SkyFonts is a handy, lightweight utility that runs in the background of your Mac or PC and allows you to temporarily install desktop fonts and sync them on up to five of your workstations. When a font is installed through SkyFonts, it becomes available to all of your applications just like a typical desktop font that has been installed. When the time period is up, SkyFonts removes the font from your system.
SkyFonts can be used in three different ways on Fonts.com: for 5 minute trials, for installing mockup fonts or for installing desktop fonts.
5 Minute Trials
Try fully-functioning desktop fonts for five minutes – a great way to find new typefaces and see how they'll look in use. Trial desktop fonts and desktop versions of fonts from our Web fonts subscriptions.
Over 30,000 desktop fonts
Nearly all Web fonts
Mockup fonts are desktop versions of the Web fonts in your projects. Mockup fonts are provided exclusively for creating comps and mockups and are available for 1 day (24 hours) when installed through SkyFonts.
Nearly all Web fonts
Desktop fonts can be used for general design purposes, similar to usage allowed through a traditional desktop font license agreement. Desktop fonts are available for 30 days when installed through SkyFonts.
Over 7,000 fonts from Monotype, Linotype, ITC, Bitstream and Ascender with more to come
Using SkyFonts to Try Desktop Fonts
When browsing desktop fonts, look for the "download a free trial" link found on family, product, search results and other pages throughout Fonts.com. This link will download and activate the font on up to 5 workstations running SkyFonts. To do this, you'll need a Fonts.com account and to install the SkyFonts client – both of which are free.
Using SkyFonts with Fonts Included With Your Web Fonts Subscription
Fonts.com Web Fonts subscriptions include access to free 5 minute trials and an allowance of mockup and desktop fonts. Use them by clicking the ‘Add to SkyFonts’ option. This includes the Web Fonts tabs of family, product, search results and other pages across the Fonts.com.