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The easiest way to identify fonts on web pages.

Image from store WhatFont
Description from store Say goodbye to the complexity of developer tools for identifying fonts. With WhatFont, discovering the fonts used on websites becomes as effortless as hovering over text. Want more details? A simple click on any element reveals the styles applied, making it easier than ever to uncover the secrets behind beautiful typography. Recommended by Wired WebMonkey, Lifehacker, and SwissMiss. ——————————————————————————— History: • 3.2.0 - Improved toolbar icon compatibility • 3.1.1 - Removed unnecessary developer logging • 3.1.0 - Added multiple color format support • 3.0.1 - Restored escape key to exit • 3.0.0 - Completely Rewritten: The entire extension has been rebuilt for better performance and usability. - Updated Permission Model: We've revised permissions to better respect user privacy while maintaining functionalities. - Refreshed Appearance: The look has been updated for a more modern feel. - Isolation from Host Website Styling: Ensures WhatFont's appearance is unaffected by the website it's used on. - Adaptive Toolbar Icon: The toolbar icon now changes based on the system's appearance settings. - Support for New CSS Color Values: Enhanced support for the latest CSS color values. • 2.1.0 - A new design thanks to Siddharth Mate • 2.0.3 - Retina toolbar icon • 2.0.2 - Fix option page for button styles • 2.0.1 - Use native screen capturer • 2.0 - Improved sharing • 1.7 - Added font services detection for FontDeck (Thanks to Mark Perkins) - Improved font detecting algorithm - Improved overall performance • 1.6.1 - Added color detection for text • 1.6 - Added a tweet button for instant sharing through Twitter - Improved style reseting ­• 1.5 - Overall restyling ­• 1.4.4 - Supported light icon for dark themes ­• 1.4.3 - Fixed a bug related to Typekit service detection ­• 1.4.2 - Reduced loading time - Supported HTTPS protocol ­• 1.4.1 - Fixed stylesheet bug • 1.4 - Restructured source code - Supported font services detection for Typekit and Google Font API - Fixed toolbar button bug. Second click is now "Exit WhatFont"

Latest reviews

  • (2023-11-14) Edgars Pujāts: Shows incorrect font sizes
  • (2023-11-02) Michał Piotrowski: It does not work at all... Waste of time.
  • (2023-10-30) Reece Harding: Works perfectly!
  • (2023-08-19) Kahraman Bayraktar: It usually fails recognizing Barlow Medium on my website, guessing it is Arial.
  • (2023-08-18) Kristóf Fenyvesi: Useful but causes scrolling issues
  • (2023-08-06) Ian TheHunter: works nice
  • (2023-07-29) Johny Cash: EVERY THING IS ARIAL AND TIMES NEW ROMAN! >:(
  • (2023-07-26) Arnav Jagannath Aghav: Quite useful and accurate tool. If there was an option for pdf support it'd be great. Handy nonetheless.
  • (2023-07-19) Bianca D' Amelio: No funciona, no se para que crean cosas que no funcionan.
  • (2023-07-18) Michael Chen: Doesn't work at all, used to work just fine few months ago. Restarted browser/computer as well.
  • (2023-07-12) Antonia Godinho: I installed it but it did not work.
  • (2023-07-03) Vicky Roca: No me funciona, me da la Tipografia que no es o solo me dice "app-system". alquien que me ayude por favor
  • (2023-06-30) David Akinmoyede: Did it stop working? It doesn't work for me anymore. Hmmm.
  • (2023-06-20) Júlia Correia: Extensão incrivel e indispensavél para qualquer designer! Dica de uso: Depois de baixar a extensão, atualize o site que deseja extrair a fonte e clique no ícone de extensão do programa. Depois só passar o mouse pela fonte desejada. Amei!
  • (2023-06-08) Conrad Braam (zaphodikus): Works for me, a great help as a software tester
  • (2023-05-17) Lars Artmann: Very Very Helpful for Frontend-Development!
  • (2023-05-11) Nolan Sekol: Don't know how to use it at all
  • (2023-05-07) Martin T: Extension works fine BUT no information how WhatFont collects your data. Sus
  • (2023-04-13) Des Flanagan: Amazing! Refresh the page after install on Chrome, and it works great!! thank you
  • (2023-04-10) Vytautas Morkvėnas: Adjust the extension thumbnail logo to fit Dark Theme and it's 6/5.
  • (2023-03-06) Besart Ç.: I love this extension!! You guys are amazing, thank you so much.
  • (2023-02-16) Bruno Vinícius: Perfeito!!!!
  • (2023-02-10) Иван Онже: Абсолютное говённое расширение, потому что читает стили с рендеренных на серверах стилях. Я и так могу просто в элементах браузера посмотреть какие у них стили там дефолтные. Нужно определение фонта с клиентской стороны, а не серверной, так что в помойку. В теории можно посмотреть фонт если зайти на какой то "пустой ресурс", вообще без стилей и без всего чисто index.html c пустым инпутом куда вставить текст и возможно эта штука что-то определит, но я не уверен даже и в этом.
  • (2023-02-05) Binson Feng: This is GREAT! Thanks ;)
  • (2023-01-22) Tidy Roach: Thanks, man!
  • (2022-12-28) RRV RRV: Odlično radi, u tren oka mi je dao rezultat koji m ije trebao!
  • (2022-12-15) Mido liu: 不准,不同的字体说是一个字体。
  • (2022-12-07) Сергей Румянцев: Отличное расширение, спасибо! Есть пожелание исправить иконку расширения для темной темы Хрома, полностью сливается с фоном панели расширений.
  • (2022-12-02) David: It doesn't works. I can't pin the icon on my chrome extensions bar.
  • (2022-11-21) Thomas Black: The extension will be useful for those who work a lot with text documents, it will save time when working with fonts and defining them. No undue complexity. I hovered over the text and all the information was received.
  • (2022-11-10) Eric Niwinski: Works on EDGE perfectly! After install, just refresh the page and hover any text to see fonta name or click to reveal more details. Simple as that!
  • (2022-10-06) prasanth ponmala: it's not working properly
  • (2022-09-14) Mert Dirice: For people in the back saying clicking the icon doesn't do anything: you just need to refresh the page and it'll start working.
  • (2022-09-14) Noor Farah Ain Azmi: Step to use: 1. Go to any webpage and then click on WhatFont extension 2. Then, click on "this can read and change site data" 3. Then, click on second bullet 4. Then open again WhatFont extension and click the same "this can read and change site data" for second time 5. Click the first top bullet "when you click this extension". Then a popup message will appear and click "Reload" 6. After the website reload. Click on the WhatFont again. And there's a small labelled "Exit WhatFont". Then you can enjoy hover the text and the type of font will appear. Wish you luck and enjoy use this extension. Very handful!!
  • (2022-09-07) Ananda Rajeshwaran.J: awesome
  • (2022-08-27) Charlie Stephen: Terrible. I couldn't get it to work at all
  • (2022-08-20) Zvonimir Bosec: Sometimes it works , sometimes it doesnt. Even in the same browsing session the results are mixed. Sometimes when I click on the bookmarked icon it acts like I right-clicked it, it shows the options and I cant hover over text.
  • (2022-08-01) Darryl Edwards: App is OK but find it unusual that I can't examine font via the right click menu on the page. It's not good UX to access from a menu within a menu. Even if I pin to taskbar, it's not as accessible as it would be via right click on the page. Uninstalled and installed "Find Font" instead
  • (2022-07-31) Jennifer Reed: I design Word documents and often visit my clients' websites to get a feel for their design preferences. Previously, I had to go through rigamarole: clicking F12 and digging through the source code. It was difficult because I had no idea what I was doing. Using the WhatFont extension is so easy! Click it and hover over the text on the page. That's it. It also displays the font weight, size, and even the color (so helpful). I highly recommend this extension to anyone wanting to know what fonts are used on websites.
  • (2022-07-28) prinny cupcakes: hmm extension seems to be good & working.. not too sure about all the virus problems.. anyone can confirm again? i've had the app for many years
  • (2022-07-07) Mounir El-Abbas: Comes freshly packed with a virus Do not download. It comes with a browser-redirect feature that is not welcome.
  • (2022-06-25) Jules the Boombox Zombie (Inactive on YT): It helps me locate where my favorite fonts are and the ones exclusively used in the Starfall.com website (e.g. Starfall Block).
  • (2022-03-18) Michele Rumi: Amazing, especially love that it also gives the color and so much other info
  • (2022-03-06) Máté Kuna: Wasnt disappointed there is an addon even like this for chrome! After clicking the addon icon it instantly shows font name, and more details as well!
  • (2022-03-01) Rahul Hasan: i think its a great and lightweight plugin...
  • (2022-02-23) Fynn: Doesn't seem to do anything . . . except read my information on all websites.
  • (2022-02-23) Samuli Asmala: BEWARE OF MALWARE! When I modified my Google search results this extension always forwarded me to searchwithpure.com. After removing this extension the problem disappeared.
  • (2022-02-13) SoloSlater: Works very good. Fonts are cool
  • (2022-02-09) Anthony Tumiwa: it's not really accurate, i got some wrong identification
  • (2022-02-03) Marta Rabadan: A aquellos que no os funciona, seguramente tenéis que reiniciar el navegador. Una vez reiniciado clickais en el botón de la extensión y funciona guay.

Latest issues

  • (2024-02-26, v:3.0.0) Kevin B: Escape button & Color code format
    Since last update the escape button doesn't close WhatFont. I was used to this, but this isn''t working anymore, so please bring it back. Also since last update I see the colors in rgb code format instead of HEX. Suggestion: put this color code format in an extension setting so we can choose if we want to see HEX or RGB color format when using WhatFont.
  • (2023-08-06, v:2.1.0) Iurii Kurdiumov: Cool extension
    It would be great if it also showed in which tag the text is located. Often you need to know what is the heading H1 or H2
  • (2023-03-29, v:2.1.0) GURJAR FLEX KOTPUTLI: 1212\kkbkki
    GUrjar Flex
  • (2023-03-16, v:2.1.0) Notes Pdf: logo design change
    the logo of the what font extension is pretty dark and i easily gets vanished in the dark mode of chrome inside the chrome extension quick click menu at the top right section of the browser i had a small suggestion that if the developpers could add a slight white outline to the logo then at least it would look a bit highlighted and not get vanished in the browser nav bar color. i like the logo but if it just had a 1px wide white outline then it would have been nicer to distinguish... otherwise just making the background completely light gray or some other material themed color other than black or blackish grey would be nicer . thank you i am waiting for the response to my suggestion it would really make a big change...best of luck to the team
  • (2023-01-19, v:2.1.0) Jerry Hutchinson: WF not working
    Hi, WF is not working. It shows up on the top bar, - click - the dropdown menu shows up, not WF. MBP m1, monterrey. latest chrome Thank you!
  • (2022-07-28, v:2.1.0) Nastya Marsel: перевод
    а есть возможность перевести на русский язык полностью?
  • (2022-03-01, v:2.1.0) Stephanie Janeczek McNamara: Does not work
    I highlight a text and nothing happens. It is in my chrome apps but it does not do anything
  • (2022-02-28, v:2.1.0) tony d: was working now shite
    just as title now says the app is now a waste of f*king space why is nothing being done ..
  • (2022-02-22, v:2.1.0) Abby Connolly: Malware Google Search
    Weird problem - google search was redirecting to Bing - removed this extension, problem solved.
  • (2022-01-14, v:2.1.0) Herman Wallis: What Font not working
    Hi. I pinned "whatfont" in my extensions but when i click on it nothing happens? Please let me know if i am missing something obvious?
  • (2022-01-05, v:2.1.0) diego sosa reyes: no encuentro este tipo de letra
    no encuentro el tipo de letra
  • (2022-01-05, v:2.1.0) diego sosa reyes: encontrar un tipo de fuente
    no encuentro esta letra
  • (2021-12-17, v:2.1.0) Luis SP: Corrupt extension. Malware?
    This extension is causing alterations in my google chrome search results. For less than 24 hours the results of my searches have been replaced by ads. I also can't see the information Chrome usually displays on the right like city maps, conversion calculators, etc.
  • (2021-12-07, v:2.1.0) Lloyd Hofmeyr: Extension has stopped working
    I've been using this for years and alas has just stopped working in the last few weeks, please can you check what's going on?
  • (2021-12-02, v:2.1.0) 4IA05_ Febriyan Syaputra: Doesn't work
    it's doesn't work!!
  • (2021-07-08, v:2.1.0) Ben Caldwell: Installed but not working.
    Added to chrome but when I hover it doesn't work. I refreshed my pages. Then restarted chrome. Still doesn't work. I'm going to try another service.
  • (2021-07-07, v:2.1.0) Karen Yin: Bug
    I have been using WhatFont for years and it's not working the past few weeks, hence I uninstalled it. It stopped working like it used to be. If I click at the icon on the top, it will only show the dropdown to go to a webpage/Options/Remove. The behavior changed completely and I couldn't "turn on". On top of that, my default search bar all of a sudden changed from google to yahoo and other malware search site. This behavior stopped once I uninstalled this plugin. Took me awhile to figure out because I have been using it the longest time and it's the last plugin I disabled. Your code may have security issue.
  • (2021-05-23, v:2.1.0) Brandon Gosnell: hijacking my searches
    This thing is starting to hijack my searches and forcing me over to Yahoo. Even going directly to google.com and using that search bar redirects to Yahoo. I disable your extension and the behavior stops. Are you doing this is your code corrupted with malicious code??
  • (2021-05-08, v:2.1.0) alison lapoint: Theoreum3
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  • (2021-04-28, v:2.1.0) Gypsy Sage: NOT WORKING!
    NOT WORKING!!!! it just takes me to a website that says to use click the button.
  • (2021-04-22, v:2.1.0) Piyush Chandel: not working
    added to chrome successfully but not working...
  • (2021-03-24, v:2.1.0) Peter Bailey: Extension disappears
    I loaded it for Chrome. It showed up for a second up there, but, then, disappeared. Where is it and how can I use it?
  • (2021-03-12, v:2.1.0) rithin joseph: Chrome extension added but not working
    I have added the chrome extension but it's not working. Need to sort this out ASAP
  • (2021-03-02, v:2.1.0) Linda MdB: Does not work in Brave
    I added the extension via Brave but it does not work in Brave.
  • (2021-02-23, v:2.1.0) Jahid Hossain: whatfont this extention
    whatfont this extention not working on my browser. how to help plz
  • (2021-02-16, v:2.1.0) Michael Glab: not working
    this one works https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/find-that-font/alannkadjimikdglagjkfdnmcdjkahhc
  • (2021-02-11, v:2.1.0) Sumanta Kumar Malik: Unable to add the extension
    Add Button is disabled
  • (2021-01-12, v:2.1.0) אינה ברודר: WhatFont
    This extention not working on my browser.
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  • (2020-12-20, v:2.1.0) Albin Olsson: How do I even use it?
    I installed it, and it does nothing. When I click the icon, I just get a small menu. The only setting is what color the extension icon should be.
  • (2020-12-11, v:2.1.0) Wilmark Johnatty: Not working
    Removing... Appears briefly in the bar, and then doesnt show up. Dont know how to access it
  • (2020-10-12, v:2.1.0) Josh Jurkovich: I think you got hacked
    Hi there - I just had to disable your plugin because it was causing my searchbar to go through what I think was a proxy server through a service called "newtablovel" to search on yahoo instead of google as my default search engine. I think you may have gotten some adware or something! Please let me know when fixed.
  • (2020-09-29, v:2.1.0) 남리정: It doesn't work.
    It only works on this website http://www.chengyinliu.com/whatfont.html and no where else.
  • (2020-09-21, v:2.1.0) Atul Sharma: What Font is not working
    I installed on my chrome browser and its no longer work.
  • (2020-09-18, v:2.1.0) Robin Panicker: Read and access all the data
    Does this tool have access to all the data on the webpage (including user input data like passwords etc?)
  • (2020-09-17, v:2.1.0) Erin Fike: Does not seem to work in current version of Chrome?
    I am currently working on a Macbook Pro in Chrome 85.0.4183.102 This extension has been a vital part of my workflow for several years, however in recent months (after updating Chrome) it no longer appears to function. The extension shows in my browser bar, but when I try to activate the extension and click to use it, it doesn't show anything. Any idea what's going on? I would really hate to lose this tool!
  • (2020-09-02, v:2.1.0) Syamsul Fast Print: not working
    really? this extention not working on my browser. how to use it perfectly?
  • (2020-08-25, v:2.1.0) Ligia Tenani: Not working
    it is not working
  • (2020-08-18, v:2.1.0) real motivation: Not working
    I clicked but it doesn't work. please help me.
  • (2020-08-16, v:2.1.0) Meetoo Patkar: Font color not readable.
    The font color is blue against a black background. How can I make the font color white?
  • (2020-08-11, v:2.1.0) Ian Schafer: No longer working
    Appears to no longer work
  • (2020-07-29, v:2.1.0) Javier Hasbun: Name
    Please add What "the" Font to the name ;)
  • (2020-07-09, v:2.1.0) Memo Gea: What Font now working
    It shows on the bar but it does not work when i click on a font where I want to see if what font a site is using.
  • (2020-07-02, v:2.1.0) Kasten Walther: Does not work
    Shows to be installed, but cannot find the app, nor does it id on scrolling
  • (2020-05-29, v:2.1.0) Aamir Ali Bangash: Not working on local pages
    It works perfectly on online pages but doesn't work on pages stored on your computer. How to enable it to work on local pages also.
  • (2020-05-26, v:2.1.0) Joseida Popsin: Utilização
    Instalei o WhatFont na barra de favoritos, porém quando arrasto para identificar uma fonte em alguma palavra ele aparece um símbolo de "proibido" (bolinha com bloqueio), o que devo fazer?
  • (2020-05-19, v:2.1.0) Virginia Mastrapa: Extension is no longer working
    I have been using this extension for years and can't live without it! A week ago it stopped working. Now when I click on it and it opens up your webpage. Are their any plans to fix this?
  • (2020-05-13, v:2.1.0) Milton simião correa: letra do navegador apagada
    letra apagada não da pra ler
  • (2020-02-14, v:2.1.0) Denis Firkov: I can't use app
    When I click "WhatFont" button in toolbar, menu "whatfont" opens and... that's all. Functions doesn't work, I just see menu and can't know how to define any fonts. But it worked before (i clicked icon in toolbar and then checked needed font)
  • (2019-12-28, v:2.1.0) Karen Meneghin: WhatFont doesn't launch
    WhatFont doesn't launch or identify the selected text. A number of people have reported this but I don't see a response/fix. Thanks


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3.9974 (1,960 votes)
Last update / version
2024-03-04 / 3.2.0
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