A user of Extensis Fonts
February 4, 2019
Hi Luke Chu,
Thanks for your feedback. You are absolutely right that Extensis Fonts displays fonts that are also available in the default Google Docs font menu – albeit with a couple of extra steps. The Add-in is an optional menu that allows you to preview and try out different Google fonts directly in your doc without needing to return to the Google Font menu every time. Many users prefer it as it improves productivity and workflow - YMMV. In addition, Extensis Fonts is always up-to-date with all of the available Google Fonts. For example, Staatliches and ZCOOL XiaoWei are two fonts that users have noted are available through Extensis Fonts but not More Fonts… in the Google Font Menu.
Along with a number of other users, you said that you were expecting to be able to add custom fonts. Extensis Fonts is not an external font library nor an app that allows you to import non-Google/custom fonts – that’s a constraint of how fonts work in Google Docs. As we have seen this feedback in a number of other reviews, we would like to understand from you, or any user, where this perception is coming from. Is it the description? The name of the Add-in? Did you see this functionality documented somewhere?
Thanks again for taking to the time to review Extensis Fonts.