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System and subscription requirements

System requirements

Fonts are synced to the desktop via the free Creative Cloud application, which is available for:

  • OS X 10.7 and higher
  • Windows 7 and higher

It is not possible to sync fonts from Typekit on older versions of OS X or Windows, or on other operating systems, as the Creative Cloud desktop application is not available on those platforms.

Eligible Typekit subscriptions

Desktop font sync is available on all Creative Cloud and Typekit subscriptions.

A Typekit Portfolio plan, which includes the full library for web use and desktop sync, is included with:

  • a paid monthly or annual Creative Cloud complete subscription;
  • a Portfolio, Performance, or Business standalone Typekit plan;
  • any single-application Creative Cloud plan*.

Creative Cloud is also offered via several educational licensing programs, some of which include a Typekit Portfolio plan and some of which include the Typekit Trial plan. Please get in touch with your school's Adobe representative if you have any questions on the particular package that you purchased.

Free Creative Cloud subscriptions and the Photoshop Photography Program include a Typekit Trial plan. These subscriptions, as well as standalone Typekit Trial or Personal plans, each have access to selection of fonts for web use and desktop sync. You may upgrade to a Typekit Portfolio plan to use the full font library.

Typekit Enterprise may also sync fonts from the Trial library for desktop use, but do not have the option to upgrade to full library access. Please contact enterprise@typekit.com with any questions on your Typekit Enterprise subscription.

Purchasing a Typekit plan

If Typekit isn’t included in your Creative Cloud subscription, you can either:

  • upgrade to a Creative Cloud plan that does include Typekit, or
  • upgrade your Typekit subscription to one which includes desktop font sync. The Typekit upgrade will bill independently of your Creative Cloud subscription.

To upgrade your Typekit plan:

  1. Sign in to Typekit with your Adobe ID and password.
  2. Visit the plans page, and select the "upgrade" option for a Portfolio, Performance, or Business plan.
Upgrade your Typekit plan

* Note: Desktop font sync is included in single-application Creative Cloud plans as of April 8, 2014. If you purchased a single-application subscription prior to this date, simply sign in with your Adobe ID at typekit.com and your account will be upgraded automatically.

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