Here you can find information about our Android apps. Feedback is always welcome at augmentedmindsw AT gmail DOT com.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Typism released

An app for type and font enthusiasts, useful for designers, artists, developers, and anyone who loves type. You can:

  • display samples of all font files on the device ending in .ttf or .otf, with the exception of fonts located inside other application bundles.  This does include the system fonts.
  • download font files of interest into a local collection using the custom, integrated browser.  No  need to use a file manager. Zip archives are handled transparently. A bookmark list is implemented and pre-loaded with a few font sites we know of.
  • display the contents of the font file's "name" table (see here or here), which contains copyright, licensing, designer, manufacturer, and other vital information.
  • grow or shrink the sample text and apply bold, italic and underline styles to it.
  • choose text and background colors including alpha, either with sliders (seekbars) or through direct entry of hex color values
  • use the pinch-zoom gesture to change font size - font display is multi-touch aware.

A valuable tool? Just for fun? You decide. Feature suggestions are most welcome - just drop us a message at augmentedmindsw at gmail dot com.

The premium version allows display of more than 15 non-system fonts and has a real color picker.

Download it today from Google Play (Android Market).