DEVONtechnologies has released DEVONthink 1.9, an update to its freeform database and information manager. The new version features a completely overhauled user interface and more than 200 new functions, commands, file formats and other improvements. The company has also released DEVONnote 1.6, a minor update to its powerful notepad application. Version 1.6 adds a new command for merging two or more documents into one large rich text document, the possibility to create more than one automatic backup of the database, and the ability to add or remove columns in vertical and horizontal split views. DEVONthink sells for US$40, while DEVONnote sells for $20.