Extensis Universal Type Server for Mac

Extensis Universal Type Server for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    400
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Purchase
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Mac
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2 stars

"Doesn't work on half my apps."

November 07, 2008  |  By dbarron

 |  Version: Extensis Universal Type Server 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I had a complete nightmare with this product. 10.4 machines could not connect with Bonjour, although they could see it. Quark 6.5 and 7 could not even see (or use) fonts that were activated in the client software. After restart, some machines were not connecting, so I changed from "on-demand" to "all" in the synchronization so everyone would have access to all fonts whether or not they were connected. Microsoft Word 2004 would not see the fonts either. These machines all were running Suitcase X1 (some used Fusion) nearly perfectly for years. This lack of functionality was indiscriminate of operating system 10.4.11 and 10.5X all did not work equally.

All the font cache clearing, resetting and reinstalling did not help. Wait until 2.0 maybe.

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1 stars

"Not ready for prime time"

July 07, 2008  |  By typegeek13

 |  Version: Extensis Universal Type Server 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I took UTS for a test drive and I found it to be unintuitive (the server administration protion of the application) and very slow (the server and the client). I don't know why it takes three interfaces to run this software (a Status View, a User Management View and then the UTS client to add fonts). The online administration of the server through a browser is pushed as such a great feature, but you cannot add fonts unless you have the client installed.

The speed is not very good either. On my dual 1.8 ghz G5 there were fonts that would take up to 20 seconds to activate. To me that kind of lag is unacceptable.

I do like the client interface. It is very clean and simple to use, but that does not overcome it's performance shortcomings.

I am definately going to wait for v2 and see if it is improved before I can recommend this software to anyone.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0
  • Fits any corporate or workgroup environment -- regardless of size, workflow or IT support
  • Stable and fast Java-based server with a secure SQL backend
  • Automates back-up and restore of font repository
  • Provides support for Macintosh and Windows environments
  • Offers convenient web-based server/user administration
  • Macintosh and Windows servers
  • Native support for Intel- and PPC-based Macs
  • Meets compatibility requirements: supports Vista and Leopard, Adobe CS3 and QuarkXPress 7
  • Elegant, intuitive clients
  • Font Sense powered, professional auto-activation
General
Publisher Extensis
Publisher web site http://www.extensis.com/
Release Date June 26, 2008
Date Added June 26, 2008
Version 1.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Media Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements

Mac OS X Server

  • Mac OS X v10.4.11, 10.5, Mac OS X Server 10.4, or 10.5
  • PowerPC G5, Intel or faster processor
  • 1 GB of available RAM
  • 250 MB of hard disk space + space for fonts
  • Safari 2.0 or Firefox 2.0 or higher
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher*

Windows Server
  • Windows 2000 Server SP4, Server 2003 SP2, or XP Professional SP2**, Server 2008 (32-bit versions only)
  • P4 or faster processor
  • 1 GB of available RAM
  • 250 MB of hard disk space + space for fonts
  • Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2.0 or higher*
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher*
  • Adobe Reader 7 to read PDF documentation
  • sc.exe is required for Windows 2000 Server installations
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5 or higher
  • * Required on the machine that is used to administer the server through the web interface. May be administered remotely.
  • ** Windows XP Professional is limited to 10 user connections. If you require more server connections, use a server-specific operating system. For more information, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base entry: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314882.

Mac OS X Client Requirements
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11 or 10.5.6
  • PowerPC G5, Intel or faster CPU
  • 150 MB of hard disk space + space for fonts
  • 256 MB of available RAM
  • Safari 2.0 or Firefox 2.0 or higher

Windows Client
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 or Vista SP1 (32-bit versions only)
  • P4 or faster processor
  • 256 MB of available RAM
  • 150 MB of hard disk space + space for fonts
  • Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2.0 or higher
  • Adobe Reader 7 to view PDF documentation
  • Microsoft .NET 3.5

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Total Downloads 400
Downloads Last Week 3
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Price Free

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