FontAgent Pro for Mac

FontAgent Pro for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 134 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    32,568
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $99.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    132.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #8 in Font Tools

Editors' Review

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FontAgent Pro for Mac is a complete solution for organizing and managing your fonts to help avoid duplicates and keep them all accessible. Through this program, you can create libraries, enable automatic font activation, and view your collection of fonts in multiple ways to ensure that you can always find what you need quickly.

Pros

Import and viewing options: Adding all of your fonts to this program couldn't be more convenient. In fact, you can either choose to drag and drop files into the app itself, or you can import them from anywhere on your computer. And once your fonts are added, you can keep them organized by creating separate Sets and Libraries, all of which can be viewed alphabetically through the program's intuitive interface.

Smart Sets: In addition to manually creating sets, you can also take advantage of the program's Smart Sets feature. To use this option, just select the characteristics you'd like all fonts in the set to display, and the program with go through all of your libraries and compile a new set based on those criteria.

Cons

Overwhelming without experience: There are so many tools and options available in this program, that new users may have a hard time finding their way around. Anyone who has used font management applications in the past, however, should have a relatively easy time adjusting to the interface and layout of this program.

Bottom Line

FontAgent Pro for Mac is a good option for keeping your fonts organized and accessible. The automatic importing and sorting options are a huge plus, and while it can take some time for new users to learn all of the ins and outs of this program, its a process worth going through when you consider the payoff. The app is free to try for 30 days, and the full purchase price is $99.95.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Doesn't work with Dreamweaver"

February 10, 2013  |  By Stu Ducklow

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 5.0

Pros

Contains its own uninstall script, which is helpful because you're going to uninstall this program after it crashes with Dreamweaver.

Otherwise, nice program, very courteous internet support

Cons

Crashes Dreamweaver

Summary

Useless to me.

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1 stars

"two star because nice, but doesn't work."

January 03, 2013  |  By snw156

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 5.0

Pros

pretty good UI

Cons

the font activation doesn't work. (only after restart)

Summary

unusable. (font explorer works good, but idon't like)

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1 stars

"Not worth the upgrade."

August 30, 2012  |  By ray_sanford

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 5.0

Pros

I've been a FAP user for years and years. But recently started having problems when I upgraded to Lion.

Cons

I upgraded to the latest version (Mountain Lion compatible) on August 3rd after receiving their upgrade email.

I removed all other font management software, prefs, plugins and the like.

Reinstalled FAP and the font activation plugins for CS5.5 (InDesign) and CS6

Checked EVERY one of my fonts using both Font Doctor and Smasher.

Wiped out the entire database and started over by re-importing all the clean (and only the clean) fonts

Ran Smasher and deleted all my font caches (numerous times).

Here's the problem:

Whenever I add a new font (I get fonts from clients as part of the prepress production cycle), the font is added to FAP and is activated. It shows up fine in FAP preview, etc.

But the fonts don't show up in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop! Even if I quit the application and open it again.

The only workaround is to quit everything, delete all the font caches and restart.

Only then do they finally show up.

Summary

Something is seriously wrong with this application. Beware.

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5 stars

"Nice Update"

August 03, 2012  |  By typegeek13

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 5.0

Pros

Love the Glyph Viewer, love the drag and drop into the doc feature.

Cons

Why did I have to wait so long????

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5 stars

"Find CS6 plug ins here"

July 31, 2012  |  By smoken2009

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 4.2

Pros

Find CS6 plug ins here.

Cons

None come come to mind

Summary

Find CS6 plug ins here-https://insider.infusionsoft.com/app/form/cs6-plug-ins

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4 stars

"Excelent (better) replacement for Suitcase Fusion"

July 23, 2010  |  By One-Eye

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 4.120

Pros

Supports CS5, Has a great bunch of people behind it (great support). Finds more diffs/dupes than ANY other font manager. FAST!

Cons

The interface is somewhat dated but this is not something you'll deal with daily. I would like to see some tools/info for font comparisons other than face (eg #of glyphs, chars...)

Summary

I was excited to get CS5 but disappointed as a long-time Suitcase Fusion user to discover that Extensis hadn't bothered to come out with an update. I started looking around and it came down to Font Explorer X and Font Agent Pro. After evaluating the two programs (and Extensis support was silent about the issue) I called Insider Software to discuss some questions. They were great. In fact they offerred me to purchase FA Pro for the price of Font Explorer Pro. Call them, they'll likely do the same.

I posted that offer o n the extensis forum and that is the only thing that got attention from the support folks there - they deleted it. Three time. Now Extensis is saying the CS5 compatibility is a paid upgrade due later this year. Yikes. So say come to your own conclusions but I recommend you at least give FAP a good look.

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3 stars

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October 07, 2009  |  By glautergomes

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 4.0.3

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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2 stars

"I really want this app to work for me but..."

December 30, 2008  |  By grh-svo

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 4.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
4.01 at least, does not behave in a civilized way.

Making sets involves some non-intuitive steps. Or maybe I should say the dialogs and descriptions are not intuitive. The app tells you that it will delete the originals you are moving so make sure you have copies. But isn't the new collection that FontAgent is about to make, a copy? I think rather than the app itself being faulty, the wording is unhelpful.

FontAgent promises to check all my fonts looking for corruption. And it does find some. So why must I put up with endless notifications during actual use, that this or that font is corrupt? I do a re-start for example and I then must tolerate endless irritating dialogs that a dozen or more fonts conflict with system fonts. Well, don't activate the dammed things then! I didn't ask you to activate them and they are not in my start-up set.

Besides, they behave ok after those warning dialogs have gone.

Auto-activate notifications are a pain. They ride on top of everything else and I must wait for them to disappear.

I moved all fonts except the system/library/fonts to a separate location to avoid inadvertently activating more than just my preferred start-up set. Yet my apps sometimes show me the entire set of fonts. Thousands of them! (On other launch occasions, FontAgent will randomly activate nothing, leaving me with only a dozen system fonts available to use. Very annoying.)

I also think the interface is poorly-designed. Panes too small to be useful, Appearance is boring system 9 style.

I have been using Macs since 1988 and I am not any sort of novice. Yet I am constantly confused by fonts in general and management apps like this one, in particular. i really really need a strong, professional font management tool. FontAgent Pro is not it. Unfortunately, I don;t know offhand of one that is what i want. But I'm determined to find it if it exists.

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5 stars

"Font problems are gone since we switched"

December 11, 2008  |  By Pressman

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 4.0.3

Pros

Very fast, intuitive and amazingly accurate auto-activation; We can even use it for our Windows designers.

Cons

Wish it had a glyph palette

Summary

Have tried other products, including earlier versions of FontAgent Pro. Version 2 was good, but slow. Version 3 was very good and this latest version is smoking fast with a bunch of great new features. It even finds fonts by keywords, but I don't know how they do it.

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1 stars

"Had to downgrade."

August 27, 2008  |  By Shurakai

 |  Version: FontAgent Pro 4.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've used version 3 of Fontagent Pro for a long time and found it beat the pants off of every competitor out there. Recently I upgraded to version 4 and found it buggy to the point where I was drawing comparisons to Suitcase X1. It would randomly auto-activate fonts that had nothing at all to do with what I was working on, slow my system to a crawl in Illustrator, occasionally tell me that a font I had been working with had suddenly gone corrupt (that is, until I restarted the computer, at which point everything was suddenly hunky-dory again) and generally eat up hours of my time as I watched spinning beach balls every time I worked with certain font families that I *knew* were good. I sent a report to Insider Software but have heard nothing back, so I've gone back to version 3.32, the last good, stable version. I'll still recommend this software, just not this version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.2
Adds Mavericks support, a new Workflow Center, support for Adobe Creative Cloud, 1350 open source fonts, an updated UI and a bundled copy of Smasher 3.
General
Publisher Insider Software
Publisher web site http://www.insidersoftware.com/
Release Date November 17, 2014
Date Added November 17, 2014
Version 6.2
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Font Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 132.16MB
File Name FontAgentPro6.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 32,568
Downloads Last Week 15
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $99.95

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