About Fonto

Fonto is an online XML editor, designed for people with no knowledge of XML or any other technology that comes with structured content authoring.

With Fonto, the creation of structured content authoring is simple. The system lets subject matter experts create, edit and review mission-critical documents.


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7 Reviews of Fonto

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5 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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August 2021

Ralph from Grey Orb Digital

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Fonto Makes Working with XML Convenient than Most XML Editors I've Tried

Pros

First off, because Fonto is cloud-based, it's always accessible so far there is an internet connection which means you can access and work on your files even if you are not with your PC. The interface of Fonto looks extremely neat and that boosts focus when I make use of it for editing. Fonto actually simplifies working with XML files even if you are a complete newbie to markup languages. You can actually annotate sections of your XML document by just clicking on add comment and this makes collaboration more efficient between authors. Also, managing metadata in Fonto is quite easy and as straightforward as can be and you can also move content over from other editors while the formatting stays intact. There's almost nothing that you can do in most editors that you can't do in Fonto.

Cons

There's nothing that I have a problem with regarding Fonto.

Response from Fonto Group

Replied September 2021

Thank you for your review, Ralph. We are glad that you are enthusiastic about using Fonto and the collaboration functionality. The fact that you can work with XML files, even if you are a complete newbie to markup languages, is one of our main focus points. Structured content authoring should be made easy for subject-matter experts, that's our daily mission!

December 2020

Joe from Oberon Technologies

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Fonto Implementation Partner

Our customers see the value Fonto brings to their organizations through reduced work by writing teams to manually recreate content from subject matter experts that were previously provided to them in non-XML formats such as Word and PDF. Now, the SMEs and writers are all working in the same format (XML), although the SMEs never actually see the XML. As an implementation partner of Fonto, Oberon Technologies recognizes the value of a solid software product and strong product support team.

Pros

The Fonto Editor and Review products are very flexible in terms of ability to architect and support our various customer needs and integrations with various content management systems, primarily through configuration. The UI is clean, intuitive and requires little to no training for end users to begin creating XML-based content without knowing they are working with structured content. As an implementer of Fonto products, especially integrating with PTC Windchill, the support team is phenomenal and goes beyond any other support team I've worked with to resolve questions and provide examples when possible.

Cons

Most of the initial "cons" we felt were more related to our development team learning how to best implement the software and not necessarily try to emulate the features of more traditional XML authoring tools.

Response from Fonto Group

Replied December 2020

Thanks for your feedback Joe. Glad you are so excited about Fonto and it's flexibility. Regarding the onboarding process and documentation, we are working on improvements. Guides that will take developers through the onboarding process and also a better search and more code examples.

December 2020

Yordan from VMware

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

An outstanding browser-based XML editor for collaborative authoring

Pros

The attention to detail from the user experience perspective is outstanding. Fonto Editor has a streamlined UI that users love. Fonto Editor enables the creation of some of the most complex documentation at VMware by enabling subject matter experts to participate in the content creation process.

Cons

Fonto Editor is a platform that requires a degree of investment in terms of developer skills, but that pays off in the final product.

Reasons for Switching to Fonto

Better performance and feature set in Fonto.

Response from Fonto Group

Replied December 2020

Thank you for your feedback on Fonto Yordan. We are working on an improvement of the onboarding process and investing in new documentation. I hope this will make it easier for new developers to start working with Fonto and understanding it's concepts.

November 2020

Sesi Bhushan from Amazon Web Services

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

Fonto Made Quantum leap in Structured Authoring

Pros

Fonto Editor is highly sophisticated serverless web-based XML authoring solution. I have experience with desktop-based XML authoring solutions for nearly 2 decades. I enjoyed working on Fonto configuration, and authoring features. I particularly like Fonto's ability to integrate with any CMS via APIs.

Cons

Fonto should offer a self-service based schema configuration experience. For instance, it should automatically configure authoring experience based on a set of questions to admins. Esencially, implement the CVK flowchart workflow using an user interface, let user specify what they want for each element, and Fonto should auto-generate the experience configuration, operations, context menu, and structure menu based on the element hierarchy defined in the schema. https://documentation.fontoxml.com/editor/latest/cvk-flowchart-26570162.html

Reasons for Choosing Fonto

1. Serverless 2. Moderan Authoring User Experience 3. Flexible Configuration

Response from Fonto Group

Replied December 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback on Fonto Sesi, much appreciated. And thank you for your suggestion regarding the self-service based schema configuration. It's something we will take into consideration for the new releases.

September 2020

Thomas from SiteFusion GbmH

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2020

Perfect fit for Publishers

Our customers like the ease of use of Fonto and the visually impressive user interface.

Pros

The User Experience, the support of many XML Standards and of course the team behind the software.

Cons

In case of individual XML schemata it takes some time to do the customizing.

Reasons for Switching to Fonto

SDL Xopus reaches End of Life

Response from Fonto Group

Replied September 2020

Thanks for providing us with this feedback Thomas!

September 2020

James from Generis

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

The most user-friendly XML / component based authoring software we found

Pros

Extremely easy to use, intuitive (e.g. single return in a bullet list gives you a new bullet, second return goes back to normal para, just like MS Word)

Cons

Honestly it is hard to find something negative to say - perhaps only the fact that some menu items are on different tabs (although that works like MS Office as well) but it's really a very minor point.

Response from Fonto Group

Replied September 2020

Thanks for providing us with this feedback James. Happy to share that the menu items and tabs in the masthead are fully configurable. See also the documentation https://documentation.fontoxml.com/api/latest/mastheadtoolbarbuttons-33436661.html and https://fds.playground.fontoxml.com/component/masthead.

September 2020

Thibaud from Nuxeo

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Easy to integrate

Very good. Team was very responsive when I had questions.

Pros

I had to integrate FontoXML as an XM Editor inside the UI of Nuxeo. The documentation to do so and the CMS APIs are very clear, it was easy to write the integration, the endpoint on Nuxeo's side, etc.

Cons

As I am not the typical end-user, I can't really shat I liked the least :-), I can just say that there is nothing I did not like in the way CMS APIs were explained.

Response from Fonto Group

Replied September 2020

Thank you for your feedback Thibaud. Glad to hear that the documentation and the support team did help you out!