TeamSync looked like a neat solution for sharing fonts. But what made the idea really great was the ability to share classifications. This is the real value of sharing an organized and tagged library. But the user experience I was expecting is absent.
My small team could have taken full advantage of the years I’ve spent developing a classification system that enables deep font discovery and a vernacular to describe typography. What value is to a junior designer to have to do all that work themselves? What good is to a busy senior designer not to have access to a smart classification set painstakingly created by their CD? Why not share classifications, adding a user-by-user set on top for the customization you tout above? Every TeamSync member could share classifications with each other. Maybe even merge them?
I guess I’m not surprised after the UI disaster of Suitcase 8 and Extensis’s tone-deaf response to the user community. It seems you haven’t anyone on staff that works with fonts day-to-day the way busy creative shops do.
I have a been a Suitcase user before Fusion and I continue to root for you, but my loyalty is wearing thin. The only thing keeping me with Suitcase is the time I’ve spent classifying. But that’s the only reason I haven’t switched to Linotype’s FontXplorer.