DEVONnote

This is the second of the features that I will be writing as part of the DEVONtechnologies sponsorship of my segment on The MacReviewCast.

Don’t forget that as a listener to the show, or a reader of this blog you can get 25% off any of their products – just look out for the link in the sidebar.

Just to be clear this is a feature not a review. As I have in effect been paid for this I am not giving you my opinion or the application a rating. I am giving you the information on the application so that you can make up your own mind.

About DEVONnote

“Your thoughts are important! Treat them like gold with DEVONnote. DEVONnote not only keeps all of your notes safe in one place, but also helps you organize your ideas in a way that’s meaningful to you. If you believe it’s maker, DEVONtechnologies, it is built on Artificial Intelligence that is unique to the Mac and assists you in filing, organizing, and searching your notes.

But, not enough. DEVONnote treats websites like ‘living’ notes, allowing you to both view your favorite sites from within the application and manage your bookmarks like simple documents. It’s finally possible to keep notes and related information from the Internet together in one place!

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Never Lose Another Note

Your thoughts are important! Treat them like gold with DEVONnote. DEVONnote not only keeps all of your notes safe in one place, but also helps you organize your ideas in a way that’s meaningful to you, using built-in artificial intelligence (AI).

Brain Food Included

DEVONnote treats websites like ‘living’ notes, allowing you to both view your favorite sites from within the application and manage your bookmarks like simple documents. It’s finally possible to keep notes and related bookmarks together in one place!

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DEVONnote lets you cross-reference documents using custom links, creating a private, personalized mini-web of information just for you. For example, Wiki links connect words and documents with the same name automatically.

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The built-in web browser lets you view webpages as easily as local documents. Just select a URL document and watch as the preview pane loads the page live from the Internet.

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Visit the Dock to access DEVONnote’s most commonly used features. Import files, link items, or create new notes with the click of a button.

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DEVONnote is your personal tool; use the preference pane to customize both the interface and workflow to match your individual needs.

Features

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Price

DEVONnote costs $19.95

You can buy it bundled with PhotoStickies for $29.95

Interview With Developer

What was the inspiration behind the Devon Technologies applications?

On the technological side, the inpiration was to create a form of Artificial Intelligence that was actually ‘usable.’ On the application side, the goal was to use the AI for applications that help manage the daily data flood. While our computers get faster every day, they still fail to actually assist us in dealing with the enourmous amount of data they generate. Our applications were intended to do exactly this.

Assuming you had a life before development what did that entail, and why the move?

Before joining Christian Grunenberg, our head developer, at DEVONtechnologies, I worked as the editor-in-chief of Publishing Praxis, Germany’s #1 prepress magazine as well as for Macwelt magazine, the German branch of Macworld. Christian worked as a freelance writer for a number of magazines at that time, too, so our journalistic work definitely inspired the information management and researc focus of our applications.

You are based in Germany which isn’t necessarily seen a s ‘hotbed’ of Apple fans, what is the local Mac Scene like where you are?

While I am personally not that involved in the local scene, there are many MUGs around that meet regularly. Also the Mac shops often organize smaller gatherings, presentations, etc.

Elevator pitch time, what three words would you use to persuade people to buy your products.

Get organized, intelligently.

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