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DEVONthink Pro
DEVONthink Pro
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DEVONthink Pro free download for Mac

DEVONthink Pro

Knowledge base, information manager, and much more.

$199.00
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DEVONthink Pro overview

DEVONthink 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 3.8.4

Updated on Jun 23 2022

This release brings a wide variety of additions, changes, and improvements. A new preference allows you to decide whether viewed items are marked as read, and a new filter pane finds multimedia documents. With dates being prevalent in many naming conventions, new smart rule actions and AppleScript properties help deal with finding or changing dates. Markdown editing has been polished, including easier indenting of lists, and RTFD documents now support displaying pencil drawings made in DEVONthink To Go 3.5 and later. In addition, several inspectors have seen modifications and the improved sync engine makes Dropbox and iCloud synchronizations more robust. The FAQ is now accessible via the Help menu.

NEW
  • Added File > Export > as HTML Bookmarks to export the URLs of all selected items (and their children) as an HTML bookmarks file.
  • Added Preferences > General > General > Automatically mark items as read. This option is on by default.
  • Added support for RTFD documents containing pencil drawings created by DEVONthink To Go 3.5 or later. The auxiliary attachments are hidden in the editor (in windows, tabs, and the Annotations & Reminders inspector). In addition, saving and indexing of such documents is faster.
  • Added Tools > Filter > Multimedia to easily find pictures, videos, or sounds having a certain size or duration. Requires macOS Big Sur or later.
  • Added Edit > Insert > Separator to insert a separator line in Markdown documents and formatted notes. This command is also available in contextual menus.
  • Added new default smart rule Unify Date In Names.
  • Added .raku as a known plain text extension.
  • Added .vcard as a known contact extension.
  • Added VoiceOver support to the Scripts menu and the Insert Placeholder submenus.
  • Added Help > Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Added AppleScript property bates number to query the current Bates number, reset the numbering, or define a specific start number.
  • Added Name Without Date placeholder and name without date AppleScript property.
  • Added attachment count AppleScript property for use with RTFD files.
NEW (Pro)
  • Added contextual and action menu item Add Default Templates to Preferences > Data to restore the default items.
  • Added attachment count AppleScript property for use with email messages.
Improved
  • Improved Markdown WYSIWYG editing and parsing.
  • Tab and Shift-Tab increase or decrease the indent level of the current line in Markdown lists. In addition, the index of lines in ordered lists is updated, if necessary.
  • Markdown editing detects links, e.g., in YAML metadata and makes them clickable.
  • The image destination for Markdown documents (see Preferences > Files > Markdown) supports now also placeholders (e.g. %recordName%).
  • Revised default Markdown stylesheet, adds paragraph margins.
  • Converting Markdown to PDF or HTML, and rich text to PDF, retains the document's title.
  • Converting Markdown and HTML to rich text converts certain metadata to document properties, viewable in the Document > Properties inspector.
  • Merging, splitting, exporting, and converting PDF documents as well as post-processing web pages clipped as PDF now validates the output created by macOS to detect text layer corruptions. Use the hidden preference DisablePDFValidation to disable the validation. Documents having more than 100 pages are not validated due to the poor performance.
  • Less aggressive blocking of editing of PDF documents containing certain fonts, e.g., ones that may be problematic with macOS' PDF framework.
  • Tools > Summarize Highlights now sorts the annotations when used with PDF documents. Additionally, summarizing highlights as Markdown has been updated when Preferences > Files > Markdown > Summaries: Quote highlights instead of retaining style is enabled.
  • Improved support for PDF ink annotations made in DEVONthink To Go, e.g., drawing and shapes.
  • Revised appearance of highlight, underlined, and strike-through PDF annotations in the Document > Annotations inspector. The marked text is styled and the note is visible too.
  • File > Import > Bookmarks from HTML file now supports notes and dates, too, and fixes naming of bookmarks. In addition, the group hierarchy defined in the file is now used.
  • YouTube pages can now be more reliably clipped as HTML pages.
  • Using a more compatible user-agent when clipping websites if the user-agent isn't provided by a browser extension or a script.
  • Improved capturing of formatted notes. Also, optimized performance and memory usage when saving or creating formatted notes to avoid using virtual memory with very large files.
  • Improved handling of Down and Right arrow keys when using Icon view. Also, the Home and End keys behave the same in Column view as they do in other views. Lastly, to select and scroll to the first or last item, Command-Up and Command-Down can be used in table or outline views of a sheet as well as Icon or Column views in the item list.
  • The First/Previous/Next/Last Document commands in the Go menu are shown as First/Previous/Next/Last Record when a sheet is displayed in the View/Edit pane.
  • The Go > To Group popover opens the group in a new window if the Option modifier key is pressed.
  • Improved support of Go > Next Unread Item with search results.
  • The Table of Contents inspector supports chapters of audio and movie files.
  • Excluding a group or tag from See Also in the Info inspector excludes all items in this group or having this tag.
  • Improved the automatic layout of the Annotations & Reminders inspector when using lengthy Finder comments or annotations.
  • Improved dark mode appearance of the Annotations, Links, and Mentions panes of the Document inspector.
  • The preference panes General, Files, Colors, and Server now remember their last used subtab.
  • The Install button in the DEVONthink 3 > Install Add-Ons panel is now disabled when no items are enabled for installing.
  • The toolbar search field has now a higher priority and a minimum width on macOS Big Sur and later, too.
  • Adjusted vertical alignment of the Sorter after switching tabs.
  • Improved logging to Windows > Log after database verifications, e.g., via File > Verify & Repair Database. Also, if minimized or hidden, the Log window is made visible and brought to the front if the option to show the log automatically is enabled.
  • Cosmetic interface improvements for macOS Big Sur and later.
  • The smart rule and batch processing actions Scan Name > Date and Scan Name > Amount now scan the name for a date or amount without having to use prefixes or suffixes, e.g., $*.
  • Improved overall performance when setting properties via AppleScript, potentially up to ten times faster, depending on the code of the script and the macOS version.
  • Improved description of the create record with AppleScript command.
  • If necessary, the add download and start/stop downloads AppleScript commands log a message to the Log window and popover, noting these commands aren't supported by the standard edition of DEVONthink.
  • Improved preprocessing of the HTML of dynamic websites, including cookie banners, advertisements, and dynamically or lazily loaded images, before clipping. Updated advertisement filtering.
  • Improved consistency of clipping previews in Sorter.
  • DEVONthink now remembers the last mount points of encrypted databases and tries to unmount them on startup if this wasn't possible when closing the database or when quitting the application.
  • Improved database verification.
  • Improved overall reliability of thumbnailing bookmarks.
  • Improved reliability and performance of updates via File > Update Indexed Items and filesystem events.
  • Windows and views are updated more efficiently after performing smart rules.
  • Revealing files in List view and when using View > Sort > by Threads is more reliable.
  • Updated SkimNotes framework.
  • Improved overall reliability, including in case of permissions issues.
Improved (Pro)
  • The resolution of OCR'd files will now match the resolution of the original image. PDFs use the resolution specified in Preferences > OCR > Resolution. If the resolution of an image is below 150 dpi or cannot be extracted, a resolution of 300 dpi will be used.
  • Multi-line text custom metadata is now also scanned for item links making them accessible in the Incoming Links pane of the Document > Links inspector. Existing databases might have to be rebuilt if there is already such custom metadata.
  • Empty fields cannot be entered in Set data types in the columns of sheets or Preferences > Data.
  • The Download Manager has been rewritten for better performance, cookie handling, and improved downloads queue behavior.
  • In Preferences > Files > Email, "Download remote images in HTML messages" was renamed to Load remote images in messages.
Improved (Server)
  • Improved MIME type handling.
Improved (Sync)
  • Small uploads to iCloud (CloudKit) sync locations are more aggressively merged. This may improve performance up to 1.5 times.
  • Using new queuing methods, Dropbox syncing is now more robust.
  • To reduce resource consumption, sync no longer attempts to compress audio, video, or already compressed files smaller than 32 MB. Files larger than 32 MB are never compressed.
  • Improved detection of zero-byte files.
  • Error logging uses the database's name instead of the location if the issues are database-specific.
Fixed
  • The WYSIWYG display of the source of Markdown documents could show visual artifacts on macOS Monterey. Fixed.
  • Line endings in Markdown metadata weren't always parsed correctly. Fixed.
  • After editing formatted notes, the base URL was incorrect. Fixed.
  • Only item links in the first column of sheets were indexed. Fixed.
  • Pressing Return in the last row of a sheet inserted a new record at the wrong position if the last row wasn't currently selected. Fixed.
  • Clipping web content as rich text didn't work if there were no HTML keywords on the page. Fixed.
  • Image, audio, and video files containing / in the title yielded invalid links after inserting them via drag-and-drop into Markdown documents. Fixed.
  • Capturing images from web views failed in case of invalid path extensions by ignoring or resolving the extension. Fixed.
  • Images copied and pasted from Firefox could cause the font to change in rich text documents. Fixed.
  • Web page elements, e.g., a navigation, of clipped PDF documents were sometimes misaligned. Additionally, clipping single page PDFs could sometimes yield white pages. Fixed.
  • The Table of Contents inspector didn't display correctly with Markdown files containing YAML metadata or transclusions. Fixed.
  • The height of rows in the Document > Annotations inspector wasn't updated after resizing the inspector. Fixed. In addition, the height of the rows is now unlimited.
  • In the Annotations & Reminders inspector, the background color of Markdown annotation files didn't display correctly when using dark mode. Fixed.
  • For items not available to classify, the contextual menu incorrectly didn't show the Batch Process command. Fixed.
  • In search results, use of Go > Next Unread Item didn't work if no item was selected or there were no unread items. Fixed.
  • Downloaded pending plain text and Markdown documents could appear empty until reopening the database. Fixed.
  • Deselecting all items in the item list didn't reset the icon of the current tab if the tabs bar was always visible. Fixed.
  • Using the (not) within _ days search criterion in smart groups and advanced search criteria didn't always work as expected. Fixed.
  • Moving individually Improved reliability and performance, e.g., ones not located in indexed groups, to the trash stripped the Finder tags. Also, indexed items could sometimes put the files in the system trash when choosing to only remove references from the database. Fixed.
  • Dates in document titles weren't consistently recognized for all document types. Fixed.
  • Brave bookmarks didn't import correctly. Fixed.
  • The cached kind of ordinary tags, group tags, and groups wasn't reset after moving or replicating them. Fixed
  • Video and image thumbnails set via AppleScript or the Info inspector didn't appear correctly. Fixed.
  • DEVONthink could freeze when importing files via the "Global Inbox" folder while smart rules were executing scripts. Fixed.
  • The perform smart rule AppleScript command didn't work in Execute Script actions of smart rules. Fixed.
  • JavaScript for Automation (JXA) getting or setting the properties data, image, thumbnail, or content, especially in newly created records, didn't work correctly. Fixed.
  • PDF thumbnails created via AppleScript weren't always correct on the latest versions of macOS. Fixed.
  • The annotation AppleScript property of a record could be set to the same record. Fixed.
  • Rare exceptions while handling mouse clicks in split views could cause glitches. Fixed.
Fixed (Pro)
  • Smart rules were not always applied to imported or indexed items when background or intensive processes, e.g., OCR or imprinting, were being performed. Fixed.
  • Some web content was unnecessarily added to the Download Manager, breaking compatibility with some sites. Also, removing an item from the queue didn't remove the temporary file. Fixed.
  • The modification date of imprinted items was no longer updated. Fixed.
  • Imprinting many files having the same or similar file names could fail. Fixed.
  • Imprinting images or PDF documents manually could execute the wrong smart rule event triggers, e.g., On Labelling. Fixed.
  • Double-clicking email contact cards in alternate email view or emails converted to rich text could incorrectly open the contact card image instead of the contact. Fixed.
  • Emails weren't shown in the Text Alternative view when Preferences > Files > Email > Use alternative view was enabled. Fixed.
Fixed (Server)
  • Preferences > Server had a minor memory leak. Fixed.
Fixed (Sync)
  • DEVONthink sometimes would appear to stall on synchronizing when quitting. Fixed.
  • Bonjour connections could time out when synchronizing larger or not yet opened databases.
  • DEVONthink continually tried to upload missing and pending files even when they weren't available. Fixed.
  • Multi-threading could cause a rare Bonjour crash. Fixed.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

142.5 MB

Downloads

148949

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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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!
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