has announced the release of a new version of FontAgent, its Cocoa-based font management utility for Mac OS X. The new version, 10.1.5, sports myriad new features and improves performance by 20 percent, according to the company.
FontAgent provides users with the ability to repair or eliminate corrupt fonts, partials and unmatched fonts, duplicates and unnecessary point sizes. It helps you build optimized font libraries, activate and deactivate fonts and preview them as well.
FontAgent already supports PostScript Type 1, TrueType and OS X fonts, but the software now gains support for OpenType and Windows TrueType fonts as well. Users can specify a default activation order when using the same fonts in multiple formats. FontAgent also runs up to 90 percent faster in some areas, and 20 percent faster overall, thanks to some optimization under the hood.
FontAgent carries a suggested retail price of US$99.95 and is available for download from Insider’s Web site presently — the company is currently offering an $89.95 price. Current FontAgent users can upgrade for $49.95. A demo version is also available.