Yes, Illustrator is better for this job. But Word, Pages, and even TextEdit will let you design an all-text logo just fine.
See a great font in a logo, on a sign, on the Web, in a book? Finding its name is easier than you might think.
Take a stroll down typeface memory lane.
Apple's own Fonts window has a lot of semi-hidden features, but PopChar 7 offers even more font finesse.
Version 6 of this mature font management tool looks great on Retina displays too.
It won't replace Apple's Font Book, but Fonts does offer a nice way to look at the fonts on your Mac.
Adobe has released Source Han Sans, a new family of free, open source fonts that harmonizes East Asian and Latin font designs.