Use FontShaker to Explore Fonts

It’s difficult to describe the FontShaker feature at www.typedna.com/shaker.html — you just have to see it in action. First, it discovers all the fonts currently active on your computer, and displays their names and text samples in a 3D grid. 

As you hover over a sample card, it grows. If you click one, it gets huge. You can then ask it to display “similar” fonts that are active on your computer, as well as commercial fonts that you don’t have. If you find one you like, you can of course buy it. 

The “Live Display” link captures a news story from a random website and displays it in your selected font. The whole thing tips and pivots as you move your mouse, just to keep your interest. And there’s also a social aspect I’ll leave you to discover.