Archive for February, 2011

And another one …

… hits the Mac App store: EasyFind. It was a bit more struggle to get EasyFind through Apple’s review than DEVONnote but some minor changes did the trick. Click here or the icon to the right to download and install EasyFind with a single click from the Mac App Store. So no more champagne today? Nope, we need a clear head to work on bring DEVONthink Personal and other apps into the store and finish the next update for DEVONthink...

Champagne, garçon — DEVONnote in the Mac App Store

Some of you may have already asked whether DEVONtechnologies will make DEVONthink & Co. available on the new Mac App Store. We won’t — we already have now! Apple had really given us a hard time. You all love our applications for their sophisticated functionality. Apple does not always, especially not when we are using functionality that Apple has not yet made publicly available to developers. But, here we are: DEVONnote has been approved tonight by Apple and is available for...

Visiting with Joe Kissell

Just before Christmas Joe Kissell, the author of Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2, Take Control of Your Paperless Office and many other great books, called and told me that he would be driving from his home in Paris, France, to Nürnberg, Germany. He managed to make a pit-stop and we managed to have lunch at the Rossknecht, a traditional German-cuisine restaurant here in Bietigheim-Bissingen, right in the middle of the busy Sternlesmarkt Christmas market. It was a great...

Tuesday Tip: Use DEVONthink as a tickler file

Many DEVONthink users are also Getting Things Done (GTD) enthusiasts — maybe because productive people always choose the most powerful tools for staying highly productive? And GTD users often also use a so-called ‘tickler file’, a group with sub-groups for each month, again containing sub-groups for each day: The idea is to use these group to file (or replicate) documents that are needed on a specific day. When the task it not done you simply move the items to a...

New: Take Control of Your Paperless Office

A while ago we worked with Take Control Ebooks to bring you Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2 as an addition to our built-in documentation. We asked Joe Kissell to write the ebook as he is not only an avid DEVONthink user but also a great tech writer who knows how to explain things to non-techie people. Now Take Control Ebooks have published a new book by Joe Kissell: Take Control of Your Paperless Office. Here’s what the publishers...

Artificial intelligence at work

We’re working with high-class artificial intelligence (AI) technology now for quite a while and still it sometimes manages to surprise us with exciting results. In our recent tests with DEVONagent it came up with the following really cool topic map: We ran an experimental search with a new gutenberg.org plugin and received 9 results. DEVONagent gave us the above map for the topic ‘France’. All results were references to books, though, and so returned a lot of data for DEVONagent’s AI...

Updatemania

In the last two weeks we have installed a brand new customer database server and updated all self-service forms in our support area. Everything from trial extensions to upgrade requests is connect live to the database now — no more waiting for email. But, of course, our developers have not been lazy. With a motivated start into a great new year we’ve just posted updates to DEVONagent 3.0 beta and all editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote. Learn more...

We’re Hiring

We are expanding again and are looking for developers who are looking for a great home-office based job in the greatest industry of all: Mac and iOS software. Click here or the hiring board below to learn more.

New Self-Service Pages Online

After two weeks buried in PHP manuals and the FileMaker Server administration tools our brand new self-service pages are finally online. Visually you may not notice too much but our whole back-end is completely new. All forms now have a live connection to our database so you get instant feedback on whatever is going on instead of having to wait for email replies. You will especially notice this when purchasing an upgrade or requesting a trial license. The new system...