Spring Updates from DEVONtechnologies
March 8, 2007
DEVONagent 2.1 brings new features as well as a large number of little enhancements. New search engine plugins have been added and all plugins and scanners have been updated. Bookmarks can be conveniently accessed now through the Dock menu, tabs show a thumbnail preview of the displayed Web page in a tooltip, and the new ‘next’ operator comes in handy when entering more complex queries using parenthesis. Also, nearly all plugins can be assigned a keyword for quickly entering a query in the Web browser’s address field, the ‘See Also’ functions returns better results, and the advertisement filter is more accurate. DEVONagent 2.1 is more compatible to Web pages with bad encodings and wrong HTML code, and many other minor enhancements improve the user experience as well as the overall performance.
Version 1.9.9 of DEVONthink Personal brings it in line with its larger brothers. The update features all the technology and interface enhancements already introduced with DEVONthink Professional (Office), from the pop-up menu of the toolbar search field that remembers recent searches to a more reliable ‘See Also’ and ‘Classify’ function, faster searching, and the possibility to scroll PDF documents with the mouse (while the Command key is held) on Mac OS X 10.4 or later. New plain text file types have been added, documents that are converted while importing are logged, and DEVONthink shows whether a document is locked or otherwise read-only.
DEVONthink Professional 1.3.1 and DEVONthink Professional Office 1.3.1 are maintenance updates that enhance the compatibility to some third-party applications, e.g., Bookends, improve the results of ‘See Also’ and ‘Classify’ as well as the AppleScript performance. The handling of relative links, e.g., in the Download Manger is more compatible and the memory management is more efficient. Finally, the French and German localizations have been updated.
All applications require Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, for DEVONagent a reasonably fast Internet connection is recommended. The new versions are immediately available from www.devon-technologies.com and can be test-driven for free for 150 hours (DEVONthink) or 60 hours (DEVONagent) of runtime respectively 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. The updates are free for all registered users.
DEVONagent sells for US$ 49.95, DEVONthink Personal for US$ 39.95, DEVONthink Professional for US$ 79.95, and DEVONthink Professional Office for US$ 149.95 in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop. DEVONagent and DEVONthink Professional (Office) are also available as as bundle for US$ 99.95 or US$ 169.95 respectively. Users of a lower edition of DEVONthink are able to upgrade to a higher edition for the price difference. Upgrade coupons are available.