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:
4.0.2
File Size:
128.25MB
Date Added:
May 12, 2008
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $99.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3/10.3.9/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC
Total Downloads:
31,696
Downloads Last Week:
18
Product ranking:
#11 in Font Tools
Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.0
  • Mac OS X 10.1
  • Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.3
  • Mac OS Classic
  • Editors' Note: ...

    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 User Reviews
    • All Versions:

      3.6

      out of 134 votes

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

      4.0

      out of 7 votes

      • 5 star: 5
      • 4 star: 0
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 1
      • 1 star: 1
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      Results 1-4 of 4

    • 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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