Archive for December, 2006

Happy Birthday, Bill!

The whole DEVONtechnologies team wishes Bill DeVille all the best for his 75th birthday. Enjoy your wonderfully prepared and tasty Hallelujah Crab at Juban’s (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.), Bill! Yours Eric Boehnisch-Volkmann & the DEVONtechnologies team

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We here at DEVONtechnologies wish you and your family a pleasant and peaceful Christmas time. May it be a time of peace and reflection for all of you, wherever in the world you are, whatever religion you believe in, and whatever culture you are part of. Yours Eric Boehnisch-Volkmann & the DEVONtechnologies team PS: We are on holiday until January 8, 2007 and will be right back for the exciting news from Macworld San Francisco (even though we’re not attending...

Two Updates before Christmas

No Tuesday Tip today, but one, no!, two updates: We have just released the second public beta of DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office 1.3. DEVONthink Pro Office fixes a number of bug and adds a few requested features, and DEVONthink Pro 1.3b2 brings all the changes we have made to DEVONthink Pro in the recent weeks but have only published as part of DEVONthink Pro Office. And, for all of you thinking that we’d now neglect DEVONthink Pro in favor...

Thoughts on MacHeist & Co.

A lot has been written about MacHeist in the last couple of days, serious criticism and defense. And as we participated in various promotion events recently, I want to say a few words to this controversy and about our engagement with MacHeist, MacZOT, and MacAppADay. To make it short, Oliver Breidenbach from Boinx Software and Roustem Karimov from have said it all. I totally agree with them. All these events are adventurous attempts to find new ways to sell...

Features & Fixes: Desktop Transporter 2.0.1

Just a short note that we have just updated Desktop Transporter to version 2.0.1. We have added a few minor features such as a Status tab that gives an overview over the accessibility of a shared Mac or the possibility to control the color depth of any connection from the local machine. Also, we’ve added more information about how to share a Mac over the Internet to the online help. Read more on our News page.

Tuesday Tip: Converting Old Email

If you have masses of old email that you would like to archive in DEVONthink Pro Office, you could have a look at Hawk Wings, a web site dedicated to Apple Mail enhancements. It lists several useful utilities that convert, e.g., proprietary Windows Outlook files to the standard Unix mbox file format that DEVONthink Pro Office can read.

MacHeist and User Groups

Just if you haven’t noticed: DEVONthink Personal is part of the cool MacHeist bundle, so if you want to get DEVONthink Personal together with many other attractive apps, go for it! And, of course, the license that you’ll get in the MacHeist bundle is fully upgradable to DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office! That’s a deal, isn’t it? But that wasn’t enough. We also donated free licenses for the traditional raffles at Mac User Group (MUG) gatherings. The Main Line Macintosh...

Tuesday Tip: Search for Software

Most people visit either or when they’re looking for new software or for updates. If you’re a DEVONagent user, you can also create a new search set, name it, e.g., “Mac Software”, and check the VersionTracker and MacUpdate plugins (contained in the Macintosh group) on the Plugins tab. With this search set, you can search for software right from any DEVONagent search window.