July 17, 2014 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its web research assistant DEVONagent and releases new versions of its popular freeware apps and services EasyFind, ThumbsUp, CalcService, WordService, and BlueService. The updates are free and recommended for all users.
DEVONagent helps the user find whatever he's looking for using the search engines of choice. Version 3.8.1 now uses Open Graph if available to better match web pages for even more accurate results. It also skips Amazon results. The updated MacUpdate plugin lets the user search for new software and the improved Twitter Accounts scanner lists all Twitter IDs on a web page.
DEVONthink Pro 3.8.1 executes menu scripts in the background now. So they no longer interrupt the user's important research work. All other background tasks are also handled more reliably. The update fixes an incompatibility to DEVONthink 2.7.6 and a few other issues, too.
The freeware CalcService, WordService, and BlueService services are now packaged as applications as required by the Mac App Store. They can be double-clicked and installed like any other application. Also, their service names show to which package their services belong. The free services add commands to the system-wide Services menu for conveniently manipulating text, make calculations, or send files to Bluetooth devices.
Finally, EasyFind 4.9.3 and ThumbsUp 4.5.2 clean up their user interface a bit and bring a few important bug fixes. EasyFind is a freeware utility to find files, ThumbsUp batch-processes images or creates thumbnails for them e.g. for using on a website.
"The Services menu is one of the most underrated features of OS X. It is available within almost all Mac apps and gives access to commands provided by other programs. Use WordService to apply sophisticated changes to text without leaving your word processor. Or scribble down a calculation in, say, Notepad, select it, and let CalcService do the math for you. If you haven't used Services yet, today is the best day to start", comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.
Pricing and Availability:
All editions of DEVONagent and all freeware apps and services require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.6.8 or later (in the App Store: OS X 10.8.3 or later). They can be downloaded from DEVONtechnologies online and DEVONagent Pro and Express be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. They are also available in the App Store; DEVONagent Pro can also be purchased together with DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office as Infoworker's Pro (Office) Bundle in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.
* DEVONagent Pro: US 149.95 (App Store: $49.99)
* DEVONagent Express: US $4.95 (App Store: $4.99)
* DEVONagent Lite: free
* EasyFind, ThumbsUp, CalcService, WordService, BlueService: free
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. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 DEVONtechnologies LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.