I created Font Picker to solve a problem I had and released it in September 2008 hoping that other people would find it helpful. Since then 15,000 people have downloaded it and its page has had 57,000 unique views. That makes it by far my most successful personal project so far.
Font Picker is a simple AIR app that helps you choose a suitable typeface for a project. It's down to word of mouth and the wonders of the Internet that so many people have found it. I got my first peak in traffic when it was mentioned in a Boag World podcast. I'm really greatful for that as it the break that lead to everything else.
It's now been featured in several articles, including ones on:
It's been really exciting to watch my web traffic and see all the spikes. I've really appreciated everyone's feedback. It's helped improved the program and given me ideas of how to improve it further. I'm really pleased that people are finding Font Picker useful and hopefully even more will too. I'll let everyone know if it reaches 30,000 downloads. I'd be over the moon if that happened.