Glyphs Mini for Mac
Glyphs Mini is a font editor for the Mac OS X platform that comes with basic drawing tools and a straightforward user interface. It is the less enhanced and affordable counterpart of Glyphs, a full-featured solution for professional font editing.
Everyone can use Glyphs Mini to create webfonts, as it is designed for casual font drawing, but with several advanced vector tools as well, such as Nudge, Reconnect Nodes, Open Corners and Fit Curve. Another interesting feature is the ability to edit glyphs in a word context.
The application features a well-crafted user interface with a main area for editing fonts, a pane to browse fonts, a Palettes panel and an upper bar to access various common functions, such as pointer, hand selector, zoom in / out and more.
By accessing the Font pane, you can browse through a comprehensive collection of fonts grouped by categories (letter, number, punctuation, separator, symbol, mark and others), browse Latin, Cyrillic and Greek symbols as well as a "Not Export" filter. A bar below the font previewer allows you to quickly search for glyphs and zoom in / out to get a better look at them.
Thus, Glyphs Mini provides ample support for script and language. Moreover, you can use anchors, live components and metric synchronization. If you want to import your own font, you can do so, as long as the font file is OTF or TTF. Exporting a font is also supported in the OTF and PHF format.
It is also important to note that the application comes with detailed documentation, including a user guide and step-by-step video tutorials; therefore, if you are new to the program or a novice font editor, you can refer to the app’s handy tutorials.
To sum up, Glyphs Mini is not as powerful as its full-featured counterpart, Glyphs, but still offers a versatile workspace to edit fonts. It includes a comprehensive font database, advanced vector drawing tools and a highly intuitive user interface.