Extensis Fusion Suitcase

Font Management Software

I hesitate to ask, but do I really need font management software on my computer? I'm running the latest update of OS X Lion. I'm "new" to Macs, having switched in 2008. At that time, I bought Extensis Suitcase Fusion 2 and upgraded to 3 when they released it.

My memory is nothing but a confusion of fearfully trying to move the fonts they said I should by following the suggestions they made. Then, they were never ready after Adobe upgrades. Also, I was constantly finding my files missing or turned off somehow and I spent hours researching and troubleshooting issues and managing the app instead of the transparent effortless font management I expected it to provide.

Please help with finding a good font management program

Hi, I read a lot of reviews about font management programs and decided to try Suitcase on my PC. While reviews say it is intuitive and easy to use, I find its interface very poor. It is pain to navigate, choose, activate, and organize fonts. The interface is awkward, and even lacks basic functionality.

For example if I don't view fonts listed by family and select the font on the font list pane, the Preview pane doesn't have a scroll bar when the font doesn't fit in it, so in order to see all letters, I have to change its preview size and can't see it at the desired size.

Fusion Suitcase Help


This is my first post on the forum. My name is Aaron and I'm a Graphic Design student @ Roger Williams University. I just recently tried to clean up and organize all my typefaces on my MAC. I have quite a hefty collection. After not finding out what I'm looking for in various searches here, I would like to ask a couple questions about type management.

The first is, Am I better off applying imported type to Suitcase Fusion or allowing Fusion to read from the directory? Every time I attempt to activate a large selection of typefaces, the system gets bogged down and takes forever to activate them.