updated 10:55 am EDT, Thu August 23, 2007
DEVONthink 1.3.2 ships
DEVONtechnologies today released DEVONthink Professional Office 1.3.2, the latest release of the company's information management application. DEVONthink Professional Office 1.3.2 adds support for MailTags 2.0 notes, allows users to set the resolution as well as the compression of PDF documents generated by the built-in IRIS OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine, and supports ExactCODE's ExactScan software driving Avision document scanners. Users can set a default encoding for email import that is used when the to-be-imported email message does not provide encoding information itself. DEVONthink Professional ($80) and Professional Office ($150) require Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.
Enriched text messages support quoting alongside URL handling, and users can import import email messages more than once which show up as replicas in the database. URLs in text messages are also detected more reliably in the latest revision, and messages that users cannot decode show a better descriptive text.
Both Professional and Professional Office editions allow users to set the background color of rich text documents, support grouping of found documents directly from within Classify and See Also drawers. The update ensures users can read Finder as well as Spotlight comments when synchronizing an indexed folder with a group in the database, and the Dashboard widgets are completely overhauled.
The software checks for and repairs more problems than before, according to DEVONtechnologies, flushes the file system cache more often, and uses a background task to prevent crashing or freezes when the PDFKit or Quartz crash while importing or converting PDF or PostScript files.
Additionally, damaged system fonts can no longer make DEVONthink Professional unstable. Other minor improvements and fixes also make the software faster and more stable than the prior release, according to the company.