Insider Software, the maker of FontAgent Pro font management software, has announced the debut of WEBSIWYG, a Web-based font-catalog service that lets users view and request fonts on networked FontAgent Pro Servers.
The new service lets FontAgent Pro Server customers preview all fonts available on their organization’s font servers without requiring them to first install the font files on their client computers. With WEBSIWYG (pronounced web-zee-wig), authorized users can log into FontAgent Pro Server 4 to see what fonts are available, filter search results, and view expanded previews of the fonts they’re interested in.
By offering users the ability to preview fonts in any Web browser, administrators allow them to explore the enterprise font server the same way they explore font vendor Websites. Users can see fonts in their native typefaces while letting IT, finance, and legal departments conserve and maintain control over font licensing.
To download a font from the server, users add it to their shopping cart. When they’re finish shopping, WEBSIWYG sends an email request to the administrator, who approves the request, issues a font license, and triggers the font for download.
WEBSIWYG can be used with Mac OS X Server 10.5 or later, and requires 1GB of disk space and 512MB of memory. It connects to FontAgent Pro Server 4. Users can access WEBSIWYG with Web browsers on a variety of platforms.
WEBSIWYG is available immediately and costs $195 for five users. Volume license pricing is also available.