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April 15, 2024

Monotype Desktop App

Version 7.1.0

This release brings you a completely notarized Monotype Desktop App v7.1.0. This version of the Monotype Desktop App includes the following enhancements:

  • Completely notarized application that is compatible with macOS and Windows privacy settings.

  • Revamped PKG installer and uninstaller for macOS.

  • Revamped MSIX installer and uninstaller for Windows OS.

  • Localized installation for French and German users.

  • MDM deployment ready robust installation and uninstallation (tested with MS Intune and JAMF Pro).

  • Improved login experience for users (through the enterprise default or any preferred browser).

  • User friendly setup flows that displays the application capabilities for easy configuration by the user.

  • Revamped inheritance of user permissions upon logout and login.

  • Rearchitected background services (for font sync) to achieve diligent font installation processes.

  • Revamped font installation flows for the user with complete visibility into font statuses.

  • Improved plugin installation (MDM tested independent plugin installation).

  • Offers automated proxy detection. Now, you don’t have to worry about complex manual network proxy configurations.

  • Automated SSL Certificate detection and authentication without additional whitelisting

  • Revamped update and uninstallation processes.

  • Support for macOS Sonoma (up to version 14.4).

  • Access to the Monotype Fonts chat support within the Monotype Desktop App.

Note: Refer to the Monotype Desktop App section for more information.


April 5, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Email localization

  • You will now be able to select and retain (for future login) your language preference on Monotype Fonts.

  • Switching to your preferred language will also affect the language settings of your emails. Once you select a language, you will start receiving emails in that language.

Refer to localized Monotype Fonts to learn more about selecting your preferred language.


March 21, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhanced user experience

The confirmation message shown after addition/removal of font(s) in/from your assets (My Library) is made more interactive.

  • It confirms the successful completion of the action (addition/removal).

  • You will now know the exact changes (addition or removal) made in your assets.

  • This message will also have a View link. You can use this link to navigate to the My Library page.

  • This change is consistent across Browse, Family, Font and My library pages.

You can view these changes while using the Add to functionality in the Browse, Family, Font or My library page.


March 7, 2024

Monotype Fonts

My library enhancements

Page loading time

Optimized and improved the loading time for My Library and Shared Library page. 

Search feature (My Library)

  • While typing a keyword into the search box on left pane of My Library, if the input is less than three characters then you either need to press enter or click the Search icon to see the results. However, if the input consists of three or more characters, a flyout page (displaying only the initial 10 search results) will open automatically. 

  • The flyout, will show the search result in two separate tabs, Personal and Shared with me based on the section in which they are available on the left navigation pane.  

  • Added a View all results link within the fly-out page for accessing all the search results. This link will direct users to the respective personal or shared assets results page for further exploration. 

  • New asset search results page for personal assets will show all the search results sorted alphabetically and paginated with Share access and Delete options, along with the complete path of the asset in breadcrumb format where each asset name on the breadcrumb will be clickable. 

  • Asset search results page for shared assets will show all the search results sorted alphabetically and paginated with name of the asset creator. 

  • Added breadcrumbs on nested asset pages within my library helping users to track the asset's path and provide details about its parent, grandparent, and subsequent levels. 

  • On the left navigation page, by default 10 alphabetically sorted root assets will be shown in each Personal and Shared with me section. You can click on Load more to load another 10 assets in the respective section. 

  • Similarly, 10 children (nested assets) will be shown in each folder on expanding the folder. Click on Load more to load another 10 assets in the respective folder. 

  • On folder's page, by default eight assets will display in each asset type section with Load more if more assets are available. On clicking Load more it will load another eight assets of that particular asset type. 

  Shared library

  • Paginated display of shared assets with 25 assets on each page to decrease the page loading time. 

  • Children assets are also paginated with 10 assets on each page such that only the first 10 child assets (sorted alphabetically) will load while expanding the folder. Click on Load more to view more assets. 

  • Added Created on column for admin to know the date when the asset was created. 

  • When typing a keyword into the search bar, if the input is less than three characters, users need to press enter or click the search icon to see the results. However, if the input consists of three characters or more, search results will update automatically. 


February 27, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhanced Search

Updated Source filter options 

Monotype Fonts option under Source filter will now include the Add-on Fonts source also. There will not be any separate Add-on Fonts source filter.


February 15, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Enhanced Search

Addition of six new Monotype Tags (along with their synonyms)

Monotype’s proprietary AI classification engine generates Monotype tags based on popular user requests.

This release adds the following six AI-powered tags to the existing list of 27 Monotype Tags:

  • Art Nouveau​

  • Western​

  • Horror (synonyms: eerie, dark, creepy, sinister, scary)​

  • Grunge (synonyms: distressed, worn out, aged, weathered, rough)​

  • Pixel​

  • Christmas (synonym: X-mas)

To use the Monotype Tags search filter either select the preferred Monotype Tag or enter the name of the tag (or any associated synonym) in the Search field.

Localization in French and German languages

Localization provides a more intuitive and relevant font search and selection experience.

This release includes localization of Monotype tags and other filters (like visual properties) based on the selected language. If you opt to switch from English to French or German language, you will get a universal search and discovery experience in your preferred language.​

Moreover, keyword and search terms recognition for inline searches will be indexed for the selected languages.​


January 29, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Quality of life improvements

Enhanced confirmation message to mark a font or font family as favorite

The new system is designed to provide a seamless and interactive experience while marking a font or family as favorite. You will now receive an enhanced confirmation message while adding a font or family to your list of favorites. This message will not only confirm the successful addition but also allows you to directly navigate to your favorites list.


January 12, 2024

Monotype Fonts

Quality of life improvements

Ensuring successful syncing of fonts and font families

It is important to download and install the Monotype Desktop application on your computer to sync the fonts and font families from the Monotype Fonts platform.

Otherwise, while trying to sync fonts or font families, the action may appear successful, but the font will not be available in the desired application. Key improvements include:

  • A new modal pop-up system is added with this release to guide you through the necessary steps based on your current Monotype Desktop application installation and login status. This process initiates when you click Sync. If the system does not detect Monotype Desktop application on your computer, the modal pop-up activates and guides you to take the necessary action. This ensures a successful sync.

  • There will be a persistent message on My Library page to remind and encourage you to download and log in to the Monotype Desktop application. This will help you to access your synced fonts library efficiently.


January 2, 2024

Monotype Desktop App.

Version 6.4.4

Plugin support for the following Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) 2024 applications:

  • One click activation on Adobe Illustrator® CC 2021 through CC 2024

  • One click activation on Adobe InCopy® CC 2021 through CC 2024

  • One click activation on Adobe InDesign® CC 2021 through CC 2024

  • Font format detection and No click activation on Adobe InDesign® CC 2021 through CC 2024

  • One click activation on Adobe Photoshop® CC 2021 through CC 2024

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