By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.3.5: Tutorials, user experience, bug fixes
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), May 24, 2012 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases updates for all editions of the best-in-class information and document manager DEVONthink and the smart notepad app DEVONnote.
The maintenance update to version 2.3.5 increases the visibility of the built-in tutorials, adds two new options for archiving email attachments from Apple Mail, and improves a number of other user interface details. Available from the support assistant, the one place for all support and learning resources in DEVONtechnologies apps, the tutorials explain everyday tasks step-by-step from creating databases to, e.g., importing files, searching effectively, and protecting data from prying eyes. The Internet-based content will also be extended in the coming months with even more tutorials and videos.
Users who have integrated DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office with their email workflow will like the new scripts coming with version 2.3.5. They allow to copy documents attached to selected email messages to DEVONthink or even automatically archive attachments through Apple Mail rules. Scripts for archiving single messages and messages with their attachments are available, too, and so emailing documents "to DEVONthink" is just a matter of creating a mail rule and adding the desired ready-to-use script to it.
Other new and enhanced features include the Dashboard widget saving notes that have not yet been sent to DEVONthink, more reliable PDF indexing, better and faster text rendering, and more reliable workarounds for issues in OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion". The obligatory bug fixes and performance improvements complete the update.
"We've had tutorials right inside all our commercial apps for months yet quite a few people didn't find them. We have now made them much more visible to help new users getting started much easier. Applications with DEVONthink's complexity have, naturally, a steeper learning curve than one-purpose apps but we're committed to assist here in any way we can," says Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies' President.
Availability and pricing
DEVONthink Personal, Pro, Pro Office and DEVONnote require Mac OS X 10.5 or later and can be downloaded as free trial versions from www.devontechnologies.com. All four apps can be test-driven for free for 150 hours of non-continuous runtime.
- DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (Mac App Store: US $49.99)
- DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
- DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
- DEVONnote: US $ 24.95 (Mac App Store: US $24.99)
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.
More information: www.devontechnologies.com.
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