The V9 release of FontAgent® for Macintosh adds a variety of functionality and performance to the World’s Smartest Font Manager.™ The new features help you organize, categorize, activate and visualize your fonts using FontAgent’s modern, customizable interface. Here are some highlights of FontAgent 9.

Full Support for macOS Mojave

The new release is compatible with Mojave (macOS 10.14) and includes new support for Dark Mode. FontAgent 9 also take advantage of Mojave platform functionality and APIs to optimize application performance, font activation and font rendering. V9 is also compatible with the High Sierra and Sierra releases of macOS.

Auto-Activation in More Applications

FontAgent 9 significantly widens font auto-activation support, so as you open documents in supported apps, FontAgent auto-activates them in macOS. Auto-activation now works in Adobe Creative Cloud 2019 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and InCopy); the Affinity product suite (Designer, Photo and Publisher); and QuarkXpress 2018. We’ll be testing other popular applications and updating the list.

Searchable, Shared Tags

The most visible addition to FontAgent 9 is vastly improved keyword tagging. You can tag fonts and sets to classify them by project, appearance, job numbers, client, however you want. You can also use tags in smart searches and Smart Sets to preview, compare and activate associated fonts easily. And when you share fonts with other users, you share their tags as well… incredibly useful.

Nested Sets

Back by popular demand, FontAgent supports nested sets so you can organize fonts hierarchically. Nested sets are particularly useful for organizing your fonts catalog by client, project, foundry or style. Nested sets are sharable, so when you share a parent set with other FontAgent Sync and Server users, FontAgent shares the set definitions as well as the fonts in the parent and all its child subsets.

Tight Monotype SkyFonts and Adobe Fonts Integration

Fonts activated in Monotype SkyFonts and Adobe Fonts appear automatically in FontAgent and work just like all your other fonts. The Monotype SkyFonts service offers access to over 11,000 industry-leading fonts including the popular Google Fonts library. Adobe offers access to thousands of fonts as part of their Creative Cloud subscription service. Both services are tightly integrated into FontAgent, so you can compare their fonts with each other and with your existing font library.

Freeform Comments

V9 continues its support for freeform comments, and brings them into the new tagging pane in the main window of FontAgent. You can add subjective text for fonts and sets to describe projects, clients, colors, type settings or treatments. You can even search those comments to find the fonts you need and use them consistently.

Lightning-Fast Search

The V9 search facility is expanded and improved in FontAgent 9 to include a full spectrum of font characteristics: name, style, foundry, designer, tags, comments, ratings, and other metadata. Perform complex searches and save their results as Smart Sets that auto-update as you add fonts to your collection.

Table View Improvements

The Table View in FontAgent 9 now lets you group fonts by tag, which organizes the order of fonts in the table topically. Click a metadata column to sort by that item. Or click an activation switch to activate and deactivate fonts. Once you start using the Table View, it becomes one of your go-to views in FontAgent.

Code Streamlining and Modernization

We’ve updated FontAgent’s code to the latest Apple platform standards and technologies. The result? Better performance, sharper rendering, faster importing, speedier searches, and more platform compatibility. You might not notice the difference, but the impact is significant.

Automatic Font Cache Clearing

FontAgent improves the performance of its built-in cache clearing in its V9 release. You can clear caches—for the current user or for all users on your Mac—on demand or tell FontAgent to clear them when you logout, shutdown or restart your computer.

Get Started with FontAgent 9

There are many other performance and stability improvements in FontAgent 9 that make it easier to use and depend on in your creative workflow. The best way to try out all the new features is by downloading the software or upgrading to V9 using our no-hassle 30-day money-back guarantee. As always, we’re here to answer your questions and listen to your suggestions.