Insider Software’s popular font management utility FontAgent Pro is now available as a free public beta for Windows as well as commercially for Mac OS X.
Version 4 for Mac and Windows includes these features:
- SmartSearch: an advanced search feature that finds fonts — both locally and on the Internet — that match concept keywords, and displays found fonts in their native typefaces.
- Integrated search: purchase and download of fonts from the Internet.
- Waterfall view that displays fonts in cascading point sizes.
- Improved font diagnostics and integrity engine that checks fonts before being added.
If you’ve been holding off on migrating to FontAgent Pro because it didn’t work in Windows, now you can.
FontAgent Pro costs $99.95.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.