When comparing NexusFont vs FontBase, the Slant community recommends FontBase for most people. In the question“What are the best font management software tools?” FontBase is ranked 2nd while NexusFont is ranked 3rd.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Installation from custom folder without copying to system folder
It's good to separate system fonts and user fonts, but Windows doesn't support it by default. NexusFont helps to manage big collections.
Pro Good for sorting poorly named font files into folders
Pro Super fast
It can browse thousands of fonts instantly. Fontbase and Suitcase are nowhere near it.
Pro Easy to install and uninstall fonts as needed
Pro It saves you from having to install fonts
Pro Free to use
FontBase is free.
Pro Works fast with a lot of fonts
Pro Wonderful minimalist interface with good choice of controls
Pro Get Google Fonts on your system in a few seconds
Pro Syncs font database from Dropbox easily
Fontbase allows you to easily set up watch folders allowing you to sync your font libraries directly from any cloud-based storage provider.
Pro Regular free updates
Pro Affordable upgrade option
Con Apparently stopped in development
Con Organizing fonts is awkward
Con Scanning fonts on start up
Con Windows only
NexusFont is not available for macOS or Linux.
Con Good features, could get better with automation
The program is good for moving font files, but it would save me time if this could be automated, for instance, it would be nice to be able to automatically sort font files into folders based on family.
Con It doesn't grab fonts when using the package features in Adobe software
You will have to manually grab the font folders from your library. As the fonts aren't actually installed locally, Adobe software can't see the font nor export it with your project.
Con Must open it everytime to activate fonts
FontBase's main pro is its main drawback - not needing to install fonts is great, but opening files using fonts not installed may not show them properly unless FontBase is also opened.
Con Virtually non-existent support
Generally get one response and then dead silence.
Con Does not display all fonts, and there is NO support at all
No help/support, no spec, no tech page or forum.
Con It doesn't make adding, activating or sorting through fonts any easier
When dragging font and font folders into the library you will still need to search for them and manually activate. The ability to search and sorting fonts is very limited.
Con Crashes with many fonts
Con Makes Adobe programs run slow and crash
Con Ask to buy
Search filter is need to buy.