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What is Find My Font?

Find My Font is a software created by Softonium Development. As its name suggests it, its purpose is to help the user identify fonts.

Has this ever happened to you? You are given some printed text or logo and want to reproduce it. The font seems familiar but you can’t recall its name. You start going through the fonts on your computer but after several minutes you realize this is hopeless.

Introducing ‘Find my Font’. A software application that runs on your computer and finds the fonts of a given bitmap image. No more wasted time looking for the matching font. ‘Find my Font’ will identify fonts within a few seconds and give you a list of fonts that resemble your input. Not only will you find the font that matches the image but you will also find fonts that are similar or close to what you’re looking for.

From the Find My Font homepage

The Softonium crew asked us to try their software and let you guys know how it went.

Demonstration

To see a product at work is the best demonstration one can make of it.

Some thoughts about the software

Let’s face it, we’ve all been in the situation of having to identify a typeface, and struggling to do so.

After using Find My Font a little bit, I can tell you it’s indeed pretty fast at going through my font library, and it definitely can help.

I spotted one downside to the program so far: its identification method works on the fonts of your own typeface library. So if you don’t have the font, the best the software will be able to do is to suggest types that are close to the ones you own (installed or not). And there are still some weird suggestions that pop up sometimes.

The good surprise: pro version giveaway!

The Find My Font creators have decided to give away 3 licenses of the Pro version of their software, like that you’ll be able to make yourself an idea of how well it works! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post. We’ll pick the winners at random on February 8th, 2012, and contact them via email.

About the Author, Simon H.

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Discussion

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  • Anonymous

    I’m curious as to whether this is more accurate than What the Font.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitchell-Bray/1133146781 Mitchell Bray

      you would hope so without the forum what the font is pretty much useless.
       

  • Tom VanAntwerp

    Sounds like really useful software–I’d love to give it a try!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Burton/1654518757 Luke Burton

    That sounds great!!!

  • http://twitter.com/scotts1 Scott Strawbridge

    This would be very handy. Mac version please!

  • gfxchick

    Handy bit of software!

  • Jaime Radar

    sounds awesome!

  • Anonymous

    Way cool, I must have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Prix-Ruiz/100001601419170 Prix Ruiz

    I want it!

  • Lyn Brantley

    This sounds really amazing. I am always using What The Font and Identifont. And sometimes, I really just need to find a font that is similar and in my catalogue.

  • http://twitter.com/giopuno Gio Puno

    hopefully it has a huge number of typefaces to look at :)

    • http://simonh.me Simon H.

      It’s relying on the ones you have on your computer ;-) So it depends of you I guess.

  • Anonymous

    That is way cool. I think I will need to get this.

  • Anonymous

    Pretty interesting, but if I don’t have a font, it shows the one which fits the most? Oo

  • Philip Hepler

    Hope I win!

  • Anonymous

    Diggin it! Love a copy!

  • Dev Lim

    Look good, there no such prefect thing but i still want to give it a try.

  • http://profiles.google.com/atomicempowerment Marc Hughes

    Super fun! I’d love to give it a whirl!

  • Hernan Silva

    Great piece of software, hoping to win a license.

  • Mélissa Verheyden

    This looks very nice! I hope i’M the winner

  • Jesse Morrow

    Sweet! I’d love a copy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Traci-Quinn/769600400 Traci Quinn

    I am a winner!! My mom always told me so, and I believed everything she told me!

  • Dusty Rhodes

    This is fantastic! Glad to see development out there in this regard. Indeed, I have been in the bind of having to identify a font, and meticulously (and time-consuming) digging around. Thank you to all involved! -Dusty Rhodes

  • Anonymous

    I’m in!

  • http://www.infartcollective.com Infart

    great!!

  • http://twitter.com/Bucket826 Bucket826

    Rad software! Looking forward to trying it out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Andraken Joshua Bulman

    Sounds like a great addition to my system.

  • Anonymous

    Oh pretty pretty please can I have a copy! I work at a printing business as a graphic designer and have to deal with client all day long that bring in a hard copy of their logo I.e badly printed sample & expect me to create it in 5 mins! This software would speed my workflow!

  • http://www.facebook.com/afcanavera Andres Felipe Cañavera Herrera

    Great software! Want one license! :D

  • Scott Bateman

    “its identification method works on the fonts of your own typeface library.” = SOLD.

    I can still use What the Font, What Font Is and Identifont for typefaces i don’t own. Finding the matches that I DO own was always tougher when you’re sifting through a few thousand (with about 1k always active at any given point in time).

  • Steven Tetreault

    Looks like a Great program,would love to try.
    Steve Tetreault

  • Travis Englund

    This would be such a huge time saver for me. I am constantly having to recreate logos. 

  • http://www.adamcwhite.com/ Adam White

    Cool program. I currently use What the Font. And there are some problems with it that this program seems to address. WTF cannot handle cursive, joined fonts effectively. Also, it doesn’t take into account the fonts that i have. It would be interesting to see how this one works.

  • Leonardo Pedreros

    Must win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jagoad Jeffery Goad

    Ready to try it out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jagoad Jeffery Goad

    Ready to try it out!

  • Andre Pennycooke

    Looks very handy, would love a license!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Womack/537781565 Mike Womack

    THis software has come a long way

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a great software!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/roberalanis Beto Alanís

    Great, I’d love a license of this; good luck everyone :)

  • Hector López

    Hi, i think it would be awesome to have this program also as an mobile app.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. The time that could be saved is amazing
    Thanks

  • Anonymous

    This would come in very handy. I can spend hours going through the thousands of fonts in my library looking for a match. This software would be an excellent time saver.

  • Torben Winter

    What the F–, uh, Font! Looks nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1596721894 Rogerio R. Pérez

    A “must have” app for sure on my Mac.

  • http://www.unikink.com Unik Ink Specialty Printing

    Awesome, very useful software.

  • http://twitter.com/green_funk Jacob Jamin

    If this works, it would save so much time! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Long-Kim/100001066073371 Long Kim

    Cool Hope I win!

  • http://twitter.com/mvgmvr maarten van reeth

    One minus point: it can recognize Comic Sans as well. It should open bancomicsans(dot)com immediately. Will this application really work better than What The Font (myfonts)?

  • Wilson Ww

    would be very handy. i have this problem all the time!!!!

  • Kelly Lee Brosky

    Wow!  Sounds like some amazing software!  I hope that there’s a Mac version!

  • Jeremy Michael Collinson

    Excited about a new font finder software that actually works!

  • Jeremy Michael Collinson

    Excited about a new font finder software that actually works!

  • Tiago Cardoso

    I would love to try this software!

  • Tiago Cardoso

    I would love to try this software!

  • James Lau

    Incredible!! As a student, this would be very helpful.

  • http://www.baxleydesigns.com dkvision

    WOW! THat would really free up some grey matter! LOL!

  • MElissa McCarthy

    Awesome! Sounds like a huge time saver!

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.elmore1 Steven Elmore

    gimme me. i’ve been looking for software to do this exact thing! awesome.

  • Anonymous

    hells ya.

  • Anonymous

    yes

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like some interesting software.  I’d like to give it a try!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a great new app.  

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a very handy tool. Is it made for PC and Mac?

  • jonathan alstead

    Now if it could find my coat as well…

  • Anonymous

    Genius! What a great tool :)

  • http://twitter.com/fibers Fibers.com

    Wow, sounds like awesome software. Fingers crossed :D

  • http://twitter.com/danieldehart Daniel DeHart

    I would love to try this!

  • michael shick

    I’d love to get my hands on this software. Haven’t had anything capable of finding fonts in my library since one of my old school sign programs!

  • http://www.Smashious.com/ Smashious.com

    Great Software indeed. Need to try this out.

  • Keiko Daniel

    Totally worth a try, as it would be a great time saver!

  • Anonymous

    This is pretty awesome. Thanks for the share buddy.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/T5MMUIW7E4TJOJSRYUET6RYUV4 SmithS

    Try, I would like

  • http://www.alicegraphix.com/ Jen K

    This would be amazing to win! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Long-Kim/100001066073371 Long Kim

    very useful software.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Long-Kim/100001066073371 Long Kim

     Great program

  • Anonymous

    less research, thats pretty cool!

  • OverIthisWire

    Awesome! I was just in this situation the other day and was going through all of my fonts to see if I had the one I needed for a clients logo that was made many moon ago.

  • Pen Pen

    Wow, this software looks to be amazing, I agree it would be nice to have the functionality to find fonts not in your library, but this will make life easier as is!

  • Pen Pen

    Wow, this software looks to be amazing, I agree it would be nice to have the functionality to find fonts not in your library, but this will make life easier as is!

  • http://twitter.com/_azizadaksla_ Aziza Daksla

    WOW!!! Really cool software….the world needs this! Especially designers!!! ^_^ This is Great!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Robertson/1040492391 Charles Robertson

    Awesome! I’d love a copy.

  • Anonymous

    Very cool. seems very useful :D

  • http://twitter.com/sonaliagrawal Sonali Agrawal

    Wow…this piece of software would be highly beneficial especially when I am asked to find the font the client uses when they don’t have hi-res files!

  • Anonymous

    Love it! Love fonts! Great piece of software.

  • Anonymous

    Would love a copy to play with! Thanks for the post.

  • Anonymous

    I would like this software to find its way to my computer!

  • Anonymous

    It looks promising. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2ZMLTULO3W5R23N4PLJ4HTMFAU Swoop

    Would this work with watermark fonts as well?

  • P-a Maes

    Would love to dd it in my tool box! Nice soft!

  • http://twitter.com/tshirt_factory tshirt_factory

    Always the best articles! Thank you, really useful