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DEVONthink Pro for Mac

Knowledge base, information manager, and much more.

$199.00
In English
4.1
Based on 170 user rates

DEVONthink Pro overview

DEVONthink Pro 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.

  • Keeps your data together
  • Scans your paper
  • Archives your email
  • Assists you with A.I.
  • Syncs your data securely
  • Automates repeating tasks
  • Lets you share your data

What’s new in version 3.9.6

Today's maintenance release addresses a few small issues discovered after the previous release. A regression kept global smart groups from updating automatically. Splitting PDFs didn't modify the initial document. And renamed favorites didn't always retain the change after relaunching.

We also added a few improvements too. HTML formats now support using Paste with Source Link. It's easier to change the font of PDF text annotations and automatic naming of merged or grouped items better supports prefixing numbers. We also made several modifications to improve reliability, including that of our sync engine.

New
  • Added a new hidden preference DatePlaceholdersWithoutLeadingZeros to disable using prefixing zeros with date or time placeholders.
Improved
  • Email messages that may not have displayed properly in Best Alternative view due to their internal line endings render better.
  • You can now use the Edit > Paste with Source Link command in HTML, formatted notes, and webarchives.
  • Missing or empty Finder comments are ignored when updating indexed items, both manually when using File > Update Indexed Item or after filesystem events, if the current internally stored comment of the indexed item exceeds the size limit of Finder comments or if the indexed item is stored on a network volume which might not reliably support Finder comments.
  • Merged documents or grouped items better support automatic names beginning with numbers.
  • DEVONthink detects updates for add-ons more reliably.
  • The date-specific submenus in Insert Placeholders only include time-based placeholders when applicable.
  • The Execute Script smart rule and batch processing action was renamed to Apply Script.
Improved (Sync)
  • Improved how data transmission to sync stores is handled with remote syncs, especially with CloudKit.
Fixed
  • Global smart groups didn't automatically update their item counts. Fixed.
  • Splitting a PDF didn't modify the initial document. Fixed.
  • In rare cases, invalid XML/HTML, e.g., from some RSS feeds, could crash DEVONthink. Fixed.
  • While the Annotations panel was open, the font of a selected text annotation couldn't be changed. Fixed.
  • Background colors weren't retained when converting rich text to formatted note or HTML. Fixed.
  • Copying or pasting with a source link generated the wrong URL on EPUB documents viewed in Best Alternative mode. Fixed.
  • In the Tags options for smart group, smart rule, and search criteria, the Wildcards placeholder wasn't displayed in empty fields. Fixed.
  • Grouping top-level ordinary tags of the global inbox with no other database opened put them into the root of the database instead of into the Tags group. Fixed.
  • Renaming favorited items didn't retain the changed name without a subsequent operation, e.g., reordering the favorites. Fixed.
  • After grouping ordinary tags, indexed items using these tags were moved into the database if the hidden preference EnableAutomaticConsolidation was enabled. Fixed.
  • .svg files were incorrectly imported as images on macOS Ventura and later. Fixed.
  • URL parameters, e.g., page=42, of item links in unsaved documents were ignored. Fixed.
  • It wasn't possible to set the current time property of a window or tab via AppleScript. Fixed.
Fixed (Server)
  • The background colors of HTML or formatted note documents weren't displayed when viewed in the web interface. Fixed.
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DEVONthink Pro for Mac

$199.00
In English
Version 3.9.6
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4.1

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Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Apr 17 2024
3.9.6
5.0
Apr 17 2024
5.0
Version: 3.9.6
You do have to be very careful what you put in there, especially complete website archives etc.. Could destroy your database (am in the process of grieving loss of over 10GB of years of archiving, won't be recuperable in any way since DTP dispatches its files in very complex ways, destroying the original structure integrity of the original hierarchy, unless using export functions.. which of course cannot be done at this point since database cannot be open. All I have access to viewing the content of the archive in Finder.. and the mess that is in there). I wonder more and more how useful this, in many ways Finder is much much less risky for organizing. Definitely not all the bells and whistles but since we're tributary to Spotlight in any case.. I used to rave about this app, not so sure anymore. I'd almost say.. stick to the Finder.. it can do all sorts of organizational tricks much less risky.
Nazaire
Nazaire
Jun 1 2021
3.7.2
5.0
Jun 1 2021
5.0
Version: 3.7.2
A great tool for those who need it (not for those who complain but clearly bought the wrong tool). Rock solid, well thought out. But you have to read at least part of the manual, if is not completely obvious what can and cannot be done. When SpotLight is not up to your tasks anymore, have a look at DTPro and be prepared to invest some time to learn, you will be rewarded :)
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Feb 25 2021
3.6.1
5.0
Feb 25 2021
5.0
Version: 3.6.1
I've used DEVONthink since it was 2.x. I departed from it for a while, but I'm back and loving its usefulness. It's quite handy to use with iOS devices where Files.app is quite limited. I tried to do everything with just plain text files and folders, but I finally broke down and admitted it was a foolish idea after all. DEVONthink works quite well for capturing all kinds of info with minimum friction and maintain it in a searchable and usable way. Now that I have tried the overly-simplistic method, I can't emphasize enough how useful DEVONthink really is.
momalle3-1
momalle3-1
Jan 11 2021
3.6.1
1.0
Jan 11 2021
1.0
Version: 3.6.1
I bought this and thin it's one of the worst piece sof software I've ever bought. I tried and tried to make use of it, but the kludgy and confusing interface and workpath was impossible. I'm a historian for a living, and tried to use this for a book I was writing. it was so frustrating that I just gave up on it. Since then I've written another book using just Zotero and FineReader pro, and I was just cleaning up the ol' hard drive and oh yeah, there's DevonthinkPro. Why did I ever buy that awful piece of frustrations-ware?
time2poppop
time2poppop
Aug 13 2020
3.5.2
5.0
Aug 13 2020
5.0
Version: 3.5.2
Excellent
seba-szwarc
seba-szwarc
Mar 25 2024
3.9.6
1.0
Mar 25 2024
1.0
Version: 3.9.6
Ionos
Ionos
Mar 23 2024
3.9.6
5.0
Mar 23 2024
5.0
Version: 3.9.6
phs811229
phs811229
Nov 27 2023
3.9.4
1.0
Nov 27 2023
1.0
Version: 3.9.4
andricelis
andricelis
Sep 26 2023
3.9.3
5.0
Sep 26 2023
5.0
Version: 3.9.3
fallenflower
fallenflower
Sep 20 2023
3.9.2
1.0
Sep 20 2023
1.0
Version: 3.9.2
lvduoyouxiang
lvduoyouxiang
Nov 2 2022
3.8.6
5.0
Nov 2 2022
5.0
Version: 3.8.6
pettifogger0712
pettifogger0712
Feb 25 2022
3.8.2
5.0
Feb 25 2022
5.0
Version: 3.8.2
MaWri
MaWri
Oct 14 2021
3.8
5.0
Oct 14 2021
5.0
Version: 3.8
dinghuibin1992
dinghuibin1992
Aug 1 2021
3.7.2
5.0
Aug 1 2021
5.0
Version: 3.7.2
Nazaire
Nazaire
Jun 1 2021
3.7.2
5.0
Jun 1 2021
5.0
Version: 3.7.2
radiovish
radiovish
May 14 2021
3.7.2
5.0
May 14 2021
5.0
Version: 3.7.2
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Feb 25 2021
5.0
Feb 25 2021
5.0
Version: null
momalle3-1
momalle3-1
Jan 11 2021
1.0
Jan 11 2021
1.0
Version: null
time2poppop
time2poppop
Aug 13 2020
5.0
Aug 13 2020
5.0
Version: null
MacMec
MacMec
Aug 1 2019
4.5
Aug 1 2019
4.5
Version: null
Cyzor
Cyzor
Jul 31 2019
5.0
Jul 31 2019
5.0
Version: null
Maddogiam66
Maddogiam66
May 24 2019
2.0
May 24 2019
2.0
Version: null
BasiIFawlty
BasiIFawlty
May 23 2019
5.0
May 23 2019
5.0
Version: null
PRjohnson
PRjohnson
Apr 30 2019
5.0
Apr 30 2019
5.0
Version: null
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Apr 28 2019
5.0
Apr 28 2019
5.0
Version: null
Rlevent
Rlevent
Apr 28 2019
5.0
Apr 28 2019
5.0
Version: null
mzbe
mzbe
Apr 27 2019
4.5
Apr 27 2019
4.5
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Apr 26 2019
5.0
Apr 26 2019
5.0
Version: null
stoltenberg
stoltenberg
Apr 17 2019
5.0
Apr 17 2019
5.0
Version: null
iMacWare
iMacWare
Mar 25 2019
5.0
Mar 25 2019
5.0
Version: null
F-lash
F-lash
Feb 24 2019
4.5
Feb 24 2019
4.5
Version: null
cig0
cig0
Jan 20 2019
5.0
Jan 20 2019
5.0
Version: null
makareim
makareim
Jan 15 2019
5.0
Jan 15 2019
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-python-105906
Dec 8 2018
5.0
Version: null
TDark555
TDark555
Jun 20 2018
5.0
Jun 20 2018
5.0
Version: null
hmurchison
hmurchison
May 25 2018
5.0
May 25 2018
5.0
Version: null
antitermite
antitermite
May 25 2018
2.5
May 25 2018
2.5
Version: null
Philosopherdog
Philosopherdog
Jun 3 2017
5.0
Jun 3 2017
5.0
Version: null
Levelbest
Levelbest
May 18 2017
1.0
May 18 2017
1.0
Version: null
isdn
isdn
May 14 2017
5.0
May 14 2017
5.0
Version: null
john-david-miller
john-david-miller
Mar 7 2017
4.0
Mar 7 2017
4.0
Version: null
Tim27
Tim27
Jan 15 2017
3.5
Jan 15 2017
3.5
Version: null
Somnus
Somnus
Jan 9 2017
3.0
Jan 9 2017
3.0
Version: null
kscmint
kscmint
Aug 10 2016
5.0
Aug 10 2016
5.0
Version: null
pbllc
pbllc
Apr 16 2016
5.0
Apr 16 2016
5.0
Version: null