The first social font manager.
Lettercase is a minimal font manager that helps you organize & find your fonts.
How that works is a little different than what you're used to. One of the core beliefs behind Lettercase is that inspiration can help you find fonts for your work more than black & white text can.
Our application runs in your menu bar, syncing your local font folder with your online account. And for each font, you can upload your own custom spec images – sort of a representation of how you see the font, if you had to show it to someone else.
When browsing through your fonts, you'll be able to see images that other people have uploaded, too. So that every time you look at your collection, you'll be seeing the same fonts you already have in entirely new ways.
Hopefully, that'll help inspire you at that critical moment when you need it, and keep that same old font collection you have looking fresh.
The menu application that syncs your folder is Mac-only at the moment, but the important part is online.
We're building out an API that'll let developers come up with their own solutions, too, so even though the application is Mac-only now, there'll be other systems supported later.
The response was overwhelming, and I'm working through sending out invitations. I'm starting with friends, family, and people that I know will give me lots of feedback to start. As I work more kinks out, I'll be sending out more and more invitations.
The beta has begun, in a very limited capacity. Only friends, family, and a small handful of others whom I can count on to give lots of feedback are testing it.
It's not a beta for fun, though – I want to squash bugs and make a solid product before inviting lots of strangers whose first impressions are important.
So as that happens, I'll be sending out invitations to people I don't know. Slow and steady.
Yes, absolutely. You can contact us on twitter, or sign up for the newsletter. I'll be getting beta tester information from both places.