By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), April 23, 2013 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases maintenance updates for all their commercial products from DEVONthink over DEVONsphere to DEVONagent as well as their popular freeware products EasyFind, PhotoStickies, and XMenu. The updates are free and recommended for all users.
The update of all editions of DEVONthink to version 2.5.2 clearly focuses on teamwork and workflow. It improves the performance and reliability of the synchronization . The enhanced Clip to DEVONthink web browser extension indicates that a web address to be added is already present in the open databases and, together with the bookmarklets, allows to create and capture as rich text. DEVONthink Pro Office's web sharing is much faster in version 2.5.2 and allows you to add comments via its Info panel. Other improvements include various minor changes to the user interface that make the workflow with DEVONthink and DEVONnote smoother.
Version 3.5 of DEVONagent, DEVONtechnologies' web research assistant, comes with a new plugin for searching the website of the British Library and updates a number of plugins. We have also improved the filtering of links to social bookmarking sites and to already cached pages. The Tube scanner is, once again, compatible to the changed YouTube website. DEVONagent Pro 3.5 also updates two search sets and adds new options for actions. The new "File Results in DEVONthink Pro" action script automatically adds new found result to the global inbox of DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office, which, together with scheduled searches, makes the two apps the perfect tool set for continuous research on a subject. You can, of course, copy and modify the script for your own needs. In addition DEVONagent Pro adds found results to DEVONthink now in a variety of formats. DEVONagent is DEVONtechnologies' web research assistant.
DEVONsphere Express 1.6.1 supports FoldingText files, displays phone numbers of contacts without email address, adds compatibility to OS X 10.8's Contact app, and filters links to social bookmarking sites better. You can use the Home and End keys in Quick Look previews without activating it with the mouse first. Version 1.6.1 makes installing easier by automatically copying itself to the Applications folder. Whatever you're working on DEVONsphere Express presents you with contextually relevant data from your own computer as well as from the Internet.
The freeware find-file utility EasyFind gets a toolbar item to quickly share files using OS X 10.8's new sharing mechanism and menu commands for easily previewing found items with Quick Look and as a slideshow. All three updated freeware apps, EasyFind 4.9.1, PhotoStickies 5.6.6, and XMenu 1.9.5 are now available with a Brasilian Portuguese localization, improve compatibility to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and pass GateKeeper without any warnings.
Finally, we have, as always, enhanced the overall reliability and performance of all apps as well as fixed bugs reported by our users.
“Our mission is to empower our users with true workhorse tools for information management and research. The ultra-flexible synchronization feature we have introduced with DEVONthink 2.5 gives them the ability to keep databases between all their Macs in sync. Dropbox, WebDAV, local file servers, or direct connections: our users have the choice. And if sync is not an option there's web sharing that gives even their Windows and Linux using colleagues access to the documents via their favorite web browser. Today's updates further improve these important features in DEVONthink, add new automation options to DEVONagent, and enhance DEVONsphere Express which integrates smart contextual search to your Mac,” comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.
Availability and pricing
DEVONthink, DEVONnote, DEVONagent, and the freeware apps require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.6.8 or later, DEVONsphere Express OS X 10.6.6 or later. In the App Store DEVONagent Pro and Express require OS X 10.8 or later. All apps can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and, the commercial apps, be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal, DEVONnote, and all editions of DEVONagent are also available via the App Store.
- 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)
- DEVONagent Pro: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
- DEVONagent Express: US $4.95 (App Store: $4.99)
- DEVONsphere Express: US $9.95 (App Store $9.99)
- DEVONagent Lite, EasyFind, PhotoStickies, XMenu: Free!
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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