FontCard 1.5.1b4
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Modifies font menus and fonts panel to display font previews.   Shareware ($17.00)
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FontCard is a haxie that modifies the Font menu in Carbon and Cocoa applications. It can add an icon that displays the format of a font next to the font menu item, display the font name in the font face, group fonts into submenus, and add font collections to the font menu.
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Version 1.5.1b4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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Penguirl commented on 30 Apr 2010
Uhm what's with Unsanity's file url? It looks like it was chosen by a pubescent boy.
[Version 1.5.1b4]


Maclover1.1 commented on 12 Feb 2010
I wish Apple would talk to people who REALLY use fonts and make something like this INTEGRATED in the system.. because font management somehow was never really approached professionally by Apple as far as I am concerned (which is why ATM existed, FontReserve, Suitcase, FontAgent etc etc).. and considering most graphic designers use Macs it would be nice to return the favor... To a level it could even be said that Graphic designers (and musicians) allowed Apple to become what it is today... and fontcard is dead .. and I hate positively hate my never-ending font menus without it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[Version 1.5.1b4]


Maclover1.1 commented on 15 Oct 2009
I dont' get companies who do not upgrade their product... that has go to be the worst commercial non-move. Who wants to buy something that keeps lagging way behind one's OS...
[Version 1.5.1b4]


maclover1.1 commented on 25 Jul 2009
Please make Fontcard Daemon Intel !
[Version 1.5.1b4]


nowheredense commented on 24 Jul 2008
For those who believe that Unsanity does not respond to inquiries, I suggest that you read the announcement in the yellow box at the top of their blog page that has existed for months now:

I own FontCard, FruitMenu, Menu Master, and WindowShade. All of their betas have worked well with Leopard on multiple Mac's.
[Version 1.5.1b4]

db commented on 21 Jul 2008
I beg to differ with the naysayers ... WindowShade, FruitMenu and MenuMaster have been working flawlessly for me since I stumbled on them last January while poking around the Unsanity site. Read the blog (!), grab the betas, give 'em a whirl and THEN comment on the current state of affairs please. I'm currently running 10.5.4 on two MacBook Pros with no issues whatever in these past 7 months or so.
[Version 1.5.1b4]

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raddle replied on 24 Jul 2008
I agree. Windowshade working perfectly for me, and has been for months.

Dana Sutton commented on 20 Jul 2008
I have to agree that it's a shame UnSanity seems to have crashed and burned. Based on my experience with some of their other offerings, I'm not going to install any more of their betas. By the time their complete line of products finally runs stable under Leopard, Snow Leopard will probably have been released!
[Version 1.5.1b4]


makai commented on 20 Jul 2008
Same here, under 10.5.4. Still not available on their website.
Kind of funny... Looking from the file dates, I'd say this version has been put together in early April. And they still don't have it on their site. I wonder if the release to Macupdate had not been intended.
Probably they alredy do have a working version of WindowShade... maybe since long, just as long as the working FontCard...
[Version 1.5.1b4]

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rwebber replied on 20 Jul 2008
WindowShade 4.2b1 works on my PowerBook G4 1.67MHz with Leopard 10.5.4. It has been out for months.

makai replied on 21 Jul 2008
Well, thank you for bothering to share your experiences. So I gave it another whirl, and indeed this time it works for me (under 10.5.4; last time I tried I was running 10.5.2).

I still have some issues with the Minimize-in-place feature but I think I should better post these findings on the WindowsShade product page.

I am saying this just because mentioning any issues is simply meant to compare experiences with other users, not to denounce the company and their products. Same time I must say I have restrained from bringing up those issues with Unsanity. I felt insecure whether they would find any feedback helpful at all at this point where they feel they are are wrestling with Leopard.

TacaLit commented on 20 Jul 2008
Finally it seems that FonCard is working quite good on my MacBook with Leopard.

Hope to see the final one as well as WindowShade.
[Version 1.5.1b4]


RonFez007 commented on 11 Jul 2008
I think it's safe to say that Unsanity is no-more. Kiss such great products as Windowshade, FontCard and ShapeShifter Goodbye.

Hopefully some other software developer will come in and run with Unsanity's product ideas. Only this time hopefully, it will be a company that appreciates its customers in a way that Unsanity did not.

If anyone could list some alternatives to WindowShade and Fontcard, MightyMouse I think all former Unsanity users would appreciate it.

R.I.P. Unsanity.
[Version 1.5.1b1]


RunHomeSlow had trouble on 19 Mar 2008
Seems to work at home on a iMac G5/2.1 PPC, not tested long enough but no crash... can't use fontcard at the job with iMac Core Duo G5/2.1 make QuarkXpress 7.31 Crash with a single click.
[Version 1.5.1b1]


Corpsecorps had trouble on 21 Feb 2007
Using 1.4 on a Mac Pro.

FontCard's menus are not compatible with either the Camino Browser or GraphicConverter.

FontCard can present problems with CS2 also, as mentioned.
[Version 1.4]


Harristype had trouble on 05 Apr 2006
I'm having a problem with 1.3.2 that happens in several programs. Font styles in submenus cannot be chosen, it only defaults to the main listed font in the main menu. If I'm using ITC Berkeley, and I want to choose the italic version, it won't accept the change and keeps the regular version. The font set is complete, but FontCard won't allow the style change. I have no problems with You Control: Fonts, but I like the fact the FontCard works in the app's own font menu and not a separate one. I've contacted Unsanity twice in the last month via their email tech support and have yet to hear a word. Terrible support!
[Version 1.3.2]


FvdG had trouble on 14 Jun 2005
Fontcard, or maybe just APE, crashes Photoshop so hard that it leads to a kernel panic!
Even excluding Fontcard or APE does not help.
Removing Fontcard/APE: everything is fine.
Bug can be repeated.
[Version 1.3.1]


macmansc had trouble on 14 Aug 2003
I have a problem with Freehand MX and various version of helvetica. For instance, it displays Helv Neue black condensed oblique, but it's grayed out. Helv Neue black condensed works fine. Good start, but some rough edges.
[Version 1.0]

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Type:Utilities : Font Tools
Date:20 Jul 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $17.00
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FontCard is a haxie that modifies the Font menu in Carbon and Cocoa applications. It can add an icon that displays the format of a font next to the font menu item, display the font name in the font face, group fonts into submenus, and add font collections to the font menu.

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