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01.12.2016 10:57 Age: 178 days
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

DEVONthink 2.9.8 with revised Media preferences and more

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), December 1st, 2016. — DEVONtechnologies LLC updates all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink. The new version brings a revamped Media preferences pane with enhancements for Markdown document handling. In addition, version 2.9.8 improves auto-saving, makes scanning multiple pages more comfortable, and fixes more issues with PDF support on macOS Sierra. All updates are free and recommended for all users.


DEVONthink 2.9.8 brings enhancements to make paperless life less tiresome. The revised Media preference panes cleans up the available options and adds a new one. It allows users to choose whether they want to open Markdown files in editing or preview mode. Markdown is a way to add formatting to plain text documents in a way that both humans and machines can read them. DEVONthink shows Markdown as well as MultiMarkdown documents rendered to graphically pleasing HTML.

Scanning documents with multiple pages becomes simpler with version 2.9.8, too, and so does handling indexed items. Indexed items are files or folders located outside of the database package. Taggers will like that they can now drag tags or words from the concordance into the Tags bar or Info panel to add new tags to documents or groups.

The update also speeds up synchronizing databases between Macs. Pending records can be downloaded via the contextual and action menus. Pending records are 'placeholders' for indexed files when the user has chosen to not synchronize their content automatically. This option can save valuable disk space, especially if the database contains huge indexed folders.

Finally, all four editions including DEVONnote now recognize Fountain plain text files and save documents automatically five minutes after the last modification. Heavy-duty mobile users get a battery time boost with the applications no longer switching to the discrete graphics card by default on macOS Sierra.

The updates for all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote as well as DEVONthink To Go are free for existings users and highly recommended.

Availability and pricing

All editions of DEVONthink require an Intel-based Mac and Mac OS X 10.9 or later. They can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal is also available in the App Store; DEVONthink can be purchased in bundles with DEVONagent for an attractive bundle price in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.

  • DEVONthink Pro Office: US $149.95
  • DEVONthink Pro: US $79.95
  • DEVONthink Personal: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
  • DEVONnote: US $24.95 (App Store: $24.99)

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.

Corporate background

DEVONtechnologies LLC creates end-user and server applications for the Mac and iOS platforms that enhance productivity, organization, and user experience with unique artificial intelligence technology. All applications are focused on both ease of use and satisfying the needs of even the most savvy users. The underlying DEVONtechnology is a flexible and versatile foundation that can be used for a large range of purposes from databases, data mining, and information retrieval to human-computer interfaces. DEVONtechnologies LLC was founded 2002 and incorporated 2004, and is today headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA.
More information: www.devontechnologies.com.

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