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v21.4.1 Extensis Suitcase Fusion

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.

  • Get organized. Instead of having fonts scattered across various folders, servers, and the cloud, bring them together in one central place. Organize your font collection by project, style, foundry, client — any way you prefer.
  • Get consistent. No more missing fonts, font conflicts, or font errors. Suitcase Fusion activates fonts automatically in your favorite creative software, every time, so you don’t need to break your flow.
  • Get inspired. Scan, search, preview, and activate fonts as fast as inspiration strikes.

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Suitcase Fusion

The Font Manager with Seamless Integrations

Not only is Suitcase Fusion a flexible font manager for Mac or Windows operating systems, it also supports the creative applications you use every day.

  • Powerful plugins that let you use your font library to its full potential in Adobe Creative Cloud and Sketch.
  • Drag-and-drop support for Affinity products — Designer, Photo, and Publisher.
  • Each subscription of Suitcase Fusion come with a free version of Font Doctor. Identify and repair common font problems before they become major issues.

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.

Easily manage fonts from Adobe Fonts
Access and manage fonts synced from Adobe Fonts alongside the rest of your font collection.

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

 

Suitcase Fusion

Design, Inspired

Suitcase Fusion empowers your creativity — uninterrupted, uninhibited, and unleashed. Distraction can destroy focus in any workflow, but as a graphic designer, you have bigger goals than just organizing your fonts.

Inspiration and curiosity are crucial to creative success. Typography can have a profound effect on a project’s overall visual impact, which is why it’s important to embrace new scripts and use old favorites in unexpected ways. Something that sets Suitcase Fusion apart from other font managers and font organizers is its unique ability to help designers discover and compare new typefaces.

Stay curious, get inspired, and find your new favorite font.

Evolving, Always

At Extensis, we’re always working to make our font management software even better. Our goal is to provide more support and flexibility for the creative workflows of today and tomorrow.

Our recent Suitcase Fusion updates include integrations with the latest version of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects, along with Sketch and Affinity products.

We now offer Suitcase Fusion as a subscription service to help you easily and instantly keep up to date with the latest versions of our product — without having to make an unexpected purchase.

 
Suitcase Fusion
Suitcase TeamSync
Universal Type Server
Designed for
Individuals
who need to organize, find, view, and use their font collection
Designed for 1 (up to 2 devices)
Small Teams
who need to share fonts across the team
Organizations
who need font compliance, font usage reporting, and centralized font distribution
Fonts Sharing
Cloud, between 2 machines
Cloud-based Extensis-hosted server
On-premise or off-premise installed server
Access to Support
Email
Email
Email / Chat / Phone / Live Screen Sharing
User Client Interface/Application
Suitcase Fusion
Suitcase Fusion
Universal Type Client
Universal Core Client
Font auto-activation and font panels with plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud
Fast, easy font previews
Centralized font storage and distribution
Cost per user
$84

$108



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

 

 

Suitcase Fusion is a Universal application: it can run on both M1 and Intel Macintosh systems.

Our auto-activation plug-ins are also ready for Apple M1 systems.

Photoshop users: The Extensis Font Panel in Adobe Photoshop requires more work on our part to run natively on an M1 system. If you need the Font Panel in Photoshop on an M1 system, you can run Photoshop using Rosetta. See this article for information.

Macintosh

  • macOS™ 10.14, 10.15, and macOS 11
  • Safari® 12 or later, or the current release of Microsoft Edge, Firefox®, or Chrome™ (for viewing Help)
  • Some features require an Internet connection.

Windows

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

  • Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework version 4.5.1 or later (installed automatically if not already present)
  • Suitcase Fusion requires a 64-bit operating system.
  • The current release of Microsoft Edge, Firefox, or Chrome (for viewing Help)
  • Some features require an Internet connection.

Supported applications

IMPORTANT: 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.

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

  • Adobe® After Effects® Creative Cloud® 2019, CC 2020, and CC 2021
  • Adobe Illustrator® CC 2019, CC 2020, and CC 2021
  • Adobe InCopy® CC 2019, CC 2020, and CC 2021
  • Adobe InDesign® CC 2019, CC 2020, and CC 2021
  • Adobe Photoshop® CC 2019, CC 2020, and CC 2021
  • Sketch v51 or later

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

  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2019, CC 2020, and CC 2021
  • Adobe InDesign 2019, CC 2020, and CC 2021
  • Adobe Photoshop 2019, CC 2020, and CC 2021

Further information

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

What’s new in v21.4.1

New

  • Suitcase Fusion and its auto-activation plug-ins are ready for Apple M1 systems.

Bug fixes

  • We addressed an issue where Suitcase Fusion could crash. [FS-7649]

Known issues

  • (Mac) The M1 plug-in for Photoshop does not include the Extensis Font Panel. This will be addressed in a later release.
    If you want to use the Font Panel on your M1 Mac, you can run Photoshop using Rosetta. See this article for information.

Version 21.4.0

Bug fixes

  • (Mac) We addressed an issue where our auto-activation plug-in for Sketch did not work with Sketch version 72.4. [FS-7618]

Version 21.3.0

New

  • We have added an auto-activation plug-in for Adobe After Effects CC 2021.

Version 21.2.3

New

  • We added a warning when attempting to activate more than 100 fonts. We found it was too easy to accidentally activate an entire library instead of a set or a single font, and for large libraries this could tie up Suitcase Fusion.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Version 21.2.2

Bug fixes

  • (Mac) We addressed an issue where our auto-activation plug-in for Adobe Illustrator did not work with Adobe Illustrator version 25.1. [FS-7499]
  • (Windows) We fixed an issue where the auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe InCopy and InDesign were not installed if the applications were not installed to their default locations. [FS-7500]

Version 21.2.1

  • Bug fixes.

Version 21.2.0

New

  • Auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud 2021 releases of Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, and Photoshop.
  • Extensis Font Panel support for Adobe CC 2021 releases of Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Bug fixes

  • We removed the ability to turn off warnings about deleting a library. Now when your cat steps on the Delete key, you won’t lose your fonts! [FS-7290]
  • We fixed an issue where Google Fonts were not always downloading correctly. [FS-7337]
  • [Mac] We fixed an issue where some people would not be able to activate fonts after upgrading to version 21.1.0 or 21.1.1. [FS-7353]
  • We corrected the Japanese translations for a menu item and button labels related to showing and hiding the Font List. [FS-7357]
  • We added a confirmation dialog for deleting attributes. [FS-7370]
  • [Mac] We fixed a rare issue where a set within a set could not be moved into the parent library. [FS-7374]
  • [Mac] We corrected the Japanese translation for screen tips related to showing and hiding the Font List. [FS-7379]

Version 21.1.1

  • Bug fixes.

Version 21.1.0

New

  • In this release of Suitcase Fusion we introduce an optional split pane view for fonts. In addition to the preview-only Fonts pane, you can switch to a split-pane view with Previews on the top and a columnar Font List on the bottom.
  • We have added support for Dark Mode on macOS.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where font information was not being extracted from newer versions of Affinity documents. [FS-7191]
  • [Mac] Fixed an issue where double-clicking a document did not open the document. [FS-7227]

What’s new in v21.0.1

  • Suitcase Fusion no longer works directly with Monotype™ Mosaic or SkyFonts™.

Bug fixes

  • [Windows] Fixed an issue where tracked document font lists could appear to be empty after viewing any document’s font list. [FS-6917]
  • [Mac] Fixed an issue where sorting by Postscript Name could result in a stalled application. [FS-6973]
  • [Windows] Fixed an issue in Japanese versions of Windows where Suitcase Fusion could not add a font or folder whose name includes Japanese characters. [FS-6976]
  • Fixed an issue where a Google Font that had been set as favorite then removed would still show up in searches. [FS-7052]
  • [Mac] Fixed an issues where plug-ins were not removed when Suitcase Fusion was uninstalled. [FS-7065]
  • [Mac] Fixed an issue where deactivating an Adobe Font on the Adobe Fonts website would not remove the font from the Adobe Fonts library in Suitcase Fusion. [FS-7075]
  • [Mac] Fixed an issue where Suitcase Fusion would disable fonts that were synched from Fontstand.com. [FS-7146]
  • [Mac] Fixed an issue where Photoshop CC 2020 v21.1 (released 19 February 2020) would crash on quitting with the Extensis auto-activation plug-in installed. [FS-7173]

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.