Smasher 2 Offers World's First Automated Font Preventive Maintenance

April 13, 2011 in Publishing (E)

[] Los Gatos, California - Insider Software today is pleased to announce Smasher(TM) 2, the world's only product that offers Macintosh users automatic preventive font maintenance, previewing and font integrity verification. Smasher works unattended to eliminate corruption of font caches and temporary files, the number-one cause of font-related problems and workflow interruptions - so fonts always appear and print correctly.

Eliminate Rendering and Printing Problems Automatically

Smasher's unique set-it-and-forget-it functionality eliminates cache-related problems on an automatic, ongoing basis. Like a virus checker, it runs regularly to clean and maintain the integrity of your Macintosh and ensure that you start with pristine font, print and preference caches every time you use your Mac. In doing so, Smasher can eliminate common font problems including incorrect font menus, garbled text, faulty font substitutions, false font corruption warnings, and application instability and performance problems.

Smasher's New World of Font Management Power

Smasher 2's all-new, simpler interface and functionality includes:
* More powerful font previewing that displays fonts in their native outlines and in user-specified text strings and font sizes
* An all-new font validation and verification engine that hunts down problem fonts before they can interfere with your applications and workflow
* Support for OpenType, Mac TrueType, Windows TrueType and Mac Type1 Postscript fonts - all the fonts supported by Mac OS X
* Font archiving that creates a backup copy of your fonts to a zip file or disk image
* Support for Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop Creative Suite 5 (CS5) application caches
* Continued support for previous versions of Adobe CS, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office, CUPS spool files and Mac OS X system caches
* A one-step, drag-and-drop importer that finds all fonts in folders and legacy suitcases in seconds
* Automatic application updater that eliminates the need to download and install software and cache-definition updates

System Recommendations:
Smasher requires a Macintosh computer running Mac OS 10.4 or later, 32 megabytes of RAM and 44 megabytes of storage space.

Pricing and Availability:
In a limited-time, introductory offer, Smasher 2 is available for purchase by new users at the Insider Software website for $34.95 (USD). After the introductory period, the price rises to a suggested price of $49.95. Registered users of Smasher 1.x and FontAgent Pro(TM) can purchase Smasher 2 at the upgrade price of $24.95. The new release is available at no cost to users who purchased Smasher after February 1 of this year, or who have current Smasher support and maintenance agreements.

The release is available for immediate purchase and download and comes with a thirty-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. It is also available from resellers including PC Mall, PC Connection, Zones International, Insight, Programmer's Paradise, Dell ASAP, and other leading software resellers, as well as software distributors worldwide. To learn more about Smasher 2 or to get a 30-day free trial, visit Insider Software online or contact Insider sales at 1-866-366-8778 or 1-408-871-9933.

Founded in 1994, Insider Software makes products that streamline the creative process. With the most extensive array of font management utilities on the market, Insider has the ideal solution for every font management scenario. FontAgent is a registered trademark, and FontAgent Pro, Insider, and the Insider logo are trademarks of Insider Software. Other products mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.