Several weeks ago I was excited to learn that Linotype had created their own Font Management software, called Linotype FontExplorer X. When I found out that it was completely free, I was damn near euphoric. Best of all, it actually does something that every Font Management software, since the introduction of OS X and resulting death of ATM, has failed to do well... and that is (uh, you already know what I'm about to say, don't you?) Manage Fonts.
If any of you are tired of our primary choice in "professional" software, Extensis Suitcase (or its mega-expensive replacement, Fusion), quitting, crashing, corrupting files and, in general, just plain defecating all over our innocent font collections, try FontExplorer. I won't go into a long list of features and things that you can read on their website (see link), but I will say that this free program works far better than any of the others I've tried and--due to ridiculously high price tags--often had to, ahem... steal over the past few years. It's faster, more customizable, uses less system resources and (the designer in me can't resist) even prettier to look at.
I guess German software engineers are trained just as well as their automotive counterparts. But when was the last time someone offered you a free BMW?