Developer: DEVONtechnologies, LLC

Current Version: 2.9.17

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 23.3 MB - Download


Information overload — Swamped by paper, emails, notes? Meet DEVONthink — designed to manage and organize all those disparate pieces of information that are so important to your work or studies. As you become more experienced with DEVONthink and its easy, intuitive interface, you will quickly find more exciting ways of using your data.

What DEVONthink Personal does for you:

- DEVONthink stores your documents, scanned papers, notes, bookmarks, etc. in one place. Access live web pages seamlessly from within DEVONthink to review and extract further information.
- Create RTF documents, edit them in full screen, and use smart templates to quickly add pre-styled documents. Clip data from other applications using drag-and-drop, services, or the Dock menu.
- Edit images, cross-reference documents, and annotate PDF documents using standard PDF annotations.
- Search, classify, and show relationships between your documents (automatically and language-independently) with the help of Artificial Intelligence.
- Take all your important documents with you on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with DEVONthink To Go.

Perfect integration:

- Store and view many file formats including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office,, Apple iWork, Skim, Mellel, and all file formats supported by Quicklook.
- Scan your papers with your scan software and file them in your database.
- Search your database also directly from Spotlight.

Based on DEVONsphere®.


Release Notes:

This maintenance release makes it easier to insert links into plain text and Markdown documents, and lets you search your databases via URL command. In addition, PDF annotations and text entered into PDF forms are searchable now, audio files resume playback, and the colors of Markdown documents can be customized. The update also improves the overall reliability and fixes bugs.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.2.1
Review by NoJoy777

Amazing product but needs one feature! - I'm absolutely satsified with the product, but it really needs one option to be added! I want to select where to store my database, please, add this feature, as it's really vital for most users.

Found helpful by 34 out of 43 people
Version 2.3.4
Review by idavo86

Crippled Application and Terrible Support from Developer - I bought this application with high hopes, based on the reviews here and elsewhere. Unfortunately, DEVONthink has entirely failed to live up to expectations, in part because of non-existent support from DEVONtechnologies. For starters, the version sold on the Mac App Store by DEVONtechnologies is not even the latest version of the application. Version 2.3.4 is stand-alone. Without using complicated work arounds, it is not possible to synch DEVONthink databases between multiple Macs, even when they reside on the same local network. DEVONtechnologies claims the latest version of DEVONthink (v2.6.1) offers synching, however, that version is only available from their website and there is no upgrade path from the Mac App Store version to the website version. The DEVONtechnologies website makes no mention whatsoever of the crippled App Store version, nor did they respond to multiple queries regarding this issue. IMHO, if a developer is going to sell a crippled, out-of-date version on the App Store, while a newer version is available elsewhere, they should at least acknowledge that the App Store version (which costs the same as the website version) is not the latest version of their product. Added to this, their refusal to even respond to either their support or sales contact forms on their website regarding the lack of support for App Store customers demonstrates a complete lack of respect for their users. Besides the lack of synching, DEVONthink has an extremely steep learning curve. It is not for the faint of heart—do not expect to be productive using this application anytime soon. Finally, the user interface is decidedly not Mac-like. It is ugly, clunky and complex. If you need an application to keep track of your data, I highly recommend looking elsewhere. DEVONtechnologies is clearly not committed to supporting this product or its unfortunate users.

Found helpful by 39 out of 46 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.9.17
Review by Puzzled Customer

No Use Research, Serious or Otherwis, Without It - Have been using DevonThink since it was first introduced. There are no viable alternatives to the ease with which I can surf the web, select data as a text or pdf I might need for later reference from the website, and add or move that data to the relevant database via the Sorter. Once added to a database, I can move data or duplicate it to other databases as needed. The program has proved stable and reliable over the years, and there have been numerous updates adding new features. There are currently over 2,000 files (text, pdfs) in five databases. Data can be accessed by title, etc., and by a seach that creates an index showing probabilities or relevance across databases for the search word or phrase. My databases range from recipes, personal and investment documents, to databases containing search for several academic book projects. Higly recommended.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people