent’s main window. You can choose to display the Compare View, Player View or Glyphs View in the bottom pane at the same time as the Tile View.

Previewing a Font Family

The example below shows how to use the List and Compare Views together to dive more deeply into a family of fonts. You can then decide which weights and styles to use in your current project.

Step 1
Click icon to display Tile View in top pane of main window.

Step 2
Select a font family set to display in the Tile View – in this example, the OpenSans family.

Step 3
Select the Compare View in the bottom pane.

Step 4
Multi-select a few of the fonts in the family to view them in a custom text string in the bottom pane. In macOS, hold down Command and click fonts to select them. In Windows, hold down Ctrl and click fonts to select them. As you do, note how the Compare View displays the selected font styles a text string in the bottom pane.

The Tile View gives you quick previews of font family and project sets

Step 5
To see the fonts in your selected family in a variety of previews, select the Player View as shown below and press the Play button.

Step 6
To see a grid of characters for a font, select the Glyphs View and then select a font in the Tile View in the top pane to see its character glyphs.

In a few seconds, using the controls in the Compare View, you can change the text string, size and foreground and background colors. You can also adjust the sizes of the top and bottom panes in FontAgent’s main window until the display gives you all the information you need about your selected font set.

Customizing Your FontAgent Experience

Try experimenting with all the flexibility and views that FontAgent provides. You will quickly discover the combinations and workflows that you like best, and you’ll make your FontAgent experience even more productive.