DEVONnote
DEVONnote
2.11.2

4.6

DEVONnote free download for Mac

DEVONnote

2.11.2
15 January 2019

Intelligent notepad.

Overview

DEVONnote is an easy-to-use, intelligent note pad capable of storing and organising plain or rich texts and file aliases. Store and manage your bookmarks in DEVONnote too, browse the Web using the integrated browser based on Apple's WebKit, capture interesting notes immediately or organize webcams. Furthermore, DEVONnote helps you sort in new stuff and supports cross and Wiki-style links.

Collect all your notes, ideas, thoughts effortlessly in one place. Take new notes with a single keystroke, save bookmarks for inspiring webpages by dragging them to DEVONnote, or capture interesting paragraphs using the Services menu. DEVONnote keeps in the background and lets you continue with whatever exciting task you are just engaged.

Store your notes and bookmarks in the self-contained database. Clip data from other apps with just a keystroke, adding it to the GTD-like inbox for later filing, or take notes with the Take Note panel. Drag-and-drop and the Services menu integrate DEVONnote seamlessly with your workflow.

What's new in DEVONnote

Version 2.11.2:

This maintenance release addresses a sporadic crash when accessing the Preferences on macOS Mojave. We also fixed an issue where RTFD files were incorrectly reported as missing. The URL of clippings from the Brave and Vivaldi web browsers is now captured. The overall reliability has been the primary focus of this release.

Improved
  • The URL is now captured when clipping from the Vivaldi and Brave web browsers.
  • When importing browser bookmarks, the group will show the icon of the browser.
  • Improved caching speeds up resolving links.
  • Copying or dragging snippets from plain text documents doesn't include the reference URL anymore as this caused various issues in other apps.
  • Improved overall performance and reliability.
Fixed
  • Fixed an issue where certain Word documents couldn't be imported.
  • Fixed an issue where customized date formats in System Preferences weren't displayed in list views.
  • Fixed an issue where RTFD files were always reported as missing.
  • Fixed an issue where the remaining trial time wasn't updating correctly.
  • Fixed a crash or incomplete display of the window when accessing the Preferences on macOS Mojave.

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13 DEVONnote Reviews

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zo219
30 January 2009

Most helpful

There is nothing like the Devon products. In the years they've been out, nothing's even approached them. They are constantly under active development by a terrific team of people. I can't explain it well .... the range of features, the capabilities of the apps themselves ... but you can try them and see for yourself!
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Version 2.0pb2
zlazkow
27 April 2019
This is absolutely the best note taking application. I use it to gather all sorts useful info mostly alternative medicine, herbal stuff, etc... I used to use iNotepad, which is fine but extremely slow with a beachball running every time I start it and frequently in between. Couldn't stand it anymore. Import to DevonNote was smooth. The only small problem, it did not import pictures. But that's ok. I found a discount coupon to purchase it. It is upgradeable to the next level, DevonThing. Highly recommend.
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Version 2.11.2
1 answer(s)
zlazkow
zlazkow
14 September 2019
The developer got really greedy and decided to kill DN together with DevonThink Standard. There is only so called "PRO" edition of DevonThink for "only" $200. Was planning to upgrade to DevonThink Standard, but No f.. way I'll upgrade for this price to"Pro". New Note applications are appearing all the time, so I'll wait and see.
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Version 2.11.2
cig0
20 October 2017
Since I started using Evernote (and some of the excellent 3rd-party extensions like the one for VS Code) I have little to no use for DEVONThink and DEVONnote. Sad, because I love these apps, but they are no competitor for a multiplatform application that I can have in my phone, within my web browser and that keep getting better with every new release.
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Version 2.9.16
zo219
01 February 2015
But we're talking text and weblocs or webarchives here, right? No images. Bummer.
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Version 2.8.3
Jazzyguy
24 October 2013
An EXCELLENT tool. None like it!
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Version 2.7.1
Dlwhite
27 July 2012
Does anyone know of a note-taking/organizing program that allows manual ordering of notes within a group or folder? Most programs offer the options of sorting by creation date, by edit date, or by title (alphabetically), but don't allow true ordering capability. A simple example - I have a group of notes titled WEEKLY, and there are 7 notes in that group - Sunday, Monday, etc. What note program actually allows you to ORGANIZE your notes? But I cannot arrange them in order - I'm locked into sorting options that don't apply.
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Version 2.3.5
3 answer(s)
Oldmiller
Oldmiller
09 August 2012
You can do this with DEVONnote (and DEVONthink). Go > menu bar > view > sort > and choose “unsorted” and then you can arrange your folders/groups as well as your files manually. Please note that you have to choose “unsorted” for the group structure and for the file window, if you want to have both areas unsorted.
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Dlwhite
Dlwhite
09 August 2012
[spitting coffee all over keyboard] GREAT GOOGLY MOOGLY... Oldmiller, you have just shifted my paradigm in a very positive way. I can't THANK YOU enough! How long has Devon offered that functionality???
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Oldmiller
Oldmiller
09 August 2012
At least since 2004. :-)
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Sunbeam
23 July 2011
I like the features of devonthink and but the display of text is a deal breaker for me. With the vast array of prefs it's maddening that there is no option for default margin control in notes. Text is always jammed up against the top and sides of the text area. It looks sloppy and difficult to read and is a scar on an otherwise refined interface. Fix this and I'll buy it.
Like (4)
Version 2.2
Nick-Collingridge
24 February 2010
This is a pretty good product, but take a look at SOHO Notes as well, which has an astounding range of functionality.
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Version 2.0
5 answer(s)
zorbanerd
zorbanerd
01 December 2011
I've had SOHO Notes for a couple of years now. Have NoteLife too on my iPhone and iPad. I've always found it clunky, so I didn't use it much. I just plain don't like using it. Which is why I'm here trying Devon. So far I like it much more, although I will wait until a later time after considerable use before I write a review.
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Nick-Collingridge
Nick-Collingridge
01 December 2011
"Clunky" is of course a subjective view. I have to say that I don't find SOHO Notes at all clunky - to me the UI is rather clean and user friendly. I did check out DevonNote but the deal-breaker for me was the very limited range of note types it supports. The major shortcoming here is the lack of Forms which I use extensively for passwords, credit card details, etc, all protected by encryption. The fact that SOHONotes supports this alongside every other type of note imaginable, including rich text with a pretty decent WP mode means that I find it far more flexible and much better value than DevonNote. Because no-one wants to use more than one Notes application I think it is important for most people that the one they use supports all the note types they might require, and DevonNote just doesn't cut it here.
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zorbanerd
zorbanerd
01 December 2011
Nick, you obviously have not looked closely at Devon Note. Otherwise you would not have posted that reply.
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Nick-Collingridge
Nick-Collingridge
04 December 2011
Well I have looked at the product and I also studied the help text quite extensively. But I was unable to find any way to create a form. For example, let's say I want a simple form with fields for User ID and password - how do I create this and have it default to be encrypted? I can do this with SOHONotes but I could not see any way to do this with DevonNote. Please give a more detailed reply that describes how you can create the tpe of form I describe.
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Filou53
Filou53
03 November 2012
I use Soho Notes since some years and it's a good product 'for me'... but now, I have to say 'it was' ... Since the end of Mobile Me, synchronization between multiple computers is not possible anymore (it's always ok via wifi for iPod/iPad/iPhone). And Chronos seems to be 'out' in the development of an alternative :-(
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zo219
30 January 2009
There is nothing like the Devon products. In the years they've been out, nothing's even approached them. They are constantly under active development by a terrific team of people. I can't explain it well .... the range of features, the capabilities of the apps themselves ... but you can try them and see for yourself!
Like (6)
Version 2.0pb2
Anonymous
30 April 2005
DevonNote 1.7 generally works well (new features are nice), but seems to have something of a bug -- freezes after folders/files are deleted, and deletes only show up after quit-and-reopen.
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Version 1.7
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
01 May 2005
According to Devon's Forum for DevonNote, Version 1.7 requires Panther for proper working; then why did its download notice on MacUpdate indicate that OSX 10.2.7 is fine with it?
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Version 1.7
Scott
30 November 2004
This is an excellent product. I originally used Sticky Brain, but the recent update left me looking for a better application. I've found DEVONnote to be a perfect replacement. The transition, though not automatic, was fairly simple for my small archive. It's flexible trial period gave me more then enough time to realize it was worth the purchase price. I find myself using it a few times a day. It's folder structure makes it simple to categorize my notes, while it's quick search makes it easy enough for me to find things when I don't have time to sort. There are a ton of features and the with this recent update, the developers seem committed to making this product even better.
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Version 1.6
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