For a free application, Linotype FontExplorer X seems to have everything that high-end font management programs like Extensis Suitcase have. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now, but only on OS X, because it wasn’t available for Windows. They’ve said they were coming out with a Windows version since the day the OS X version came out. I waited and waited, so long that I finally stopped looking for it.
Out of sheer curiosity, I checked again today. Lo and behold, the Windows version is finally available. It’s in beta, and I haven’t tested it thoroughly yet. But hey, it’s free and awesome, so the mere fact that it’s available is pretty exciting.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re an amateur or a professional. If you have enough fonts to merit a management application, FontExplorer X is both simple and versatile, and by far the best free font management application ever.