September 22, 2010 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA - DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its high-end information manager DEVONthink and its intelligent note-taking application DEVONnote to version 2.0.4.
The new releases of DEVONthink and DEVONnote have been prepared to work with the upcoming DEVONthink To Go for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch as well as with DEVONagent 2.5. DEVONthink To Go lets users take their data with them on their device and add new documents on the go.
"We are very excited about the forthcoming release of DEVONthink To Go. This important addition to our successful DEVONthink product line will enable our users to finally untie their document collections from the bounds of their desktop computers. Students, lawyers, managers, whoever needs to keep their collected knowledge at their fingertips can do so now. Literally" comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.
In addition, DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0.4 comes with a new 'Import, OCR, and delete' folder action for easy integration of e.g. network scanners, improves the reliability of the built-in text recognition, and heavily improves the integration with DEVONagent 2.5, which is about to be released later this year.
DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office 2.0.4 allow the user to add reminders for documents to Hog Bay Software's Task Paper and connect to Third Street Software's Sente 6.0 through an updated smart template. Many other templates, e.g. the Annotation smart template, as well as a number of scripts have been overhauled and improved, too. DEVONthink Pro's scripts work again with the most recent version of the popular Firefox web browser.
A new 'Add to DEVONthink' service lets users send files, bookmarks, and images to DEVONthink conveniently from, e.g., the Finder's contextual menu. Documents that have been indexed but not been imported can now be quickly consolidated into the database. All editions of DEVONthink now include and install the latest extensions for Safari 5 and Firefox. In addition, DEVONthink Personal inherits DEVONthink Pro's 'Install Add-Ons' panel to easily install both browser extensions and PDF services- The send by email and take note functionalities have been completely rewritten for stability, performance, and usability.
"We are continuing our commitment to make DEVONthink open to other applications and to the variety of user workflows. From scripts to templates, folder actions, and services we provide as many ways to access the databases as possible" so Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann.
The update adds many other minor improvements, too, and fixes bugs and glitches. This update is recommended for all DEVONthink and DEVONnote users.
Pricing and Availability:
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. 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.
DEVONthink To Go for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will be available soon on the App Store for an introductory price of $14.99 (USD).
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.
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.
Background: Devonthink To Go
DEVONthink on the Mac keeps documents and snippets organized. But what about when one is away from the desktop? Put your documents into your pocket with DEVONthink To Go - the DEVONthink and DEVONnote companion for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Documents synchronized to DEVONthink To Go can be browsed, viewed, and searched with the touch of a finger. New text or photo notes can be created on the device, taken pictures can be later converted to searchable PDFs (requires DEVONthink Pro Office on the desktop). Documents can be labeled and flagged, e.g. for later review, and the 'read' status makes DEVONthink To Go even a simple feed reader for news captured and archived in DEVONthink Pro.
DEVONthink To Go synchronizes with its Mac counterpart through WiFi. Users select which items to sync by moving or replicating them to a special 'Sync' group available in every database. DEVONthink or DEVONnote 2.04 or later is required.
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.