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26.01.2017 08:52 Age: 62 days
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

DEVONthink 2.9.9 imports notes from Apple Notes

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), January 26th, 2017. — DEVONtechnologies LLC updates all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink for Mac. The new version imports notes and attachments from Apple Notes, makes importing UNIX mailboxes easier, and improves fullscreen text editing. Version 2.9.9 shows encrypted PDFs on macOS Sierra again and fixes additional PDF bugs related to Apple's latest Mac operating system. All updates are free and recommended for all users.


DEVONthink 2.9.9 adds an option for importing notes and attachments from Apple Notes. It honors the folder structure that the user has created in the Mac's default note-taking app. Using editable HTML it preserves formatting and stores the notes in a future-proof format.

The rewritten fullscreen text editing is more responsive and supports substitutions, e.g., smart quotes or smart links. Other usability enhancements include easier to reach Back and Forward contextual menu commands. Flagged and unread icons in See Also and Classify drawers identify important items. Finally, a new hidden preference disables automatically showing and hiding the Activity panel.

Users who archive their email will like that DEVONthink Pro Office 2.9.9 makes it easier to import UNIX email mailboxes without activating the default email client. In addition, the new version better supports the Maildir organization scheme. Message lists retrieved from Apple Mail are loaded, filtered, and sorted much faster. All editions of DEVONthink more reliably recognize the encoding of email messages dragged from Apple Mail.

DEVONthink 2.9.9 comes with an improved synchronization too. It brings better support for moved or multiple Dropbox folders, handles concurrent synchronizations smarter, and makes the synchronization with multiple sync locations synchronizing the same sync stores more reliable and efficient.

On the macOS Sierra bugfixing side, DEVONthink is again able to display encrypted PDFs on macOS Sierra. PDF note annotations are visible once more, and the border of text annotations can be removed. The updates also fix issues related to scanning as well as further minor glitches. They 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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