Insider Software Debuts New Multifunction Font Utility

“Smasher” Adds Essential Functionality to Popular Font Management and
Design Applications

Paris, France — 20 September 2005 — Insider Software, the makers of
FontAgent Pro, announced today the immediate availability of Smasher , a
new multipurpose font utility that enables creative professionals to
extract optimal performance from their design applications. Smasher
streamlines font suitcases and cleans font caches to eliminate a variety of
common font problems and improve the performance of Mac OS X systems.

Making Fonts and Suitcases More Efficient

Smasher enables users to view all fonts in a suitcase–including legacy Mac
OS 9 suitcases that may contain numerous fonts from a multitude of families
and foundries–and smash the suitcases into their smallest components. To
smash a suitcase, users simply select it and click the Smash button, or
drag suitcases or fonts to the Desktop or a folder. Smasher automatically
creates new, more efficient and manageable suitcases. Using Smasher, users

* Use smashed fonts with any font management utility or design application

* Stop wasting system resources by activating individual fonts rather than
entire suitcases

* Improve system stability and reliability by verifying basic font integrity

* Simplify font menus by creating smaller, more precise suitcases for

* Examine and simplify Multiple Master fonts to extract them intact from

* See individual fonts in the native typefaces

* Compare contents of multiple suitcases

* View file permissions and foundry information with a click

* Keep bitmap and printer fonts together to ensure proper printing and PDF

* Create Mac TrueType versions of Mac OS X dfonts for running Mac OS 9 and
Classic applications

Cache Smashing Keeps Applications Working Smoothly

Smasher also includes a module that cleans font caches to eliminate stale
and corrupt copies of fonts that undermine OS and application stability and
performance. Stale font caches cause problems such as incorrect text and
font menus, false font corruption warnings, sluggish and unstable
application performance, incorrect generation of PDF and Postscript files
and poor performance. Smasher cleans font caches maintained by Mac OS X,
Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office. With a click or
two, Smasher automatically cleans OS and application font caches and
restores them to health.

As a special bonus to the Macintosh community, Smasher’s cache smash
feature for Mac OS is free in the downloadable trial version of the product.

Pricing and Availability

Smasher is available immediately from Insider Software and resellers
worldwide. The suggested retail price is $49.95, and for a limited time,
owners of other Insider Software products can purchase Smasher at a special
introductory price of $24.95. Smasher requires a Macintosh computer running
Mac OS 10.3 or later, 7 megabytes of RAM and 5 megabytes of storage space.

Smasher will be on display at Apple Expo at the Apacabar booth located at
C20-D19 and show special prices on Insider products will be available in
the Softline booth located at C30.

About Insider Software
Insider Software is known for its products that streamline the creative
process, including FontAgent Pro, the award-winning font management
application for Mac OS X systems.