DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.0.6 Released

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[] Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - DEVONtechnologies, LLC today updates all editions of its high-end information manager DEVONthink and its intelligent note-taking application DEVONnote to version 2.0.6, fixing bugs, adding better integration with Spotlight, and improving the overall performance.

The DEVONthink To Go synchronization support is now loading on all machines (the 'Sync group not visible' bug that only stroke on some systems), the text of email messages displayed by Quick Look is selectable, and it is again possible to record shortcuts for the Sorter or the Take Note panel.

"With this update we are ironing out more of the glitches that every 1.0 release brings - here the synchronization support. We have also submitted the first maintenance update for DEVONthink To Go; it should become available to all users as soon as Apple reviewed it. Of course we are going to further improve DEVONthink To Go's stability and user experience and extend its feature set with free updates," comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies' President.

Most DEVONnote or DEVONthink documents showing up in Spotlight searches can be previewed using Quick Look in the Finder, Yahoo! Messenger chat logs (.ychat) can be imported as plain text, and Web addresses captured from Google Chrome properly retain their URL. DEVONthink Pro Office now also downloads images when viewing archived email messages with Quick Look.

In addition a number of other bugs and glitches have been fixed and the overall performance improved in many places. This update is recommended for all DEVONthink and DEVONnote users.

Finally, besides updating the commercial applications, DEVONtechnologies has also posted an updated version 4.6.1 of its freeware find-file utility EasyFind that fixes two bugs introduced in last week's release of version 4.6.

Pricing and Availability:
DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office 2.x, DEVONthink Personal 2.x, and DEVONnote 2.x 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 $149.95 (USD), DEVONthink Professional for $79.95 (USD), DEVONthink Personal for $49.95 (USD), and DEVONnote for $24.95 (USD) 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 is available on the App Store for an introductory price of $14.99 (USD). EasyFind 4.6.1 can be downloaded and used for free. If you are interested in reviewing DEVONthink To Go for your magazine, web site, or blog, please email us to receive a promotion coupon for the US iTunes App Store.

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.

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.


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