Press Release

WinterFest 2021

December 21, 2021 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — DEVONtechnologies and fifteen like-minded makers of genuine Mac software have teamed up for their traditional winter celebration of hand-crafted software for writers, designers, and thinkers. All products are made by small, independent software manufacturers and designed to work together. During WinterFest they sell for a good but sustainable discount.

Customers order software with exclusive discounts directly from the creator, using the common coupon code WINTERFEST2021. More information about this year’s WinterFest is available on

For a limited time, DEVONtechnologies, Aeon Timeline, Apparent Software, Brett Terpstra, CogSci Apps, Eastgate Systems, Houdah Software, Literature and Latte, Mellel, Nisus Software, Oryx Digital, ProVUE Development, SmallCubed, Smile, Sonny Software, and Timing Software offer their applications and ebooks all for a great price and directly from the people who make them:

  • Aeon Timeline: The timeline tool for creative thinking
  • Bookends: The reference manager you’ve been looking for
  • DEVONagent Pro: Your smart (re)search assistant
  • DEVONthink: Your powerful information and knowledge manager
  • Easy Data Transform: Merge, clean, reformat data without coding
  • Hook: Supplies the missing links
  • HoudahGeo: Photo geocoding and geotagging for Mac
  • HoudahSpot: Powerful file search
  • Hyperplan: Flexible visual planner
  • ImageFramer Pro: Add creative borders and frames to photos
  • Marked: Smarter tools for smarter writers
  • Mellel: A real word processor
  • Nisus Writer Pro: The powerful word processor for Mac
  • Panorama X: Collect, organize, and understand your data
  • Scapple: Quickly capture and connect ideas
  • Scrivener: Your complete writing studio
  • SmallCubed Mail Suite: Manage mail like a maven
  • TextExpander: Recall your best words, instantly, repeatedly
  • The Tinderbox Way: The definitive ebook on artisanal software
  • Timing: Automatic time tracking for Mac
  • Tinderbox: Visualize and organize your notes, plans, and ideas
  • Trickster: Your recently used files, at your fingertips

WinterFest is not an old-fashioned bundle but a collaboration of independent software developers dedicated to creating useful, solid software for writing, creating, and researching on the Mac. Each product found here is the work of a small team or individual design, and the product of thoughtful reflection on the challenges that face the people who use their software. They bring devoted craftsmanship to a field too often dominated by corporate blandness.

I strongly believe that indie software on the Mac is what makes them so much more useful for daily work. And when applications tightly work together, this power multiplies. The recent integration between DEVONthink and Trickster is but one such example of a fruitful collaboration.

Jacob Gorban, Apparent Software

Information technology is taking over more and more aspects of our lives and software has become the central element. But with the expansion of the software business came also concentration on fewer and much larger players. But you don’t set up individual workflows, do fine-tuned research, or solve non-standard problems with standard software. The WinterFest apps are all from small, independent software makers that understand how you work and what your challenges are. They have a clear focus on what writers, researchers, and knowledge workers need. And it shows in their products.

Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies

All participating companies offer discounts on their WinterFest products. 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. WinterFest 2021 officially starts on December 21st, 2021, and ends on January 11th, 2022. 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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