Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Software - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Applications > Recommend font manager for Panther?

Recommend font manager for Panther?
Thread Tools
subego
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 27, 2004, 02:00 PM
 
Howdy!

Just what the subject sez. Upgraded to Panther. I've already had Font Book blow up on me once so that's not an option.

I used Font Reserve under Jag and thought that was jolly good, but alas, the future of FR is hazy.

I'm not changing font sets all the time, and don't need super font powers (though I liked FR, it was really overkill). Font Book would be perfect if it actually worked.

So this leaves Suitcase... and what?
     
workerbee
Mac Elite
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Switzerland
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 27, 2004, 03:15 PM
 
Originally posted by subego:
So this leaves Suitcase... and what?
Suitcase, Font Agent Pro and MasterJuggler.

AFAIK they're all slow. I bought MasterJuggler because I couldn't stand the way the Suitcase folks always want full prices for any little update. Both had the same behaviour: they trashed around on the harddisk on login after a restart for several minutes, doing heaven knows what with each and every font that was controlled by the app.

Now I just use FontBook, and try not to change too much font-wise, as FB is really unstable.
MBP 15" 2.33GHz C2D 3GB 2*23" ACD
     
Severed Hand of Skywalker
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: The bottom of Cloud City
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 27, 2004, 03:26 PM
 
Suitcase seems to work fine at our work.

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
     
gorickey
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Retired.
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 27, 2004, 03:28 PM
 
I would try to fix "Font Book" if it's currently broken...what's it doing exactly?
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 27, 2004, 06:46 PM
 
Originally posted by gorickey:
I would try to fix "Font Book" if it's currently broken...what's it doing exactly?
God only knows.

The end result however is no more fonts. There one day, gone the next. It even ate some of the default fonts. I needed to pop open the installer packages to restore those.

It's trash I tell you!
     
mpmchugh
Forum Regular
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Los Angeles
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 27, 2004, 09:44 PM
 
Originally posted by workerbee:
Suitcase, Font Agent Pro and MasterJuggler.

AFAIK they're all slow.

Actually, the new version of Font Agent Pro (v2.0) is actually pretty fast. Still slow to launch with a lot of fonts, but using it is a lot better than previous versions.

-mpm
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 27, 2004, 10:26 PM
 
Originally posted by mpmchugh:
Actually, the new version of Font Agent Pro (v2.0) is actually pretty fast. Still slow to launch with a lot of fonts, but using it is a lot better than previous versions.

-mpm
This looks nice. I like the claimed corruption correction features. FR was a little lacking in that department.

This seems to be the way to go, unless someone has some FA bashing to do.

Thanks everyone for your responses!

     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 30, 2004, 11:38 AM
 
Looks like they've updated Font Reserve? Has anyone tried it?
     
Macanoid
Senior User
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: macsterdam
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 30, 2004, 04:04 PM
 
I just switched fulltime from the latest Suitcase to Font Agent Pro 2. I have bought and used FAP 1 before, but it was unbearably slow. Version 2, however, is everything I want in a font manager. Starting up is still slow (very slow too be honest), but otherwise the program is just brilliant!
( Last edited by Macanoid; Jan 30, 2004 at 04:19 PM. )
     
Anderton
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 30, 2004, 09:05 PM
 
Does Suitcase run the fontdatabase as a deamon like FontReserve?
     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:27 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,