Font manager for design pros
- Offers powerful font control
- Auto-activation with Font Sense
- Font Doctor repair tool
- Enables Word to use unusual fonts
- Expensive to upgrade
- Can't auto-active fonts in Photoshop
- Doesn't always say which application requests a font
- Lengthy installation
If you're a design professional then you'll know that fonts are one of the most important part of getting text just right. Suitcase is designed exactly for this need.
There are few better tools for designing and managing fonts than Macs. Suitcase Fusion is strictly for design professionals who need advanced control over their fonts such as interactive font and glyph previews, tear-off (drag-n-drop) previews and dynamic search and find.
According to the developers, Suitcase Fusion 2 works by centralizing fonts in a secure database and then uses Font Sense to fingerprint and automatically activate fonts used by InDesign, Illustrator and QuarkXPress documents.
The program's interface gives you a clear view of all your fonts, which can be organized by suitcases, typeface families or individual styles.
You can also easily group fonts together thanks to Suitcase's Font Vault, drag and drop them into separate categories, or create nested sets which work best with your projects.
Font Sense allows you to open a similar font in any different kind of application or file meaning fonts that aren't normally available in Word for example can be used.
There's also Font Doctor which can fix problems with your fonts or converting fonts from Mac to PC. It's true that most general users won't need the high level of font control that Suitcase Fusion offers but for professionals, these are all potentially useful tools.
Suitcase Fusion is a comprehensive and expensive font manager that will cater for professionals looking for an effective solution to manage and organize large collections of fonts.