By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.5 index ebooks natively
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), May 19th, 2015. — DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. Version 2.8.5 adds support for ebooks and Textbundle files. It also comes with better scanner support and PDF annotations. The updates are free and recommended for all users.
DEVONthink 2.8.5 natively indexes unprotected e-books and Textbundle files. Users can search for e-books using DEVONthink's advanced search or convert them to plain text. Only for displaying their content a third-party Quick Look plugin might be necessary.
The enhanced scanner support now allows users to scan all front and all back pages separately. Later both batches can be merged to a complete document with just one click. Merging arbitrary documents determines the best file format automatically. Unknown files are attached to a created RTF document. PDF annotations are easier to enter and layouted more consistently in version 2.8.5.
DEVONthink Pro Office allows to share documents even with Windows users. Its integrated web server lets them find and view documents or even add new ones. Version 2.8.5 improves performance and password protection. Links in Markdown documents and formatted notes are better handled, too.
All editions including DEVONnote 2.8.5 allow to build smart groups matching multiple tags. Finder tags are matched to existing labels by color when importing documents. Finally, multiple selected documents or groups can be exported as one template. Users can so even easier build their own project templates that create entire often-used group structures with a single click.
The updates to version 2.8.5 bring some more optimizations for OS X Yosemite and improve their performance and reliability, too.
"E-Books, either as PDFs or ePub, establish themselves more and more for technical literature. Starting with this new version DEVONthink indexes ePub and iBooks books natively and lets you convert them if you need to. Better annotations make working with PDFs more comfortable. And the faster and more secure web server lets you work better together with your coworkers stuck on Windows. Again a maintenance update that is much more than just maintenance," comments 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 10.7.5 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)
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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