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Chrome Extensions Ideal For You If Good Fonts Make Your Heart Flutter
By Mikelle Leow, 11 Aug 2017
Video screenshot via ANAGRAM
For font lovers, the thought of squinting their eyes all day at bad typefaces might be enough to ruin their moods.
Thankfully for people who would pick Helvetica over a filet mignon any day, Creative Market has rounded up a list of browser extensions that will make life more aesthetically-comfortable for you.
Check out four Chrome extensions below and head over to Creative Market for more browser plug-ins, which also include several options for Safari and Firefox.
Image via WhatFont
No list about font-related browser extensions would be complete without a mention of ‘WhatFont’. This essential app helps you discover the names of typefaces used on a page and even informs you about their weights, sizing, colors, and more.
Video via ANAGRAM
Similar to ‘WhatFont’, this browser extension tells you the names of the typefaces used on a page, and how they’re being used. Here’s where it gets cooler: you can even remove distracting imagery from the page to reveal just its fonts.
Image via Font Changer
Come across a site that looks like it belonged in the 2000s? You can now browse through pages without forcing yourself to stare at its Comic Sans typeface. As its name suggests, ‘Font Changer’ lets you swap the typeface of any website, making surfing the web a less painful experience.
Font Rendering Enhancer
Image via Font Rendering Enhancer
Twitter recently went under fire for quietly switching its highly legible Helvetica Neue typeface for an “eye-straining Twitter font.” If you’re frustrated by the new change, ‘Font Rendering Enhancer’ might ease things up for you—it darkens and clarifies text for better readability.
Check out Creative Market for more cool browser extensions tailor-made for font lovers.
[via Creative Market, video via ANAGRAM, images via various sources]
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