DEVONtech Updates Freeware ServicePack 1 Tool Kit

DEVONtechnologies has released an update for ServicePack 1 for Mac users. ServicePack 1 is a bundled tool kit designed for cross-platform compatibility of Cocoa apps. Included in the kit are AntiWordService, CalcService, and WordService. According to DEVONtechnologies:

DEVONtechnologies has updated itis ServicePack 1, consisting of three top-rated freeware tools: AntiWordService 1.0.1, CalcService 2.7 and WordService 2.3.1.

Thanks to overwhelming support from users from all over the world, the latest version of CalcService now features a French and WordService 2.3.1 an Italian localization as well as improvements in the German and Danish localizations.

CalcService 2.7 also comes with improved number formatting. Last but not least, AntiWordService 1.0.1 now theoretically supports Word documents without the proper file name extension ".doc". Due to a bug in Mac OS X up to version 10.1.5, this feature does not work yet, but but it will as soon as the system works according to Appleis documentation.

AntiWordService enables all well-behaved Cocoa applications able to read plain text, for example TextEdit or DEVONthink Personal Edition, to open Microsoft Word documents.

CalcService and WordService insert new commands into the Services submenu allowing to make simple calculations and reformat text within any Cocoa application, for example TextEdit, Mail, ProjectBuilder, OmniWeb or DEVONthink Personal Edition.

CalcService replaces a selected formula by the result of the calculation sending into retirement, and WordService provides a variety of 30 functions for converting, formatting, sorting or speaking text, inserting the current date, time or folder contents, and showing statistics about selected text.

You can find more information about the ServicePack 1 update at the DEVONtechnologies Web site. ServicePack 1 is available as freeware.