Back in May, I wrote glowingly about Linotype’s font manager FontExplorer X Pro 2.0 ($79). (www.fontexplorerx.com) The pricing of their server version, however, was confusing and seemed to be prohibitively expensive.
Now, FontExplorer X Server can be purchased online for 10, 15, 20 or 25 users, beginning at $999 for the 10 user license. It runs on both Mac OS X and Windows, and lets an administrator control nearly every aspect of how fonts are used in a workgroup.
The $999 price will be available through at least December 31, 2009.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.