September 15, 2011 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its document and information manager DEVONthink and the smart note pad DEVONnote to use more of the new services offered by OS X 10.7 Lion.
Starting with version 2.3 all editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote fully support OS X 10.7 Lion's full screen mode for main windows. But, of course, the user still has the choice: the old full screen mode optimized for reading documents and websites, using tabs, and writing focused stays available, too.
"To stay focused is a key qualification in today's world where we are literally flooded with information and constantly interrupted. The Mac's new full screen mode is a really great way to stay focused on the task at hand and so we are supporting it in DEVONthink as an alternative to the document-oriented full screen mode that we have had for many years already," says Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.
On OS X 10.7 Lion it is now possible to show Quick Look previews of attachments, links, and cross-links in rich text documents as well as edit attachments externally. Address Book cards can be added to DEVONthink Pro databases and rich text files in all editions as bookmarks linking to the original card. DEVONthink displays addresses added as bookmarks using Quick Look, DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office also have an option to import the whole address book as bookmarks. Updates to the card in Address Book are so automatically also shown in your database.
The number next to groups now only counts documents and no longer also sub-groups, documents can be exported as text files in any available encoding, the File menu has been rearranged for clarity, and a new menu command including keyboard shortcut allows you to directly jump to a page in a PDF document by its page number. The Firefox extension is now compatible to the current and the forthcoming releases of the browser.
Of course also a number of bugs and glitches concerning OS X 10.7 Lion, the underlying support for DEVONthink To Go, and the Sorter have been fixed. Finally, the app has been (again) made slightly faster, too.
Availability And Pricing:
All Mac apps require Mac OS X 10.5 or later and 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.
DEVONthink Pro Office sells for US $149.95, Pro for US $79.95, Personal for US $49.95, and DEVONnote for US $24.95 in DEVONtechnologies' online shop. DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote are also available in the Mac App Store.
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.
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.
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, 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. Copyright (C) 2011 DEVONtechnologies LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.