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DEVONthink 3.6

November 18, 2020 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Just hit DEVONthink 3 > Check for Updates and we’ll drop version 3.6 right onto your Mac. It brings, of course, some necessary changes for macOS Big Sur but also many other enhancements for your workflow.

For example, DEVONthink 3.6 now scans databases for all outgoing and incoming links and presents them in an extended Links Inspector. You can even use the number of links per documents in searches, smart groups, scripts, or for sorting lists.

Screenshot showing the new Links Inspector in DEVONthink

On the workflow side we’ve included a better in-document search with wildcards and enhanced operators. We’ve also added video and audio files support to Markdown. The conversion from rich text to Markdown retains attributes like italics or bold, too. Split long PDFs into separate documents, one for each chapter. And if you use item links for connecting documents you can now easier get a URL pointing to a specific page of a PDF. For Markdown documents you’ll get a URL that links directly to a section.

Some other areas that received improvements are the reading list, favorites, services, search conditions, and many of the contextual menus. You can now also replicate or duplicate items via the Data > Move To submenu, or filter items by their imported or indexed status.

In a team environment, DEVONthink Server shows scores in search views. Version 3.6 also improves rendering Markdown documents including supporting video and audio HTML tags. And finally, as an automator you will like the new AppleScript commands and properties dealing with incoming and outgoing links as well as some massive performance enhancements.

You can find a complete list of all improvements by choosing Help > Release Notes inside the application. We recommend this free update to all users of DEVONthink 3. Get it by using the application’s update function or from our Download page.