DiamondSoft today announced the release of Font Reserve 3.0, the latest major release of its font management utility. The new software has been released “for all Mac platforms, including Mac OS X,” according to the developer.
Font Reserve provides users with the ability to sort fonts by classification or foundry, create font sets for specific projects, and create and print customized type books of their font libraries. Users can assign owners to client fonts, add fonts temporarily and search for fonts based on a variety of characteristics, such as their version number or the date the font was added.
DiamondSoft president and founder Brian Berson noted that effective font management is more significant than ever now that the publishing industry is transitioning to Mac OS X.
“Users are faced with at least two new challenges — accessing fonts within applications that continue to run in Classic mode and juggling fonts among the many Mac OS X font folders,” said Berson. “Our goal is to ease this transition and continue to provide the best font management possible for Mac OS X.”
Font Reserve 3.0 features an Aqua interface and supports all popular Macintosh font types. The software supports Mac OS X applications and fonts as well as applications running in the Classic environment.
Beyond support for Aqua, Font Reserve 3.0 also sports two new features specifically designed for Mac OS X users. ClassicActivator automatically makes available to Classic applications all fonts activated by Font Reserve in Mac OS X. System Font Handler provides management features for the multiple font folders in Mac OS X by providing an option to automatically remove non-essential fonts.
Font Reserve 3.0 for Mac OS X costs US$89.95, and can be purchased as an electronic download version. A $99.95 CD package version is also available. And if you’re a Suitcase or ATM Deluxe owner, DiamondSoft now offers a competitive upgrade for $49.95.
Registered users who have purchased Font Reserve Single User 2.6 are eligible for a free upgrade. Users interested in upgrading are asked to contact DiamondSoft sales.
Look for DiamondSoft Inc. at this week’s Seybold Seminars conference and trade show in New York. The company is exhibiting in booth 932.