Migrating to another Mac

Transfer your fonts & tags to a new Mac and continue with the same library.

Transfer fonts

Typeface does not copy or move your font files to a separate location when imported. Your font files remain stored in their original location on your Mac.

To transfer your fonts to a new Mac simply copy your font folders over. You can view the location of an imported folder by following these steps:

  1. Right click (or control-click) on the imported folder in the sidebar
  2. Choose Show in Finder

The location of the folder will be revealed in Finder, which you can transfer to a different Mac.

Migrate tags

To get the same tags in your new library you can export a tag backup.

  1. Choose Typeface > Settings from the main menu
  2. Click on the Library tab
  3. Choose Export Tags
  4. Save the backup file and transfer it to the new Mac

Learn more about backups

Move your license

You can move your license to the new Mac to register the app and unlock all purchased Pro features. You can get your license from an already registered app by choosing Typeface > License > Show in Finder. Transfer the license to your new Mac and double click to register the app there.

If you’ve purchased the app on the Mac App Store you don’t need to transfer anything. Just make sure you’re using the same Apple ID on your new Mac as you’ve used to purchase the app. Then open the Mac App Store and download Typeface. The app should unlock automatically after downloading.

Set up your new library

Once your fonts have been transferred, tags have been exported and license has been copied you can set up the app on your new Mac.

First download and install the latest version of the app. Then double click your license file to register the app. If you’ve purchased & downloaded the app on the Mac App Store you don’t need a license file.

Launch Typeface and import your font folders. You can drag and drop them to the app.

Finally restore your tags by double clicking on the tag export file. The tags will be applied to currently imported fonts.

Learn more