Insider Software’s FontAgent 7 is a major upgrade to its professional font manager for Mac OS X. It sports a modern, highly informative user interface (UI) with new and updated versions of its popular slide show, compare, glyph, waterfall, character set, paragraph, metadata and custom text viewers.
FontAgent 7 is available in a standalone edition and in a cloud-based sync subscription that shares fonts across users, machines and projects while ensuring that users always have access to their fonts and the latest available software. The software’s new simple interface features WYSIWYG font previews, powerful set management and simple controls that let users activate, deactivate, find fonts, change colors, customize text and resize UI panes in seconds.
FontAgent 7 lets users preview fonts in their choice of text and colors using redesigned Player, Compare and Glyph views. The viewers present font slide shows, waterfalls, paragraphs, comparisons, and glyph sets that let users drag character glyphs directly into their documents.
FontAgent’s all-new Table View makes it simple to explore and compare font metadata. Users can click a column to sort fonts by their traits, ratings, foundries, file formats and version numbers. Users drop fonts into FontAgent to verify their integrity and add them to their centralized library along with 1350 free Google fonts. As it imports fonts, FontAgent keeps a full history of new additions and can archive font libraries to the Cloud for safekeeping.
The new FontAgent 7 discovers and displays essential information about a user’s fonts. With FontAgent 7, users can view extensive information about its file format, family, style, metrics, filenames, locations, activation, ratings, copyright, trademark and other information to ensure legal compliance. It even displays custom comments.
Users can enter a search term and instantly find fonts whose names, properties, metadata or comments match it, and then save the criteria as Smart Sets that auto-update as they add new fonts to their collection. You can click slide switches to activate and deactivate fonts and sets manually. Auto-activate fonts as you open documents in Adobe Creative Cloud and Suite apps – including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and InCopy – as well as QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office and a world of other popular Mac apps.
Users can create hard copy and PDF font samples for sharing with clients and co-workers. With a few clicks, produce waterfalls, paragraphs, logotype, character sets – whatever you want. Export fonts into organized folder hierarchies for archiving or sending to service bureaus.
You can manage system fonts and subscription fonts from services like Monotype SkyFonts automatically. Preview and add them to sets – just like all your other fonts. With FontAgent’s open architecture, all your fonts are at your fingertips.
FontAgent 7 is also available in a new Sync Edition that is the simplest, most cost-effective way to standardize, share and sync fonts across teams. Users select a font or set, click a button and FontAgent Sync instantly makes it available to other team members – without the need to define libraries, create folders, maintain a server or find an IT expert.
FontAgent Sync Edition is a great solution for:
° Workgroups who want to share and sync fonts across users;
° Groups looking for a server solution that eliminates server hardware, software and administrative costs;
° Individuals seeking to sync fonts across multiple computers.
A $59-per-year FontAgent Sync subscription lets users:
° Sync fonts automatically across home, work and on-the-road computers;
° Archive fonts in the Cloud and auto-download them to new systems and drives;
° Receive free software upgrades and tech support;
° Get early access to new features;
° Share font resources with others.
FontAgent 6 users can purchase version 7 upgrades or opt for a FontAgent Sync subscription for $59. For more information about FontAgent 7 and Sync, visit Insider Software online (www.insidersoftware.com). Free 30-day trials are available for download.