Vector drawing done right
Go from sketch to outline in no time. Quickly jot down your idea and easily turn it into pristine vectors, and do all the things Illustrator never let you do: nudge, edit multiple handles at the same time, lock angles, batch-control curvatures, harmonize curve segments. Take full control of your curves.
Work little, make much: interpolate your drawings
Draw and manage multiple master drawings, and then easily produce as many steps in between as you like.
Going from thin to heavy is not always linear: insert intermediate masters for that extra precision in interpolation. Or sometimes, shapes need to change as they become bolder. Switch between parallel interpolations with alternate masters.
Stop wasting your time on copying and pasting, reuse your shapes smartly
Reuse glyphs as components inside other glyphs: edit the original, and all hotlinked components follow foot immediately. Use this to make your a the same in äâãāăȧà, or to keep any number of shapes in sync across many glyphs.
Slap corner components onto corner nodes, a great way to control, fine-tune and sync corner roundings, spikes and serifs. Create transformable shapes with smart components: imagine a component that you need often but that needs to adapt a little in every other situation.
Colors and Contours
Who said fonts were only black and white?
Apply colors, shadows, glows and gradients with the all-new color layers. Ideal for information graphics and color fonts. Or tap into the possibilities of color font formats: SVG, CPAL/COLR, sbix and classic layer fonts.
Add strokes to your paths and they non-destructively expand to filled outlines. Dynamically subtract paths from other shapes by turning them into masks. Create pixel-perfect contours by applying size-specific stroke widths: make that line two pixels wide, no matter for which scale you export that icon.
Glyphs is so easy to use that I spend less time at my desk, more in my bed.Lin Hsia Justfont
Your new superpower: make your fonts variable
Juggle thousands of glyphs and stay in charge
Batch-edit many glyphs at once: change glyph info and side bearings, apply filters and transform any number of letters, figures and symbols.
Create and manage variants of complete projects in a separate file without duplicating your data: subsetted webfonts, complete set of fonts with a different font family name? You name it.
Get any major font or image format out the door
The support you get from the Glyphs team is worth waaay more than the license price. Every now and then I catch myself wishing they release a new version soon so I can throw more money at them.Henrique Beier Harbor Type
It’s your workspace. Customize Glyphs your way with free extensions
Choose from many free plug-ins and scripts in Plugin Manager and install them with a single click. Install any independent and commercial third-party plug-ins with a double click.
Make your fonts smart with OpenType features
Stop wasting your time hunting for errors in your feature code. Let Glyphs do that for you as you type, with its built-in live in-line syntax verification. Or let Glyphs do the job for you and automate feature code: no more typos, and it stays up to date all by itself.
Add your own Python code for pretty much anything
Do I dig Glyphs’ corner components? Yes I do.Michael Hochleitner Typejockeys