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13.12.2016 03:20 Age: 2 yrs
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

2016 winter festival of artisanal software

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), December 13th, 2016. — DEVONtechnologies, Aeon Timeline, Bare Bones Software, Eastgate, Hog Bay Software, Houdah Software, Literature and Latte, Nisus, Smile Software, Sonny Software, and Take Control Books wish their customers Happy Holidays with great prices for Mac productivity software and ebooks.

Eleven makers of genuine Mac software have again joined together for a year-end celebration of hand-crafted software for writers, designers, and thinkers. No faceless bundle of random products but a basket of selected applications that are designed to work together. Apps created by real people with their users' needs in mind.

For a limited time, DEVONtechnologies, Aeon Timeline, Bare Bones Software, Eastgate, Hog Bay Software, Houdah Software, Literature and Latte, Nisus, Smile Software, Sonny Software, and Take Control BooksGet offer their tools all for a fair price and directly from the people who make them:

  • Aeon Timeline: The timeline tool for creative thinking
  • BBEdit: Powerful tool for text
  • Bookends: The reference manager you’ve been looking for
  • DEVONthink Pro Office: Your paperless Mac office
  • HoudahSpot: Powerful file search for Mac
  • Nisus Writer Pro: Powerful word processing for your Mac
  • PDFpen Pro: Powerful PDF editing
  • Scapple: Quickly capture and connect ideas
  • Scrivener: Your complete writing studio
  • Storyspace: Serious hypertext narrative
  • Take Control Books: Essential books about Mac and iOS
  • Task Paper: Make lists and get organized
  • TextExpander: Type more with less effort
  • Tinderbox: Visualize and organize your notes, plans, and ideas

WinterFest treesWinterFest assembles many of the best and most interesting tools for writing and research available today. These innovative applications bring recent developments in research and advances in engineering to the desktop, addressing many of the most challenging facets of knowledge work. BBEdit defines plain text editing on the Mac, Tinderbox transforms the notebook, Scrivener rethinks the manuscript, DEVONthink reconstructs the repository: each tool is the work of a small design team or a passionate designer, bringing devoted craftsmanship to a field too often dominated by corporate blandness.

The Together page shows real-life examples how these tools work together hand in hand to enable their users create something new without struggling with software that throws stones into their way ( More information about WinterFest 2016 offer is available on the official page,

“What a great list to be part of. I love Scapple as a simple as possible thinking space. I wrote my first app integration for TextExpander on iOS years ago. Tinderbox is an original that I look to for new ideas in my own software." — TaskPaper inventor Jesse Grosjean.

"The applications on offer for WinterFest comprise some of my favourite writing software. There’s something here for every step of the writing process, from gathering research and working out connections between ideas, to putting it all together into a manuscript and polishing the text for wherever it needs to go." — Keith Blount from Literature and Latte

"Our customers love to create something new. And for this, they collect, organize, write, and add the final touch. With the apps that we have put together for you in this WinterFest, handcrafted by creators for creators, you can do this without the computer getting in the way of your creativity."  — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

More information

Customers find more information about WinterFest 2016 promotion on DEVONtechnologies' promotion page. All participating companies also run their own landing pages accessible from their web sites or blogs.

Corporate background

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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