DEVONthink Standard
DEVONthink Standard
3.0.4

3.7

DEVONthink Standard free download for Mac

DEVONthink Standard

3.0.4
29 January 2020

Knowledge base, information manager, and much more.

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 DEVONthink Standard

Version 3.0.4:

This release brings more refinements and bug fixes to DEVONthink. The enhanced dark mode allows for disabling dark mode only for documents and items can be accessed much faster through the Go > Go To, Data > Move To, and Edit > Insert > Link To popovers. Indexing and syncing indexed files has been improved, too, even with items located in iCloud, and so has the overall performance and reliability.

New:
  • Added Use dark background for documents option to Preferences > General > Appearance, enabled by default.
  • Added a + button to the Data > Move To popover to allow creating new groups quickly.
  • Search results are now always sorted by score by default. The former behavior can be enabled by setting the hidden preference PersistentSortingOfSearchResults.
  • Notifications inform about new extras available in the Extras sidebar.
Improved:
  • Option-clicking words in document windows now performs a search in the frontmost main window.
  • The contextual menus in document windows now support the same search-related commands found in main windows.
  • Moving items no longer fail if items with the same UUID, type, and size already exist at the destination; replicants are added instead.
  • The Exclude subgroups option of smart groups and smart rules can now be used when targeting the root of a database.
  • The Navigate sidebar now scrolls to selected item automatically, if necessary, e.g., after using Go > Go To.
  • If the option View > Show Only Documents is enabled, the Group, Smart Group, or Feed commands in the Data > New menu are now performed in the Navigate sidebar. These commands are disabled if the sidebar is invisible.
  • Tooltips explain the labels of the Info > Custom inspector and in the form views of sheets.
  • Dropping image files from the Finder into Markdown documents adds now valid Markdown links to them.
  • Tools > Create Expense Report now supports groups, smart groups, and feeds having the required custom metadata.
  • It is now possible to tab into the list of Go > Go To, Data > Move To, and Edit > Insert > Link popovers and use the arrow keys for navigating, e.g., expanding and collapsing groups.
  • The Reading List now honors the Double-click opens documents externally option in Preferences > General.
  • Shortcut keys in Preferences > Sorter are now validated so already used key combinations are disallowed.
  • If a volume containing an open database is unexpectedly unmounted, the database will be closed and an error logged to Windows > Log.
  • Scripts now block the synchronization to alleviate errors from longer running scripted tasks.
  • The Sorter checks if it has permissions to access the camera and logs an error if not.
  • Bookmarks and feeds are now always automatically named, if necessary, e.g., after adding an unnamed bookmark via the Sorter when using the sharing extension.
  • Tags are now automatically updated after renaming an item if the option Convert hashtags to tags in Preferences > Import > Tags is enabled.
  • Updated Chrome and Firefox browser extensions support ⌘⇧C again.
  • Improved highlighting in formatted notes via Format > Highlight while in dark mode.
  • Improved dark mode support of rich text documents, e.g., for code copied from Xcode, after changing text colors to white and black or using strike through.
  • The extended attribute kMDItemWhereFroms of indexed or exported items is set to the item's URL. Additionally, the Download Manager (Pro edition) sets this attribute on downloaded items.
  • Printing rich text documents or converting them to PDF now retains the formatting of links.
  • Improved importing and indexing of files and folders located in cloud folders, especially of items in iCloud Drive without local copies.
  • The embedded script editor of smart rules and reminders now displays error messages at the bottom of the window and selects the range causing the error.
  • Improved "Check Links" and "Download Bibliographic Metadata" smart rule scripts so they don't display error alerts which are not recommended for smart rules.
  • The scripts Add as Event to Calendar and Add as To Do to Reminders in the Scripts > Reminders menu now support custom dates.
  • The "selected text" AppleScript property now supports selected text in the source view of HTML and Markdown documents while viewing in side-by-side mode.
  • Setting the "selection" AppleScript property now works in toolbar search results.
  • Improved responsiveness while handling indexed folders on network volumes.
  • Improved caching of smart group and smart rule results.
  • Improved overall performance in the Go > Go To, Data > Move To, and Edit > Insert > Link popovers.
  • Improved conversion of automatic Wiki links in Markdown documents for previewing or converting is about 50 times faster.
  • Improved preprocessing of emojis in Markdown documents before previewing, exporting, or converting large Markdown documents could stall the application and is now about 600 times faster.
  • Improved conversion of rich text and formatted notes retains line breaks.
  • Improved compatibility to OPML files containing comments.
  • The default encoding for HTML files without a charset is now UTF-8 instead of ISO-Latin-1.
  • Improved encoding in sheets, e.g. in metadata overviews.
  • Improved compatibility when third-party software has modified the operating system's behavior.
  • Improved error handling in case of encrypted databases located in the trash or in cloud folders.
Improved (Sync):
  • Sync — Garbage collection of sync stores is now performed immediately after uploading changes. This may avoid unnecessary and possibly large downloads on other devices and also to free up disk and cloud space more efficiently.
  • Sync — Improved handling of indexed items in cloud folders.
  • Sync — Improved downloading pending items from sync stores.
  • Sync — Improved reliability of iCloud upload monitoring.
  • Sync — Improved reliability of Bonjour syncs.
  • Sync — More reliable handling of status files.
Fixed:
  • A crash related to changing dates via the keyboard in the Info filter pane.
  • A rare crash when using autocompletion of square bracket WikiLinks.
  • A rare crash when viewing toolbar search results in column view.
  • An issue with deleting custom metadata values in List view.
  • An issue with Finder comments or annotations in the Annotations & Reminders inspector not being saved after switching to the Tags bar and entering tags.
  • An issue with flashing windows when viewing images (macOS Catalina).
  • An issue with newly created items that couldn't be renamed in Icon view.
  • An issue with rotating or flipping a PNG image using an indexed color palette by disabling these options on the affected versions of macOS (macOS El Capitan through Mojave).
  • An issue with searching, especially searching for Asian characters.
  • An issue with the Search inspector and search highlighting not being updated after switching between various smart groups and smart rules containing the same items.
  • An issue with the Edit > Copy Item Link command not working with items selected in the Navigate sidebar.
  • An issue with the sidebar when renaming groups in the Navigate sidebar (macOS Sierra through High Sierra).
  • An issue with the unread state of new items created by Sorter.
  • An issue with validating the Tools > Summarize Highlights menu items.
  • An issue where Go > Back didn't work after opening PDF documents.
  • An issue where DEVONthink could freeze after dragging a bookmark folder from Safari to DEVONthink.
  • An issue where adding web pages or search results to DEVONthink beeped unnecessarily.
  • An issue where the Navigation bar and text view of Markdown documents were not updated after locking and unlocking documents in side-by-side mode.
  • An issue where the Start Server command was available in the Dock menu of the Standard and Pro editions.
  • An issue where the global inbox couldn't be renamed in the Navigate sidebar if Preferences > General > Sidebar > Unify inboxes was enabled.
  • An issue where the playback controls of audio files were not visible (macOS Catalina).
Fixed (Sync):
  • A rare crash when syncing with Dropbox.
  • A crash related to broken sync status files.
  • An issue with downloading pending items.
  • An issue where a Bonjour sync could sometime freeze the application.

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5 DEVONthink Standard Reviews

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zlazkow
31 August 2019

Most helpful

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 ?
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Version 3.0beta7
Filou53
12 September 2019
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 ???)
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Version 3.0
zlazkow
31 August 2019
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 ?
Like (2)
Version 3.0beta7
JamesHarrisPhoto
18 July 2019
The download link here is for beta 3 and NOT beta 4.
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Version 3.0beta4
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
19 July 2019
Beta 4 of the Standard Version now downloads here:
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/18510/devonthink-pro
Seems not possible to get DEVONthink Pro demo without paying for it?
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Derekcurrie
12 June 2019
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
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Version 3.0beta3
ylluminate
17 May 2019
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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Version 3.0beta1