Smasher Automatically Prevents Font Corruption Problems

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[] Los Gatos, Calif - Insider Software, the makers of FontAgent(R) Pro, today announced the immediate availability of Smasher(TM) version 1.8, which enhances the preventive maintenance utility's support for Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system release. Smasher works automatically to eliminate corruption to font caches and temporary files, the #1 cause of font-related problems and workflow interruptions.

Necessary Protection for All Mac Graphic Designers

Smasher fixes common font problems such as garbled text, erroneous font substitutions, fonts not appearing in application menus, printing problems and font-related crashes. While some font utilities manually clear specific kinds of font caches, Smasher remains the only solution that maintains the health of many kinds of caches as it runs automatically with set-it-and-forget-it simplicity.

Jay Nelson, publisher of Design Tools Monthly, has called Smasher's capabilities "fantastic" and said, "I now recommend it as necessary protection for all graphic designers on Mac OS X."

Comprehensive OS and Application Maintenance

Smasher 1.8 clears font caches as well as temporary files and preferences for:
* Adobe Creative Suite 2, 3 and 4
* QuarkXPress 6, 6.5, 7 and 8
* Microsoft Office X, 2005 and 2008
* CUPS print spool files
* Mac OS X 10.3.9 through 10.6 (Tiger, Panther, Leopard and Snow Leopard)

View, Test and Transform Fonts and Suitcases

Smasher also enables users to open and manipulate fonts and suitcases so they can:
* Examine fonts to see their outlines and properties including, name, family, folder location, version number, copyright and file permissions
* Open suitcases - from all versions of Mac OS as well as Multiple Master suitcases - to examine the fonts they contain
* Break multi-font suitcases into individual font files that are usable in Mac OS X
* Convert Mac OS X dfonts into TrueType files usable in earlier versions of Mac OS

Pricing, Availability and Requirements:
Smasher 1.8 retails for USD $49.95 for new purchasers, is USD $24.95 for registered users of FontAgent Pro,(TM) and is free to existing, licensed Smasher users. The release is available for immediate download. Smasher comes with a thirty-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. Smasher 1.8 requires a Macintosh computer running Mac OS 10.3.9 or later, 7 megabytes of RAM and 5 megabytes of storage space.

Insider Software creates software that streamlines the creative process, including FontAgent(R) Pro(TM) and FontAgent Pro Server, top-rated font management applications for Mac OS X systems. FontAgent is a registered trademark, and FontAgent Pro Smasher, Insider, and the Insider logo are trademarks of Insider Software. Other products mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.