DEVONtechnologies (http://www.devontechnologies.com) says all editions of its information manager DEVONthink and the intelligent note-taking application DEVONnote are now available in version 2.1.
Version 2.1 includes over 50 new features, enhancements, and bug fixes — from the rewritten “Clip to DEVONthink” function, a new support assistant, and savable workspaces to an overhauled Sorter.
The Clip to DEVONthink function improves compatibility by no longer injecting the user interface into the web page from which it was called but using a native panel, says Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies’ president. This also allows selecting the database and group where the clipping is saved to and auto-completion for tags.
A new welcome and support assistant greets new users with an introduction screencast, tips, tutorials, and downloadable extras. The regularly updated tips and tutorials give hands-on advice and explain the most commonly used tasks in DEVONthink and DEVONnote step-by-step. Additional scripts, templates, and plugins can be browsed, installed, and, if they’re no longer needed, removed directly from within the new assistant. The Support screen, available directly from the Help menu, assists the user with troubleshooting and license issues.
Starting with version 2.1 DEVONthink makes use of a new “workspaces” concept: the state of all windows, panels, and tabs including their content, selections, and settings can be saved by the user to named “workspaces” and restored at any time. Using the same concept DEVONthink brings the user back to the exact same work place that he left when he last quit the app.
The enhanced Sorter — a separate applet that allows the user to drag files to database locations even when DEVONthink isn’t open — is now also available in the Personal edition and features a list view for the available locations in addition to the square “sorter boxes.” The new version also fixes a large number of bugs with multiple monitors and allows the user to adjust the list of apps that the Sorter uses to hide automatically when an app is going fullscreen.
All Mac applications require Mac OS X 10.5 or later and can be downloaded as free trial versions. DEVONthink and DEVONnote can be test-driven for free for 150 hours of non-continuous runtime until they need to be properly licensed.
DEVONthink Professional Office sells for US$149.95, DEVONthink Professional for $79.95, DEVONthink Personal for $49.95, and DEVONnote for $24.95 in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop. DEVONthink Pro Office and DEVONthink Pro are also available bundled with the Internet research agent DEVONagent. DEVONnote can also be purchased on the Mac App Store for $24.99. DEVONthink To Go for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is available on the App Store for $14.99.