By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
DEVONthink and DEVONnote available in version 2.3.4
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), Apr 19, 2012 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC pushes all editions of its document and information manager DEVONthink and its smart note-taking app DEVONnote to version 2.3.4 with interface enhancements and bug fixes.
All editions of DEVONthink got a new Activity panel listing background processes, e.g. updating of news feeds or downloading web pages added from the Clip to DEVONthink browser extension. For DEVONthink Pro Office this replaces the OCR Activity panel. In addition it's now possible to create URLs linking not only to a movie file but also directly to the actual frame. Finally, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.3.4 optionally show aliases (alternate document names used by tagging and internal Wiki-style links) in document lists, improves creating new documents in the Tags view, and shows the number of items in a group more subtly behind the group name. This all is rounded off with the usual minor enhancements and bug fixes.
The update of DEVONthink Pro Office to version 2.3.4 works around problems of eastern European languages with PDFKit (the technology in OS X responsible for displaying and editing PDF files), adds support for all editions of the ExactScan scan software, and improves combining imported email messages to threads. Scans sent to DEVONthink Pro Office from ExactScan 2 are recognized and converted to searchable PDFs.
DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office 2.3.4 come with a new script for importing email messages and their attachments, support categories of Atom feeds, import .csv files with a varying number of columns, and open multiple databases more elegantly. Contrary to the email import function of DEVONthink Pro Office the new email import script is also available for the Pro edition and saves messages as .eml documents and their attachments as separate files. The updated Del.icio.us script no longer uses keychain scripting, which has been discontinued with OS X 10.7 Lion, and sets the thumbnail icons of the created groups again. We have also improved encoding support for email messages imported with the included scripts, Automator support, and handling of news feeds missing dates.
"Another great bunch of enhancements and bug fixes for DEVONthink and DEVONnote. Sometimes, though, I publish previews or public betas of upcoming new features first in my blog — Devonian Times — long before we finally add it to our official releases. Interested users should definitely keep an eye on it if they don't want to miss them," recommends Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.
Availability and pricing
All Mac apps require Mac OS X 10.5 or later or, in the Mac App Store, OS X 10.6.6 or later. DEVONthink and DEVONnote can be downloaded as free trial versions from www.devontechnologies.com. DEVONthink and DEVONnote can be test-driven for free for 150 hours of non-continuous runtime until they need to be properly licensed.
- DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
- DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
- DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (Mac App Store: US $49.99)
- DEVONnote: US $24.95 (Mac App Store: US $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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