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DEVONthink Standard
DEVONthink Standard
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DEVONthink Standard

Version 3.8.6

Knowledge base, information manager, and much more.

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DEVONthink Standard overview

DEVONthink Standard is your paperless office. It stores all your documents, helps you keep them organized, and presents you with what you need to get the job done.

Features:
  • 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 3.8.6

Updated on Sep 22 2022

Today's maintenance release offers several quality of life improvements. DEVONthink now includes a native OCR engine, optimized for Apple silicon Macs. After moving items, you can quickly navigate to that location with a new Go menu command. If you're copying and pasting text between text documents in DEVONthink, a new Paste command will include a link back to the source file. We also added a preference to use item links when inserting images into Markdown files.

A new alert option allows you to remove locked files when the Trash contains both indexed and locked items. New critera for search, smart groups, and smart rules find items that have or don't have URLs or thumbnails. Additionally, smart rules can now be triggered when you flag a file or convert it to another format. If you are importing local Google documents, they are now imported as bookmarks and can be edited within DEVONthink. We've also improved performance and handling when indexing items in iCloud Drive, including application-specific folders. And as always, many other fixes and modifications have been made.

New:
  • Added a new command to the Go menu to quickly navigate to the last destination group of moved items. After moving items, the menu will appear as To Group and the name of the group. The default shortcut is ⌘L.
  • Added Edit > Paste with Source Link to include the URL or item link of the source text, if available. This command applies to plain and rich text as well as Markdown documents.
  • Added a Paste command to the menus of URL fields in Info inspectors. This allows quick pasting of just copied URLs.
  • Added Tools > Capture > Set As Thumbnail to set a new thumbnail for the web page being currently viewed in DEVONthink. This is useful, e.g., after dismissing cookie banners on the page. This command is also available in the action menu of the navigation bar.
  • Added Tools > Rotate & Flip > Rotate 180 degrees for rotating PDFs and images. The command is also available in the contextual menu of the Thumbnails inspector as well as the editing bar for PDFs and images.
  • Added Image Reference option to Preferences > Files > Markdown to specify the type of links for embedded images, e.g., dropped, pasted, or downloaded images. The Automatic option still will use relative or item links, as needed.
  • Added Remove also locked items option to the warning when emptying the Trash when it contains both indexed and locked items.
  • Added search and smart item criteria Item contains URL and Item contains Thumbnail, as well as their negated variants.
  • Added new smart rule event triggers On Convert and On Flagging. These triggers are also available when using the perform smart rule AppleScript command.
  • Added in parameter to the classify AppleScript command. This brings the results of this and the compare commands closer to the results in the See Also & Classify inspector.
  • Added encrypted AppleScript property for databases and records. For records, it reports if the file is an encrypted PDF.
New (Pro):
  • Added Paste command to the menus of URL fields when editing sheets in Form view. This allows quick pasting of just copied URLs.
  • Added button to sort the values of Single-Line and Set data types in Preferences > Data.
Improved:
  • File > Update Indexed Items and automatic updating of indexed items after filesystem events no longer apply Finder tags for items in Google Drive and OneDrive folders as these applications will not preserve Finder tags when they are syncing.
  • The File > Update Indexed Items command changes to Update Items if no indexed items are selected. The toolbar button also changes in the same way, depending on the selection.
  • Importing and indexing files in cloud synced folders whose contents aren't downloaded locally is now queued for downloading in the background to avoid slowdowns in the interface. This is currently limited to audio, video, image, PDF, web archives, and third-party files types.
  • Dropping emails from Apple Mail or events from Apple Calendar to Markdown documents now adds links back to the original email or event.
  • Local Google Docs files, e.g. .gdoc or .gsheet, are imported and indexed as bookmarks. However, the URL isn't editable so the files can still be viewed and edited online, if desired.
  • Improved document naming strips invalid or private unicode characters to improve the compatibility with DEVONthink To Go.
  • Revised handling of application-specific iCloud Drive folders. This makes updating and synchronizing indexed items more reliable. It should also alleviate the creation of random duplicate files and folders in these locations. Lastly, trying to create a database in these folders is now also blocked.
  • Converting documents to PDF retains the properties of the source document if possible, e.g., the title and author of rich text documents.
  • Improved recognition whether .csv and .tsv files have a header while importing.
  • Improved stripping of cookie consent banners in captured HTML formats, e.g., web archives.
  • Improved thumbnailing of .obj 3D models.
  • More global smart groups, smart rules, and local smart groups show the matched item count immediately without requiring the user to select the item first.
  • When editing smart groups, smart rules, and batch processing, pressing the Return key confirms the changes and closes the panel unless a tag still needs autocompletion. In that case, press the key a second time.
  • When Case Insensitive Tagging is enabled in File > Database Properties, the File > Verify & Repair Database command will merge duplicate tags whose name only varies by case.
  • The Support Assistant can now install templates for the Document > Annotations inspector, too, when they become available in the future.
  • The Support Assistant now supports dark mode and is more responsive.
  • Clicks in the interface are now more consistent in inactive windows. Selecting an inactive window will not change the selection or make an item's name editable.
  • Improved fullscreen behavior of windows and their zoom buttons.
  • Clicking on an already selected entry in the Table of Contents inspector scrolls to the selected entry.
  • After closing an inspector, the view/edit pane gets the focus.
  • Improved fuzzy matching of the Go > To Group and Data > Move To popovers.
  • Improved overall reliability of undo and redo actions. However, undo and redo of database operations, e.g., moving files in a database, is only enabled if the item list or the Navigate sidebar has focus.
  • Trying to move an item with an invalid internal ID (UUID) to another database is now blocked. The item is logged to the Log window and popover.
  • Some cosmetic improvements have been made including an updated icon for Preferences > Files and increased width of the utility popovers.
  • Improved compatibility to JSON feeds, e.g., the ones created via https://rss.applemarketingtools.com.
  • Automatic recognition of document dates now prefers the most frequent date, not necessarily the first one. Also, four digit years, e.g., 2022, are preferred too.
  • All databases are now used by the compare AppleScript command if a to parameter is not specified. Note: This also affects scripts like Data > Scripts > Find & Remove Similar Contents.
  • Replaced outdated script Scripts > Feeds > iTMS - Added Albums with a new iTMS - Most Played Albums script.
  • Improved the reliability of filesystem event monitoring.
  • Improved the overall performance, especially of the item list in List view and its expanded state.
Improved (Pro):
  • DEVONthink's OCR engine is optimized for Apple silicon Macs.
  • Incoming scans from Canon IJ Scan Utility Lite are recognized as scans.
  • Improved importing of mailboxes in the maildir format.
Improved (Server):
  • The contextual menu in the web sharing interface has an option to copy the item link.
  • The Info inspector in the web sharing interface is editable when accessed from the search results.
  • HTTP connections are closed after a timeout of two minutes to fix rare issues caused by stalled Bonjour connections.
  • Improved logging, response handling, and reliability of the web server.
Improved (Sync):
  • Optimized sync preparation.
  • Improved error handling when downloading sync store manifests.
Fixed:
  • Handling of Markdown styles in lists, e.g., using ⌘B to apply bold formatting, didn't always work reliably. Fixed.
  • Pasting an image into a Markdown document which was moved to another database right after copying failed. Fixed.
  • Conversion of a few document types, e.g., .epub, to PDF didn't work. Fixed.
  • Checkboxes in sheets and List view didn't display correctly on the latest macOS releases. Fixed.
  • The current magnification shown in a window's title bar didn't work correctly when zooming in and out on video files on macOS Monterey and later. Fixed.
  • The shortcut Shift-Left or Shift-Right to go 15 seconds backward or forward in video views didn't work on macOS Monterey and later. Fixed.
  • When selecting global smart group or smart rules, the last selection and location wasn't always restored. Fixed.
  • The contextual menu of the item list and the Navigate sidebar in background windows sometimes used the selection of the frontmost window. Fixed.
  • The maximum height of the smart group, smart rule, and batch processing editor wasn't limited to the screen height if the Dock was located at the bottom of the screen. Fixed.
  • The item count of local smart groups in List and Columns view wasn't always shown after selecting or expanding the smart group. Fixed.
  • After duplicating an item with an annotation, the duplicated file was still marked as having outgoing links even if there were no outgoing links in the body or metadata. Fixed.
  • The Document > Links inspector didn't show multiple instances of the same outgoing links in formatted notes and Markdown documents. Fixed. However, in case of web pages only the first occurrence of a link is still listed to avoid unnecessary clutter.
  • The first matched item in the Go > To Group and Data > Move To popovers wasn't selected if the search string was quoted. Fixed.
  • Entering tags in the tags filter bar above the view/edit pane didn't always work correctly. Fixed.
  • The Copy Section Link command in the Table of Contents inspector wasn't always available. Fixed.
  • In the Favorites section of the Navigate sidebar, the Open Database command was incorrectly available in the contextual and action menus for already opened databases. Fixed.
  • Tooltips in the Document > Links inspector didn't display correctly in dark mode. They also would sometimes appear too wide. Fixed.
  • The user interface sometimes responded slowly during the trial period. Fixed.
  • Drag-and-drop of cloud files and folders to DEVONthink didn't work when the contents were not locally available on the machine. This also did not log an error. Fixed.
  • Clipping web pages for images didn't work correctly. The raw file is now clipped in these cases.
  • Reminders did not always work reliably after waking up the computer from sleep. Fixed.
  • File > Verify & Repair Database didn't fix records having no UUID at all. Fixed.
  • Duplicating a group to the same database didn't retain replicants when the group contained multiple instances of the same item. Fixed.
  • Trying to open encrypted databases, e.g., due to reminders or from the favorites, could sometimes cause an application stall. Fixed.
  • The AppleScript properties name without date and annotation count conflicted. Scripts using these properties may need to be recompiled or modified. Fixed.
  • Setting the cells property of records via AppleScript failed if the cells contained non-string values. Fixed.
  • Some exceptions, including some caused by poorly written scripts, could cause some issues. These may include being unable to delete or save a file after the script has run. Fixed.
  • The duplicate record AppleScript command didn't retain replicants when used on a group containing multiple instances of the same item. Fixed.
  • The replicate record AppleScript command could cause unnecessary updating and flashing of the main view, for example when used by smart rules to mirror smart groups. Fixed.
  • AppleScript queries and comparisons like type of selected record 1 is quicktime or selected records whose type is quicktime didn't correctly work. Fixed.
  • The item link scanner and hash generation tasks didn't always release the resources they used. Fixed.
  • Certain crashes didn't create a crash log. Fixed.
Fixed (Pro):
  • Email archiving and importing could sometimes cause multi-threading issues. Fixed.
  • Embedded videos and other files could be still automatically added to the Download Manager when viewing web documents. Fixed.
  • The option to duplicate items before imprinting in the Imprinter preferences was wrongly applied to smart rules. Fixed.
Fixed (Sync):
  • Dropbox access tokens expired too soon, causing frequent requests for reauthentication. Fixed.
  • Local sync stores could be created in app-specific iCloud Drive folders. Fixed.
  • Syncing indexed items from the Desktop or Documents folder could create duplicate items if they're also synchronized via iCloud Drive. Fixed.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

148.5 MB

Downloads

796

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 22 2022
3.8.3
5.0
Jun 22 2022
5.0
Version: 3.8.3
v3.4.8 is out. It has many new features and fixes, too long to list in a comment.
Gakesmith
Gakesmith
Mar 4 2021
3.6.3
5.0
Mar 4 2021
5.0
Version: 3.6.3
I have used this since 1.0 and can say it is the most useful organizer for large amounts of text and PDFs that I have found. I store several thousand 2000+ word articles and I can find anything I want as well as articles that are related that I would not have thought of. Indispensable!
time2poppop
time2poppop
Aug 13 2020
3.5.2
5.0
Aug 13 2020
5.0
Version: 3.5.2
Excellent
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. (btw, stupid question: how is it possible to insert a blank line in a comment with the new interface of post review on MU ???)
zlazkow
zlazkow
Aug 31 2019
3.0beta7
0.0
Aug 31 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0beta7
I have DEVONnote and it is a brilliant product. Did not feel the need to move to DEVONThink. Nevertheless, I did have in mind to upgrade, which was only to around $25. Now, with retiring DEVONnote and DEVONthink Personal, the developer decided to be greedy, leaving two versions: Pro at $200!!! and Standard at "only" $100 ! Thank you very much, but NO. I'll continue using DEVONnote, and maybe purchasing Yojimbo ($20) if the developer shows that he continues developing it(last update was in 2017) or EagleFiler at $40 which is actively developed. But I have a suggestion to the developer, maybe consider offering DEVONthink Light at $30 to be competitive with EagleFiler and to be more affordable ?
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Jul 18 2019
3.0beta4
0.0
Jul 18 2019
0.0
Version: 3.0beta4
The download link here is for beta 3 and NOT beta 4.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jun 12 2019
3.0beta3
5.0
Jun 12 2019
5.0
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 versions: 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
ylluminate
ylluminate
May 17 2019
3.0beta1
1.0
May 17 2019
1.0
Version: 3.0beta1
I'm heart broken. Long time user and having to sign off now with the new pricing scheme. Having the server at such a high price is insane for users who have become so accustomed to being able to use the web interface. Fond farewells Devon.
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