Extensis has announced a new version of Suitcase Fusion, its professional-grade font manager for Mac and Windows.
Suitcase Fusion 4 brings font handling tools directly into the creative workflow, allowing designers to access them wherever and whenever they are needed, claims the company.
According to Extensis's press release announcing the launch, new features in Suitcase Fusion 4 include:
New Extensis Font Panels: The new Extensis Font Panels extend font browsing and control directly into Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator® and Photoshop® applications. Designers can preview, organise and activate fonts from their font collection directly from Adobe applications, thereby eliminating the endless search for the right font. Now it’s simple to find and use the right font without bouncing back and forth between design applications
Favourite Fonts: Designers can now quickly highlight fonts as “Favourites” that can be quickly found, previewed and used in projects.
Preview Colours: Suitcase Fusion 4 offers a built-in colour picker to choose the text and background colour directly within the previews window.
Auto-activation Plug-in for Adobe InCopy 4 & 5: Extensis’ industry-leading auto-activation technology is now available in Adobe InCopy for Suitcase Fusion 4. Superior activation technology powered by Font Sense® brings accurate activation now to the Editorial Community.
Web Font Enabled: Suitcase Fusion 4 is the only professional desktop manager that covers all areas of the creative workflow, including the web. The Font Panel for Adobe Photoshop includes web fonts from WebINK and Google Web Fonts. Designers are able to preview web fonts using any text, and integrate them into Photoshop site mockups for FREE. The Google Web Font connection provides hundreds of free, open source fonts for use in any project—a great start to any font collection.
Modern, Powerful Interface: A freshly updated and configurable interface allows the user to see and access the tools that they need. The creative process of sorting, browsing and curating a professional font collection is now faster and easier with Suitcase Fusion 4.
To date the company has only shared US pricing with us.