Personal font management utilities

FontAgent Pro 3 ($100). This product, from Insider Software combs your hard disk to find and fix corrupted fonts. It also looks for printer and screen fonts, removes duplicates, finds PostScript printer fonts that lack screen fonts, and various other professional level tasks (   ; July 2005 ).

FontDoctor 7 ($70) Morrison Software’s utility repairs corrupt fonts, organizes them into neat folders, and converts Windows fonts into Mac fonts, and vice versa (   , see the review of version 6, June 2004 ).

Font Reserve 3.1.3 ($100). Extensis, publisher of Suitcase, also owns its former rival, Font Reserve. This program holds your fonts in a kind of vault, which protects the originals against corruption and uses copies of the fonts when you need them. It also fixes corrupt fonts (   ; February 2003.)

MasterJuggler 3 ($90) MasterJuggler’s Font Guardian alerts you before corrupted fonts crash your applications. Missing printer fonts and non-matching font duplicates that can alter your output are automatically detected. Font number conflicts among open fonts are automatically resolved so the right font is always displayed and printed (   ; July 2005 ).

Suitcase X1 ($100). This pro-level utility from Extensis features auto activation, corruption repair, resolves duplicate fonts, and gives you font previews and auto-activation (   ; February 2004 ).

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