Fontspring Tools Helps ID Those Obscure Fonts 

You see it, you love … and you have no idea what the name of that font is. 

If you do any amount of designing at all, you’ve likely run across this problem. Well, problem solved, according to the folks at Fontspring, one of our frequent sources for our Free Font Fridays. 

“This tool is one more example of Fontspring leading the industry in font curation and discovery,” Fontspring’s site explains. “The Matcherator excels with powerful technology and features under the hood, and allowing you to match OpenType features.”

It also has a tag refinement feature, “to really let you drill down the results for those hard to match fonts.”

The process looks pretty simple; grab a screenshot and make a jpeg of any font you see, and upload it to the Matcherator. The program draws boxes around the letters; when that’s done, click “search.” Your results should tell you what font it is, and where you can download it for yourself. 

We tried it and found it was a little glitchy until we got the hang of it. They do have a video tutorial which should help you understand how it works. While it’s not perfect, the tool does have some good possibilities and could be an interesting way to expand your font design toolkit.