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< DEVONthink 2.8.10: Workflow enhancements and bug fixes
08.06.2016 05:45 Age: 2 yrs
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.11: Usability enhancements & more

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), June 8th, 2016. — DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. DEVONthink 2.8.11 brings a revised view/edit pane, better compatibility to RSS 1.0 feeds, and user interface improvements. DEVONthink Pro Office also comes with a rewritten OCR metadata entry panel and email archiving enhancements. All editions fix minor bugs and glitches too. The updates are free and recommended for all users.


The revised view/edit pane of DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.11 shows icons for documents that cannot be displayed. Automatically opened panels such as the Activity or Log panels are no longer activated by default. This way they don't unnecessarily interrupt the user's workflow.

Adding metadata to PDFs created from scans using text recognition (OCR) becomes much easier with DEVONthink Pro Office 2.8.11. The rewritten entry panel can be resized and allows to browse all pages of the created PDF. Users can  select and copy text or use the contextual menu for more options. Also, email archiving with DEVONthink Pro Office fixes attachments on-the-fly. This improves viewing, indexing and converting of attachments. It no longer indexes corrupt messages, too.

DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office 2.8.11 are more compatible to RSS 1.0 news feeds.  Images in news articles scale by default to full width now. All editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote also fix several bugs and minor glitches.

"A great deal of all information we receive today comes in electronic form and can be immediately used e.g. in DEVONthink. But if it arrives on paper it has to be scanned. Text recognition makes it machine-readable and searchable. Because this is so important to our users, DEVONthink Pro Office 2.8.11 further improves its straightforward OCR workflow with a resizable and interactive metadata entry panel. No more typing account numbers from the paper original just to name the document, no more guesswork which of the 23 invoices asks for metadata," says Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Availability and pricing

All editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.8.5 or later (in the App Store: OS X 10.9 or later). They can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote are also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for an attractive bundle price in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.

  • DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
  • DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
  • DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
  • DEVONnote: US $24.95 (App Store: $24.99)

More information

Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website. Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann also posts news, opinions, previews, and public betas in his blog Devonian Times.

Corporate background

DEVONtechnologies LLC creates end-user and server applications for the Mac and iOS platforms that enhance productivity, organization, and user experience with unique artificial intelligence technology. All applications are focused on both ease of use and satisfying the needs of even the most savvy users. The underlying DEVONtechnology is a flexible and versatile foundation that can be used for a large range of purposes from databases, data mining, and information retrieval to human-computer interfaces. DEVONtechnologies LLC was founded 2002 and incorporated 2004, and is today headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA.
More information: www.devontechnologies.com.

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