FontAgent Pro for Mac

FontAgent Pro for Mac


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 134 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.0
File Size:
128.25MB
Date Added:
September 11, 2013
Price:
Update; $99.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
32,166
Downloads Last Week:
26
Product ranking:
#6 in Font Tools
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This font-management tool fixes faulty fonts and also gives you a host of tools for organizing font files. We think its drag-and-drop operations offer significant advantages over Apple's built-in tools. And since corrupt or mismatched font files can cause inconsistent printing or crashes, FontAgent Pro should help your Mac stay on the straight and narrow, too. You can create custom font menus, nested sets, and multiple libraries for specific projects, making it easy to preview and choose from fonts in your collection. The program has an attractive interface that should make you feel at home, with WYSIWYG views and a simple FontPlayer for viewing and searching. With its advanced tools and features, casual users will appreciate the program's Setup Wizard when first getting started.

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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 134 votes

    • 5 star: 60
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 25
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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

    "wwwww wwww wwww wwwwwww"

    October 07, 2009   |   By glautergomes

    Version: FontAgent Pro 4.0.3

    Pros

    wwwwwwwwwww

    Cons

    wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Summary

    wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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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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