January 23, 2009 in Publishing (E)
[prMac.com] Enschede, Netherlands - Bohemian Coding and Laurent Baumann are proud to announce Fontcase 1.0, their brand new Font Manager. From the start, Fontcase has been designed with applications like iTunes and iPhoto in mind; the interface is very intuitive and the interface is uncluttered. But don't be deceived by the simple interface. While it may look simplistic, there's is a lot features built in.
Fontcase focusses on metadata, and for every font and weight, you can add a wide variety of metadata. You can set tags, genres, assign designers and foundries and much more. They are no just pieces of text, but actually show up in the source list, right under your smart collections. Everything in the interface can be dragged; fonts to a tag in the sidebar or a designer from the source list to a foundry.
Of course you want to preview your fonts before you start using them in other applications, and Fontcase has a lot of options built in for this. You can preview fonts with any sample text you want and you can view individual glyphs, as a waterfall text and as body text. If you want to go in more detail, there's a special Compare-mode which was designed to compare a small set of fonts and allow you to choose the right font from them.
When we work with clients or in teams, we occasionally want to exchange fonts with other people. Instead of maintaining a dedicated font server or manually sending the fonts to other macs, you can now let Fontcase do the work. Just like in iTunes, you can share your Library with other people, but in Fontcase other people can also download fonts from your vault. You not only share fonts but also the associated metadata.
Feature highlights include:
* Collects all fonts in its own vault and carry it between macs
* Beautiful streamlined interface
* Activating and Deactivating fonts or entire collections
* Metadata support
* Preview options
* Sharing between macs
* Print previews of your fonts
* Dragging sample texts and glyphs as pdf
* FontExplorer X (r) import
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 or higher
* Full Leopard compatibility
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
Pricing and Availability:
Fontcase 1.0 is available as a full-featured demo. A single user license is 42.00 Euros ($55.00 USD). Discount is available for the first two weeks at 35 Euros.
More than a year ago now, Laurent Baumann contacted Bohemian Coding with the idea of creating a new font management application. Both of them went to work and are very excited now to finally be able to release it. Bohemian Coding, based in the Netherlands, was officially founded on the 1st of January 2008 and currently has one other application called DrawIt. Laurent Baumann is a user-interface and icon designer specializing in the Mac OS X platform. Copyright 2008 Bohemian Coding. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes and iPhoto are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.