Monotype App FAQs

Experience our library in a whole new way with a handy desktop app for Monotype subscribers

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Frequently asked questions

How do I install and start using the app?

  • If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, visit the download page to do so.
  • Double click the compressed file to extract it. Then, double click the 'MonotypeApp' file to launch the installer.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • The app should automatically open. If not, you can always navigate to Applications / MonotypeApp to launch the app.
  • Enter your Fonts.com username and password to verify your subscription.
  • Begin exploring, installing and creating!

    Feel free to try the app out just to test it or within your daily design work. We’ll reach out periodically to let you know when critical bugs have been addressed and major features are available. (Hopefully more of the latter!) We’ll also be in touch to gather your feedback. If you have any questions in the meantime, email us at [email protected].

    Why is the app in private beta?

    Through customer feedback and research, we have noticed an appetite for our fonts to be available with closer proximity to the design workflow (e.g. when designing with desktop apps). The private beta is a chance for us to explore possible ways to achieve this, and a great way to spend more time with our customers.

    Who can download and use the app?

    So far we have been prioritizing Monotype Library Subscribers who are using Mac OS 10.9+. In the future we hope to broaden app availability to MyFonts users and Windows users.

    If you would like to stay informed about new versions of the app please register to download and you will be added to our private beta mailing list.

    Is a Windows version of the app planned?

    A Windows version of the app is under consideration.

    Can I send fonts to a friend from the app?

    Your subscription includes font sending, however the app does not support this feature yet. Please sign in to Fonts.com with your subscription credentials to use this feature. When desktop fonts are sent, recipients can use the fonts in the same ways that subscribers do, but for 7 days. Read the EULA for receiving sent fonts.

    Can I use and manage web fonts from the app?

    Your subscription includes web fonts rights along with a base plan of 250,000 page views per month, however the app does not support these features yet. Please sign in to Fonts.com with your subscription credentials to use these features.

    Which fonts are included?

    The app delivers desktop fonts included with the Monotype Library Subscription. As we release new fonts, your subscription will be updated. In total, there are more than 10,000 typefaces composing over 2,200 families.

    Web fonts are not supported through the app.

    Will the app install all subscription fonts I have previously installed through Fonts.com?

    No. For now, installing fonts from the app is independent from the sync action on Fonts.com.

    What happens if I try to install a font from the app that is already installed via Fonts.com?

    Apocalypse! Just kidding. The font will show as installed/synced within SkyFonts and the app.

    What happens to the fonts I installed when my subscription ends?

    If you choose not to renew your subscription, the fonts that you installed as part of your subscription will be removed from your computer.

    What can I use these fonts for? How does the licensing work?

    As a subscriber, you can use fonts installed through the app just like those installed through SkyFonts. Similar to a typical desktop license, fonts can be used for personal and business use. This covers use in print projects, for logos, designing images and more. If you need to use fonts on the web, return to Fonts.com to access a web font version of any typeface in the library. View the full EULA.

    Does the library of fonts change?

    Yes, today the app dashboard provides access to a portion of the library. As new discovery methods are added, you will gain access to the complete library. You will see new releases listed in the “Hot new fonts” area at the top of the app dashboard.

    How are fonts installed and managed on my computer?

    Subscription desktop fonts are installed in a secure location on your computer through the app. Due to licensing restrictions, we do not allow access to these folders. We also do not allow copying, renaming, or moving of trial or subscription font files. Subscription fonts can be easily removed when you are no longer using them through the app’s uninstall feature. If your subscription expires, the app removes the fonts from your machines.

    Can I install subscription fonts on multiple computers?

    Yes, your subscription allows you to install fonts on up to two devices. Simply install the app on two devices and sign in with the same Monotype Library Subscription credentials.

    How can I provide feedback on the app or contact you if I need help?

    We’ll be in touch to gather your thoughts and are considering ways to allow you to share feedback directly through the app. In the meantime, you can submit any feedback or questions to [email protected].

    Will I be notified when the app is updated?

    Yes. We’ll reach out periodically to let you know when critical bugs have been addressed and major features are available. (Hopefully more of the latter!).