DEVONthink Professional (Office) Final

February 28, 2007

DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases version 1.3 final of DEVONthink Professional and of DEVONthink Professional Office, the only document and information managers for the Mac that are based on artificial intelligence. The final version of DEVONthink Professional Office adds French and Danish localizations to the additional functions over the regular Professional edition, a keyboard shortcut for the Capture function, and allows to inspect the captured image in case that optical character recognition (OCR) should fail. Also, Unix mailbox files can be imported into DEVONthink Professional Office by drag-and-drop, the OCR process is more reliable, and some minor interface glitches have been polished.

Both DEVONthink Professional and Professional Office allow to scroll PDFs and PostScript files by moving the page with the mouse also on Mac OS X 10.4 when the Command key is held, the Escape key and the Command-Period key combination can be used to cancel all operations that show a progress indicator, and the Search and History windows support more standard menu commands.

The support for Mozilla Firefox has been improved, too, and so has the AppleScript support. The advertisement filter in the built-in browser is more reliable, and the ‘Backup Archive’ script saves the database-specific settings with the exported files. The handling of bad encodings and the BASE tag in HTML and Web archives has been improved as well. Finally, an incompatibility in the ‘StopLight’ SIMBL plugin has been circumvented and some other minor glitches and bugs have been fixed.

DEVONthink Professional and Professional Office 1.3 require Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later. Both variants are immediately available from http://www.devon-technologies.com and can be test-driven for free for 150 hours of runtime until they need to be properly licensed; the email import function of DEVONthink Professional Office is limited to 200 messages per day and the OCR function is limited to 20 documents per day during the trial period.

DEVONthink Professional Office sells for US$ 149.95 in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop. Users of DEVONthink Professional or DEVONthink Personal are able to upgrade for the price difference of US$ 70 or US$ 110 respectively. Upgrade coupons are available. DEVONthink Professional Office is also available together with DEVONagent as the ‘Infoworker’s Pro Office Bundle’ for US$ 169.95.

DEVONthink Professional sells for a regular price of US$ 79.95. Upgrades from DEVONthink Personal are available for US$ 45. In addition, DEVONthink Professional is available with DEVONagent as the ‘Infoworker’s Pro Bundle’ for US$ 99.95.

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