FontCard
FontCard
1.5.1b4

4.0

FontCard free download for Mac

FontCard1.5.1b4

21 July 2008

Modifies font menus and fonts panel to display font previews.

Overview

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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Maclover1-1
12 February 2010
Version: 1.5.1b4

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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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Penguirl
30 April 2010
Version: 1.5.1b4
Uhm what's with Unsanity's file url? It looks like it was chosen by a pubescent boy.
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Maclover1-1
12 February 2010
Version: 1.5.1b4
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Maclover1-1
15 October 2009
Version: 1.5.1b4
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...
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Maclover1-1
25 July 2009
Version: 1.5.1b4
Please make Fontcard Daemon Intel !
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nowheredense
24 July 2008
Version: 1.5.1b4
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: http://www.unsanity.org/archives/betas/enthusiastic_trepidation.php I own FontCard, FruitMenu, Menu Master, and WindowShade. All of their betas have worked well with Leopard on multiple Mac's.
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db
21 July 2008
Version: 1.5.1b4
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. http://unsanity.org/ http://www.unsanity.com/products/compatibility
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Dana-Sutton
20 July 2008
Version: 1.5.1b4
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!
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Makai
20 July 2008
Version: 1.5.1b4
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...
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anonymous-hyena-2756
20 July 2008
Version: 1.5.1b4
Finally it seems that FonCard is working quite good on my MacBook with Leopard. Hope to see the final one as well as WindowShade.
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Ronfez007
11 July 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
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.
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Ronfez007
07 May 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
I'm smelling TOAST again... One crummy beta release (that doesn't work) after, what... ten months of Leopard being in the public's hands??? What a bummer. I've pretty much given up on Unsanity. Which is unfortunate, because, I really did like WindowShade and FontCard. Stick a fork in them folks - they are done and done'r.
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RunHomeSlow
20 March 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
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.
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Ffass
03 March 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
It causes Mail's Help Menu to hang when selected.
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StrictlyBagel
26 February 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
Nice to see Unsanity return to life... but is there any app that doesn't crash under Leopard with the new haxies installed?
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Raddle
26 February 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
FYI, is crashing FontExplorer 1.2.3 on my Intel... but nice to see some signs of life!
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Fvdg
26 February 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
Could not resist trying it: simply does not work on other languages except English...
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Fvdg
26 February 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
Installs APE... again... trouble ahead!
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rustyphillips
26 February 2008
Version: 1.5.1b1
So much for Unsanity being TOAST! Way to go guys! We have missed you for way too long and so far, so good with all of the apps I have downloaded.
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Ronfez007
11 February 2008
Version: 1.5
Unfortunately, Unsanity is toast. Stick a fork in them they are done. Let's see, it's been close to 5 months with no updates for any of their software. Not a one. What a joke. Way to show respect for your customers. If they cared, or were working on new releases, they'd be keeping us up-to-date on their blog page... which of course, they are not doing. So, my only conclusion is that they have thrown in the towel. Sorry folks, it's time to face reality.
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StrictlyBagel
28 January 2008
Version: 1.5
All of Unsanity's products are not compatible with Leopard. Since the release of Leopard there has been NO communication as to if and when their apps are being updated. The website is out of date and the last blog entry on it stems from November 2007. Obviously, nobody at Unsanity cares about customer support... which is a shame, because I for one have strongly supported this company and registered almost every single one of their products.
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Corpsecorps
06 June 2007
Version: 1.5
_ Still not working with the font menus in Camino's "Advanced" font settings. .
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Corpsecorps
21 February 2007
Version: 1.4
_ 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.
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Angelos
19 January 2007
Version: 1.4
Since FontCard uses "Unmatched Fonts" its very annoying to select a font in Adobe CS2 products. Now I have two different font menues to select a font: unmatched fonts and other fonts. Not useful anymore. Trashed it.
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3.25
JamesHarrisPhoto
05 April 2006
Version: 1.3.2
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!
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3.25
keno
25 November 2005
Version: 1.3.2
Installed on one machine 10.3.9 perfectly. Doesn't work identical other-like it's not installed. Loved Action WSYSIWYG. Any way to: 1) reorder and/or rename the fonts? 2) show all fonts from Suitcase X1 without the sub menus? 3) create alternates via MultipleMaster fonts
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3.25
Larry DeBolt
24 September 2005
Version: 1.3.1
When using Photoshop Elements 3 with Tiger 10.4.2, not all my fonts will show up in Photoshop Elements 3. All is fine when I disengage Font Card.
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Fvdg
14 June 2005
Version: 1.3.1
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.
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5
Bob_weiner
26 May 2005
Version: 1.3.1
The latest version of Fontcard fixes an annoying issue where subsequent visits to the pull-down Font menus in Photoshop would cause a noticeable lag. So, I am once again a happy camper. Thanks for the fix, Unsanity!
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4.75
Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 1.2.4
What a pleasure seeing fonts like in OS 9 when using Adobe's Type Reunion, or Impossible Software's TypeTamer! The grouping of PostScript fonts is well worth the small user fee!
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2.75
zoom77
02 March 2005
Version: 1.2.4
After about 2 hours of working in InDesign CS this thing crashes InDesign about once every 10 minutes. It's very frustrating. Time to uninstall it. I'm also using Master Juggler for font management.
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4.5
RSoldin
31 December 2004
Version: 1.2.4
I started using this a couple months ago and love it. Nice to have good looking font menus again. With the combination of FontAgent and FontCard, my book production is back to normal. I had a small problem with it a few weeks ago but a quick reply from their support and it was fixed.
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Anonymous
28 December 2004
Version: 1.2.4
I want a haxie that will crash OSX on startup and make me 'troubleshoot my extensions' just like the old days
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4.75
Morgan Knicely
19 December 2004
Version: 1.2.3
An excellent product, I've been using it from the first version before it could handle carbon applications. I just checked it out in MS Word and InDesign CS to see if the prior comments were correct... no crashes. If you do find an app that has trouble with it, the PreferencePane provides an easy way to disable it for that app. This is a superb example of the groundbreaking work that Unsanity has been doing for OSX.
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Anonymous
18 November 2004
Version: 1.2.2
Version 1.2.2 crashes Appleworks 6.24 and IndesignCS. On the latter, a Force Quit is needed to get out of InDesignCS. I won't bother trying it with anything else.
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4.25
Anonymous
17 November 2004
Version: 1.2.2
My faith in Unsanity is restored! This latest version fixes the bug that prevented FontCard from showing ALL you fonts in graphics apps. Works with Suitcase X1, not sure about FontBook. And there is a bit of a speed increase. My only wish is that it worked with font collections from Suitcase and not just FontBook.
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5
Anonymous
17 November 2004
Version: 1.2.2
Price, value, and features are all way beyond the seventeen dollars for this app.
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will-mardis
26 October 2004
Version: 1.2.1
Sorry, but it still crashes Word (X) and FreeHand 10. Didn't see any reason to pursue further after that. I will say Haxie's tech Support has been superb in the past, and I expect they will be able to solve this problem. However, it's crashing Word and FreeHand in such a way to not even a crashlog is generated.
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3.75
Anonymous
14 October 2004
Version: 1.2
Great haxie, but they have to work on it. FreeHand now doesn't crash, but some fonts are not shown using FC and other fonts are not working properly. Only disabling the haxie solves these problems. I wish it would work as good as Adobe Type Reunion anytime...
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4.75
Anonymous
04 October 2004
Version: 1.1
If you have any probs that you can't solve yourself, turn to their support. They provided me with most persistent and most instructional tech support I've ever experienced in 15 years of computing, and after all they solved the problem. Glad I bought this!
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Anonymous
04 October 2004
Version: 1.1
If you have any probs that you can't solve yourself, turn to their support. They provided me with most persistent and most instructional tech support I've ever experienced in 15 years of computing, and after all they solved the problem. Glad I bought this!
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Anonymous
21 September 2004
Version: 1.1
Jep! Works when deleting plists in 10.3.5. So far it`s faster then before and no more crashes in Freehand (!!!). Hmm. and i think it´s faster than You-Fonts! As always good, work!
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4.5
Anonymous
21 September 2004
Version: 1.1
The speed improvement in 1.1 makes the difference between FontCard being usable and unusable to me... it's terrific, even works OK in BBEdit 6.5 when it used to take ages to display the font menu. And support for Cocoa apps doesn't hurt either.
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Anonymous
21 September 2004
Version: 1.1
I had a small problem with version 1.1. not being enabled, but after deleting the .plist files and relaunching this version works perfect under 10.3.5. Much faster and reliable so far.
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4.5
Anonymous
21 September 2004
Version: 1.1
well, works with cocoa now, and is way faster. woot.
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Rodrigo
04 June 2004
Version: 1.0.3
I was very disappointed with this product. I purchased it to get fonts grouped by family in Freehand. At first it worked correctly. But soon, as I started working the program conflicted with freehand which quits all the time with Fontcard installed. They still have to work a lot on this haxie, for now it still looks more like a hoaxie to me.
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3.25
Bigcity141
17 February 2004
Version: 1.0.3
Although not horrible, speed is an issue. What is driving me crazy is the reminder to pay for it every other time I choose a font. However, at least I can see the fonts in their own typeface, and grouped! And the people at Extensis said this couldn't be done! OSX is finally catching up with ATM and Type Reunion. joy.
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1.75
Mark-G-Davis
12 February 2004
Version: 1.0.3
I don't know about the person who said that it worked great with Studio MX and Freehand because when I bring up either of these the fonts in the menu are all grayed out and cannot select any font. I still don't think that this is ready for prime time. I have tried with and without Suitcase, with and without Font Book to no avail. The same thing each time. Any ideas anyone?
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5
Anonymous
11 February 2004
Version: 1.0.3
Waiting for cocoa version, still very happy with the latest. Pretty cool stuff.
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3.75
Anonymous
11 February 2004
Version: 1.0.3
Works very nicely in most apps -- including FreeHand MX and Suitcase X1. Unfortunately, it still behaves very strangly with non-CS versions of Adobe apps (probably due to their in-built font grouping menu structure). Aside from that though, it's always nice to have fonts grouped and viewable.
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Anonymous
26 January 2004
Version: 1.0.2
Very nice in FreeHand, works perfectly.
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Encro
21 August 2003
Version: 1.0.2
True, FontCard doesn't work with Cocoa based apps but you can use FontSight from www.stone.com for this. Since all industry standard apps come from an OS9 codebase it was a better decision for Unsanity to support Carbon first.
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Anonymous
20 August 2003
Version: 1.0.2
It still amazes me that, this far into OS X's lifespan, we're still struggling to find a replacement for Adobe Type Reunion. This is as close as it gets for Carbon apps, although it leaves much to be desired. Horribly slow if you don't have Quartz Extreme or you have a large font library installed. Doesn't group families together very well at all (the main feature I want), and doesn't work very well in font menus in floating palettes. Still, I'm glad somebody's working on it. Hopefully it improves over time!
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3.25
Dana-Sutton
16 August 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Doesn't work with Cocoa yet, doesn't work with Carbon apps where Fonts is a submenu (such as Dreamweaver), duplicates a function already built into some apps. (such as Word), and yet is the most expensive Haxie of them all. The price/value ratio just doesn't work for me. Maybe if they improve it or drop the price for $10 (the going rate for other Haxies) I'll change my mind, but for the moment I'm going to live without it.
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Macmansc
15 August 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Selection of fonts. Freehand MX for example would allow me to select both fonts. So would Illustrator. After installing Font Card I couldn't do it in Freehand, presumably because it uses a different method from Illustrator. Ilustrator and the Adobe apps already grouped fonts, so I only need it in Freehand. Helvetica Neue Bold and Bold italic have separate PS fonts, but the screenfonts are in the same suitcase (I think). I'm guessing for right now I'll be out of luck with Freehand.
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Anonymous
15 August 2003
Version: 1.0
They are quick to respond! 1.0.1 is now posted on their website and it fixes the problem I mentioned below!
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Anonymous
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0
Works really great in most programs. Photoshop Elements doesn't like it. When FontCard is installed, almost every menu in PS Elements is grayed out and unusable. As soon as FontCard in uninstalled, PS Elements works fine. Turning off FontCard for PS Elements had no effect. I use PS Elements a lot, so won't but the program, but if this is resolved they will definitely get a shareware fee from me!
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Anonymous
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0
If the font would normally show up separately in the Font menu, it should be selectable in FontCard's version of the Font menu. As OS X ships, Helvetica Neue bold and italic aren't selectable in most applications, only Helvetica Neue. You may be referring to algorithmic variants (i.e. creating bold by drawing the characters thicker), which Cocoa and some Carbon OS X applications do not support. However, most Carbon applications don't let you pick fonts marked as variants of other fonts if they aren't available directly - for example, if they use AppendResMenu to create their font menus - most of those that do (such as Adobe applications) only work that way because they're using their own type engine. (Ironically, so few applications use the Apple-recommended CreateStandardFontMenu - which does display variants - that FontCard doesn't support it.) It's not so simple and FC does its best; but if there's an application in which FC is doing the wrong thing, please report it to Unsanity.
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Macmansc
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0
I disagree on the grayed out fonts. They do show up in my font menu. Helvetica Neue Bold Italic is not the same as selecting the Italic style from Helvetica Neue Bold. As a rule of thumb, you should avoid using that method of choosing fonts with commercial printing.
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Anonymous
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0
The grayed-out, indented fonts are those that can't be chosen because they wouldn't normally show up in the Font menu. You need to use the application's bold, italic, etc. styles in order to select those fonts.
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Macmansc
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0
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.
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4.75
Don Kraig
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0
Excellent job! This is a perfect Mac software: it just works! For years I had been using RealFonts which was purchased by Extensis and included with Suitcase. I believe it still is...for OS 9. They claimed it couldn't be done for OS X. But you've not only done it, you've done it for less than the original RealFonts. For features, I've only given this a 4 because it doesn't have a few nice things that RealFonts had: change color of fonts, change size of fonts, have a small window showing more text using the font. But the current version is worth the value and more! I've already paid. I've paid for Windowshade X and Fruit Menu, too!
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5
Mark-G-Davis
14 August 2003
Version: 1.0
This baby works like a charm. I have checked Freehand 10, Fireworks MX, Illustrator 10 and they all display beautifully. There is a slight delay when first accessing the font menu, but after that it is pretty snappy. Great job Unsanity. What was the name of that company that said this couldn't be done in Carbon apps?
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4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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