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Last week Macworld UK reviewed Portfolio Server 10 and awarded it five stars!

The Macworld editors found the new features interesting and compelling. Here are just a few snippets from the article.

“…this is a product that has attained maturity, and more. However, Extensis hasn’t been resting on its laurels, as version 10 demonstrates.”

“Where Portfolio Server scores over using a NAS device or file server through Mac OS X’s Finder with Spotlight is in its sheer flexibility”

“If you work with digital media, and don’t already use Portfolio Server… you really should.”

Read the full review of Portfolio Server 10


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Macworld Award Nomination.It has been a great week here at Extensis, not only did Thomas Phinney join the Extensis team, but we also found out that we had been nominated for a prestigious Macworld Award.

Our client/server font management solution, Universal Type Server has been nominated in the Best Creative Design Software Category, alongside products including QuarkXPress 8 and Photoshop CS4. As you can see we are in good company so it’s likely to be a close call, although I know where my vote would go! :o)

The winners will be announced at the Macworld Awards ceremony, which are being held on the 18th June at the prestigious Honorable Artillery Company (HAC) in London. Hopefully it will be our lucky night!


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Yesterday I made a quick trip down to San Francisco to visit Macworld 2009, and attend a little party with many of our customers, VARs and other Extensis fans.

After a short trip around the show floor, Max Kerning was off to take care of some important meetings, so I was left to wander the show floor on my own. Here are a few select items that could be seen at Macworld 2009.

TechRestore had an actual Delorean time machine from Back to the Future in their booth – complete with flashy lights, dials an such.

A company called Focal XS had these smokin’ speakers that you could jack your iPod into. Though, I really never really understood why they had a mini-geodesic dome in their booth.

Microsoft always has nice, swanky stuff at Macworld, and this year was no exception with their more open and slickly designed blogger’s lounge (rocker Mac fanboy not required).

Our friends over at Morrison SoftDesign had a good looking booth, and some very popular “Font Problems Suck” t-shirts.

This cute little diorama is made up entirely out of USB jump drives. Yup, those penguins are memory sticks.

Probably one of the strangest things that I saw in a booth this year was a guy who’s sole job was to ride an exercise bike all day long. I think that they were selling the bike that had a jack for a iPhone that could be used to track your progress.

Oh, and despite what you might hear from people preaching doom and gloom for Macworld now that Apple will no longer have a booth, there was still quite a few people hustling and bustling around the show floor.


Hope to see everyone at Macworld next year!


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Max Kerning is down at Macworld Expo for the day. He took a short tour of the Expo Hall show floor with me to check things out.

The Canon booth had an wonderful array of cameras and items, and a very kind, informative and welcoming staff to boot!

Max was impressed with the items that he saw in the Apple booth, but were promptly shooed from the booth, so we didn’t get to see much.

Here we are checking out another part of the Expo Hall.

Overall, Max and I are really enjoying our time at Macworld Expo 2009. More stuff to come!


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Well, you might not have gotten here in time to get one of our Macworld Expo free passes. Even if that’s the case, we’re still able to hook you up with a discounted rate to get into the Expo Hall.

Click here to register for Macworld and get into the hall for $25. That’s $20 off the original price of $45, so it’s not too shabby.

Oh, and if you’re there on Wednesday afternoon, be sure to drop by our little cocktail party.


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Going to Macworld 2009 this week? We’re having a small party for all of our customers, resellers and fans, and would love to have you attend.

The party is at the Moscone South Hall on Wednesday afternoon, so you won’t have to walk far to get your party hat on. To keep it exclusive to just our fans, I’ll give you the full details when you direct message (DM) me on Twitter or shoot me an email using our blog’s contact form.

If you’re a newbie to Twitter (you should check it out, really!), all that you need to do is:

  1. Create a Twitter account
  2. Follow Extensis – I’ll follow you back
  3. Shoot me a direct message.

Hope to see you at the shindig!


Macworld 2009 Free Passes

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UPDATE

Thanks for visiting the Extensis blog. Unfortunately, we’ve given out all of the tickets that we have for Macworld Expo. Hope to see you at Macworld!

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There’s been a ton of talk recently about Apple events such as Macworld Expo and Apple Expo. Well, here’s you chance to get out there and check out one of these events before Apple is no longer a part.

Macworld 2008 is again being held this year at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from January 5th through the 9th.

We’re again offering an opportunity to get a free pass to the Expo Hall.

To get your free pass, simply make a comment on this post.

Be sure to use your correct email address, otherwise I won’t be able to send you a free ticket. We won’t use your email address for anything else, and it will not be displayed publicly.


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Following on from the perfect five awarded by MacUser, Suitcase Fusion 2 continues to receive a great response from the industry’s top titles. The most recent Suitcase Fusion 2 reviews come from IT-Enquirer and MacWorld UK:

Erik Vlietinck, IT-Enquirer: “It has become the best font management tool for the Mac once again”.

“The floating previews make working with Suitcase Fusion (2) extremely powerful. I believe that for the first time, font management has actually become more of a continuously useful tool than just something that you need, but once you’ve set it up, forget about it”.

Rob Henry, MacWorld UK: “More than an incremental tweak, then, it should be on the wish list of anyone who works extensively with fonts”.

“Suitcase Fusion 2 is evidently a well-thought-out product that takes a potentially complex task and simplifies it”.


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MacUser Five Mouse Rating

There is nothing mousy about receiving MacUser’s perfect five mouse rating for Suitcase Fusion 2. This month, two premier Mac-focused publications, Macworld and MacUser, have published favorable reviews on Suitcase Fusion 2:

Keith Martin from MacUser says, “The real icing on the cake, and what sets this version of Suitcase ahead of the pack, is the preview features it offers.”

While James Dempsey of Macworld states, “To my delight, Fusion 2 has done a remarkable job in stability, speed and usability.”


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The folks planning the annual Macworld Conference and Expo have announced the return of the popular “Digital Art Gallery” for the 2009 event. If you’re a digital artist and interested in having your handiwork displayed for Macworld attendees to ogle over, submit your artwork today – the October 31st deadline is coming up quickly.

Go to Macworld’s Digital Art Gallery for 2008 winning entries and
for rules and submission requirements.


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