The desktop sync feature is currently available to a limited number of users. Read this blog post to learn how to sign up for early access.
In addition to delivering fonts to your websites, Typekit also syncs fonts to your desktop for use a wide range of applications, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, and iWork. You can use synced fonts for print design, website mockups, word processing, and more.
Start by browsing the library of fonts. To show only those font families available for desktop use, click select "Desktop use" under “Available for” in the filtering panel.
Adding additional filters narrows the search results: filter by classification (e.g., serif or sans serif), properties (e.g., x-height, width, or weight), or language. You can combine any number of filters, such as sans serif fonts with low contrast that support both English and Spanish.
When you find a font you like, click “Use Fonts” on the font card, or on the font detail page.
Select the weights and styles you would like to use, then click the "sync selected fonts" button to sync them to your computer. (You also have the option to add the font to a kit, so you can use it on a website as well.)
If you have already been using Typekit for your web fonts, you may need to update your account before you can select a font to sync. You may have to
- link your Typekit plan to an Adobe ID
- add any information that is missing from your Adobe ID (e.g. verifying your email address)
- upgrade you plan to the Portfolio level or higher (sync fonts are not available on Trial or Personal plans)
If this is the first time you've synced any files to Creative Cloud from this computer, you'll also be prompted to install the Creative Cloud application.
If you already have the software installed, you will see a notification that the font has started syncing shortly after checking the box.
Occasionally a font may fail to download or there may be a conflict with a font already installed on your computer. In either case, an error message will be displayed with information on how to resolve the problem.
The Fonts tab will be updated when the font has finished syncing, then you can start using it! The Typekit fonts will be added to the fonts menu in each application, alongside all of your installed fonts. They will be immediately available in most programs, but a few need to be restarted to add the synced fonts to the menu (e.g. Microsoft Office programs).
Synced fonts are available for offline use as long as the Creative Cloud application is running in the background. Quitting the app will make the synced fonts temporarily unavailable.