Product Announcements – Insider Software of San Jose, California has released FontAgent 8 for Macintosh, which adds support for macOS High Sierra and Adobe Typekit, as well as many new capabilities to its long list of industry-leading font-management features. New functionality in Version 8 includes:
- An all-new Tile View for fast, compact previews of font sets and families
- An improved spreadsheet Table View with WYSIWYG previews
- Integration of Adobe Typekit and other subscription fonts
- Support for macOS High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan
- Searchable, freeform font comments and tagging
- Optimized font import and validation engines
- A new lightning-fast font search engine with the industry’s most comprehensive searchable, indexed font metadata
- Auto-activation in Adobe Creative Cloud 2017, QuarkXPress 2017 and leading Mac applications
- Automatic font cache clearing
New, Sharper Ways to Preview Your Fonts:
FontAgent 8 delivers faster, sharper previews in its waterfall, plank, paragraph, compare, slide show, and glyph-insert views. A new Tile View in FontAgent 8 displays fonts in a grid of adjustable-size thumbnails that’s ideal for viewing lots of fonts and for looking at all the styles in a font family. You can check font formats, and activate fonts with a click.
FontAgent’s Table View is a spreadsheet-like view that lets you quickly explore and compare font metadata. V8 adds WYSIWYG previews and faster sorting and display. Users can click a column to sort currently selected fonts by their traits, foundries, sizes, file formats and version numbers. With another click, users can activate fonts, group them by family or foundry, or apply star ratings.
Lightning-Fast Font Searches:
FontAgent 8 has vastly improved search and metadata engines that let you enter a search term and instantly see fonts whose names, styles, foundries, designers, tags, comments, ratings, or other properties match it. You can also perform complex searches and save their results as Smart Sets that auto-update as you add fonts to your collection.
Free-Form Comments and Tags:
Enter free-form comments and tags for fonts and sets to describe the projects, clients, colors, type settings or treatments for managing creative workflow. Later, users can search by tags and keywords to find the ideal fonts for any projects, and use them consistently.
Adobe Typekit and Subscription Fonts:
FontAgent recognizes fonts activated by subscription services like Adobe Typekit and Monotype SkyFonts. Users can preview and add them to sets, just like all other fonts. With FontAgent’s open architecture, all fonts are a click away.
Automatic Cache Clearing:
FontAgent 8 automatically clears font caches to ensure that font names appear correctly in application Font menus, and to protect against display problems, garbled fonts, strange font substitution, printing problems and application crashes.
Simple, Fast Printing And Exporting:
Users can have FontAgent create hardcopy and PDF font samples for sharing with clients and co-workers. Fonts can be exported into organized folder hierarchies for archiving or sending to service bureaus.
Build a High-Integrity FontDNA Library:
As users add fonts to their catalogs, FontAgent’s FontDNA(TM) technology uses 28 different font properties to verify font integrity, fingerprint fonts, and detect duplicates. It also keeps a full history of font imports and can archive fonts in the Cloud for safekeeping.
Modern, Adjustable Interface:
FontAgent 8 makes all its new functionality available in a clean, modern interface that features fast, crisp font previews, simple controls and powerful set management. Users can activate, deactivate, find fonts, change colors, customize text and resize UI panes in seconds.
Instantly Share and Sync Fonts:
The Sync Edition of FontAgent 8 is a simple, cost-effective way to standardize, share and sync fonts across teams and computers. It makes fonts instantly available to others without the need to define libraries, create folders, maintain a server or find an IT expert.
Cost-Effective Licensing Choices:
A perpetual license for FontAgent 8 Standard Edition is priced at $99 (USD) per user. Existing FontAgent 7 users can purchase V8 upgrades or opt for a FontAgent Sync subscription for $59 a year. The Sync license includes free software upgrades and support and lets you archive and share fonts with others through Insider cloud services. For more information about FontAgent 8 and FontAgent Sync, visit Insider Software online. Free 30-day trials are available for download.