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12.03.2015 06:30 Age: 3 yrs
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Manage your documents even more efficiently with DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.4

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), March 12th, 2015. — DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. Version 2.8.4 simplifies moving documents into the database, enhances smart groups, and improves performance and reliability. The updates are free and recommended for all users.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote are all about efficiently managing large document collections and knowledge bases. Version 2.8.4 lets users move new documents to their databases more quickly. Dragging files or folders to the application with the Command modifier key pressed imports the items and trashes their originals in one go. Depending on the user's workflow this alone saves many superfluous clicks per day.

The release also enhances smart groups with new options for filtering by date. It supports new file types for bookmarks and plain text files. The AppleScript support in DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office features two new commands and runs database queries up to 50 times faster. Processing search results is even speedier now.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.4 retain tags when splitting documents. All parts are tagged the same and are no longer placed into the inbox but next to their original. The Activity panel informs about the progress of lenghty tasks in more detail. This makes it easier to estimate how long a task will take. DEVONthink handles also PDF annotations smarter that span more than one line.

Finally, this release makes it easier than ever to build templates that consist of more than a single file. These template packages can create whole group structures with a single click. Version 2.8.4 no longer requires template packages to use language-specific folders so creating a new package is as easy as grouping some items in the Finder and renaming the created folder.

The updates to version 2.8.4 optimize the applications further for OS X Yosemite and improve their performance and reliability, too.

"DEVONtechnologies' applications have always been popular for their many features that assist you when working with large amounts of data. This release let you move new data into DEVONthink and DEVONnote now even faster. In addition, filtering with smart groups and ultra-fast AppleScript access let you build a workflow customized to your very needs. Whatever you want DEVONthink to be there's probably a way," comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Availability and pricing

All editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.7.5 or later (in the App Store: OS X 10.9 or later). They can be downloaded from and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote are also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for an attractive bundle price in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.

  • DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
  • DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
  • DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
  • DEVONnote: US $24.95 (App Store: $24.99)

More information

Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website. Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann also posts news, opinions, previews, and public betas in his blog Devonian Times.

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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