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.

Font License Compliance Solutions

June 8th, 2013

If you’re not tracking font usage and license compliance in your organization, there is no better time to start than now. The financial and legal exposure is simply too great. Insider offers an industry-leading line of font management tools to help you in your quest for font license compliance.

Centralized, Server-Based Font Control

If you want to centrally control and distribute fonts to Macintosh and Windows users across your organization, you should be using FontAgent® Pro Server. It tracks license and purchase information for your fonts and alerts you when you distribute fonts to more users than you have licensed.

In addition, FontAgent Pro™ Server enables administrators to assign privileges to users and groups who are best suited to perform specific tasks and limit distribution of fonts to only those who need them. It is a quick and effective way to make sure you are in compliance with your license agreements and more easily manage your valuable font assets.

FontAgent Pro Server also tracks not only who receives fonts, but who activates them as well. This lets administrators know if users aren’t activating specific fonts so admins can redistribute them to other users who can make better use of them.

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To stop unauthorized fonts from being distributed across their organizations, administrators can grant granular permissions that allow specific users to administer the font server, to upload fonts or to distribute fonts to users. For example, an administrator could grant rights to graphics department managers to create sets and add users to their groups, but not the right to upload or remove fonts from the server, thus giving that graphics manager power to organize fonts, while reserving license control for the purchasing or IT group.

Lock Down Fonts on User Desktops

Insider’s FontAgent Pro client software for Mac and Windows workstations provides complete font management that integrates diagnostics, repair, font selection, font book creation and design tools in a powerful, yet simple application for creative and business professionals. It also allows you to lock end-user systems so users cannot add or remove fonts, preventing “rogue” or unauthorized fonts from entering project workflows.

To further prevent users from circumventing enterprise font-management policies, Insider offers Get the Font Out™, an application that stops users from adding fonts to Macintosh system fonts.

Be Prepared for Font Audits

A font audit is never fun. Even if you can ultimately prove that you have been in compliance with license agreements, the time and effort expended in demonstrating that fact can be staggering. This is because in a software audit, there is no presumption of your innocence. But with FontAgent Pro Server, you can provide evidence of compliance by just printing a simple report from the server’s constantly-maintained font usage log.

Get Control of Your Fonts Now

For more information on how Insider can help you with enforcing license compliance and your 
other font management challenges, or for a free 30-day trial of Insider products, please visit
 www.insidersoftware.com or contact us.