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macOS-Sierra

Apple releases their newest operating system, macOS Sierra on September 20, 2016.

As we know that many users are excited to update as quickly as possible, we have been testing Extensis software with Sierra. The following are current details about compatibility.

 

Suitcase Fusion

  • Suitcase Fusion 7 (v18.1.1 and newer) has been tested and is compatible with macOS Sierra (v10.12)
  • Previous versions of Suitcase Fusion have not been tested, use at your own risk.

 

Universal Type Server

  • Initial tests of Universal Type Client 6 indicate that the current version (v6.1.0) is compatible with macOS Sierra.
  • Due to new macOS permissions, Universal Type Server may encounter a service interruption after upgrading to macOS Sierra.
    Installing the latest Universal Type Server 6.1.1 release over your current installation will restore all functionality without causing data loss.

 

Portfolio

  • There are no known issues with users accessing Portfolio catalogs with the web clients on macOS Sierra.
  • When installing macOS Sierra on a server running Portfolio 2016, the server will stop functioning. Re-install Portfolio 2016 on the machine and functionality will be restored without any data loss.

 

For the most current information about supported software configurations see these pages:


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There are number of common challenges all teams face when it comes to sharing and managing fonts. Suitcase TeamSync allows you to curate and distribute your font library automatically across your entire team.

This new cloud-based font server makes professional font management easy so you can focus your time and energy on doing great work.

An on demand version of our latest webcast introducing TeamSync is available to watch. Check it out:

International versions of this webcast will be hosted in September, join us on the time zone and language that are most convenient for you, or register to get the recording sent to your email:

 

England, U.K.:

  • Date: September 8th, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. BST – British Summer Time / British Daylight Time
  • Presented by: Chris Stevens
  • Register here.

France:

  • Date: September 14th, 2016
  • Time: 2 p.m. CEST – Central European Summer Time
  • Presented by: Jean-Michel Laurent
  • Register here.

Germany:

  • Date: September 15th, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. CEST – Central European Summer Time
  • Presented by: Torsten Koebel
  • Register here.

 

Hope you can join us!

 


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July and August have been a busy couple of months here at Extensis. After the Suitcase Fusion 7 launch and subsequent 18.1 update (which focused on Adobe and Quark update compatibility) the product and engineering teams have been hard at work to ensure the nuts and bolts of managing fonts across your critical applications are on-point.

Today, we’re excited to launch the latest release of Suitcase Fusion, which concentrates on improving plug-in stability by eliminating erroneous missing font dialogs and richer Google Font support. See the product release notes for complete details.

To install this update just download and run the new installer.

Of course if you haven’t upgraded yet, Suitcase Fusion 7 is now available for purchase and includes cloud-based font syncing, Adobe After Effects plug-ins and enough font management wizardry to make your head spin (or magically more productive) Check it out.


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suitcase-fusion-7-iconToday we released an update to Suitcase Fusion 7 (v18.1) that includes new plug-ins for the Summer 2016 release of Adobe Creative Cloud 2015, including:

  • Adobe Photoshop 2015.5
  • Adobe Illustrator 2015.3
  • Adobe InDesign 2015.4
  • Adobe InCopy 2015.4
  • Adobe After Effects 2015.3
  • QuarkXPress 2016

 

Is your version of Suitcase Fusion compatible? Find out here.

 

Already have Suitcase Fusion 7?

It’s easy to update:

 

Haven’t upgraded to Suitcase Fusion 7 yet?

We’ve added some powerful new abilities to sync your fonts through the cloud, auto-activate fonts in Adobe After Effects, as well as many under-the-hood speed improvements.

Get Suitcase Fusion 7 Now

 


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On May 10th, Extensis released Suitcase Fusion 7, the font manager of choice for creative professionals worldwide. Reviews are in and critics are raving about the game-changing new features—and recommending it to designers who need to find, share, and distribute fonts from multiple computers/locations.

Macworld

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Macworld gave Suitcase Fusion 7 an impressive 4.5/5 mice! They appreciated the convenience and simplicity of the brand-new TypeSync feature which allows users to live-sync their entire font library:

“Many designers work on multiple computers and need to have access to the same fonts in multiple locations. TypeSync backs up all your fonts to a server hosted by Extensis and updates every 15 minutes. You can then access your library from any computer running Suitcase Fusion 7.”

And they loved that Suitcase Fusion 7 introduced an “important upgrade” with a new plug-in for Adobe After Effects:

“With this plug-in, you no longer need to remember which fonts were used in each composition, a giant benefit since After Effects on its own doesn’t help you determine which fonts are missing. Another benefit is that when you close the composition, the plug-in deactivates the fonts it auto-activated.”

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Suitcase Fusion 7 Takes Fonts to the Cloud & Brings Font Management to Adobe After Effects

Attention fellow font nerds! Today we have released Suitcase Fusion 7, our professional font manager which takes the effort out of managing your fonts so you can reclaim more time for design.

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What’s New?

For those of you who are long-time Suitcase Fusion users, the big advancement in Suitcase Fusion 7 is cloud synchronization. That’s right! With Suitcase Fusion 7, you can sync your entire font collection to the cloud using our TypeSync technology. This allows for no-touch backup and synchronization of your font collection to any machine. If you are on the move or working off two machines, Suitcase Fusion 7 has your entire collection at the ready. And you won’t have to lose sleep over worrying about ever losing your fonts- TypeSync will keep them safe and sound.

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Motion Graphic Designers Rejoice!

We’re also thrilled to report we’re extending reliable font management to motion graphics artists with the industry’s first font plug-in for Adobe After Effects. Fonts play an integral role in motion design, and until today, it has been a laborious process to search for and activate fonts. Suitcase Fusion’s Font auto-activation ensures that fonts will always be immediately accessible directly within After Effects.

Adobe After Effects font plug-in and auto-activation

 

Adobe After Effects joins our collection of auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 applications – Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy – and QuarkXPress.

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Whether it’s Typography Tuesday or Favorite Font Friday, we’re with you on the constant hunt for typographic inspiration. That’s why we keep a constant flow of stand out examples streaming through our professional font manager, Suitcase Fusion (and Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).

We released Suitcase Fusion™ 6 in the autumn to help you make the most of precious creative time and explore and organize your entire font collection in a single, searchable location.

We created Fontspiration over a year ago as your crystal ball to look into the font future, past and present:

  • Locate new and interesting fonts for your creative work
  • See what other creative pros are using in real-world projects
  • Explore the boundaries of lettering, typography and fonts in design
  • Dig into what professionals from bygone eras have learned about type

The Fontspiration continues—Check out some seasonally-inspired design! Our March pieces feature type by Delve Fonts, Mostar Design, Mahti Type Studio and Cultivated Mind. Take a gander.

Keep Your Design Inspired With New Fontspiration; Mahti Type Studio

Foundry: Mahti Type Studio
Typeface: Delisia Regular
Artist: Blue Collar Agency, designed by Jaime Singer.
Inspiration: Vivid colors from the morning sunrise combined with your AM routine of grinding beans and drinking joe.

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Finding fresh fonts—an endless effort

If you’re a designer and you’re reading this blog, chances are you love typography and fresh new fonts. If you’re like me, you call out fonts you like and dislike in everyday use for your loved ones (They love this, trust me… just ask my wife). You bookmark good “new free fonts” lists. You hoard way too many on your hard drive.

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This autumn, we released Suitcase Fusion™ 6 to help you make the most of your font collection. The new version brings full OS X 10.10 Yosemite compatibility, Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 integration, font library synchronization with Dropbox or Google Drive accounts, as well as bug fixes and speed enhancements.

With our spring update to Suitcase Fusion, we introduced the Fontspiration panel and worked with artists all over the world to give you a window into the latest, most cutting edge typography. See some of these beautiful type design pieces here and here.

The Fontspiration continues with the release of Suitcase Fusion 6. Check out some seasonally-inspired design! Our December pieces celebrate holidays around the globe with type by CastleType, Mota Italic, Adobe, URTD and Terminal Design. 

The Fontspiration Continues with the Release of Suitcase Fusion 6

Foundry: CastleType
Typeface: Afrika Motifs & Trio CT Medium
Artist: Nicole Dalton
Inspiration: This piece was inspired by the celebration of African family, community and culture. Kwanzaa was created to restore rootedness in the culture.

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Do you have a font collection, or font chaos?

Designers know how painful it is to love fonts and typography, but manage them in a way that’s… well, manageable. The average number of active fonts on a designer’s computer is a whopping 681. The average font collection is 4,512. The largest we’re aware of is 231,994 (see more fun font library stats in our “Font Groupie” infographic). Here are some of the biggest pain points I’m sure you’re all familiar with:

  • Quickly finding the right font when you need it
  • Finding similar fonts for comparison
  • Experimenting with font pairs without hopping from app to app
  • Easy access from a centralized location, desktop or the cloud
  • Discovering new fonts to try in your own creations

 

Take control of your font collection with Suitcase Fusion 6

Take control of your font collection with Suitcase Fusion 6

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