Devon Technologies has updated three of its freeware tools – AntiWordService 1.0.1, CalcService 2.7, and WordService 2.3.1

AntiWordService 1.0.1 allows all Cocoa applications that can read plain text to open Microsoft Word documents. The company claims that this version now “theoretically” supports Word documents that don’t have the proper .doc file-name extension. Due to a bug, Mac OS X 10.1.5 doesn’t support this feature – but there are plans to address the issue.

CalcService 2.7 calculates the result of a selected formula within all Cocoa applications – meaning that users do not have to open Calculator every time. Version 2.7 now supports French, and has improved number formatting.

WordService 2.3.1 provides 29 text-related functions for Cocoa apps. It can convert; format; speak; sort; insert dates, times, or folder contents; and show statistics about selected text. WordService 2.3.1 now also supports Italian.

AntiWordService requires Mac OS X 10.1. CalcService and WordService require Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher. All three apps are available together as a Service Pack, or as separate downloads.