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17.02.2012 00:00 Age: 6 yrs
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

DEVONsphere Express makes your Mac smarter

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), February 17, 2012 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases DEVONsphere Express, a brand new application that makes Mac users more productive by finding the hidden relationships between files, webpages, and more.

DEVONtechnologies starts 2012 with a new product line all about searching the computer, intranets, and the web: DEVONsphere. DEVONsphere Express adds smart search technology to the Mac. DEVONsphere Server (see separate press release) is a server application that indexes documents and websites and makes them searchable through a highly configurable web interface.

DEVONsphere Express changes the way one works with documents on the Mac. It constantly focuses on whatever the user is working on and provides them with related items: documents with similar content, emails and messages from the same contact, songs from the same artist, and so on. For the current webpage in Safari and most other modern browsers, DEVONsphere Express also shows other related webpages (e.g. more mango chutney recipes, other shops selling similar clothing) as well as local items.

DEVONsphere Express shows related documents and data when a file is selected in the Finder, when it receives text from other applications via the Services menu, and when files are selected in the Finder. The user can directly preview all results directly in the popover or via Quick Look, open them in other apps, and add web results to Safari's reading list.

In addition, DEVONsphere Express is also a powerful tool for searching the Mac. It supports advanced Boolean operators, wildcards, ranges of characters, and parentheses to find anything the user has allowed it to index: from documents and email messages to contacts, bookmarks, images, songs, movies, programming code, and items in DEVONthink Pro databases (both currently open ones as well as ones indexed by Spotlight).

DEVONsphere Express runs as a menu extra showing all results in a menu-like pop-over window which can be also torn off and placed anywhere on the screen as a panel. A user-defined hot key makes it comfortable to quickly access DEVONsphere Express' pop-over from the keyboard, and easy-to-understand preferences allow to tailor it to the user's very needs.

"Whatever you're doing at your Mac, DEVONsphere Express gives you more input when you need it. No longer search for related stuff, it's already there for you. And if you really need to find that needle in the haystack, DEVONsphere Express will find it, too. But no worries that it's complicated to use or to configure: its carefully designed, minimalistic user interface hides what you don't need until you do," says Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Availability and pricing

DEVONsphere Express requires OS X 10.6.6 or later and 2 GB of RAM. It is immediately available on the Mac App Store for an introductory price of US $4.99 (until end of March 2012).

More information

Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website.

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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