FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FONTAGENT 8.7 IMPROVES POWER, HELP AND PERFORMANCE
New Version Offers Better Advice, Faster Scanning and Support for Large
November 13, 2001 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software announced today the
immediate availability of Insider FontAgent 8.7. The new release of its
award-winning font repair and management utility adds new facilities for
finding quick answers to font problems, Mac OS X performance enhancements,
and fixes for handling very large font libraries.
IMPROVED HELP OFFERS ANSWERS AND ADVICE
The new FontAgent improves its support and feedback facilities to help
users solve font management issues. The new features include improved error
messages that pinpoint problems and offer solutions, as well as hot links
to Insider’s web site for instant answers and support.
“Version 8.7 follows our new policy of offering useful advice when we can,”
remarked Rio Sabadicci, president of Insider Software. “This version begins
closely tying FontAgent to Insider’s website, so users can automatically
access the wealth of helpful tips already stored there.”
IMPROVED PERFORMANCE UNDER MAC OS X
The new FontAgent also scans font files 30% faster on systems with OS X
installed. It does this by intelligently avoiding OS X’s myriad hidden
files and directories when searching for font files.
HANDLING EXTREMELY LARGE FONT LIBRARIES
In addition to its performance and support enhancements, FontAgent 8.7 also
fixes bugs that occasionally occurred when processing large font sets. In
previous versions, such problems could surface when managing font libraries
exceeding 300 megabytes.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Insider FontAgent 8.7 is available for immediate download from Insider’s
web site at www.insidersoftware.com and is free for users who have licensed
earlier versions of FontAgent. For new users, FontAgent costs $69.95 US and
handles all the fonts on one Macintosh. Users can also download FontAgent
software and test their fonts for free, then repair and re-organize them by
purchasing a FontAgent license.
ABOUT INSIDER FONTAGENT
Insider FontAgent is the ultimate tool for maintaining, repairing and
organizing Macintosh fonts. It enables users to check for corrupt fonts,
unnecessary point sizes, partial font families, font version issues, and
Type 1/TrueType collisions. Users can clean their existing font libraries,
add new fonts, and reorganize their font collections, all with the click of
a button. FontAgent 8.1 repairs every fixable problem and presents problems
in clear terms so users can quickly determine how to make their font
FontAgent is a MacUser Editor’s Choice, and has been awarded 5 disks from
MacReview, 4-1/2 mice from MacWorld, 4 stars from ZDNet and Publish, 4
apples from MacHome and 4 stars from Publish Magazine.
ABOUT INSIDER SOFTWARE
Insider Software, founded in 1993 and based in Carlsbad, California,
creates web and system management software that makes computers run better.
In addition to Insider FontAgent, Insider also produces Insider
SpaceAgent,=81 which optimizes web pages so they download and render up to
50% faster; and Insider UpdateAgent,=81 which updates all the software on a
Macintosh in two clicks.