updated 04:40 pm EDT, Mon March 30, 2009
DEVON apps reach beta 4
DEVOtechnologies has posted the fourth public betas of DEVONthink 2.0 and DEVONnote 2.0. The former is used to manage files, bookmarks, notes and other material, linking them together with shared ideas; DEVONnote uses a similar concept, but concentrates solely on storing notes. Both of the beta 4 releases include a new Clip to DEVONthink bookmarklet, and an option to convert webpages into PDF files.
The Pro and Pro Office versions of DEVONthink should now have fully-functional global inboxes, and permit users to choose between either the global or database inboxes as save locations, along with custom destinations. Notes from EverNote can imported through a new script, while a second script can be used to prune any duplicates of a chosen item. DEVON also comments that the Sorter panel has been revised, and that Pro Office has been given a new scan panel, plus better e-mail archiving when creating groups from threads.
Other new features shared between DEVONthink and DEVONnote include Dock badges that show the number of new items added, and a Duplicates smart group created with each new database. Also improved are search rankings and RSS support. The betas are free to use until May 31st, and run on Mac OS X 10.5 or later.