FontAgent Pro 3 Gives Users and Administrators Most Requested Features
Setup Wizard, Powerful Search, WYSIWYG Fonts and Startup
Sets Target User Requests as Array of Administrative Controls
Answer Enterprise Needs
MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO-January 12, 2005 – Insider Software announced
today the release of FontAgent Pro 3, the only Mac OS X native application
that provides integrated font management, diagnostics, optimization and
repair. FontAgent Pro 3, the successor to last year’s Macworld Showtime
Best of Show Award winner adds extensive font management and performance
features while providing a suite of essential management tools for
administrators and IT managers.
Major Update Adds Extensive User and Performance Features
The latest version of the industry’s premier font management software adds
to its portfolio of powerful features. Release highlights include:
* Powerful live searching and fast filtering of font metadata. The new
search feature examines fonts, weights, italics, families, libraries,
foundries and custom comments and instantly displays results as the user
enters criteria. Filtering can include activation date, shared date, and
* User-configurable startup sets that allow users to create and maintain an
unlimited number of startup sets.
* A new Setup Wizard that walks users through installation and setup for
the ultimate in customization.
* A new interface design that allows library and font set creation and
activation with drag-and-drop simplicity.
* Multiple WYSIWYG font views for fast font identification and selection.
* The ability to protect sets and libraries from accidental deletion with
new font and set locking.
* The ability to create standard environments with lockable startup sets
* Significant increases in auto-activation speed and database performance.
* Additional user interface improvements that simplify font management and
* Automatic persistence of window, tab and column positions from session to
* A new font diagnostic algorithm that improves performance and
font-checking, further enhancing the industry’s most reliable font analysis
engine and eliminating font problems.
* Automatic database optimization maintains efficiency and performance over
Administrative Control Over Font Usage Provides Organizational Uniformity
and Supports Enterprise Standards
FontAgent Pro 3 also addresses requests made by administrators and IT
managers who strive to maintain standard configurations across user
systems. The new version enables them to stop users from adding, removing
and renaming fonts, sets and libraries, as well as lock configuration
settings for startup sets and preferences.
“FontAgent Pro’s rich feature set, extensive administrative controls, and
speed of deployment have been made possible by our use of Cocoa, the most
advanced desktop application framework available,” said Robert Leeds,
Insider Software’s vice president of Sales and Marketing. “Creating Cocoa
applications with Xcode is faster and more affordable than any other
desktop solution available. It is powerful and elegant, and writing for it
is as natural and intuitive as application development can get.”
“We’re delighted with how the power, open development environment and core
graphics capabilities of Mac OS X have been harnessed to address the needs
of the creative community,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple vice president of
Worldwide Developer Relations. “FontAgent Pro 3 provides an excellent
example of an application with a great depth of features enabled by Mac OS
Early Positive Feedback from Users and IT Organizations
Beta tester Jonny Shaw of StormDesigns.com noted, “Other font managers I
have tried were bulky and cumbersome compared to Font Agent Pro. Its simple
interface enabled me to immediately improve my creativity and productivity
by allowing me to quickly review fonts, match font types, create and track
multiple projects and simply do work that has been nearly impossible with
other products. Not only has my output improved, but I actually find
FontAgent Pro actually makes font management a pleasure.”
FontAgent Pro 3 requires Mac OS X version 10.2 or later, 3 MB of disk space
and 7 MB of memory.
Pricing and Availability
FontAgent Pro 3 has a suggested retail price of $99.95 and can be
downloaded for $89.95 from www.insidersoftware.com . FontAgent Pro
Workgroup Edition with serverless font sharing is priced at $129.95. Both
versions are on sale at Macworld Expo. Users owning licenses of earlier
versions of FontAgent Pro can upgrade to Version 3 Standalone Edition for
$49.95 US. Upgrades to the workgroup edition are $64.95. CD versions of the
release are available for $10 more plus shipping.
FontAgent Pro 3 is also available at leading software resellers worldwide.
About Insider Software
Founded in 1994, Insider Software makes products which streamline the