Okay: This has been bugging me for some time. And I was about to switch to the new FontExplorer X because of this, but I’ll give it one more go-round in Suitcase Fusion. In Suitcase Fusion I like to make sets of fonts–maybe 50 sets total (or more)–with titled things like “1950s,” “Art Deco,” “Tiki,” “Punk,” etc. in order to easily go pick out fonts I want to use for a given job, so I can easily find them.
The problem is, Extensis has removed the ability to open (view the contents of) more than one Library at a time: the one that is currently selected. Making the ability to move sets or fonts between Sets and Libraries impossible. I can’t really organize my fonts the way I want to. I think I just have to make new Libraries.
I have these sets stored inside a Library called “Font Styles,” or “Fonts by Style,” so my list of fonts in the left pane looks like this (example):
(Library) "Font Styles"
But I also have a Library of fonts that is composed of sets that are alphabetized. And now I can’t move a font from a Set in that Library into a specific Set in another Library.
Also: Keywords don’t stick to all fonts. And Classifications only let you pick one Classification checkbox.
I’m curious as to how others manage thousands of fonts by style. Are there any Extensis employees who use thousands of fonts, do design work, and need to organize thousands of fonts by themes or styles (such as Tiki, Art Deco, etc.)? Can Extensis please add back a triangle drop-down for hierarchies, in this case, Library contents, so more than one Library can be open. To view, I mean–not activation. In the left pane.
Also: Tile view would be cool, like the new FontExplorer.