updated 01:20 pm EDT, Wed April 18, 2012
Builds font control directly into Adobe CS apps
Extensis has released Suitcase Fusion 4, an update of its font manager for Mac and Windows. The software handles both browsing and control tasks. New to Fusion 4 is the concept of Font Panels, which integrate functions directly into Adobe's InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Fonts can be previewed and activated without having to leave Adobe software.
The Photoshop Panel in particular includes web fonts pulled from WebINK and Google Web Fonts. Any custom text can be used to preview a font, and the content can be integrated into Photoshop site mockups at no cost. Google's collection includes a number of free open-source fonts.
Suitcase Fusion 4 costs $100 new, or $50 as an upgrade from earlier versions. Free 30-day trial downloads are also available.