Insider Software (www.insidersoftware.com) has put the finishing touches on a an upgrade to FontAgent Pro. Version 5 "is an essential upgrade for users of Mac OS X 10.6 and later or Adobe Creative Suite 6," the company says.
FontAgent Pro 5 is available in a Standard Edition, Workgroup Edition and a variety of Server Editions ranging from a TeamServer Edition for 5 users and extending all the way up to Enterprise Server options providing replication with fail-over, live backup and one-click directory services integration.
The new version delivers new features for testing, diagnosing, viewing, selecting and managing font collections and streamlining creative workflow, including:
° Adobe CS6 auto-activation plug-ins for InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and InCopy;
° Automatic font, print and application cache maintenance with Smasher integration;
° A simplified user interface;
° A Glyph Palette with drag-and-drop character viewing and insertion;
° Updated FontSavant and MagicMatch for automatic, precise font selection and relevancy rankings of alternate fonts;
° A streamlined Font Player with AutoPlay, Speed Control and one-click font sample book creation;
° Enhanced support for Apple's Retina displays;
° 650 professionally selected fonts from the Google web fonts collection;
° Enhanced font integrity checking;
° An AutoGather feature that automatically locates and collects all fonts on your Mac;
° Font activation and usage reporting that provide assurance that font usage is license-compliant/
FontAgent Pro 5 for Mac is free to users who have current support and maintenance agreements or who purchased FontAgent Pro 4 after May 1, 2012. Other FontAgent Pro 4 Standard Edition users can upgrade in the Insider online store for US$49.95. For a limited time, licensees of FontAgent Pro 3 can license the new version for $49.95. Quantity discounts and cross-grades from competitive products are available.