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09.06.2011 00:00 Age: 7 yrs

DEVONagent Express included (and some bug fixes)

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), Jun 9, 2011 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases the last public beta of the smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent 3.0 with new features and plugins as well as a maintenance release for all editions of DEVONthink, the #1 information and document manager for the Mac, and for its smaller brother DEVONnote.

The menu extra introduced with DEVONagent 3.0 public beta 3 is now also available when DEVONagent itself is not open, just like DEVONagent Express (available separately for US $4.99 on the Mac App Store). The new beta adds also plugins for YouTube, Google Video, Twitter, and Facebook Profiles. The new 'express' mode returns results much faster than the 'agent' mode, but unfiltered. Pages and objects of any kind can be added to the built-in archive and a new email function makes sending automated reports much more reliable.

"The menu extra, which basically brings the functionality of DEVONagent Express free to all DEVONagent users, puts web search where it belongs: into the menu bar, accessible from everywhere on your Mac, at any time, and easy to use. And as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are part of most peoples' online lives today and are used for both at work and at home, we support them natively in DEVONagent. Search Twitter was never smarter," comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies' President.

The new, completely rewritten welcome and support assistant, already known from DEVONthink and DEVONnote, helps the user getting started with tips, on-screen tutorials, and easy-to-install extras such as even more plugins and scripts. In addition some plugins and scripts have been rearranged, the digest and the reports restyled, and a new simple style sheet for RSS feeds makes reading news easier on the eyes.

"The welcome screen is what our users meet first when they open our apps. And so we wanted to make it as useful as possible. Our regularly updated tips and tutorials help getting into the app, and with just a single click users can now install new plugins or scripts without ever visiting our web site. We continue making our apps easier to use without sacrificing the pro-grade functionality that makes them famous," says Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies' President.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.1.1 come with the same new RSS style sheet and a number of important bug fixes, e.g. for the Sorter and the Clip to DEVONthink panel. The DEVONthink To Go conduit handles packaged file formats, e.g. iWork, much more reliable.

Availability and pricing

All Mac applications require Mac OS X 10.5 or later and can be downloaded as free trial versions from DEVONthink and DEVONnote can be test-driven for free for 150 hours of non-continuous runtime until they need to be properly licensed, DEVONagent 3.0 public beta can be used for free but expires end of July 2011 when it will need to be replaced by the final release.

DEVONthink Professional Office sells for US$ 149.95, DEVONthink Professional for US$ 79.95, DEVONthink Personal for US$ 49.95, DEVONnote for US$ 24.95, and DEVONagent for US$ 49.95 in DEVONtechnologies' online shop. DEVONnote and DEVONthink Personal can also be purchased on the Mac App Store. Users who purchased DEVONagent on or after January 1, 2009, will be eligible for free upgrades. Upgrade offers will become available before the final release is published.

Corporate background

DEVONtechnologies LLC, founded in 2002, incorporated in 2004 and headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA, researches in the field of semantic and associative data analysis and synthesis, and develops key applications based on the DEVONtechnology. Named after the Devonian Period, the DEVONtechnology marks the departure into a new age of data processing. The main focus of all activities is on using the robust, flexible and versatile architecture intelligently to create rock-solid applications for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to databases, intelligent agents, data-mining, information retrieval and human-computer-interfaces.

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