The 10 Best Places to Find Free Fonts

Thousands of free fonts for the taking

Free fonts add pizzazz to printed and online projects without an additional cost. However, it can be difficult to figure out which free font sites are good and which will fill your inbox with spam or give your computer a virus. Here are our picks for the top 10 places to find safe, free fonts. These sites have thousands of fonts, are easy to navigate, let you preview before downloading a font, and make the process easy and quick.

Many fonts are downloaded as ZIP files. You need to unzip the files before you can use the free fonts. After the files are unzipped, install the fonts on your computer.

The free fonts at these websites are free for personal use. Each has a note beside it stating if it's free to use commercially.

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dafont.com

The dafont.com website
What We Like
  • Can see comments on each font.

  • Easy font preview.

  • It's a well-organized site.

What We Don't Like
  • Some paid fonts are pricy.

  • A few fonts are of low quality.

Dafont.com is one of the best places to find free fonts online. The process of finding and getting the fonts couldn't be simpler from beginning to end. You can find a ton of unique fonts in many categories, like Fall, Halloween, or Easter, making it easy to find a good quality font for a general or specific purpose. Previewing and downloading the free font of your choice is also quick and easy.

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FontSpace

FontSpace hand-drawn fonts
What We Like
  • Preview multiple sites at once.

  • Has a huge selection.

  • Account registration isn't required.

What We Don't Like
  • Some fonts aren't licensed for commercial use.

  • Lots of ads.

FontSpace has thousands of fonts uploaded by users from all over the world. What really sets it apart from other free font websites is its list of the top thousand most popular fonts, the ability to preview multiple fonts at once, and the quick process of downloading a chosen font.

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1001 Free Fonts

The 1001 Free Fonts website
What We Like
  • The enormous variety.

  • Custom previews.

What We Don't Like
  • The character map doesn't always indicate the breadth of characters accurately.

  • The preview is limited to 20 characters.

If you're looking for several fonts with a great-sized preview window, 1001 Free Fonts is a great place to go. Despite the name, there are more than 1,001 fonts here. There are around 29,000 fonts.

These free fonts are then broken down by category, making it easy to find what you're looking for. Plus, the large font previews can easily be customized to show custom text in a variety of sizes.

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FontStruct

The fontstruct website
What We Like
  • An easy way to create fonts.

  • It's free to design custom fonts.

What We Don't Like
  • It's geared more toward those who create fonts.

  • Account signup is required to use the tool.

FontStruct is a one-of-a-kind free font website that offers an online editor you can use to create your own font. This is a great option if you're looking for something so unique that it hasn't been created.

FontStruct is also a great place to go because users who create their own custom fonts may share those fonts, so everyone can download the finished product. It's a wonderful place to browse even if you don't want to create your own font.

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Font Squirrel

The Font Squirrel website
What We Like
  • All fonts are free for any use.

  • It's easy to preview fonts.

  • The Webfont Generator tool allows you to upload fonts and convert those fonts for web use.

What We Don't Like
  • The selection isn't as extensive as other options.

  • Usage terms and conditions vary from font to font, despite the site's claim of being 100% free for commercial use.

All the free fonts at Font Squirrel are free for personal use as well as commercial use. If you want a free font to use commercially, any font you find here is a safe bet. The selection is limited compared to other free websites, but the ones on offer are of great quality. If you plan to use the font on a website, you can preview it to see how it looks on the internet.

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UrbanFonts

The UrbanFonts website
What We Like
  • Tagging makes for easy searches.

  • Previews are customizable.

What We Don't Like
  • Licensing information might be missing or unclear.

  • The character set may not include European characters.

You'll love the ways to find free fonts at UrbanFonts. You can filter fonts by the top 100 or editor's favorites, or you can use the tags at the bottom of the home page. The font preview has all the standards plus the added feature of allowing you to view the font and background in whatever colors you choose.

Downloads here are straightforward, and it's quick and easy to get the font you want on your computer.

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Abstract Fonts

Abstract fonts
What We Like
  • The clean interface.

  • It's regularly updated.

What We Don't Like
  • Not all fonts are labeled for commercial use.

Abstract Fonts has over 13,000 fonts uploaded by designers from all over the world. You can browse the free ones by category, designer, recent, and popularity. If you become a registered member, which isn't required but is free, you get the added benefit of being able to download up to 100 fonts in one compressed file.

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FontZone

The FontZone website
What We Like
  • A huge assortment.

  • No account is required.

What We Don't Like
  • The limited preview doesn't allow you to see how a block of text appears.

FontZone is another source of free font downloads with over 50,000 fonts in numerous categories. You can find shadow, script, handwriting, architecture, pixel, cutesy, techno, and rounded fonts, among other types.

You can also browse for these free fonts by popularity. Fonts can be previewed before downloading, so you can see what custom text will look like under a particular font type.

Registration is optional and not required to download free fonts.

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FFonts

The FFonts website
What We Like
  • The large selection of fonts.

  • It's clean interface, aside from ads.

What We Don't Like
  • The spam.

  • Some poor-quality fonts are mixed in.

FFonts has a large amount of unique free fonts, but you need to wade through some spam to get these fonts. This is an average free font site but makes the list because of the large selection and the variety available.

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Fawnt

The Fawnt homepage
What We Like
  • Previews of all characters.

  • Offers a web version of fonts.

What We Don't Like
  • Quality varies greatly.

  • Finding the right font is more difficult than on other sites.

Fawnt has over 9,000 free fonts that vary in quality from great to bad. The homepage has a list of the top downloaded fonts, but you may wade through some low-quality fonts to find a gem. Once you find a font you like, you can preview it with custom text and view all the characters available.