By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
New DEVONthink sync: Speed of Light & Industry-Strength Security
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), July 21st, 2016. — DEVONtechnologies LLC enhances all editions of its intelligent information and document manager with a completely rewritten synchronisation. The new system is build for speed, robustness and flexibility. It works both on the local network and with internet-based services. Strong encryption protects the users' privacy. In addition, the release fixes fix minor bugs and glitches in all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. The update is free and recommended for all users.
DEVONthink 2.9 allows to keep databases synchronized using many means of transport. It transmits them between Macs on the local network or stores them in a syncable form on removable hard drives, USB sticks, or SD cards. If it is necessary to keep them in sync also from or with remote locations, it can create sync stores on Dropbox, any WebDAV server, or in the watched folders of for example iCloud Drive, One Drive, or Google Drive. DEVONthink 2.9 supports both self-hosted WebDAV servers and internet-based services such as CloudMe or box.com. Users of Deutsche Telekom in Germany can set up MagentaCLOUD with a few clicks too.
Huge speed bump and AES 256 bit encryption
The next-generation sync is up to 688 times faster than before and up to 70 times faster than competing services. It uses less disk or cloud space and requires much fewer files and folders. Also, it consumes up to 80 percent less bandwidth, less RAM, and less computing power.
Strong AES 256 bit encryption ensures that private data stays private. DEVONthink 2.9 encrypts all data sent over the local network or saved to Dropbox or WebDAV. Neither the service providers nor DEVONtechnologies can read the data without the user's consent.
In addition multiple clients can upload and download data to and from sync stores simultaneously without waiting for each other. And by synchronizing also indexed files and folders DEVONthink 2.9 can be used to synchronize any number of folders in the file system with another computer. Due to the highly efficient sync mechanism with built-in compression this is is usually faster than using the cloud services' clients and not limited to just one folder.
DEVONthink 2.9 comes with the new ability to convert .emlx email messages to HTML. Thumbnails use less disk and sync store space and PDF thumbnails are scaled to width. DEVONthink Pro Office 2.9 comes with rewritten ScanSnap support. In addition, all editions including DEVONnote 2.9 handle large selections up to 2,000 times faster. They also remove search syntax when copying to the find pasteboard to make reusing search terms easier. The update fixes some minor issues and improves performance and stability too.
"DEVONthink users are prototype power users. They organize large document collections and share knowledge with coworkers all around the globe. Naturally, they care deeply about their data. A synchronization for DEVONthink needs to be reliable and fast. It has to work with a variety of services and respect the users' privacy. And that's exactly what we've built. DEVONthink 2.9 keeps databases in sync locally or via just about any file service. It's super efficient and uses industry-strength AES 256 bit encryption with no back doors. A sync for today's needs", comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies LLC.
Availability and pricing
All editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.8.5 or later (in the App Store: OS X 10.9 or later). They can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com 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)
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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