Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases a major update for all editions of its information and document manager DEVONthink as well as for its smart notebook app DEVONnote. The apps have been optimized for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and bring exciting new features such as HTML-based formatted notes and support for Markdown. The updates are free and recommended for all users.

At a glance:
* Mavericks optimizations
* Automatic updating of indexed folders
* Direct support for importing Bookends references
* Direct support for importing Evernote notes
* New document type “formatted note” based on HTML
* Support for Markdown
* User interface clean-up
* Bug fixes

A few weeks ago Apple announced OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” and here’s our first release of DEVONthink and DEVONnote optimized for the upcoming new version of our favorite operating system. Version 2.6 imports tags set by the Finder of Mavericks, shows label in the new style, and fixes a few compatibility issues with OS X 10.9.

That not being enough this major update for DEVONthink adds automatic updating of indexed folders, and directly imports references from Bookends and notes from Evernote. It also introduces the new document type “formatted note” that supports basic formatting but can also be viewed with any web browser on any system, and supports rendering Markdown.

In addition we have cleaned up many menus of both DEVONthink and DEVONnote up for clarity, made synchronizing DEVONthink databases more reliable, and greatly enhanced the integration with the Open With mechanism of OS X. Finally, this release also improves many other areas of the application and brings important bug fixes.

“Mavericks is a great update for OS X and we want support it from day one by fixing the most pressing issues before Mavericks is even in the hands of the public. And we’ve made DEVONthink easier to use by cleaning up menus and removing rarely used options that were more confusing than helpful. Bloggers will like that they can work with Markdown or our new HML-based formatted notes directly inside the app without much less need for third-party apps. That’s how a shiny summer update looks like,” comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Availability and pricing:
DEVONthink and DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.6.8 or later. They can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote are also available via the App Store.

* DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
* DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
* DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
* DEVONnote: US $24.95 (App Store: $24.99)

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DEVONtechnologies LLC creates end-user and server applications for the Mac and iOS platforms that enhance productivity, organization, and user experience with unique artificial intelligence technology. All applications are focused on both ease of use and satisfying the needs of even the most savvy users. The underlying DEVONtechnology is a flexible and versatile foundation that can be used for a large range of purposes from databases, data mining, and information retrieval to human-computer interfaces. DEVONtechnologies LLC was founded 2002 and incorporated 2004, and is today headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA. Copyright (C) 2011 DEVONtechnologies LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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