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Manually Update DEVONthink If It "Crashes" on Launch

July 13, 2017 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Yesterday DEVONthink began to no longer launch for some people. The issue is related to an expired Apple provisioning profile and already hit many other applications earlier this year. Apple now provides profiles with a longer life period. This doesn’t do away with the problem forever but at least delays its next occurrence.

If, for whatever reason, you didn’t update to the latest version the application is no longer accepted by macOS. Unfortunately, the operating system pulls the fuse already on the runway instead of showing a proper error message.

So if your copy of DEVONthink no longer launches please visit our Download page and get a fresh archive for your edition of DEVONthink. Then trash the old application package on your computer (it’s usually located in your Applications folder) and replace it with the new one from the downloaded archive.