Insider Releases Smasher 1.8 with Snow Leopard Compatibility
Utility Assures Proper Font Operation in Mac OS X and Creative Applications
December 21, 2009 [Los Gatos, Calif] – Insider Software, the makers of
FontAgent® Pro, today announced the immediate availability of Smasher
version 1.8, which enhances the preventive maintenance utility’s support
for Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system release. Smasher
works automatically to eliminate corruption to font caches and temporary
files, the #1 cause of font-related problems and workflow interruptions.

Necessary Protection for All Mac Graphic Designers

Smasher fixes common font problems such as garbled text, erroneous font
substitutions, fonts not appearing in application menus, printing problems
and font-related crashes. While some font utilities manually clear specific
kinds of font caches, Smasher remains the only solution that maintains the
health of many kinds of caches as it runs automatically with
set-it-and-forget-it simplicity.
Jay Nelson, publisher of Design Tools Monthly, has called Smasher’s
capabilities “fantastic” and said, “I now recommend it as necessary
protection for all graphic designers on Mac OS X.”

Comprehensive OS and Application Maintenance

Smasher 1.8 clears font caches as well as temporary files and preferences for:
* Adobe Creative Suite 2, 3 and 4
* QuarkXPress 6, 6.5, 7 and 8
* Microsoft Office X, 2005 and 2008
* CUPS print spool files
* Mac OS X 10.3.9 through 10.6 (Tiger, Panther, Leopard and Snow Leopard)

View, Test and Transform Fonts and Suitcases

Smasher also enables you to open and manipulate fonts and suitcases so you can:
* Examine fonts to see their outlines and properties including, name,
family, folder location, version number, copyright and file permissions
* Open suitcases-from all versions of Mac OS as well as Multiple Master
suitcases-to examine the fonts they contain
* Break multi-font suitcases into individual font files that are usable in
Mac OS X
* Convert Mac OS X dfonts into TrueType files usable in earlier versions of
Mac OS

Pricing, Availability and Requirements

Smasher 1.8 retails for USD $49.95 for new purchasers, is USD $24.95 for
registered users of FontAgent Pro, and is free to existing, licensed
Smasher users. The release is available for immediate download from
. Smasher comes with a thirty-day
money-back satisfaction guarantee. Smasher 1.8 requires a Macintosh
computer running Mac OS 10.3.9 or later, 7 megabytes of RAM and 5 megabytes
of storage space.

About Insider Software

Insider Software creates software that streamlines the creative process,
including FontAgent Pro and FontAgent Pro Server, both top-rated font
management applications for Mac OS X systems.