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macOS New App Release – WinX DVD Ripper for Mac 8.9.1

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac of Chengdu, China has delivered through it all for 13 years…and counting! To mark the 13th anniversary, Digiarty Software today announced the grandest giveaway of the world-leading DVD digitizing software for macOS, unlimitedly, culminating with a mega discount offer on its best-selling WinX Anniversary Special Pack, an unheard-of 75% off.

Digiarty 2019 anniversary event will go all the way through the end of May. To find more information, please visit the Digiarty 2019 Anniversary Special Offer page.

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is a must for any DVD owners in need of DVD digitization on Mac, from the very first edition to the newest V8.9.1. Since 2006, it has been repeatedly mentioned in over 5000 high-authority media outlets, inclusive of TechRadar, CNET, Softpedia, and spans over 200 countries and regions, covering the most competitive US, UK, and Japan. And as recently as April 2019, the program had hit a record-setting 9 million downloads. These achievements are based on the 13 years of innovation, steadfast customer-focused strategy, and development that finally lead to a great milestone. The milestones include:

  • No.1 disc support: The DVD analysis core, main title check mechanism, and monthly upgrade ensure 100% support of DVD disc, be it old, new, damaged, or 99-title movie. It puts an end to DVD read error, incomplete ripping, and other issues that have been plaguing many rippers for a long time. 
  • No.1 fast speed: Last year, WinX DVD Ripper for Mac marched forward to the unique level-3 hardware acceleration, a landmark achievement in conversion speed. This makes the WinX outperforms its competitors with as short as 5 minutes in ripping a full-length DVD, drastically lessening CPU usage and ending the software crash.
  • No.1 output quality: WinX manages to maximize the output quality without yielding large file size, attributing to its High-Quality Engine, Deinterlacing, and unmatchable DVD compression engine. 

To crown it all, WinX DVD Ripper for Mac features a minimalistic interface and up to 350 readymade profiles, available for customers, even the elders, to quickly load DVD and choose the output format without any knowledge about the obscure parameters. Customers can rip both old and new DVDs to MP4, AVI, MOV, H.264, HEVC, iPhone, iPad, etc. with full GPU accelerated. It is a must-have tool to classify and backup DVDs in case of damage or loss and to allow you to watch the movies on Mac, PC, TV, game console, photos, and tablets on the go.

“We are proud WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is evolving as the gold standard by which all other DVD rippers are judged and has become the most essential software in our DVD life over the 13 years,” Said Jack, CEO of Digiarty Software. “To benefit more people and generate more buzz around the program, we launch the grand giveaway to mark the 13th anniversary.”

Detail Giveaway and Discount Offers Available at the 13th Anniversary Event

  1. Unlimited Giveaway of WinX DVD Ripper for Mac: The software, originally priced at $59.95 (USD), will be available at no cost, unconditionally.
  2. Software discounts: The tiptop WinX Anniversary Special Park inclusive of DVD ripper, DVD copy, video converter, and iPhone manager is also marked down heavily, at up to 75% off.
  3. The event will span for half a month – from now to May 31, 2019. To receive the full version reward, please go to Digiarty 2019 Anniversary Special Offer

macOS New app Release – KeyCue 9.3

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Product Announcements Ergonis of Perg, Austria is celebrating the 15th anniversary of KeyCue with the release of version 9.3 and an exclusive half-price offer.

The first version of KeyCue was released in May 2004 as a mere keyboard shortcut cheat sheet. Its original purpose was to help Mac users to learn and use keyboard shortcuts. Since then, it has become a versatile assistant, which presents frequently used elements on cue, such as keyboard shortcuts, local files and folders, and URL collections. Since version 9, KeyCue is also the perfect tool for discovering and using the constantly growing number of emojis.

“We are very happy about the long-lasting worldwide success of KeyCue and to celebrate KeyCue’s 15th anniversary,” said Christoph Reichenberger, founder and CEO of Ergonis Software. “We invite the Mac community to celebrate with us and to get KeyCue at 50 % off now.”

In celebration of this anniversary, customers can save 50% off the regular price when ordering a license for KeyCue during May 2019. To get the discount, enter the coupon code “KeyCue15” during the checkout process at Ergonis’ online store https://store.ergonis.com. The coupon code is good for all KeyCue purchases at the Ergonis online store except upgrades and site licenses.

While the online community loves emojis, people become more and more frustrated about the confusing multitude of slightly different emojis, which makes it tedious to choose and type the right one. This is where KeyCue comes to help. KeyCue shows a table of all available emoji characters and lets you insert any emoji with a click. To find out more about a certain emoji, move the mouse pointer over it to see an enlarged view and a description of the emoji’s meaning. Finding and typing the right emoji has never been easier.

KeyCue 9.3 shows emoji characters slightly larger and therefore makes them easier to distinguish. It also improves the handling of URLs in URL collections. Besides that, the new version contains a number of fixes and enhancements behind the scenes to improve overall stability and compatibility with future versions of macOS.

Visit Ergonis Software’s website to learn more about the changes in this release and to download and try the new version.

System Requirements: KeyCue 9.3 requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer and is recommended for macOS Mojave (10.14).

Availability and Ordering:
KeyCue can be purchased securely on the Ergonis Software website. The upgrade to KeyCue 9.3 is free for anyone who purchased a license for KeyCue 8 or KeyCue 9 on or after October 1st, 2017. Upgrade paths are available for owners of older licenses. All KeyCue 9 purchases (new and upgrades alike) include all subsequent 9.x upgrades at no additional cost. For information about purchases, including enterprise licenses, volume discounts, and upgrade pricing offers, see the company’s web site.

macOS New App Release – AppCrypt 4.1.0

Product AnnouncementsCisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released AppCrypt 4.1.0, the update to their app and block distracting websites on your Mac.

“Since the release, AppCrypt has won great recognition from our users. But over the past months, we got similar feedback from our users that the presence of capability to support those apps launched in the menu bar. So, this is how the new version 4.1.0 come out. Also, we enhanced the performance and it is guaranteed that users will get an even better experience by using our program.” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager.

From 2017 until now, Cisdem AppCrypt is under active development, aiming to provide an easy yet effective way to protect privacy and stay focus for our users. It adds advanced security to your apps, so no one can peek into your privacy or even manipulate inappropriately. Also, it blocks websites and apps when you need to focus on your current job so you can be more productive to achieve more in limited hours.

What’s New in Version 4.1.0
* Added support for more Apps

Some Apps are lightweight, they are not standalone and can only be manipulated through the menu bar, which is not easy for users to control the Apps. Luckily, Cisdem finally comes with the feature to fully control such an application, for easy locking or blocking anytime.

That’s to say, even though you cannot locate the App in your Mac Application or Launchpad, Cisdem still helps you to access to the App easily and manipulate as needed.

Main Features of Cisdem AppCrypt
1. Lock Apps
Virtually all applications can be locked by Cisdem, no matter they are mainstream programs or utilities for a specific niche. All you need to do is adding the program to the lock list, and then Cisdem will take over.

2. Block Websites
To protect ourselves and our kids from malicious websites or unwanted information, Cisdem allows users to block Website. You can block by adding blacklist or allow good ones by inputting a whitelist.

3. Customize Lock/Block Time Schedule
Sometimes, the blocking is set up to make us focus during working time, and we still need to access such an App or Web later. In this case, you can customize a time schedule to put the locking or blocking into effect only in the preferred time.

4. Record Fail Attempts to Your Apps
To highly secure your privacy, Cisdem carries out close supervision on any suspicious manners onto your Applications. If there are any fail attempts to control your Apps, Cisdem will take captures with your Mac camera, so you will realize what has happened and cope with immediately.

Price and Availability
As always, Cisdem AppCrypt is available with a price of $29.99 for a lifetime and free upgrade to the latest version. For users who purchase multiple licenses, a discount is offered.

You can download the free trial, it is 100% safe and free to try with limited features. For more details about Cisdem AppCrypt, please visit the official product page.

macOS New App Release – NeoFinder Mac 7.4

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Product Announcements – Norbert M. Doerner of Bonn, Germany has released NeoFinder Mac 7.4, the 90th update since CDFinder 1.0 was released in 1996! The new version adds more than 50 new features and enhancements, many will help iView MediaPro users to work better with NeoFinder.

After the demise of iView MediaPro, many users have started using NeoFinder, and things like the iView compatible web gallery templates, or the “people” metadata cataloging and editing have been added to NeoFinder due to feedback from these users. NeoFinder can use new neural network scene detection engines to automatically find Tags in thumbnails! That will make it a lot easier to handle large amounts of images, and discover surprising photo motives hidden deeply in the folders of the data.

All new features and enhancements of NeoFinder 7.4:
* Catalogs “People” fields in Adobe XMP and IPTC data (and data written by Picasa and Mylio)
* Search for People metadata, and add them to photos and movies in the XMP Editor
* Web Gallery now uses beautiful HTML templates, and you can even design your own! Or use your existing iView Media Pro gallery templates (with some small changes)
* AutoTags: Use ML scene detector engines to automatically detect scenes and items in thumbnails. NeoFinder currently offers two different engines, more to come. This requires macOS 10.13 or newer
* AutoTags: Search a catalog for thumbnails with a particular automatically detected Tag
* AutoTags Inspector shows the detected Tags, and allows you to place them in the file directly
* NeoFinder reads iView MediaPro CatalogSets from XMP records and builds albums and album folders for these automatically during cataloging
* Massively improved handing of XMP keywords for multiple selected files. NeoFinder now displays all keywords in these files, and allows you to add, remove, or edit them, and to place an existing keyword in all selected items
* Refresh thumbnails from photos or videos when updating a catalog, if you need larger or smaller thumbnails
* Delete a keyword from all items in the catalog and even from all files as well
* Detect and “fold” image sequences during cataloging. That is great for video producers with thousands of single frame files to catalog
* Search for video codecs in the Find Editor. That is helpful to quickly find files encoded with deprecated codecs
* The new command “Edit keywords” in the Metadata main menu with the keyboard shortcut Cmd-T places the text cursor in the XMP keywords field of the XMP editor for the selected items
* Rename keywords both in the Controlled Vocabulary, as well as in all items in the database
* A new command in the Metadata menu allows you to write all XMP metadata back to a file. That is useful if you have imported metadata and want to make sure it is actually written into the file, where it belongs
* Catalog metadata and audio thumbnails of “.CAF” Apple CoreAudio Files
* Catalog the number of audio channels for audio files, including 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 formats
* Catalog thumbnails and metadata of compressed Fuji RAW files (RAF file format). Even Apple still cannot do this, but NeoFinder is now able to accomplish that for you!
* Catalogs .JPX, .J2C, and .JPF JPEG 2000 photo files
* Catalog stereoscopic files in the JPS format with thumbnails and metadata
* Edit->Copy now copies the names of all selected items to the clipboard
* File->Open now works like a double click on the selected items
* “Find all media items in a folder” options are now also available in the View menu
* Search for empty, and non empty XMP text fields in the Inspector with a new menu when you click on the label of a field
* The Find Editor can now also find empty and not empty XMP fields
* NeoFinder now displays the number of items in Album Groups (the sum of all files in all contained albums)
* The Display Filter can now filter by “Ratings larger than”
* The QuickLook window will now be opened fullscreen if you hold the Alt key
* Improved handling of .dv video files
* Improved handling of cataloging BMP files
* Improved scrolling in the Gallery View
* NeoFinder now catalogs metadata and thumbnails for Phantom Cine video files
* NeoFinder now catalogs the Creation Date of video content (not the file!), if it is embedded in the data stream
* The Photo Contact Sheet items can now be sorted by EXIF date, too
* NeoFinder can now catalog thumbnails and metadata of Kodak .KDC RAW files
* New AppleScript cataloging option to quit NeoFinder after the cataloging has completed
* You can now drop a folder or whole volume on the icon of NeoFinder in the Dock to catalog it
* The suggested keywords while typing XMP Editor and Find Editor are much better now
* The Help buttons are located for the German translation, too
* After deleting items from a catalog, NeoFinder no longer displays the first item in the current folder
* The Find Editor can now search for Disk Images
* Smart Folders and Groups can now have “/” in their names
* Find all media items in a folder is much faster now
* More improvements in dark mode of macOS 10.14
* Improved handling of cataloging BMP files
* Improved cataloging of BWF and WAV files in their newer extended format
* Editing GPS Geotags in a file now properly updates the creation and modification date of that file in the NeoFinder catalog
* Many small fixes and improvements

* NeoFinder 7.4 requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later
* NeoFinder 7.4 is a free update to all NeoFinder 7.x users.
* NeoFinder 7.x is a paid upgrade to licensed users of NeoFinder 6.x and the old CDFinder, upgrade price starting at 19 Euros.
* New licenses start at 29 Euros for a NeoFinder Private License.

NeoFinder Highlights:
* Cataloging – NeoFinder catalogs metadata of songs, movies, fonts, and photos, including the MP3-Tags of several audio file formats, EXIF, GPS, and IPTC data of photos. NeoFinder also edits Adobe XMP data, including keywords, persons, and ratings. All these are arranged clearly in the user interface, and can be extensively searched. For numerous photo and video formats, fonts, text files, and even audio files, NeoFinder generates thumbnails during cataloging, displaying them in all list and icon views.

* Managing Metadata – The built-in XMP metadata editor with presets can edit and add keywords, ratings, persons, descriptions, copyright information, and more to photos and videos.

* Networking – Store your catalog database on a server for access from all Macs in the network, and with the sidekick product abeMeda (was CDWinder for Windows) even from Microsoft Windows.

* Mobile – Keep your NeoFinder database with you on your iPhone or iPad with the separate NeoFinder for iOS app.

* Integration – Offering a tight connection to major productivity tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Roxio Toast, FileMaker Pro, Apples Spotlight and Finder, and the extensive support of drag&drop into other applications, NeoFinder can support many workflow scenarios. The AppleScript support in NeoFinder allows custom integrations of all kinds.

* Geotagging – Only NeoFinder offers the integrated GeoFinder, which searches for photos taken near a spot, or the KMZ export for coordinates and photo thumbnails as a way to give geolocated photos to friends. NeoFinder can even geotag photos itself, no other software needed. And only NeoFinder displays important facts about any geolocation in the truly unique Wikipedia Inspector.

Since the initial release of CDFinder 1.0 in 1996, more than 85,000 customers in 101 countries around the world are using CDFinder and now NeoFinder to organize their digital library, and manage their data archive and backups, including NASA, IKEA, BBC, Mattel, Rand McNally, Pfizer, Random House, Oracle, and Warner Bros.
Language Support: German, English, French, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X v10.8 – macOS 10.14. Previous CDFinder and NeoFinder versions for older Mac OS versions are still available.
* Separate app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) is available

Pricing and Availability:
The price for new users starts at 29,00 (EUR). Multiple user packs are available for network users. Cross-grades for users of similar applications (Cinematica, DiskLibrary, FileFinder, CatFinder, Canto Cumulus, Disk Tracker, DiskCatalogMaker, Atomic View, iView Media Pro, Extensis Portfolio, and others) are available. A free NeoFinder demo version can be downloaded from the NeoFinder website.

macOS New App Release – Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.4.0

Product Announcements Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released an upgraded version of Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.4.0 with the improved performance of finding and deleting duplicate files in Photos and iTunes libraries.

Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac can find duplicate photos, audios, videos, documents, archives and other types of duplicates files and remove them all at once. This duplicate file finder can look for duplicates in Photos and iTunes libraries, Mac’s internal storage, external hard drive, SD card, etc. It can identify true duplicate files by content and provides users with an array of scan filtering and duplicates removal options. Features like Auto-Select and One-Click Deletion allow users to effortlessly eliminate duplicate files on Mac.

“You can use Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac to easily find duplicate files on Mac, including those in your Photos and iTunes libraries, ” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager. “This update further improves its performance when removing duplicate copies from Photos and iTunes. By getting rid of useless duplicate files, you can free up space and better organize your files.”

What’s New in Version 4.4.0?
1. Improve the performance of finding duplicate files in Photos
2. Improve the performance of finding duplicate files in iTunes
3. Fixed some minor bugs

Main Features
1. Find various types of duplicate files such as duplicate photos
This duplicate file finder for Mac can find duplicate images, music files, videos, documents and more. It supports all common formats of the supported file types.

2. Find similar photos
It can also detect similar photos with a customizable similarity level.

3. Support Mac’s internal hard drive and external storage devices
This app can scan for duplicate files on Mac’s internal hard drive, SSD, external hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, etc.

4. Support iTunes & Photos
Users can easily remove duplicates from iTunes and Photos folders.

5. Multiple scan methods and scan filters
Users can choose to scan for duplicates by content for by filename. Users can specify file size for scanning and exclude folder or file extension from scanning, among other options.

6. Multiple preview modes including side-by-side preview
Before deleting unwanted duplicates, users can easily preview and compare. This duplicate file finder and remover supports previewing images, videos, audios, documents and spreadsheets.

7. Auto-select and one-click deletion
It will automatically select duplicate files for deletion. In addition, other selection methods are available. By clicking Delete, users can remove all selected duplicates all at once.

Price and Availability
Cisdem Duplicate Finder for Mac 4.4.0 is now available on the official website. The free trial is also available for download at the official website. Users can purchase a lifetime license with $29.99 along with lifetime free upgrades.

macOS New App Release – ZoogVPN

Product Announcements ZoogVPN of Patras, Greece has recently implemented a new feature for iOS, Android and macOS apps called VPN on Demand (Auto-reconnect on disconnect). This feature which can be found in the Settings screen of the app and when switched on ensures that your VPN connection is maintained in case of any disconnects as long as Internet connectivity is available. This is especially useful for mobile phones when changing from Wi-Fi to 3G/4G and back.

Benefits of the new feature:

  • Auto-reconnect if VPN connection drops
  • Ensures that no data is leaked from your device in case of VPN connection drop
  • Replaces and/or complements Kill Switch functionality by immediately reconnecting to VPN
  • Uses in-built VPN On Demand feature of iOS and macOS operating systems
  • Continuously scans for Internet connectivity to reconnect the VPN on Android devices
  • We are also working on introducing this feature to Windows desktop application in the near future.

Please note we’ve also released a Kill Switch feature for macOS app which ensures your data remains private in case the VPN connection drops. Kill switch acts as a safety line to ensure that no packets escape from your mac in case VPN connection is interrupted.

To update your ZoogVPN app to the latest version please visit the ZoogVPN website.

macOS New App Release – Station 2.6

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Product Announcements True North Software of Rockford, Minnesota has released Station 2.6, the company’s multilevel (hierarchical) launcher for macOS. Station promotes a more natural organization of applications and documents into folders. With nested folders, you can arrange items in Station in a way that fits your workflow with an uncluttered look and feel. Scalability is greatly increased through logical groupings thus increasing the sheer number of items that can be added to Station without having to shrink the launcher size.

Productivity is increased because related items can be grouped together into a single folder. For example, one folder can contain work-related items and another folder gaming items. Another useful feature of Station is the ability to launch, all at once, the items in a launch folder. This is useful when switching between tasks like business and spreadsheets to graphics work. With ten levels of folders available, enough space is provided to spread out even the most diverse set of applications and documents.

Station has been quickly evolving through new features and enhancements over the past several releases and version 2.6 continues that growth. Many customers looking for an alternative for DragThing have found a new home with Station.

What’s New for Version 2.6:

New Features:

  • Bookmark files (Finder aliases) are supported
  • Web URLs from programs like Safari are supported
  • Dropping files on a Finder folder in Station will now move or copy the files to the actual Finder folder
  • Added a utility menu item to delete all items in the current panel set

Enhancements:

  • Enhancements to file resolution
  • Bug fixes

System Requirements:

  • Requires macOS 10.11 or higher
  • 64-bit processor
  • 19.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Station 2.6 is priced at $14.99 (USD) and is available through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category. A demo version is available from the True North Website.

macOS New App Release – ChronoAgent 1.9.2

Product Announcements Econ Technologies of Casselberry, Florida has released ChronoAgent 1.9.2, the indispensable companion app to ChronoSync and it is available for download. This ChronoAgent maintenance release adds details to the console logs, improves concurrent file operations and takes advantage of the latest security features available. Several potential crashes were quashed as part of the suite of bug fixes and tweaks.

ChronoMonitor 1.1.3, the best tool to stand watch over your sync and backup performance, offers support for the latest iOS device sizes including iPhone X, Xr, Xs and Xs Max! There’s a new Activity Graph showing separate metrics as well as numerous tweaks, refinements and bug fixes.

Owners of ChronoAgent can start using version 1.9.2 today with a simple download and update! If you don’t already own ChronoAgent, download today and start the 15-day free trial on your Mac to accept secure, reliable and higher performance connections from ChronoSync Macs than using standard file sharing. The ChronoSync/ChronoAgent combination allows you to synchronize files between two Macs, back up Macs to a Mac server or even maintain a bootable backup over a network. ChronoAgent 1.9.2 works on macOS 10.10 or newer and is available for $14.99.

Get ChronoMonitor version 1.1.3 through the iOS App Store. Learn how to better track and monitor your backups straight from your iPhone with ChronoMonitor at EconTechnologies.com.

ChronoSync, the multipurpose app for local and cloud backup, bootable clone and folder synchronizing, is designed to work on macOS version 10.11 and newer. Full working trial licenses are available, or purchase ChronoSync for $49.99. ChronoAgent allows any Mac to accept direct, secure connections from any ChronoSync Mac or any InterConneX iOS device so you can access or transfer your data! Full working trial licenses are available, or purchase ChronoAgent for $14.99. ChronoMonitor is an iPhone app that monitors Macs running ChronoSync or ChronoAgent. ChronoMonitor is available in the Apple App Store for $3.99.

macOS New App Release – Mailbutler

Mailbutler GmbH of Berlin, Germany, creator of the leading email productivity software, has released a major update to the Tracking Details feature of their Apple Mail and Gmail extension, Mailbutler. The latest version brings powerful metrics to help professionals and teams plan and execute their email outreach. The update is now available for free and is recommended to all users.

“Tracking has become an indispensable tool in the email strategy of freelancers, teams, and anyone working in Sales and Business Development,’ said Tobias Knobl, CEO and co-founder of Mailbutler. “The new Tracking Details brings actionable stats, such as recipient reply time to help Apple Mail and Gmail users understand how contacts are reading and interacting with their message.”

Mailbutler users can activate Tracking to boost the effectiveness of their messages, signatures or templates created with Mailbutler to plan, track and optimize email communication. The new version of Mailbutler introduces powerful Open and Reply Insights in Tracking Details to help users optimize outreach efforts. Users can also evaluate click performance of a specific link in their messages with the new filter option.

The new Tracking Details brings:

  • Open Insights: Number of opens, first and most recent open
  • Reply Insights: Recipient’s open and reply time
  • Activity Stream: Mailbutler automatically logs open activity of recipient after you hit send
  • Link Filter: One-click filter to see how a specific link in email performed

Tracking is part of a wide array of useful tools Mailbutler’s extension brings to Apple Mail and Gmail. Mailbutler’s extension is the best and easiest way for Apple Mail and Gmail users to manage their inbox productively, strengthen email professionalism and reveal valuable CRM insights.

Top features at a glance:

  • Tracking: Read receipts to know if, when and where your email or link has been opened
  • Send Later: Write emails ahead of time and schedule for later delivery at any time
  • Signatures: Professional email signature builder with beautiful templates
  • Note & Tasks: Add memos to messages and turn emails into tasks
  • BCC to CRM: Automatically send a copy of outgoing messages to your CRM service for further tracking
  • Snooze: Respond to emails at a later time with temporary snooze
  • Message Templates: Compose emails better and faster with templates
  • Integrations: Sync emails to your favorite task and management tools
  • Dashboard: Stats and insights to your email performance and productivity levels

Pricing and Availability:
Mailbutler is available as a Mail plugin on the macOS App store and Chrome extension for Gmail on Chrome Web Store. For more info, visit their official website.

  • Essential plan: Free, up to 30 actions for Professional and Business features
  • Professional plan: starting 6.50 EUR per month, unlimited Professional features and up to 30 actions for Business features
  • Business plan: starting 24.95 EUR per month, unlimited access to all features

macOS New App Release – DEVONthink 3.0 Beta

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Product Announcements DEVONtechnologies of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has released the first public beta of DEVONthink 3.0 for Mac. The popular smart document and information manager receives a complete user interface overhaul. It now comes with support for dark mode, an extended search language, and a new menu extra for capturing notes and more. Version 3.0 also adds custom metadata and tables with typed data and form views. Office users can add imprints to PDFs and images, use the improved OCR engine, and share databases via the rewritten web interface. Smart rules and reminders make DEVONthink 3 easier to automate than ever before.

DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed, edited, and annotated. A powerful search language finds documents in an instant, smart groups keep them always at hand.

Sophisticated organization tools, AI-based techniques that handle even the largest collections, and numerous integration options make DEVONthink the work environment of choice for researchers, lawyers, and educators. Smart rules, flexible reminders, and deep AppleScript support allow automating even complex repeating tasks. And with its fast, reliable, and secure synchronization users keep their data available on all their Macs. DEVONthink To Go for iPad and iPhone completes the DEVONthink ecosystem.

  • Keep your data together in one place
  • Let artificial intelligence help you organize your data
  • Automate tasks with smart rules and reminders
  • Sync your data to all your devices, fast and secure
  • Share your data with anyone, whether they use Mac or PC

New in DEVONthink 3.0:
The long-awaited third DEVONthink generation debuts, quite literally, hundreds of new features and improvements.

As the most obvious change, DEVONthink 3.0 brings a completely overhauled user interface including support for macOS Mojave’s dark mode. It follows a modern single-window design that integrates many elements that used to appear in separate windows.

An extended sidebar gives access to databases, favorites, smart groups, smart rules, and filters as well as to a new reading list, import options, and more. Inspectors present metadata about documents and groups, offer AI assistance and let the user set reminders or search within the document.

“DEVONthink 3 is the most feature-rich upgrade we have ever published. For the new DEVONthink generation we revisited every aspect of the app, from the user interface to search, from the office functionality to automation. And we added what we found missing,” comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Capturing text, audio, and voice notes, screenshots, or web clippings becomes much easier with the redesigned Sorter. It also allows finding groups in all open databases for adding files or data from other apps via drag-and-drop. The Sorter is available as a menu bar extension or a tab docked to the side of the screen.

More subtle are the numerous changes to the search engine which now better supports Asian languages, indexes also PDF and RTF attachments, and highlights search hits more precisely. Its enhanced search language allows prefixes for mouse-less specific searching, and filters quickly focus the displayed items on tags, dates, marks, or geolocation.

For the office environment, DEVONthink 3 brings a new 64-bit optimized OCR engine that supports multiple CPU cores, Asian languages, barcode detection, and multiple output formats. It’s now possible to add custom imprints to images and PDFs including placeholder text and Bates numbering.

The rewritten web interface gives coworkers or clients access to the document databases even when they’re not using a Mac. User accounts and per-database permissions give fine-grained control over what web visitors see and can do. TLS support makes sure all connections are encrypted.

Other improvements include geolocation metadata, ratings, and custom, typed metadata that can be added to all documents and that is, of course, searchable. When importing documents metadata can be converted to tags, and images can be automatically tagged using machine learning.

Markdown and HTML documents can be edited side-by-side with a rendered preview, sheets with tabular data support specific data types and have a form view. Formatting and editing bars keep frequently used tools at hand and adding cross-references has become more versatile with improved WikiLinking and support for the square bracked syntax. DEVONthink 3 now also supports EPUB ebooks and, useful for research, collects highlighted search hits and metadata into summary documents.

Last but not least, DEVONthink 3 massively extends its automation options. Smart rules perform actions based on events and search queries, where events can be anything from a scheduled time to the arrival of a newly imported document. Users can also attach one-time or repeating reminders to any document. They support several alarm options including running scripts. Placeholders insert dynamic data in templates, imprints, or smart rules without requiring any programming skills.

“We have always believed in enabling the computer to free up the user’s time for what’s really important. DEVONthink 3 holds true to this tradition with new powerful but easy to use automation tools for every workflow. If it can’t be automated with DEVONthink 3 then it probably can’t be automated,” says Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Of course, DEVONthink 3 brings a large number of under-the-hood enhancements. To name just a few: better file system integration for indexed files, better background processing, e.g. for email archiving, indexing, or generating thumbnails, and an improved overall performance.

System Requirements: OS X El Capitan or later

Availability and Pricing:
DEVONthink 3 is available in three editions for different needs and budgets: regular, Pro, and Server. DEVONthink 3 can be downloaded for free from the DEVONtechnologies website. The public beta does not require a valid license key but to use email archiving and text recognition beyond the trial limits it needs to be properly licensed. After the public beta phase DEVONthink 3 will require a license key for one of the three available editions which can be purchased starting today:

  • DEVONthink 3: US $99
  • DEVONthink Pro 3: US $199
  • DEVONthink Server 3: US $499

DEVONthink 3 is currently not available in the App Store but will become so after the public beta phase. The former DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote editions have been retired.