Coeur d’Alene (Idaho, USA), December 19, 2007 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC
releases updates for all editions of its information manager DEVONthink and
for DEVONnote making them finally searchable through Spotlight. In addition
the freeware applications XMenu, EasyFind, ThumbsUp, and PhotoStickies are
updated for Mac OS X 10.5, too.

DEVONthink Pro Office 1.5, DEVONthink Pro 1.5, DEVONthink 1.9.12, and
DEVONnote 1.9.12 now natively support Spotlight. All databases for which
Spotlight support has been activated keep a metadata cache that enables
Spotlight to find documents stored in DEVONthink or DEVONnote. Selecting a
search result in either the Spotlight menu or the ‘Searching “This Mac”‘
window opens the corresponding database and displays the found document.
Effectively this also makes it for the first time possible to search
multiple databases at the same time.

In addition, the 50-page limit of the built-in OCR of DEVONthink Pro Office
has been removed due to an updated, less restrictive license for the
embedded IRIS OCR engine. All four applications come with an improved
advertisement filter, more reliably communicate with their background
tasks, and feature better JavaScript support.

The updates for XMenu, EasyFind, ThumbsUp, and PhotoStickies bring
compatibility to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. In addition, XMenu comes with new
menu icons as well as a new application icon. ThumbsUp creates thumbnails
optimized for Mac OS X 10.4 or later, and all four applications have been
optimized for the current generations of Mac OS X. XMenu is becoming even
more useful now with the switch from folder menus in the Dock to stacks in
Leopard. XMenu gives full access to the Applications, Documents, Developer,
and Home folders as well as a user-defined folder right from the menu bar.
EasyFind and XMenu are now also available in Italian localization, XMenu
additionally in Swedish.


All applications require Mac OS X 10.4 or later and can be downloaded from DEVONthink and DEVONnote can be test-driven for
free for 150 hours of non-continuous runtime until they need to be properly
licensed; XMenu, EasyFind, ThumbsUp, and PhotoStickies can be used free of

DEVONthink Professional Office sells for US$ 149.95, DEVONthink
Professional for US$ 79.95, DEVONthink Personal for US$ 39.95, and
DEVONnote for US$ 19.95 in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop. DEVONthink Pro
Office and DEVONthink Pro are also available with the Internet research
agent DEVONagent as bundles.


In today’s world, everything is digital. From shopping receipts to
important research papers, peoples’ lives often fill their hard drives in
the form of 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.


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
project-related information 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.


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
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.


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. A JavaScript
applet gives convenient access to the database also from the Apple iPhone.


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
that uses AI (artificial intelligence) instead of relying on your NI
(natural intelligence).

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

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. Finally, DEVONnote displays and regularly reloads web cams
directly within the application.


XMenu adds one or more global menus to the right side of the menu bar. They
give you access to your preferred applications, folders, documents, and
files. XMenu is the ideal addition to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as the switch
to stacks makes folders in the Dock unusable for quick access to
applications or folders with sub-folders.


– No need for configuration
– Five predefined folders: Applications, Developer Applications, Home,
Documents, and User-Defined – Operates as a menu extra, yet requires no
hacks or extensions – Ideal replacement for Dock folders in Mac OS X 10.5

As an alternative to or supplement of Sherlock, EasyFind finds files,
folders, or contents in any file without the need for indexing. This is
especially useful if you are tired of slow or impossible indexing, outdated
or corrupted indices, or if you are just looking for missing features like
case sensitive or insensitive search, Boolean operators, wildcards, or
searching for phrases. In addition, EasyFind uses multithreading and is
therefore very responsive, even with multiple search processes running. The
application provides contextual menus and Mac OS X Services, and displays
the location of each item in a separate column for a better overview.
EasyFind uses little memory, supports drag-and-drop and the clipboard, and
optionally finds invisible items or items within packages.


ThumbsUp is a simple, drag-and-drop utility, designed to create thumbnails
for batches of images. It supports any and all image formats supported by
Mac OS X and QuickTime (including PDF documents). ThumbsUp quickly creates
thumbnails for use, e.g., on websites or for email messages restricted by
file attachment size limitations.


– Convert and resize images as a batch
– Pre-configure desired size, quality, sharpening, and anti-aliasing –
Scale images by percentage or maximum size – Can be used as ultra-fast
image converter (scaling = 100 percent) – Creates preview pictures of
QuickTime movies


PhotoStickies puts all your favorite pictures on your desktop, as stickies,
floating or even borderless. Sticky pictures may reside on your computer,
or on the Internet. PhotoStickies also displays live webcams on your
desktop, updates them automatically, and even records them like a VCR.


– Displays all image formats supported by Mac OS X – Displays local images,
pictures located on the Web or webcams – Shows images as stickies or as
desktop wallpaper – Many live effects, e.g. alpha channels, transparency,
color corrections – Savable states
– Internet-based list of new webcams
– Can run as a menu extra


DEVONtechnologies LLC, founded in 2002, incorporated in 2004 and
headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA, 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 clearly 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

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