New Ebook Gets Users Started with DEVONthink 2.0

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[] Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), and Ithaca (NY, USA) - DEVONtechnologies, LLC and TidBITS Publishing Inc. announce the availability of the new "Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2" ebook. In addition, all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote have been updated to version 2.0.2 with many detail improvements and bug fixes.

To mark the recent release of DEVONthink 2, TidBITS Publishing Inc. has released a new ebook, "Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2", written by Joe Kissell and created in collaboration with DEVONtechnologies, LLC.

DEVONthink with its broad range of possibilities and uses can be complex sometimes. Joe, who manages his paperless office with DEVONthink for several years now, picks new users up with this great book, introduces them to the most important concepts, gives tips, and proposes 'best practice' ways for the most common tasks in DEVONthink 2.0. If you are new to DEVONthink you should definitely have a look at this great new Take Control ebook", comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

DEVONthink is the #1 information manager for the Mac. Along with storing many forms of data (including Web bookmarks, rich text, graphics, and scanned paper documents), it assists users with organizing, searching, and analyzing the information. Kissell helps readers get their bearings, put DEVONthink to work for them, and maintain healthy databases. The ebook also includes an exclusive link to a "Use DEVONthink with Joe" screencast.

Some Questions Answered In The Book

* What is DEVONthink especially good for, and what should be left to other programs?
* What kinds of data can I import? (Short answer: Nearly everything!)
* Which of DEVONthink's many views should I use?
* When I import data from different sources, where does it end up, and why?
* Is it better to sort imported data right away, or leave it for later?
* Should I group my data, tag it, or both?
* What are duplicates and replicants, and how can I tell them apart?
* Which types of data can be created or edited within DEVONthink?
* How do I make my DEVONthink database accessible via the Web?
* Are there any Automator or AppleScript options for DEVONthink? (Hint: Yes!)

Maintenance Update: Devonthink And Devonnote 2.0

In addition, DEVONthink and DEVONnote have received a first maintenance update to version 2.0.2 with detail improvements and bug fixes. The new release comes with a fresh RSS template, imports news feeds from Firefox and Omniweb, and supports the ZumoDrive in addition to the iDisk and JungleDisk for cloud backups.

Other enhancements include a more comfortable to use tag bar, better Cover Flow previews, and, e.g., the ability to retain the background of web pages when saving them as unpaginated PDFs. This update is recommended for all DEVONthink and DEVONnote users.

Pricing and Availability

The 151-page ebook "Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2" is available for US$ 10 in DEVONtechnologies' online shop or at Take Control's.

DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office 2.0, DEVONthink Personal 2.0, and DEVONnote 2.0 require Mac OS X 10.5 or later and can be downloaded as free trial versions from DEVONthink and DEVONnote can be test-driven for free for 150 hours of non-continuous runtime until they need to be properly licensed.

DEVONthink Professional Office sells for US$ 149.95, DEVONthink Professional for US$ 79.95, DEVONthink Personal for US$ 49.95, and DEVONnote for US$ 24.95 in DEVONtechnologies' online shop. DEVONthink Pro Office and DEVONthink Pro are also available with the Internet research agent DEVONagent as bundles.

Users who purchased DEVONthink Personal, Pro, Pro Office or DEVONnote 1.x on or after July 1, 2008, are eligible for free upgrades. Users who have purchased before the grace period are eligible for attractive upgrade prices. In addition, users of DEVONnote now can upgrade to DEVONthink for just the price difference.

Background: Devonthink

In today's world, everything is digital. From shopping receipts to important research papers, peoples' lives often fill their hard drives with emails, PDFs, Word documents, multimedia files and more. Questions eventually pop up, like where to store all of this stuff? How to organize these very different file types, and even better, how to find the exact file one is looking for the second one needs it? It's almost as if one needs a second brain just to keep one's digital life straight.

Enter DEVONthink: The solution to this digital age conundrum. It is a second brain, the one and only database for all digital files, be they PDFs, emails, Word documents or even multimedia files. Boasting a refined artificial intelligence, DEVONthink is exceedingly flexible and adapts to the user's personal needs. And if the files are not digital yet, paper capture support is already built-in (DEVONthink Pro Office only.)

Users can use it as their document repository, their filing cabinet, their email archive, or their project organizer; DEVONthink can do it all. One can even collect and organize data from the web, enrich it with sound and movie files, and then export the finished product as a website or to an Apple Pages document to print. Or one can copy the content to an iPod! The possibilities are only as limited as the user's imagination.

The Database For The Internet Age

Because DEVONthink keeps all important data in one database, it doesn't matter where the data is physically located. DEVONthink uniquely integrates both local documents and live content from the Internet to keep all information related to a project together in one place. No more folders full of loosely organized files and overflowing bookmark bars in Safari; with DEVONthink, the user seamlessly mixes local documents, clippings, and live web pages in one dynamic database.

The Digital Workplace

DEVONthink is not only a simple database, it's a flexible work environment, too, with powerful management features suited to any professional project. It provides the user with all the tools she or he needs to effectively work with documents. The integrated RTF editor makes it easy to write new documents, or the users can open documents in a third-party application.

Intelligent Assistant

DEVONthink is based on a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) architecture powered by the innovative DEVONsphere(R) technology that helps organize and navigate information collections quickly and accurately. It assists its users with both filing documents and with finding similar items, and can help make connections that they might have missed on their own. It can even master huge data collections with a few simple clicks, saving time and aggravation.

Share The Knowledge

Finally, DEVONthink Pro Office allows to share the accumulated and organized knowledge. Users can post it to their websites, or they can let their coworkers access databases with a familiar search-engine like interface using standard web browsers. Depending on the network setup, it's even possible to search shared databases over the Internet. An applet gives convenient, optimized access to the database also from the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Background: Devonnote

DEVONnote helps taking notes and keeping them organized. It keeps ideas, documents, important information, and even web browser bookmarks in one single, accessible place. DEVONnote supports the user with professional, easy-to-use features, and helps create structure out of chaos. DEVONnote is the most sophisticated notepad application for Mac OS X, and the only one featuring AI (artificial intelligence) technology.

DEVONnote was designed with the typical Mac user in mind. It comes with a clean, easy-to-use interface that gives you all the tools you need in a familiar Mac-like package. Even the most complex AI functions are just "buttons", meaning one simple click can send DEVONnote into action, digging through all of your data to find a place for your latest note, or to show you all your ideas and concepts that are similar to the one you've just selected.

Of course, creative people don't just 'have thoughts', they often need new 'input', too. DEVONnote comes with a complete Safari-based web browser and solid, but flexible, bookmark-managing capabilities. With DEVONnote, the user can browse the Web and clip the most important information directly to DEVONnote.

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.


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