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[prMac.com] Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases maintenance updates for all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONagent, for the brand new search app DEVONsphere Express, as well as for its freeware Mac apps EasyFind, PhotoStickies, and XMenu.

DEVONsphere Express 1.2 improves memory usage and memory management, and supports email messages dropped from Apple Mail, Markdown and Textfile files, TaskPaper documents, as well as .conf and .config text files. In addition, DEVONsphere Express now supports Microsoft Entourage, indexes files on the Desktop by default, and improves the quality and quantity of results for related items. The update also enhances support for DEVONthink Pro (Office) and Microsoft Office document, updates its index more efficiently, and compresses the index so that it uses less disk space.

DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office allow to easily delete databases and all their caches without having the user manually move the database package to the trash in the Finder. All editions of DEVONthink support Adium chatlog files, improve compatibility to Mellel and OmniOutliner 3 files, and make indexing webarchives more reliable if Safari 5.1.x or later is installed. The update to both DEVONthink and DEVONnote brings a new contextual menu command to update saved bookmarks, e.g. after navigating to a new page, support for Google Chrome bookmarks, and allow to add custom templates or AppleScript scripts to toolbars.

DEVONagent Pro 3.1.2 also adds support for Google Chrome bookmarks and scripts that can be added to window toolbars for easy access. Using Thumbshots.com makes even showing thumbnails in DEVONagent Express truly "express" (and in DEVONagent Pro, too), enabling users to search directly from the menu bar quicker than ever before. The thumbnail gallery scanner and the Marketing default search set have been updated, too, and all editions including DEVONagent Lite get a better SEC plugin and updated French localization.

Finally, EasyFind 4.8.2 better handles words with hyphens and dots (abbreviations), displays the number of found items in the Dock, and improves drag-and-drop compatibility to certain other apps. PhotoStickies 5.6.5 features a new icon and is more compatible to OS X 10.7 Lion, and XMenu 1.9.4 improves reliability in 64 bit mode. Of course, all updates from DEVONsphere Express through DEVONthink, DEVONnote, DEVONagent, and the freeware apps, fix bugs and glitches and improve the overall reliability and performance.

"We at DEVONtechnologies are committed to deliver high quality software with an extraordinary feature set. These updates for all our commercial applications as well as popular freeware apps underline this claim. We're continuing to improve all our offerings, adding often-requested features, while constantly improving the applications' reliability and performance. Our users can be sure that we address known issues and deliver a better user experience with every update," comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Pricing and Availability:
All Mac apps require Mac OS X 10.5 or later or, in the Mac App Store, OS X 10.6.6 or later. For DEVONsphere Express 2 GB RAM is recommended. DEVONthink, DEVONnote, and DEVONagent Pro 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 60 hours.

* DEVONsphere Express: US $4.99 (introductory price until end of March 2012; 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)
* 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)

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. Copyright (C) 2002-2012 DEVONtechnologies LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, AppleScript, Cocoa, ColorSync, Darwin, Mac OS X, Spotlight, Quick Look, QuickTime and Quartz are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.