UK Mac developer DEVONtechnologies Ltd. has released a new software application called DEVONnote. DEVONtechnologies has also released a public beta version of its forthcoming PhotoStickies 5.0 and has updated Xmenu, DEVONthink and DEVONagent.
DEVONnote is a notepad application that uses the same core technology as DEVONthink. It stores and organizes plain or rich text and file aliases, and can be used to store bookmarks, capture notes using the Services menu, organize Web cams, create Wiki-style links, or even surf the Web using an integrated browser that leverages Apple’s WebKit technology.
Normally US$20, DEVONnote is being offered for $15 through the end of April, 2004.
PhotoStickies — DEVONtechnologies’ Web cam and picture viewer — will soon be upgraded to 5.0. The new version is now available as a public beta download. New in this version is support for a central server, the ability to save images in various file formats, integration with DEVONnote and more.
Xmenu 1.1 is a freeware offering from DEVONtechnologies that offers Mac OS X users an “Apple” menu bar item that displays its menus on the right hand side. This new release offers revised icons and can sort items by kind.
DEVONthink, the company’s freeform database and information manager, gets bumped to 1.8.1 in its latest release. New to this version is the ability to completely import documents into the database and index them. New dock and contextual menu commands have been added, new AppleScript verbs for indexing files and creating links to them have been added, and real-time search is now supported. Other improvements have been made too.
DEVONagent is DEVONtechnologies’ intelligent search agent and browser; with the 1.2.2 release you can switch between different settings in the query window and can added archived pages to crawler sets. Other improvements have been made, including faster RSS-to-HTML and HTML-to-text conversions.