Extensis Fusion Suitcase

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.

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.


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.

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