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24.04.2017 03:47 Age: 151 days
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 uses new declutterer and brings automation

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), April 24th, 2017. — DEVONtechnologies updates DEVONthink To Go, the iOS companion to DEVONthink for Mac, with enhancements and bug fixes. Version 2.1.3 uses DEVONtechnologies' new decluttering service for clipping web pages and adds new settings for PDFs. It also improves automation with new URL commands and x-callback-url support. A new smart group lists all items that have comments, and email attachments are now shown separately so that they can be viewed and shared. The Apple Pencil support for PDF annotations has been improved too. The update is free and recommended for all users.


Following its Mac counterpart, DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 replaces the use of Instapaper for decluttering clipped web pages and articles. Out own new web service makes the app independent from third-party services and is prepared for future improvements.

Viewing PDFs in DEVONthink To Go becomes more comfortable with two new settings. Continuous scrolling allows to maintain the zoom level while browsing PDFs. And users of smaller iPads can let the app display only one page at a time instead of two next to each other in landscape orientation. Working with email messages has been improved, too, with attachments listed separately so that users can view and share them.

Other usability enhancements in version 2.1.3 include better Apple Pencil support for annotating PDFs and improved searching while typing. A new smart group lists items with comments. In addition, it's now possible to copy item links for databases. This makes it possible to, e.g., open them from OmniFocus tasks or Calendar entries. Switching away from DEVONthink To Go saves documents without ending editing mode. This makes it more comfortable to look something up in another app while working on a document.

Automation on iOS

It's still treated as an orphan on iOS: automation. Workflow, the app that was just acquired by Apple, and custom URL schemes are currently your best bet for automating repetitive tasks across apps. DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 greatly enhances the existing set of URL commands. New calls allow users to add documents, retrieve item data, and search their databases. Using the x-callback-url scheme all commands also return data to the calling app if needed.

"Our users are power users. They make heavy use of all aspects of their devices, and they don't like to do the same thing over and over again. With DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 we support the available initiatives for creating automated workflows on iOS with an extended set of URL and x-callback-url commands," comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies' President.

The update also improves the responsiveness and reliability, and fixes bugs and glitches. It's free for existing users and highly recommended.

Availability and pricing

DEVONthink To Go requires iOS 9.1 or later and is available for US $14.99 through the iOS App Store. Some features require a one-time in-app purchase.

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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