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DEVONthink Pro Office for Mac

$149.95
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.8
  • Total Downloads:
    2,138
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (200 e-mail messages, 20 scans daily); $149.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    36.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

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2 stars

"Version 2.7.2 A step backward. Lost some simplicity."

December 03, 2013  |  By Father1954

2013-12-03 12:06:24  |  By Father1954

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.7.2

Pros

The new version does have a lot of the bell and whistles that many people of today will enjoy. I am not going to list them here. However they have complicated some of the basic features others looked for in using their system. Example, easier to find multi data bases if you use more than one data base. However in our view, they lost some of their simplicity.

Cons

The new version took the simplicity out of filing files in the event you wish to use it as a paperless office or as a filing program. The old version 1 had it where you could scan and file directly into an open folder that a person had set up within their system. The new version they have set up inboxes. Where no matter what you scan goes into the inbox that you have chosen under preferences. From there you have to hunt down the folder you want what you scanned to go to and drag it to. If you have lots of files like our office does, it slows down our office by about 50%. You have lost the funcition to have it scan directly into an open folder which to use was a key feature in going with this program originally. They simply complicated this feature which Devon was known for in prior versions. We were forced to update from the old version because we update to the 10.8.5 from the prior OSX and we were told the old version of Devon would not work well in 10.8.5.

Summary

As we use Devon mailing for that of a Paperless Office we are disappointed in the new version in that area. If you are looking for true simplicity and ability of being able to scan and save directly in a folder, stay away from Devon 2.7.2.. They have made something simple, more complicated, and if you have a busy office or business with a lot of files, it will take you longer to get the job done then with the old version. No one in our office likes the new version for filing because of the extra steps. If you talk to them at the company, they say they vastly improved the overall features of their program, which in some ways they have. Not for our use. We feel they should add a feature in preferences to allow the choice where one does not have to use their new inbox system to scan to, but provide an option to be able to click a folder, have it open up, and allow whatever files we scan in, to scan directly into the file folder and bypass the time consuming inbox system in their new version totally.

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5 stars

"Use this for your paperless office with SmartScan!"

March 26, 2011  |  By viktor Berry

2011-03-26 23:57:42  |  By viktor Berry

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0.9

Pros

This application is amazing, and works great with Fujitsu's SmartScan scanners. Awesome!

Cons

I haven't found any cons yet.

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4 stars

"Excellent application"

November 24, 2010  |  By Chris Coppens

2010-11-24 06:18:35  |  By Chris Coppens

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0.6

Pros

Easily storing of documents

Cons

None whatsoever

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3 stars

"You've got to be kidding me!"

March 03, 2010  |  By jarlaxle.merc

2010-03-03 16:37:33  |  By jarlaxle.merc

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

Bought this to use the included server feature as a solution for bridging my iPhone with docs on my Mac. So I set it up and successfully browse to my DEVONthink server database using Readdle docs. Cool! Now I can easily find PDFs (etc) that I want to download with Readdle. NOT! The first document I navigate to returns this message:

"Document too large The maximum document size is two megabytes."

WHAT THE â?¦ !?

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4 stars

"For serious researchers"

February 27, 2010  |  By philosopherdog

2010-02-27 20:24:36  |  By philosopherdog

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Worth switching to the mac for.

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1 stars

"UNUSABLE!"

February 24, 2010  |  By Brass Hammer

2010-02-24 17:34:19  |  By Brass Hammer

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
There is apparently no way to enter the serial number. The instruction provided do not work. They work HARD at protecting themselves from piracy! So hard, their serial number scheme does not work!

Further, when I email them they IGNORE me.

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5 stars

"DevonThink Pro Office is a Great Tool to Manag..."

September 17, 2009  |  By MacInTalk Pro

2009-09-17 05:04:37  |  By MacInTalk Pro

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0pb7

Summary

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This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
There is nothing quite like this program and V2 is going to be even better.

I've been using this now with my all-in-one color laser machine to keep track of all of those documents and other bits of information that a person in the digital age seems to collect constantly. Contracts, warrantees, invoices, tax information, membership information, personal info, etc.

I really appreciate the OCR ability so I can turn nearly anything into a searchable document. OCR isn't perfect, of course, but it does the trick in most cases.

While the Pro Office version is priced out of the range of most people, it is a handy tool and thanks to the fact the Devon Technologies offers an upgrade path from each version of their product to the next makes it a bit easier for people to slowly trade up as their needs grow.

I tried looking for a program like this for Windows and there isn't anything even remotely close. The reciept and page managers don't do half of what DTPO can.

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5 stars

"This baby rocks!"

September 15, 2009  |  By RayCon

2009-09-15 19:17:20  |  By RayCon

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0pb7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I had used DEVONthink Personal initially and then moved up to Pro and, finally, Pro Office. Although it was an application I used every day, I wasn't getting that warm fuzzy feeling. I searched around and purchased a competing application, Together, and thought I had found true love. Then the beta of DEVONthink Pro Office 2 was announced, and I decided to give the relationship another try. These guys have REALLY been hard at work! Love reborn! New and improved features are too numerous to mention, but I must say it does for my workflow what moving from dial-up to cable did for my web browsing. And they're not done yet! Try it, spend some time with it, kick the tires, burn some rubber. Print to DEVONthink instead of paper, and help save the forests. This baby rocks! (Sorry for the overabundance of metaphors. I couldn't resist.)

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5 stars

"Vaporware? Is your head stuck between your thighs?"

May 21, 2009  |  By tod3

2009-05-21 21:31:13  |  By tod3

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0pb5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Not only is this NOT vaporware, it is one of the best-managed releases of a feature-rich product that I've seen in a long time.

The public betas are anything but vaporware as they are in use by longtime 1.0 users as well as a whole group of new users. The betas work and there's no excuses.

Have you even tried this out? Apparently not since one download and thirty minutes worth of using it will prove beyond any doubt to the reasonably intelligent soul that this application is very usable, totally supported by the very responsive developer, and handles tons of data and tasks.

Get your head out of the sand and give it a whirl. You might be surprised.

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3 stars

"Misleading ratings"

May 14, 2009  |  By Somebody

2009-05-14 14:37:13  |  By Somebody

 |  Version: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0pb4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I don't frequent VT that much these days, and was surprised to find such low ratings for DTPO.
I began using DEVONthink Pro in 2005, and when the Office version was released I upgraded.
I would not compare it to Spotlight, since it does much more.
There are a few screencasts showing DTPO's capabilities, as well as a manual and a very useful forum, not to mention their responsive customer support.
I usually would not rate a beta version, but my rating reflects my overall experience with DT, including the latest beta.

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What's new in version 2.8.8

Improved

  • Better Tinderbox integration. Multiple copied notes can now be pasted to DEVONthink Pro Office including backlinks and tags; DEVONthink Pro Office creates plain or rich notes depending on the pasted contents. Requires Tinderbox 6.3.2 or later.
  • Copied or dragged selections of PDF documents include images on OS X El Capitan or later. Converting PDF documents to rich texts retains images too.
  • Updated web interface allows Firefox to display PDF documents rather than just Safari.
  • Offline archives created with the Download Manager are used for bookmarks or opening links in tabs if there's no internet connection. In addition, offline archives in all currently opened databases are now used.
  • Creating a new group adds the group immediately to the recent destinations.
  • File > Import > Contacts reuses already created groups.
  • The panel for creating or editing sheets now supports multiple selections as well as Edit > Select All and Edit > Deselect All.
  • Activity panel.
  • Adding the global inbox to the Finder sidebar is faster and more reliable.
  • VoiceOver support.
  • Overall reliability and performance.

Fixed (OS X El Capitan)

  • Issue with dragging multiple email messages to the Sorter.
  • Issue with unrealiable installation of Clip to DEVONthink.
  • Issue where Clip to DEVONthink couldn't always capture paginated PDF documents on OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.
  • Issue with deadlocks caused by PDF sidebar.
  • Issue where footers and headers were flipped when printing web views.

Fixed

  • Crash of Sorter after deleting a group that has been already deleted in DEVONthink Pro Office.
  • Crash when closing DEVONthink Pro Office after scanning.
  • Glitches of panel to create sheets or to edit columns of existing sheets.
  • Issue of File > Import > From Scanner or Camera where it couldn't find the scanner's functional unit, i.e. flatbed, sheet feeder.
  • Issues where the destination property was ignored when creating a document using File > Import > From Scanner or Camera.
  • Issue where printed PDF documents weren't automatically rotated.
  • Issue where smart groups named without alpha-numeric characters couldn't be created.
  • Issue where corrupted or not supported EXIF comments could bloat the index.
  • Issue where window titles weren't updated after renaming a database via sync or AppleScript.
  • Issue where an internal calculation could freeze DEVONthink Pro Office for some time in case of documents with thousands of pages.
  • Issue where inserting an image into an RTF document right after another attachment duplicated the first attachment instead of inserting the new one.
  • Issue that created unnecessary Console messages.
  • Localization.
  • Minor bugs and glitches.
General
Publisher DEVONtechnologies
Publisher web site http://www.devon-technologies.com/
Release Date November 27, 2015
Date Added November 27, 2015
Version 2.8.8
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Project Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.01MB
File Name DEVONthink_Pro.dmg.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,138
Downloads Last Week 2
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 200 e-mail messages, 20 scans daily
Price $149.95

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