May 4, 2011 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - Bohemian Coding today is proud to announce Fontcase 2.0, a major update to their Apple Design Award-winning font manager. In version 2.0 we have done a major overhaul of the interface, yet, people familiar with the first version will feel right at home. New features include Typedia integration and Typesetter; an amazing new way to preview fonts in any combination and on any website.
Fontcase's main strength lies in the many ways you can preview fonts. Fonts can be viewed and compared as Display text - each font rendering a string of text, Body text, where each font renders a few paragraphs of body text, and Glyphs, where you can examine the individual glyphs contained in every font. Fontcase 2.0 integrates the previously separate Compare right in its main interface, making it easier to compare fonts from different families and genres.
Another pillar of Fontcase is its focus on metadata. You can set tags, genres, assign designers and foundries to any font. With this, sifting through thousands of fonts while you are searching for that perfect font is easier than ever. Fontcase 2.0 builds on an already strong foundation with full Typedia integration. Fontcase will now automatically fetch metadata for all your fonts from Typedia, a shared encyclopaedia of typefaces containing metadata for more than 1200 fonts.
Brand new in Fontcase 2.0 is Typesetter; a novel new way to preview fonts in any combination and on any website. The Typesetter can display any web page, text can be edited on it and you can apply any font from your Library to a particular piece of text. The Typesetter truly is the best way to see how fonts will look in an actual design, or how different fonts work together in different roles.
Together with Fontcase 2.0 we have developed an iOS companion app that works as a viewer for the Mac version. The Mac version will automatically send high-resolution previews of the selected fonts to the iPhone. The iPhone's Retina display is the best way to see how fonts look in great detail.
In addition, we've gone to great lengths to make Fontcase 2.0 as fast as possible; scrolling, previewing, searching, skimming and activating fonts is now faster and more reliable than ever. We've done away with the SourceList on the left and redesigned the interface completely to fit this new way of working. Tags and Genres are now easier to browse before and our iPhoto-like font skimming has been extended to those as well. And wait till you see Fontcase in Fullscreen mode.
Feature highlights include:
* Collects all fonts in its own vault and carry it between Macs
* Beautiful streamlined interface
* Extensive metadata support and Typedia integration
* Typesetter; the best way to view fonts in action
* Excellent preview options
* Mac OS X Version 10.6 or higher
* 12 MB Hard Drive space
Pricing and Availability:
Fontcase 2.0 is available exclusive on the Mac App Store with an introductory pricing of $29 (USD).
Bohemian Coding has been making Mac Software since 2008. The first version of Fontcase won an Apple Design Award. Bohemian Coding is run by Pieter Omvlee, who is living in London, UK. Other applications from Bohemian Coding are Sketch and DrawIt. Copyright 2007-2011 Bohemian Coding. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.