The 10 Best Places to Find Free Fonts

Thousands of free fonts for the taking

Free fonts are a great way to add some pizzazz to your printed or online projects without an additional cost. There are plenty of great ones out there, and there's really no reason to pay for them when you can get such good ones for free. But, it's often difficult to figure out which free font sites are good and which ones are going to only fill your inbox with spam or give your computer a virus. We made the process a little bit easier for you by listing our picks for the top 10 places to find free fonts. These sites have thousands of offerings to choose from, are easy to navigate, let you preview before downloading, and make the entire 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, you need to go through the simple process of installing the fonts on your computer before you can use them.

All 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 or not.

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dafont.com

Screenshot of the dafont.com website
dafont.com
What We Like
  • Can see comments on each font.

  • Easy font preview.

  • Well organized.

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. After you spend a few minutes there, you see that's because 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 lots of specific categories, like Fall, Halloween, or Easter, which makes 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
  • Can preview multiple sites at once.

  • Huge selection.

  • No account registration required.

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

  • Lots of ads.

FontSpace boasts thousands of fonts uploaded by users all over the world. But, what really sets it apart from the 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 your chosen font.

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1001 Free Fonts

Screenshot of the 1001 Free Fonts website
1001 Free Fonts
What We Like
  • Enormous variety.

  • Custom previews.

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

  • Preview limited to 20 characters.

If you're looking for a lot of different fonts with a great-sized preview window then 1001 Free Fonts is a great place to go. Despite the name, there are a lot more than 1,001 fonts here—around 29,000 to be more precise. These free fonts are then broken down by category, making it easy to find just what you're looking for. Plus, the large font previews that can easily be customized to show custom text in a variety of different sizes will keep you coming back.

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FontStruct

Screenshot of the fontstruct website
fontstruct
What We Like
  • Easy way to create fonts.

  • Free to design custom fonts.

What We Don't Like
  • Geared more toward those who like to create their own fonts.

  • Account signup required for tool use.

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

FontStruct is also a great place to go because users who have created their own custom fonts often share them so everyone can download the finished product, making it a wonderful place to browse even if you don't want to create your own font.

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Font Squirrel

Screenshot of the Font Squirrel website
Font Squirrel
What We Like
  • All fonts are free for any use.

  • Easy previewing.

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

What We Don't Like
  • Selection not as extensive as some other options.

  • Usage terms and conditions vary from font to font, despite site's claim of "100% Free for Commercial Use."

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

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UrbanFonts

Screenshot of UrbanFonts
UrbanFonts
What We Like
  • Tagging makes for easy searches.

  • Customizable previews.

What We Don't Like
  • Licensing info is missing or unclear in some cases.

  • Character set often doesn't include European characters.

You'll love all the ways to find free fonts at UrbanFonts. You can filter them 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

Screenshot of abstract fonts
abstract fonts
What We Like
  • Clean interface.

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

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FontZone

Screenshot of FontZone's website
FontZone.net
What We Like
  • Huge assortment.

  • No account required.

What We Don't Like
  • 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 in numerous categories. You can find shadow, script, handwriting, architecture, pixel, cutesy, techno, and rounded fonts, among many other types.

You can also browse for these free fonts by popularity and they can be previewed before you download them, 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

Screenshot of the FFonts website
FFonts
What We Like
  • Large selection.

  • Clean interface, aside from ads.

What We Don't Like
  • Spam.

  • Some poor-quality fonts mixed in.

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

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of 10

Fawnt

A screenshot of the Fawnt homepage
Fawnt
What We Like
  • Previews of all characters.

  • Offers web version of fonts.

What We Don't Like
  • Quality varies greatly.

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

Fawnt has a lot of free fonts (9,000+) that vary in quality from great to bad. The homepage has a list of the top downloaded fonts, but you'll find yourself wading through some low-quality fonts to find a gem among them. Once you find a font you like, you can preview it with custom text and view all the characters available.