Announcing FontAgent Pro Server 6

January 26th, 2015

ServerIconInsider is excited to announce FontAgent® Pro Server 6, the world’s most advanced solution for organizing, optimizing, distributing and tracking your fonts. The V6 release smooths creative workflow, bring consistent control, eliminate font corruption, and help you comply with your font-licensing agreements. It also strengthens FontAgent Pro Server’s industry-leading performance, scalability and reliability that makes it the clear choice for creative communities of any size.

New Font Usage and Compliance Reports

New reports in Version 6 show how fonts are distributed to help admins maintain font license compliance and control licensing costs. The reports detail:

  • Number of activations by font and by user
  • Number of licenses for each font and how many are used
  • Which users and machines have downloaded copies of which fonts
  • Which fonts were active for each user at the last server sync
  •  Lists of authorized users and groups

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All reports can be printed or saved as pdf or csv files for further distribution or processing.

New Web-Based Server Manager

Release 6 of FontAgent Pro Server includes an all-new dashboard that runs on desktops, laptops and mobile devices and lets you:

  • Create and manage users and groups
  • Distribute font libraries to users and groups with two clicks
  • Get alerts when fonts are distributed beyond their license limits
  • Access the Inside Scoop blog

WEBSIWYG Server Font Viewer

The world’s only browser-based server font viewer now lets user specify their own custom preview strings—so they can be sure they want to download the font before they consume a seat license.

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Architecture and Performance Advances

The new FontAgent Pro Server 6 increases its performance lead with architectural advances that include:

  • An updated industrial-strength, J2EE server architecture for rock-solid stability and scalability
  • An industry-leading, multi-threaded, client sync manager that’s now even faster

Improved Directory Support

Version 6 of FontAgent Pro Server extends its leadership in Active/Open/LDAP directory services support be delivering:

  • Faster loading of directory records
  • Improved directory synchronization
  • Enhanced handling of nested directory groups

Create Font Consistency and Control Across Your Organization

With FontAgent Pro Server 6, users get the industry’s fastest, easiest solution for requesting and managing fonts, giving you the tools you need to track font purchases, minimize font license costs. FontAgent Pro Server 6 helps ensure desktop consistency across creative teams with industrial-strength font server they can depend on now and in the future.

For more information about the world’s most dependable, fastest, cost-effective and scalable font server, contact us at www.insidersoftware.com.

FontAgent Pro 6.2 Ready for Creative Cloud 2014 and QuarkXPress 10

July 8th, 2014

Insider Software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of FontAgent Pro 6.2, which includes auto-activation plug-ins for Creative Cloud 2014 editions of Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign and InCopy, as well as QuarkXPress 10.

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FontAgent Pro 6.2 for Mac is free to licensed users of FontAgent Pro 6, CloudServer users, and those who have current support and maintenance agreements. FontAgent Pro 4 and 5 users can upgrade in the Insider online store for US$49.95. Quantity discounts and crossgrades from competitive products are available.

For more information about FontAgent Pro and Insider Software’s other font management workflow software, visit www.insidersoftware.com.

FontAgent Pro 6.1 Mac Supports Mavericks OS

December 10th, 2013

MavericksInsider is excited to announce FontAgent® Pro 6.1, which includes support for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The new FontAgent Pro release also extends handling of TrueType Collections, which can contain many font styles in a single font file. By breaking a font collection down to the style level, FontAgent Pro lets you activate only the styles you need instead of all the styles in the collection.

While TrueType Collections have been rarely used by font vendors in the past, the Mavericks OS from Apple ships with dozens of these collections, each of which contains several fonts. Rather than forcing you to activate all the fonts in each collection, FontAgent Pro breaks these fonts down to the style level, so you can activate only the font styles you need, streamlining you workflow, conserving system resources and keeping your font menus short and tidy.

FontAgent Pro 6.1 for Mac is free to FontAgent Pro 6 customers, users who have current support and maintenance agreements and FontAgent Pro CloudServer customers. Other FontAgent Pro 4 and 5 users can upgrade in the Insider online store for US$49.95. Quantity discounts and crossgrades from competitive products are available.

Announcing FontAgent Pro 6

September 12th, 2013

FontAgent Pro 6Insider Software is proud to announce FontAgent Pro 6 for Macintosh, which adds a new Workflow Center, support for Adobe Creative Cloud auto-activation, more than 1350 free open source fonts, faster font search and verification engines, and Smasher 3 automatic maintenance software.

Included in FontAgent Pro 6

  • Workflow Center where automation scripts can be organized and launched easily
  • Automatic Workflow Center updates as new functionality becomes available
  • Adobe Creative Cloud auto-activation plug-ins for InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and InCopy
  • Free, new Smasher 3 software that provides automatic font, print and application cache maintenance
  • 1350 downloadable verified, open source fonts from the Google web fonts collection
  • Faster, more capable keyword-search engine for finding fonts locally and on the Internet
  • Improved, speedier font verification, validation and profiling engine
  • An updated and cleaner user interface
  • Support for connecting to FontAgent Pro Server 5, TeamServer 5 and CloudServer (server license required)

New Workflow Center Provides Custom Functionality and Extensibility

The all-new Workflow Center in FontAgent Pro 6 automates commonly used font management, application and system commands that streamline your creative workflow. The Workflow Center includes many one-click scripts that enable you to:

  • FontAgent Pro 6 IconAdd searchable comments to multiple fonts or entire font families
  • Organize your fonts by name or foundry
  • Count and list currently open fonts
  • Remove duplicate fonts
  • Find and download fonts
  • Review logs of font activations and deactivations
  • Verify the integrity of all your fonts

… and a lot more

We’ll be adding new scripts and commands to the Workflow Center commands in regular updates, and you can also add your own scripts, commands and automated workflows at any time. The power and extensibility of the Workflow Center’s scripting will make it a go-to destination for managing your creative workflow.

1350+ Free, Open Source Print and Web Fonts

FontAgent Pro 6 includes 1350+ free print and web fonts from the Google open source fonts library — twice and many as FontAgent Pro 5. We’ve already verified the integrity of the fonts and eliminated corrupt and low-quality one that would cause snags in your workflow.

System Support and Requirements

  • Intel-based Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Supports all Mac OS X fonts – Open Type, Type 1, dfont, Mac and Windows TrueType
  • Supports local and networked home directories
  • Auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, Creative Suite 3 to 6, and QuarkXPress 6 to 9

Cost of FontAgent Pro 6

FontAgent Pro 4 and 5 users can upgrade to V6 and Smasher 3 for US$49.95, and others can license the new release for US$99.95.