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  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try; $79.95 to buy

Editors' Review


DevonThink Pro is your one-stop shop when it comes to organizing documents and files. This program features many smart tools and helpful support options, but learning how to use DevonThink and dealing with instability and can still be time consuming.


Exceptional tools: You are given so much power with DevonThink Pro as it can create smart databases and offers document management tools, such as saving Web pages directly to a folder and cloud syncing, boosting your overall efficiency. We found the included word processor to be full-featured, offering smart options like in-text links to other documents.

Excellent support: This application can be very hard to fully understand because of its many abilities, but the included tutorials mildly alleviate this difficulty by explaining DevonThink Pro in great detail. We visited the user forums and noted that the majority of threads were constantly active and offered more customized support based on users' goals.


Difficult usability: Our first tests of DevonThink Pro were rather exasperating because of the steep learning curve of this program. Those who are not fully familiar with computers in general will have a very hard time with this program despite the helpful support tools.

Mixed performance: Using this application was usually a smooth process, but we sometimes experienced freezing when handling large folders and files. Our documents also saved incorrectly on one occasion, causing us to lose most of the text we had written.

Bottom Line

DevonThink Pro for Mac, if used to its full potential, will completely streamline and revolutionize most people's experience with their computers. The vast amount of organizational features is great for those conducting research and gathering data, and we believe DevonThink Pro is the best choice for anyone in these fields.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.9.10


  • File > Import > Folders & Attachments from Notes command. Requires at least macOS 10.11.x.
  • Hidden preference "DisableActivityWindow", keeps the Activity window from being opened and closed automatically.


  • Fullscreen text handling is more responsive, supports substitutions, and no longer flickers.
  • Fonts in Preferences > Editing can now be also reset by holding the ?Option modifier key.
  • The list font family (see Preferences > General) is now also used for search results.
  • Back and Forward commands are now located at the top of contextual menus of web views.
  • See Also and Classify drawers display flagged and unread icons too.
  • Notes can be deleted in the Take Note and Clip to DEVONthink panels with ?Backspace.
  • Empty Markdown documents are now always opened in editing mode.
  • Support for feed items without URLs or GUIDs.
  • Support for moved or multiple Dropbox folders (Personal/Business).
  • Encoding support for messages dragged from Apple Mail or created by AppleScript.
  • Automatic naming of images and PDF documents, e.g., created by Clip to DEVONthink.
  • Workarounds for issues in macOS Sierra's PDFkit.
  • After editing PDF documents, the "No Text" warning is always logged if necessary.
  • MultiMarkdown 5 is used to render Markdown documents; this fixes, e.g., rare freezes.
  • Sorter uses better memory management, updates names of groups more often, and fix rare issues.
  • Better handling of indexed metadata and of filesystems events fixes unnecessary synchronization uploads.
  • Scripts are now executed on a background thread on macOS Sierra.
  • Localizations.
  • Overall reliability.

Improved (Sync)

  • Support for moved or multiple Dropbox folders (Personal/Business).
  • Better handling of many concurrent synchronizations.
  • Sync store uploads no longer zip multiple document packages concurrently to avoid memory peaks.
  • Reliability and efficiency in case of multiple sync locations synchronizing the same sync stores.
  • Encryption keys are stored in an additional place as especially iOS can reset or corrupt preferences after app updates.
  • More flexible handling of invalid HTTPS certificates.
  • Better sync status handling.
  • French localization.
  • Overall reliability.

Fixed (PDF)

  • Issue where PDFs couldn't be unlocked on macOS Sierra.
  • Issue where editing, merging, or splitting PDF documents killed the text layer of certain scanned documents on macOS Sierra 10.12.2.
  • Issue where PDF note annotations were invisible on macOS Sierra; they still have no proper icon, just like in the Preview app too.
  • Issue where the border of PDF text annotations couldn't be removed on macOS Sierra.
  • Issue where a bug of PDFkit caused exceptions and froze the Annotations panel.

Fixed (Sync)

  • Rare crash, especially on iOS after downloading contents on demand.
  • Issue where creating local sync stores in cloud folders wasn't possible anymore.
  • Issue where Dropbox synchronizations failed due to a wrong path.
  • Issue where the popup menu for creating sync locations was incorrectly sorted on German systems.
  • Issue where verifying a sync store could create harmless empty folders.

Fixed (Other)

  • Multiple issues related to scanning.
  • Issue where clicking local file links in HTML pages launched them in the default application instead of in DEVONthink Pro.
  • Issue where saving sheets, e.g., after switching to another app, deactivated the current field editor.
  • Issue where sending automatically named scans via File > Import > From Scanner or Camera could fail.
  • Issue where the last used plain text zoom wasn't always applied to Markdown documents.
  • Issue where the Link Type popup menu of Annotations panel wasn't updated after selecting a different annotation.
  • Issue where the URL of web archives clipped on iOS via Instapaper wasn't the right one on the Mac after synchronizing.
  • Crashes caused by macOS 10.12.2, at least made less likely.


  • Obsolete and broken custom icon files from templates.

Known issues (macOS Sierra)

  • Flickering while resizing or moving PDF annotations. Say 'Hello' to PDFKit.
  • Note PDF annotations can't be opened or expanded. No kidding, it's PDFKit.
Publisher DEVONtechnologies
Publisher web site
Release Date February 02, 2017
Date Added February 02, 2017
Version 2.9.10
Category Business Software
Subcategory Project Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 26.95MB
File Name
Total Downloads 2,913
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $79.95

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