DEVONthink 3.7

21. April 2021 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — DEVONtechnologies updates its documentation and information manager DEVONthink to version 3.7. WYSIWYG editing for Markdown including support for Roam, Obsidian, and iA Writer syntax, file transclusion, and searchable MultiMarkdown metadata make Markdown more comfortable and capable in DEVONthink. The update also brings new keyboard shortcuts, improved WikiLinks support, new AppleScript commands, and more.

DEVONthink is DEVONtechnologies’ document and information management solution. It supports a large variety of file formats and stores them in a database enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI). Many document formats can be directly viewed, edited, and annotated. A powerful search language finds documents in an instant, smart groups keep them always at hand.

Sophisticated organization tools, AI-based techniques that handle even the largest collections, and numerous integration options make DEVONthink the work environment of choice for researchers, lawyers, and educators. Smart rules, flexible reminders, and deep AppleScript support allow automating even complex repeating tasks. And with its fast, reliable, and secure synchronization users keep their data available on all their Macs. DEVONthink To Go for iPad and iPhone completes the DEVONthink ecosystem.

  • Keep your data together in one place
  • Scan your paper, archive your email
  • Let artificial intelligence help you organize your data
  • Automate tasks with smart rules and reminders
  • Sync your data to all your devices, fast and secure
  • Share your data with anyone, whether they use Mac or PC

New in DEVONthink 3.7

Markdown is a lightweight but powerful text format that has stepped out of its nerdy neighborhood into the mainstream of the research and information gatherer community. DEVONthink for Mac 3.7 fully embraces Markdown with WYSIWYG editing, file transclusion, and more. While editing Markdown, users will now, e.g., see bold characters embolden, italics italicize, directly in the source. Quotes, code blocks, and links immediately stand out while typing. This includes support for Roam, Obsidian, and iA Writer syntax.

DEVONthink 3.7 also supports transclusion, allowing the display of another Markdown, plain text, or HTML document’s content in a Markdown document. Text blocks can be included dynamically into every document and be edited separately and for all documents at once. In addition, DEVONthink makes certain MultiMarkdown metadata types searchable. They can be used with smart rules, batch processing, and automatic tag assignment.

Many of our users love Markdown — and we know why. It’s small, robust, and human-readable even without rendering it graphically. Our customers use it for clipping data from the web, making notes, or even building their personal wiki with automatic WikiLinking. With this update we bring many long-requested Markdown features to DEVONthink that will make this great format even more useful for our customers.

Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies

Among the other changes, the Sorter has new keyboard shortcuts, automatic WikiLinks can also be used in the Annotations inspector, and autocompletion picks square-bracket WikiLinks up in an item’s complete name now. Improved handling and deleting RSS articles makes reading and archiving news feeds more comfortable. The synchronization handles Bonjour timeouts better and the maintenance routines allow for some more valid types of zero-byte (empty) files. Finally, the update brings new AppleScript commands for the automation crowd, including one to automate summarizing document highlights.

The update is free for existing users and highly recommended.

System requirements:

  • OS X El Capitan or later

Availability and Pricing:

DEVONthink 3 can be downloaded for free from the DEVONtechnologies website. After the trial period of 30 days or 150 hours of runtime, whichever is later, it requires a license for one of the three available editions:

  • DEVONthink 3: US $99
  • DEVONthink Pro 3: US $199
  • DEVONthink Server 3: US $499

Every license includes the ability to install the software on two physical machines (seats). Additional seats and upgrades from the previous generation of DEVONthink are available for attractive upgrade prices.

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 the company’s blog, Devonian Times.


About DEVONtechnologies:

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.

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