DEVONthink 3.0.2

19. November 2019 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — DEVONtechnologies updates its documentation and information manager DEVONthink to version 3.0.2. Enhancements include optional keyboard navigation in the sidebar, improved WikiLinking, and support for the Nisus Writer file format. DEVONthink 3.0.2 comes with new smart rule actions and search options. It also improves compatibility to macOS Catalina as well as the overall performance and reliability.

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.

  • Keep your data together in one place
  • Scan your paper, archive your email
  • Let artificial intelligence help you organize your data
  • Automate tasks with smart rules and reminders
  • Sync your data to all your devices, fast and secure
  • Share your data with anyone, whether they use Mac or PC

New in DEVONthink 3.0:

New in DEVONthink 3.0.2

The second update to DEVONthink 3 brings a long list of additions, enhancements, and fixes.

The sidebar that holds databases, favorites, smart groups, and more, gets keyboard navigation. This allows faster navigating through databases, expanding or collapsing groups, or jumping to groups by typing the first letters of their name. A new shortcut brings up the Sorter in search mode, and some menu commands received alternative options for, e.g., closing all windows at once or exporting PDFs without annotations.

Version 3.0.2 makes WikiLinking more reliable and supports better autocompletion when using square bracket syntax. New smart rule actions allow for moving external files into the database or documents from the database to an external folder. Individual items can be excluded from WikiLinking and subgroups excluded from the result set of smart groups and rules.

Further improvements include support for the Nisus Writer file format and the ability to create summaries of highlighted text passages also as Markdown. DEVONthink now finds also text that explicitly does not begin, contain, or end in a given string. Adding country and language metadata to documents is easier with the last used countries and languages listed at the top of the menu. And importing notes from Apple Notes on macOS Catalina includes embedded images as part of the note.

Finally, almost all parts of DEVONthink have received some attention in regard to performance and reliability. Many user interface elements respond faster and more consistently. The update also fixes several bugs and crashes.

For our users, DEVONthink is the workhorse at the center of their workflow. Therefore it has to cope with huge amounts of data, be fast and reliable, and provide power tools for serious information work. We want our users to be productive without struggling with the software they’re using. With this update we focused on exactly that.
Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies

The update is free for existing users and highly recommended.

System requirements:

  • OS X El Capitan or later

Availability and Pricing:

DEVONthink 3 can be downloaded for free from the DEVONtechnologies website. After the trial period of 30 days or 150 hours of runtime, whichever is later, it requires a license key for one of the three available editions:

  • DEVONthink 3: US $99
  • DEVONthink Pro 3: US $199
  • DEVONthink Server 3: US $499

Every license includes the ability to install the software on two physical machines (seats). Additional seats and upgrades from the previous generation of DEVONthink are available for attractive upgrade prices.

DEVONthink 3 is currently not available in the App Store but will become at a later point in time. The former DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote editions have been retired.

More information:

Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website. Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann also posts news, opinions, previews, and public betas in his blog Devonian Times.

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