By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
One day, seven releases: DEVONagent, DEVONthink, and DEVONnote
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), Nov 3, 2011 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases updates for all editions of its smart research assistant DEVONagent, all editions of its document and information manager DEVONthink, the smart note pad DEVONnote, and the iOS companion to DEVONthink and DEVONnote: DEVONthink To Go. Finally, DEVONtechnologies releases a brand new freeware app: Grid.
"It's update season here at DEVONtechnologies — and our users shouldn't miss it! We have added new functionality and eye candy, made all apps faster and more reliable, and, of course, fixed dozens of bugs and glitches,” comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.
The new version 3.1 of DEVONagent Pro, DEVONtechnologies’ smart Internet research agent, comes with a completely revised See Also pane showing more useful results from the DEVONtechnologies and the Apple developer website, and adds a new contextual menu command to quickly archive images from webpages. The new See Also pane much better integrates contextually related data, generated by DEVONagent’s unique technology, directly into DEVONagent web browser windows and makes it possible to use it in fullscreen mode, too.
Many scanners available in DEVONagent Pro as well as in the ubiquitously available DEVONagent Express are more reliable, some search sets — collections of search engines that can be used together for better results — have been overhauled, and the multimedia and video scanners recognize also .f4v video files. Queries and internal searches now support international currency and law symbols to make it easier to search for pricing and legal information.
Email archiving with DEVONthink Pro Office is more reliable when your mailboxes contain lots of messages and the simple search interface can be used on iOS now, too. A new smart template improves integration with the bibliography manager EndNote X4 and DEVONthink Pro better works around problems with buggy RSS feeds, Spotlight issues with OmniOutliner 3.10.x, bugs in OS X's PDFKit framework, PDF documents created by Apache FOP 1.x, and issues with the AppleScript Editor on OS X 10.7 Lion.
All applications also show more icons in menus if possible and better handle background storages. Finally all seven apps have undergone a number of minor changes to improve compatibility to the Mac App Store.
DEVONthink To Go, the companion app to DEVONthink and DEVONnote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, is available in version 1.2.1 now with a new PDF viewer and a rich text editor. DEVONthink To Go now also displays large PDFs, e.g. scanned documents, and allows to create or edit formatted text on all mobile iOS devices.
Finally, the new freeware app Grid, available from the Mac App Store, moves, resizes, and aligns windows to an invisible grid with a single keystroke. It’s the must-have utility for everyone working mostly with the keyboard.
Availability and pricing
All Mac apps require Mac OS X 10.5 or later and, with the exceptions of DEVONagent Express and Lite, can be downloaded as free trial versions from www.devontechnologies.com. DEVONthink and DEVONnote can be test-driven for free for 150 hours of non-continuous runtime until they need to be properly licensed, DEVONagent Pro for 30 hours.
- DEVONagent Pro: US $49.95 (Mac App Store: US $49.99)
- DEVONagent Express: US $4.99 (only in Mac App Store)
- DEVONagent Lite: free (only in Mac App Store)
- DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
- DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
- DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (Mac App Store: US $49.99)
- DEVONnote: US $24.95 (Mac App Store: US $24.99)
- DEVONthink To Go: US $14.99 (only in iOS App Store)
- Grid: free (only in Mac App Store)
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.
More information: www.devon-technologies.com.
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