Press Release

SummerFest 2020

June 17, 2020 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — DEVONtechnologies and ten like-minded makers of genuine Mac software have teamed up for their traditional summer celebration of hand-crafted software for writers, designers, and thinkers. Apps created by real people, not faceless corporations, and designed to work together. A basket of carefully selected applications for writers, researchers, and thinkers.

Customers buy any of the participating products with the exclusive discount by using the common coupon code SUMMERFEST2020 in the respective company’s online shop. More information about this year’s SummerFest is available on

For a limited time, DEVONtechnologies, Apparent Software, C-Command, Eastgate Software, Houdah Software, ProVUE Development, Nisus Software, Smile, Sonny Software, Take Control Books, and Timing offer their tools and ebooks all for a great price and directly from the people who make them:

  • Bookends: The reference manager you’ve been looking for
  • DEVONthink 3: The most powerful information and knowledge manager for Mac
  • DEVONagent Pro: Your personal research assistant
  • HoudahGeo: Photo geocoding and geotagging for Mac
  • HoudahSpot: Powerful file search for Mac
  • ImageFramer: Easily add frames, mats and borders to your photos
  • Panorama X: Collect, organize, and understand your data
  • PDFpen: Powerful PDF editing
  • Nisus Writer Pro: The powerful word processor for Mac
  • SpamSieve: Powerful email spam filtering
  • Storyspace: Serious hypertext narrative
  • Take Control Books: Expert advice from leading tech authors
  • TextExpander: Recall your best words, instantly, repeatedly
  • Timing: Track your time, automatically
  • Tinderbox: Visualize and organize your notes, plans, and ideas
  • Trickster: Your recently used files, at your fingertips

SummerFest assembles many best-of-breed tools for writing, creating, and researching on the Mac. These innovative applications use the latest research and engineering to address the most challenging facets of knowledge work. Each of them is the work of a small design team or a passionate designer, bringing devoted craftsmanship to a field too often dominated by corporate blandness.

You don’t discover inspired design in focus groups. Artisanal software is filled with ideas, ambition, and a passion to make things right. Using all these tools together lets our team build better software while engaging the rest of the research community.

Mark Bernstein, developer of Tinderbox

Our customers are no casual users. They work with our app every day. They collect things they receive or find online, organize them in DEVONthink, and give them a structure. Then they switch to other apps to create. Some write in Storyspace; some others move to Tinderbox to make sense of their thoughts. And Bookends provides them with references and quotes.

Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies

All participating companies offer discount on their SummerFest products. SummerFest 2020 officially started on June 18th, 2020, and ends on July 8th, 2020. Participating companies may choose to keep their offer open longer. For DEVONthink and DEVONagent Pro the 25% discount can also be used for purchasing upgrades but cannot be combined with other others like, e.g., the student & educators discount. SummerFest 2020 officially started on June 18th and ends on Juli 8th, 2020. Participating companies may choose to keep their offer open longer.

More Information

Customers can find more information about the promotion on the official SummerFest page.


About DEVONtechnologies:

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.

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