We stand with Ukraine to help keep people safe. Join us
DEVONthink Pro
DEVONthink Pro
4.3
0.0
DEVONthink Pro free download for Mac

DEVONthink Pro

Knowledge base, information manager, and much more.

4.3
Based on 166 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$199.00
One-Time Purchase
Buy Now

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 3.8.7

Updated on Dec 01 2022

Today's release brings several additions, improvements, and fixes. A major improvement is that highlights in HTML-based files can now be displayed in the Document > Annotations inspector. These highlights can also be summarized. To more easily access or show the location of replicated or duplicated files, a Reveal submenu in the contextual menu will display their locations. Aliases can now be separated by a used-defined delimiter. For Pro and Server users, in the Concordance inspector you can now export a PDF of the Related Words. Accessing information about a tag, e.g., in the Tags bar, can be done via the Info popover. The Install Add-Ons panel shows more clearly what each item is and if it is installed. For the scripters, the AppleScript support also received a number of improvements and fixes.

New
  • The contextual menu of the item list includes a Reveal submenu to reveal parent groups of replicated or duplicated items, similar to the Instances popup menu of the Info inspector.
  • Added a Get Info menu item to the popup menu of tags in tagging fields, e.g., in the Generic Info inspector or the Tags bar, to show the Info popover for the selected tag.
  • Added support for clipping from the Orion browser.
  • Added Preferences > WikiLinks > Aliases Separators to extend or change the default separators, currently a comma or semicolon.
  • Added a description to the PDF Services option in the DEVONthink > Install Add-Ons panel. In addition, this option is also marked as installed if the services have been already installed and are valid. Finally, all already installed options of this panel have now a checked checkbox.
  • Added Close All Documents smart rule script. This can be especially useful when using an On Quit event trigger.
  • Added filename AppleScript property to return a record's current filename and renamed the former "filename" AppleScript property to proposed filename.
  • Added read-only pending property to AppleScript support of records.
  • Added optional comparison argument to compare and classify AppleScript commands.
New (Pro)
  • Added an Export command to the contextual menu of the Concordance > Cloud and Concordance > List inspectors. Both inspectors can export the Related Words graph at the bottom of the pane as a PDF. The Cloud section also allows exporting the word cloud as a PDF.
Improved
  • The contextual menus of web views include commands to speak or translate selected text on macOS Ventura or later.
  • The Document > Annotations inspector supports highlighted, underlined, and strikethrough text in web documents: HTML pages, formatted notes, web archives, bookmarks, and rendered Markdown documents.
  • Tools > Summarize Highlights supports highlighted web formats: HTML pages, formatted notes, and web archives.
  • Converting documents retains the aliases of the original.
  • HTML syntax colorizing, WYSIWYG Markdown editing, and Wiki linking of plain or rich text documents are more reliable.
  • Improved recognition of Markdown metadata headers and its WYSIWYG appearance.
  • Revised WYSIWYG appearance of quoted Markdown text.
  • The system-provided highlight swatches in the contextual menu of PDFs are now functional. However, the colors are separate from those defined in Preferences > Colors and the colors cannot be changed.
  • Improved support for WebP images when converting rich text to Markdown or HTML. This includes website exports and the web server.
  • Improved highlighting of web documents.
  • Improved percent escaping of links and URLs.
  • Improved toolbar search scope handling of global and local inboxes.
  • A system-wide notification is shown every day and also every hour during the last 24 hours of the trial. In addition, the remaining trial time is immediately updated after opening databases.
  • Improved position of trial button of windows in case of a hidden toolbar.
  • New groups and feeds created via contextual or action menus of the Navigate sidebar are created as siblings of the selected group if it is collapsed. This is consistent with the behavior in the item list.
  • Corrupted or partial downloads of the Extras sidebar's feeds are ignored to avoid unnecessary notifications.
  • Clicking an item in the Instances pull-down menu of the Generic Info inspector with the Command key pressed opens the group in a new window.
  • Improved layout of the Custom Info inspector to accommodate very short or long custom metadata names.
  • The Contents > Table of Contents inspector supports also heavy and extrablack fonts used in rich text.
  • The contextual menu of the Contents > Table of Contents inspector supports Copy Page Link and Copy Frame Link with EPUB documents and videos, respectively.
  • The appearance of the Document > Annotations inspector is now independent of the displayed document type. It also filters out unsupported images and spacer images in web content.
  • The Search inspector updates automatically after scrolling PDF, web, or text documents.
  • More reliable import of attachments via File > Import > Folders & Attachments from Notes on the latest versions of macOS.
  • The alternate menu command Edit > Copy …, shown with the Shift key held, dynamically renames depending on the type of the currently displayed document, e.g., to Copy Paragraph Link for rich text files.
  • The Go > Move Focus to Sidebar command supports focusing the Reading List sidebar.
  • Scripts > Download > (Linked) Images of Page and Scripts > Download > Open Linked Images in Tabs support WebP images.
  • Improved stripping cookie consent banners.
  • Improved advertisement filter.
  • Saving and capturing web page images, e.g., via the contextual menu when viewing web content, is more reliable and retains the original data and file name, when possible.
  • Preprocessing lazily loaded images before clipping web content is faster and more reliable.
  • Relicts of former internal database trashes and downloads, e.g., due to crashes and freezes, are now moved to the system trash when opening a database.
  • Importing or indexing unknown file types is no longer logged.
  • The placeholders %clipboardLink%, %clipboard%, and %styledClipboard% honor the hidden preference RawMarkdownPasting when used in Markdown documents.
  • After installing a smart rule manually or importing smart rules or smart groups, the smart group or rule section of the Navigate sidebar of the frontmost window is automatically expanded and the imported item selected.
  • Worked around a timeout in case of scripts using the perform smart rule command to call smart rules which also use scripts. Directly calling the scripts is actually recommended instead of doing it indirectly by calling smart rules.
  • Improved reporting of AppleScript errors in case of invalid parameters.
  • The number of hits AppleScript property can now be modified by scripting, e.g., to reset the number of hits.
  • Improved retrieval of linked or embedded images of web pages via AppleScript.
  • Minor cosmetic modifications, e.g., when using the increased contrast accessibility setting.
Improved (Pro)
  • The Concordance inspector prefers lowercase for Greek words.
  • Improved handling of invalid responses for attachments. They are skipped and not added to the Download Manager.
  • Improved validating whether multiple selected items support OCR.
  • Slightly revised layout of properties of the scanner interface.
Improved (Server)
  • Up to 30 search results are now retrieved by default.
Improved (Sync)
  • More reliable synchronization of indexed files.
  • Improved support for pending items and future revisions.
  • Databases can now also be closed while verifying sync stores.
  • More reliable WebDAV timeout handling on macOS 12 and iOS 15 and later in cases of a network stalling but not timing out.
  • Improved reliability in case of indexed items located on file systems or volumes not supporting extended attributes.
  • Revised and improved logging of sync-related messages.
Fixed
  • Markdown WYSIWYG editing showed a glitch when using links in the metadata header. Fixed.
  • WYSIWYG Markdown editing in case of quoted text containing code didn't always work as expected. Fixed.
  • Web documents and Markdown previews were not always scrolled after selecting an occurrence in the Search inspector. Fixed.
  • Pasting images in rich text documents changed the active font. Fixed.
  • Pasting RTFD data, e.g. from emails, containing invalid file names could make saving edited rich text impossible. Fixed.
  • Strikethrough and underlined text didn't appear correctly in dark mode. Fixed.
  • The background of PDF thumbnails was incorrect on the latest macOS releases after copying a PDF page and using Data > New > With Clipboard. Fixed.
  • Tools > Summarize Highlights as rich text or Markdown didn't work with multiple selected rich text documents. Fixed.
  • Notes added to PDF markup annotations via the contextual menu were not immediately shown in the Document > Annotations inspector. Fixed.
  • Section or page links with URL parameters containing characters which require percent escaping didn't copy properly. Fixed.
  • Searching in PDF documents via the Search inspector could fail if the Operators & Wildcards option was enabled and the text contained diacritic characters. Fixed.
  • When searching for Greek words in the Search inspector, a rare search and highlighting issue could occur. Fixed.
  • The width of the item list in widescreen List view wasn't saved when closing windows. Fixed.
  • Drag-and-drop to the sidebar and List or Icon views in background windows didn't always work properly. Regression. Fixed.
  • The widths of the columns in the File > Restore Backup panel were incorrect. Fixed.
  • A new group created in the group selector was not used as a destination without expanding the enclosing group and selecting it manually. Fixed.
  • The Activity window didn't show very long titles correctly. Fixed.
  • The appearance of the Sorter's Take Note tab was incorrect in dark mode. Fixed.
  • The preference to Automatically reveal items could change the selection after viewing and saving Reading List items. Fixed.
  • Preferences > Files > Import wasn't automatically reselected after using a different tab once. Fixed.
  • Trial buttons weren't added to already open windows after removing the license. Fixed.
  • A rare deadlock could occur when using services and Select group was enabled in Preferences > Files > Import. Fixed.
  • Slow smart rule actions could delay the update of the user interface, e.g., the item list or sidebars, for a while. Fixed.
  • Scripting rich text documents could incorrectly cache data. Fixed.
  • The outgoing Wiki references AppleScript relationship handled plain text and rich text documents like Markdown and therefore lines looking like metadata headers were ignored. Fixed.
  • The interoperability of AppleScript with the Contacts app is flawed on macOS Ventura. Now at least the basic functionality of the Project template remains available. Fixed with workaround.
Fixed (Pro)
  • When cancelling OCR on imported scans, the item was not created. Fixed.
  • When converting emails to rich text or using the alternate email view, a memory leak could occur and temporary files were not always removed. Fixed.
  • The user interface and thumbnails weren't immediately updated after imprinting. Fixed.
  • Combo boxes, e.g., used by single line text attributes, didn't display correctly in form views on macOS Ventura. Fixed.
  • Running OCR on Apple silicon Macs crashed the app. Fixed.
  • The quality of PDFs created with the scanner interface was low on maOS Ventura. Fixed.
  • The choice in Preferences > OCR > Resolution wasn't retained. Fixed.
Fixed (Server)
  • The web interface didn't display JSON files as text content. Fixed.
Fixed (Sync)
  • A rare crash could occur when completing concurrent synchronizations of multiple sync locations. Fixed.
  • The Read status of RSS articles wasn't always merged while synchronizing. Fixed.
View older DEVONthink Pro updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

139.9 MB

Downloads

149142

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14 or later
Try our new feature and write a detailed review about DEVONthink Pro. All reviews will be posted soon.
Write your thoughts in our old-fashioned comment
MacUpdate Comment Policy. We strongly recommend leaving comments, however comments with abusive words, bullying, personal attacks of any type will be moderated.
0.0
(0 Reviews of )
There are no reviews yet
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
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
May 14 2020
3.5
0.0
May 14 2020
0.0
Version: 3.5
$199 for DEVONthink Pro. NOT $99. DEVONthink Standard is $99. - - Why the confusion? DEVON messed around with their application naming with version 3. What WAS DEVONthink Pro v2.x is NOW DEVONthink Standard 3.x. Check their website for details regarding changes. (o_0)
moocollins
moocollins
Apr 10 2020
3.0.4
0.0
Apr 10 2020
0.0
Version: 3.0.4
This appears to be a marginally useful database app. I am uncertain because I am unable to really figure out how to use it because the entire endeavor is so inextricable confusing. The problem is that I am an educator in need of a solution NOW, not after 6 months of using the product to figure out how to use it. What is even more egregious is the fact that they offer, but do not honor educator discounts. I have tried to obtain this coveted discount but have been denied. They gave me the directions to get the discount, I re-applied, but they refuse to answer now. There are alternatives to this software, and I do not need an overly militant sales dept who drives up revenue by lying to the public.... If their sales dept acts this way, can you immagine what the rest of the user experience would be like?
Tim27
Tim27
Sep 13 2019
3.0
3.5
Sep 13 2019
3.5
Version: 3.0
Looks like they did a good job cleaning up the interface of the desktop app. Unfortunately, their website is confusing. They need to hire a marketing person to tell them what needs to be on their site so that it isn't confusing for customers (and people who potentially want to upgrade) to figure out. A good comparison chart of ALL versions would be a start along with the price for each. It looks like the upgrade from DEVONThink Pro 2 to DEVONThink Pro 3 to get some of the same features that I had in 2 is pretty steep compared to the about $50 I paid last time.
Filou53
Filou53
Sep 12 2019
3.0
0.0
Sep 12 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0
I have been using DevonThink (pro) for a few years now. And I am very satisfied with it. I am now considering moving to version 3 but I continue to find the distinction between the different versions rather confusing! More precisely, I don't like their 'Comparison Edition' page! (on https://www.devontechnologies.com/apps/devonthink/editions ) Rather than see 'The standard edition offers all features portrayed on the DEVONthink product page except those listed above', I would have preferred a simple presentation of all the main features with 3 columns. 'DEVONthink - DEVONthink Pro - DEVONthink Server' IMHO it would have been much clearer.
MacMec
MacMec
Aug 1 2019
3.0beta5
4.5
Aug 1 2019
4.5
Version: 3.0beta5
I really love it! DEVONthink Pro is one of my favourite pieces of software.
xcoxco
xcoxco
Jul 30 2019
3.0beta5
0.0
Jul 30 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0beta5
Is DEVONthink Pro beta 5 - it is "beta" after all - suitable for practical use?? We have been waiting for the final release ... need the software asap for a project that includes OCRing 1500 pages of pdf documents. Comments, thanks.
Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
Jul 19 2019
3.0beta4
0.0
Jul 19 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0beta4
What downloads is not DEVONthink Pro Version 3.0beta4. It's DEVONthink Standard Version 3.0beta4. Same as the download here:
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/61372/devonthink-standard
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 12 2019
3.0beta3
0.0
Jun 12 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0beta3
The transition to DEVONThink versions 3.0 is going to be confusing. Therefore, this page was created to assist users:

Upgrader's Guide
https://www.devontechnologies.com/apps/devonthink/upgrade

"With DEVONthink 3.0 we have cleaned up the editions lineup. We retired DEVONnote and DEVONthink Personal, and rearranged the feature sets of the new editions in a way that we feel makes more sense to more of you...."

The resulting versions for 3.0 will be:
• DEVONThink Pro --> DEVONThink 3.0
• DEVONThink Office --> DEVONThink Pro 3.0
- OR --> DEVONThink Server 3.0

This page lists the features of both the NEW 3.0 Pro version and Server version:
DEVONthink Editions
https://www.devontechnologies.com/apps/devonthink/editions

AND here is the what's New in DEVONthink 3 page:
https://www.devontechnologies.com/apps/devonthink/new
Maddogiam66
Maddogiam66
May 24 2019
3.0beta2
2.0
May 24 2019
2.0
Version: 3.0beta2
I agree it's a relatively powerful piece of software but I tried this vs. Paperless and Neat and found both those two apps on par and at 1/3 the price. I might be old school but I don't think shareware, as this product is listed as, should cost $200.
BasiIFawlty
BasiIFawlty
May 23 2019
3.0beta1
5.0
May 23 2019
5.0
Version: 3.0beta1
Best app I have ever used. Almost replaces Finder. Go paperless, organizes etc etc. Mac, iPhone and iPad all via iCloud AND IT WORKS!
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Apr 28 2019
3.0beta1
5.0
Apr 28 2019
5.0
Version: 3.0beta1
Been using DTP since its early days, am very glad they finally modernized and streamlined it (it's always been very stable and highly professional). It's a complex and very powerful app I could not live without, and that is hard to describe as it can be and do so many things. It's central in my Mac-Life. I can only say I'm psyched about this "rebirth".
Rlevent
Rlevent
Apr 28 2019
3.0beta1
5.0
Apr 28 2019
5.0
Version: 3.0beta1
This is a powerful update to one of my favorite software packages.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 26 2019
3.0beta1
0.0
Apr 26 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0beta1
v2.11.3 is the current version. Be sure you’ve updated from within the program. Regarding v3.0beta1, it downloads as just “DEVONthink”, no Pro. I verified on their website that this is as intended. There are no other beta versions. Have at it. There is a blog discussion of v3.0beta1 here: https://www.devontechnologies.com/blog/devonthink-30b1 “We have sent DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote into well-deserved retirement.“ “Updates for the Take Control of DEVONthink and Arbeitsbuch DEVONthink ebooks are in the works and will become available in due course. In addition, the Take Control ebook will be FREE for all customers. The documentation for DEVONthink 3 will be downloadable as PDF and ebook with one of the next public beta updates.“ No pricing has yet been published for v3.
stoltenberg
stoltenberg
Apr 17 2019
2.11.2
5.0
Apr 17 2019
5.0
Version: 2.11.2
my most used application (after the finder :-)
iMacWare
iMacWare
Mar 25 2019
2.11.2
5.0
Mar 25 2019
5.0
Version: 2.11.2
The best of its kind
Navigare-necesse-est-
Navigare-necesse-est-
Dec 8 2018
2.10.2
5.0
Dec 8 2018
5.0
Version: 2.10.2
Extraordinary software and developer!
$199.00
One-Time Purchase
Buy Now
How would you rate DEVONthink Pro?
Similar apps
Sente
Academic reference manager and bibliography software.
Is this app is similar to Sente? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
Presto! PageManager
Expansive document processing software.
Is this app is similar to Presto! PageManager? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes
Microsoft OneNote
Free digital notebook.
Is this app is similar to Microsoft OneNote? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
2
Upvotes
1
Total score
-1
Downvotes
Records
Innovative personal database.
Is this app is similar to Records? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes
Lingo
Asset management on the Desktop.
Is this app is similar to Lingo? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes