Press Release

WinterFest 2020

December 17, 2020 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — DEVONtechnologies and eleven other like-minded Mac software manufacturers are celebrating their traditional WinterFest again. At the Winter Festival of Artisanal Software, they each offer their hand-crafted tools for writers, designers, and thinkers for a terrific price and only for a limited time. Apps designed to work together and created by real people fully dedicated to their products.

Customers buy any of the participating products with the exclusive discount by using the common coupon code WINTERFEST2020 in the respective company’s online shop. More information about the WinterFest 2020 offer is available at

For a limited time twelve companies — DEVONtechnologies, Aeon Timeline, Apparent Software, Bare Bones Software, Eastgate Systems, Houdah Software, Literature and Latte, Mellel, Nisus, ProVUE Development, Smile Software, and Sonny Software — offer selected apps and books for a fair price and directly from the people who make them:

  • DEVONthink: Your AI-driven document and information manager for Mac
  • DEVONagent Pro: Your personal research assistant
  • Aeon Timeline: The timeline tool for creative thinking
  • BBEdit: Power tool for text
  • Bookends: The reference manager you’ve been looking for
  • HoudahGeo: Photo geocoding and geotagging for Mac
  • ImageFramer Pro: Your art, showcased
  • Mellel: A real word processor
  • Nisus Writer Pro: Powerful word processing for your Mac
  • Panorama X: Collect, organize and understand your data
  • PDFpen: Powerful PDF editing
  • Scrivener: Your complete writing studio
  • Tembo: Friendly file search assistant
  • TextExpander: Type more with less effort
  • Tinderbox: Visualize and organize your notes, plans, and ideas
  • The Tinderbox Way: Definitive ebook on artisanal software
  • Trickster: Your recently used files, at your fingertips
  • Yojimbo: Your effortless, reliable information organizer for Mac

WinterFest is not a random collection of apps. All participating companies are small shops with small development teams, sometimes even just one passionate designer. All of them bring devoted craftsmanship focused on making great applications for writing, creating, and researching. And they all love the Mac.

We just love the idea of artisanal software. Applications created by real people who care about their customers and want to give them great tools. Tools that enable them to write, design, and create without running into the limits of the software they use. Tools that are designed to work together.

Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies

The tool does not make the craftsman, but choosing the right tool is part of the craft. We are all blessed with an operating system that comes with the tools you needed to get started, but there comes a point where we’d rather use a chisel than keep chipping away with a pocket knife. WinterFest is your opportunity to trade up to tools designed for your craft.

Pierre Bernard, Houdah Software

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

DEVONtechnologies offers 25% discount on DEVONthink and DEVONagent Pro for Mac. The discount can also be used for purchasing upgrades but cannot be combined with other offers like, e.g., the student & educators discount. WinterFest 2020 officially starts on December 17th, 2020, and ends on January 5th, 2021. Participating companies may choose to keep their offer open longer.

More Information

Customers can find more information about the promotion on the official WinterFest page at the Eastgate website.


About DEVONtechnologies:

DEVONtechnologies 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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