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v21 Extensis Suitcase Fusion

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Extensis Suitcase Fusion
  
Extensis Suitcase Fusion

Happy fonts. Seamless integrations.

You may love fonts – but wrangling a font collection? Not so much. Welcome to Suitcase Fusion, the gold standard in font management for creative professionals around the world.

  • Creativity uninterrupted – Don’t let missing fonts slow you down. Suitcase Fusion activates fonts automatically in your favorite creative software so you can focus on your work without having to break your flow and hunt down those inactive fonts.
  • Creativity unleashed – If finding the font you want is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack, discovery is a breeze with Suitcase Fusion. You can scan, sort, search, preview, and activate your fonts as fast as you can think of another great idea.

Suitcase Fusion

Streamlined workflows.

Supercharge your font collection and create with confidence!

  • Chaos contained — Say goodbye to fonts scattered across folders, servers, and the cloud. Suitcase Fusion brings them all together in one central place so you can manage them holistically — no matter how many you have.
  • Stress relieved — Stop errors before they happen. Suitcase Fusion activates fonts automatically in supported software and zaps the font-duplicate problem — all in the background. Your design document won’t have a chance to toss you an error message.
  • Be a font boss — Make your fonts sing and soar — your way. With Suitcase Fusion, you can organize your font collection in a way that works best for you. Whether it’s organized by project, style, year, foundry or client… the list could go on and on… you will start loving your fonts.

Suitcase Fusion

Create with confidence, not concern

You want to focus on doing your best creative work and trust your fonts to play their supporting role consistently and reliably. But sometimes missing fonts, damaged fonts, or silent substitutions can break your creative flow and derail things in the creative or production stages.

Suitcase Fusion safeguards your work against these issues, so you can stay on track — without interruptions or distractions.

  • Eliminate errors and inconsistencies — Say goodbye to frustration and wasted time due to missing fonts, font conflicts, or font errors. Your fonts are managed all in one place with auto-activation to ensure the right font is there when you need it — every time.
  • Fix font problems fast — Prevent corrupt fonts from derailing your work, with FontDoctor. This tool is included with every purchase of Suitcase Fusion, to ferret out font problems — and repair them — before they bring your mission-critical work to its knees.

Professional font management software that works with the apps you love

As veterans in producing leading font management software for the creative industry, we know your creative toolkit includes a growing number of applications. We help keep you up to date with the latest technology from creative software providers like Adobe, Sketch, and Affinity. More than just a font organizer, Suitcase Fusion provides powerful patented Font Sense technology and auto-activation.

Use Suitcase Fusion to organize, manage, and activate your fonts — and that’s just the beginning.

More Than a Font Organizer

Auto-Activation plugins for Adobe Creative Cloud and Sketch

Precision auto-activation ensures that the right font will be active at the right time when you open your documents in Adobe Creative Cloud applications, as well as Sketch.

Easy font activation and deactivation

With a few quick clicks, it’s easy to make the fonts you want to use available when you need them — and to turn them off when you don’t.

Powerful search tools

Searching should be rewarding, not frustrating. Quickly find the fonts that you need with a variety of tools, including QuickFind, advanced find, and smart search.

QuickMatch

See a font that’s almost — but not quite — what you need? Search your collection with QuickMatch to find comparable options.

Visual Font Previews

Preview first. Activate later. Suitcase Fusion gives you a sneak peek at how your type will look in any of your available fonts. Glyphs, sizes, full sentences — you can see them all before even activating them.

Font panels in Adobe applications

Your entire font collection, including third-party fonts, is instantly accessible within Adobe applications from the Extensis font panel.

Document Font Tracking

Suitcase Fusion remembers all the fonts used in documents created with supported apps including Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, and Affinity products. This gives you insights, faster searching, and even quickly saving as collections.

Patented font sense technology

Each font has a unique “fingerprint” that our Font Sense technology uses to get the right font every.

Cloud sync included

Peace of mind is never worrying about losing fonts or having to transfer them between computers. Simply sync and back them up to the free cloud service Suitcase TypeSync.

Powerful organization

Use this font organizer to get your workflow in order. Create font libraries, sets, and smart searches to save you time.

Powerful organization

Use this font organizer to get your workflow in order. Create font libraries, sets, and smart searches to save you time.

Google Fonts at your fingertips

Build an instant font collection and download more than 2,200 fonts from the Google Font library connection.


Now Available as an Annual Subscription

$84 per year, billed annually

  • Manage all of your fonts in one place
  • Immediate and automatic access to all updates and new features for 12 months
  • Auto-activation with Adobe Creative Cloud applications
  • Auto-activation with Sketch
  • Document tracking, including for Affinity documents
  • Includes FontDoctor, a font corruption detection, and repair kit
  • Instant access to the Google Font library of more than 2,200 fonts
  • Available for Mac and PC
  • Live chat and email support
  • Access to an extensive collection of knowledgebase articles

Streamlined workflows.

Supercharge your font collection and create with confidence!

  • Chaos contained – Say goodbye to fonts scattered across folders, servers, and the cloud. Suitcase Fusion brings them all together in one central place so you can manage them holistically – no matter how many you have.
  • Stress relieved – Stop errors before they happen. Suitcase Fusion activates fonts automatically in supported software, and zaps the font-duplicate problem – all in the background. Your design document won’t have a chance to toss you an error message.
  • Be a font boss – Make your fonts sing and soar – your way. With Suitcase Fusion you can organize your font collection in the way that works best for you. Whether it’s organized by project, style, year, foundry or client… the list could go on and on… you will start loving your fonts.

Create with confidence, not concern

You want to focus on doing your best creative work and trust your fonts to play their supporting role consistently and reliably. But sometimes missing fonts, damaged fonts, or silent substitutions can break your creative flow and derail things in the creative or production stages.

Suitcase Fusion safeguards your work against these issues, so you can stay on track — without interruptions or distractions.

  • Eliminate errors and inconsistencies — Say goodbye to frustration and wasted time due to missing fonts, font conflicts, or font errors. Your fonts are managed all in one place with auto-activation to ensure the right font is there when you need it — every time.
  • Fix font problems fast — Prevent corrupt fonts from derailing your work, with FontDoctor. This tool is included with every purchase of Suitcase Fusion, to ferret out font problems — and repair them — before they bring your mission-critical work to its knees.

Professional font management software that works with the apps you love

As veterans in producing leading font management software for the creative industry, we know your creative toolkit includes a growing number of applications. We help keep you up to date with the latest technology from creative software providers like Adobe, Sketch, and Affinity. More than just a font organizer, Suitcase Fusion provides powerful patented Font Sense technology and auto-activation.

Use Suitcase Fusion to organize, manage, and activate your fonts – and that’s just the beginning.

What’s New in Version 10 (v21)

Subscription

  • Ensures that users always have the most current version and consistent compatibility with a wide range of design applications
  • De-couples purchase from upgrade
  • Improved synchronicity with Adobe products
  • Reduces customer resentment around being forced to pay for upgrades

Integration with Sketch

  • Auto-activation
  • Document font tracking
  • Font collecting
  • Eliminates font errors and solves font conflicts
  • Empowers digital designers to curate and document their typography
  • Facilitates designers sharing their fonts with the team

Works with Affinity products: Affinity Designer, Photo & Publisher

  • Drag-n-drop support. Drop Affinity file on Suitcase Fusion to activate document fonts and enable tracking
  • Fonts can be collected for output
  • Eliminates font errors who you open documents
  • Due to the architecture of Affinity products, we cannot offer a plugin, but we can provide a workaround alternative to auto-activation

 


Frequently Asked Questions

How does the free trial work?
Sign up for a free trial of Suitcase Fusion and gain full access to all features for 15 days. We will notify you before your trial expires, and you can choose to subscribe to our annual membership plan or let your trial expire. The free trial is a one-time-only offer. No payment information is required to start your trial.

Do I need to install any software?
Yes, first you need to download the Suitcase Fusion installer and follow these tips to get started.

What methods of payment are accepted?
You can pay by credit card or PayPal.

What are the system requirements for Suitcase Fusion?
Windows 7 SP1+, Windows 10+, and Mac OS 10.13, 10.14, and 10.15 are all supported.

Which versions of Adobe Creative Cloud are supported by Suitcase Fusion?
Suitcase Fusion(v21) supports applications from Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 and later, including:

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and later
  • Adobe InCopy CC 2018 and later
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2018 and later
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 and later

 

 

Macintosh

  • macOS™ 10.13 through 10.15
  • Some features require an Internet connection
  • Safari® 9 or later or the current release of Firefox® or Chrome™, for viewing Help

Windows

NOTE: Suitcase Fusion requires a 64-bit version of Windows.

  • Windows® 7 SP1 or Windows 10
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework version 4.5.1 or newer (installed automatically if not already present)
  • Some features require an Internet connection
  • Internet Explorer® 10 or later, Microsoft Edge, or the current release of Firefox or Chrome, for viewing Help

Supported applications

Suitcase Fusion(v21) supports applications from Adobe Creative Cloud 2018 and later, including:

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and later
  • Adobe InCopy CC 2018 and later
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2018 and later
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 and later

Suitcase Fusion includes auto-activation plug-in support for the following applications:

  • Adobe® After Effects® Creative Cloud® 2018, CC 2019, and CC 2020
  • Adobe Illustrator® CC 2018, CC 2019, and CC 2020
  • Adobe InCopy® CC 2018, CC 2019, and CC 2020
  • Adobe InDesign® CC 2018, CC 2019, and CC 2020
  • Adobe Photoshop® CC 2018, CC 2019, and CC 2020
  • Sketch v51 or later

In addition to plug-in support, Suitcase Fusion includes the Extensis Font Panel for the following applications:

  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2018, CC 2019, and CC 2020
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2018, CC 2019, and CC 2020
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, CC 2019, and CC 2020

NOTE: Plug-ins are only available for 64-bit applications; if you are running 32-bit versions of Adobe applications you will not have access to auto-activation plug-ins or Font Panels.

Further information

For details about which design applications are supported on which operating systems, see the Suitcase Fusion Support Guide.

Version 21.0.0

(Released 4 November 2019)

Document Collecting
For any tracked document, you can gather the document, the fonts that the document uses, and any linked documents and images together into a folder.

This allows you to gather documents and resources for distribution, which is especially useful if the document’s application does not have its own “collect” feature.

Other new features
Auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud 2020 releases of After Effects, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, and Photoshop.
The Extensis Font Panel for Adobe CC 2020 releases of Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
Auto-activation plug-in and document tracking for Sketch.
Document tracking for Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher.
User Management: This allows you to assign and re-assign licenses for multiple Suitcase purchases.