Smasher is a Mac OS X application that was designed to resolve number 1 cause of display and printing problems on your Macintosh: corrupt fonts and font caches.
Using Smasher, you can clear font caches, check font integrity, clean up font folders and suitcase nightmares, eliminate application crashes and performance problems, find missing fonts and move fonts between Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
As Mac OS X and Macintosh applications run, they gather information about active fonts and place it in caches.
Unfortunately, the cached copies easily fall out of sync as you activate, deactivate, add and remove fonts from your system----causing conflicts that can disrupt font menus and cripple font activation in your applications.
So Smasher cleans Mac OS, Adobe, Quark and other font caches, CUPS Spool Files and old Microsoft Office preferences that can cause font management and printing problems.
Smasher even allows you to schedule your cache cleaning so each time you reboot your Mac, you begin your session with clean caches.
Here are some key features of "Smasher":
· Find suitcases, families and fonts.
· Streamline old, bloated suitcases.
· Seperate font formats.
· Verify font outlines.
· Clear Mac OS and application font caches.
· View fonts, foundries and permissions.
· 30 days trial.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· More powerful font previewing that displays fonts in their native outlines and in user-specified text strings and font sizes
· An all-new font validation and verification engine that hunts down problem fonts before they cause you and your favorite applications major aggravation
· Support for all the fonts supported by Mac OS X: OpenType, Mac TrueType, Windows TrueType and Mac Type1 Postscript fonts
· Font archiving that backs up a copy of fonts to a zip file or disk image
· New support for Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop CS5 caches
· Continued support for previous versions of Adobe CS, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office, CUPS spool files and Mac OS X system caches
· A one-step, drag-and-drop importer that finds all fonts in folders and legacy suitcases in seconds
· Automatic application updater that eliminates the need to download and install software and cache-definition updates