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16.07.2015 06:54 Age: 3 yrs
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.6 are ready for OS X El Capitan

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), July 16th, 2015. — DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its intelligent information and document manager DEVONthink as well as the smart notebook DEVONnote. Version 2.8.6 improves compatibility to the public beta of OS X El Capitan and brings further usability enhancements and bug fixes. The updates are free and recommended for all users.

OS X El Capitan became just available as public beta. Right in time, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.6 bring important compatibility changes for it. In addition, DEVONthink 2.8.6 supports images referenced in Markdown documents. When importing Bookends references, DEVONthink imports their keywords too. PDF text annotations created by other applications keep their appearance. They are only restyled as soon as they're edited with DEVONthink.

For Calendar events dropped into rich text documents both DEVONthink and DEVONnote add a back link, too. Users could already add files and contact cards to RTFs in earlier versions. Also, version 2.8.6 adds a placeholder for the name of the top group that users can place into templates.

DEVONthink 2.8.6 comes with better HTML-to-text conversion, enhanced drag-and-drop support, and workflow improvements. DEVONthink Pro and up also prevent users from creating databases in watched cloud folders. This prevents corruption by file sync software.

Finally, DEVONthink 2.8.6 updates already installed add-ons automatically. The new versions also save license information no longer in the Preferences folder. So-called preferences cleaner applications are prone to accidentally deleting license files.

The updates also bring further internal optimizations that improve their performance and reliability.

"OS X El Capitan is the next major release of Apple's Mac operating system. And with the public beta it's already available to all Mac users. DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.6 bring the necessary compatibility changes. And with all the additional usability and workflow enhancements we recommend the new versions to all our users, regardless whether they're already using OS X El Capitan or not," comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Availability and pricing

All editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.7.5 or later (in the App Store: OS X 10.9 or later). They can be downloaded from and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. DEVONthink Personal and DEVONnote are 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.
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