Font Loader is a tiny portable tool to load fonts temporarily in Windows without having to install them. It can load and unload true type fonts and open type fonts in Windows for use with any application. After you have done using the fonts, you can unload them easily using Font Loader tool. It works in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1. It supports loading of True Type (.TTF) and Open Type (.OTF) font files.
Why use Font Loader?
Whenever it comes to designing a new logo, headline or document, we google for good looking fonts. There are many font related websites too which offer you to download thousands of fonts. But to try out a font, you have to first install it on your Windows PC. If you install too many fonts, it would surely make your Windows PC slow to start, because it has to load all those fonts each time it starts. Font Loader gives you way to load the fonts temporarily in your system without having to install them. This way you can try out as many fonts as you want without bothering about uninstalling them.
You can also use the Font Loader program to load some fonts which you need only for a small photoshop work or creating a PDF. After you are done using the fonts, you can unload the fonts and keep your system resources free for other things.
Using Font Loader
Font Loader does not come with any setup program or installer. It is a portable application. All you have to is unzip it to a folder and start using it. The following steps describe how you can use Font Loader :
- Download Font Loader to your computer.
- Unzip it to any folder you want on your hard disk using an archiver like WinRAR, 7-Zip etc.
- Double-click on fontloader.exe to run it.
- Click on the Add Fonts button in the toolbar to select the font files you want to load. You can also drag-n-drop font files onto the Font Loader window. Selected font files would be visible in the listbox. If you try to select the same font file again, it will not be added to the list. Presently, it supports only True Type fonts (.TTF) and Open Type fonts (.OTF) files.
- Now you can click on the Load button to load the fonts that you have selected. You would see a message box showing you how many fonts were loaded successfully. It is not necessary that all the font files would be loaded. For example, some of the font files might be corrupt and Windows refuses to load them as fonts.
- At this point, when your fonts have been loaded, you can start using them in your programs like Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop etc. You can hide the Font Loader window to the system tray, by clicking on the minimize button in its title bar. This is useful if you do not want Font Loader to come in the middle of your work. You can double-click on the Font Loader icon in the system tray anytime to make the Font Loader window visible again.
- When you have finished your work, you can click on the Unload button to unload all the loaded fonts and free up the memory that they were using. Again, a message box would inform you about how many fonts have been unloaded. If you are in a hurry, you can just close the Font Loader window and it would automatically unload all the loaded fonts before closing down.