updated 05:10 pm EST, Wed November 4, 2009
App seven years in development
Following a seven-year development delay, Strider Software has released a Mac OS X version of TypeStyler. The software generates text using a variety of different shapes and layouts. It newly supports both PowerPC and Intel Macs, along with Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. Similarly, modern technologies such as Quartz, Core Image, OpenGL, Unicode and QuickTime have been integrated.
Among the new features in the app is container text, which allows objects to be filled using various schemes. One option includes images from iPhoto, which can be set to span across a complete object or only individual characters. Another added component is the Visualizer, used to simulate the look of text in different scenarios. Several 3D templates are available, ranging from boxes and bags to jars and teapots.
TypeStyler is a $180 download, or $200 for a forthcoming boxed copy. Those with the Classic version of the app can upgrade for $100, or in varying discounted amounts if they purchased the program after 2003.