Since I’m usually designing on 3 computers (laptop/work/home), I need to have all my fonts synced up to make sure I don’t have any issues when working on a project from multiple locations. This is where dropbox saves the day. I like to keep my fonts pretty organized, so I have them listed out in the following categories in my dropbox folder :
Whenever I get a new typeface, I make sure it’s in the right category and it will automatically sync across all my other computers. Now say I reformat my home PC and I need to get all these organized like I had them before. The first thing I have to do is install Suitcase (which will look empty at this point because I’ve got nothing installed).
Now I simply just drag the categorized folders into my font library in suitcase, and it will automatically organize everything just like I have in my dropbox folder.
Another great part about this system is how easy it is to manage fonts that you’ve recently added to your library. Say I add 3 fonts into my dropbox folder at work for a project I’m doing, then can’t remember what the names of them are a week later when I’m trying to wrap up the project at home. All I have to do is drag over all the font categories from dropbox into suitcase and it will just add the files it sees as new. Then I can just open Photoshop or Illustrator and bam, the fonts get activated automatically.