DEVONthink Pro

Version: 2.3 || Release Date: 2011-09-01 || License: Commercial with demo ($79.95) Developer: DEVONtechnologies, LLC, USA | App Owner: fred

DEVONthink is the solution for the digital age, the one database for all your documents. And it's flexible. It adapts to your personal needs. Use it as your document repository, your filing cabinet, your e-mail archive or your project organizer.

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9 Opinions

It took me a long time to decide to buy this app. it seemed too complicated at first sight but since buying it I have never regretted the decision. It grows on you. The more you use it, the more you find it has features that make it stand out from the crowd. There is very little that it cannot do apart from make the tea !

I think this is the only application I regret purchasing. The interface is obtuse, the iOS app an abomination. I've watched the instructional videos, and I still haven't grasped what the basic usage model is. Tags are groups, except they aren't? Mobile sync is its own group? The inbox is for sorting, except nothing ever leaves it?

A great app to manage all kind of informations. You can organize documents and tag all informations.

Started using this a replacement for Journer (development had stopped on the latter). This application is amazing, and the updated 2.0 interface with Tags is very pleasant. I Highly Recommend this application for your information management.

I use Devonthink as a catch-all, searchable database for, well - everything. I keep software records and activation codes. When I make an online downloadable software purchase the details, licenses and confirmation emails go into Devonthink. I have a entry for each computer in our facility and keep install info and logins etc.

I'm not very organized, but Devonthink makes it look like I am.

i've come to rely on this app's AI features - but the developers really need to update the interface. the very loyal user base is being eroded by their, so far, empty promises to release version 2. For compiling a research database nothing can touch it, but it really needs to have a much more attractive, customisable UI - as well as long requested features like tagging, smart folders. Open up Devon alongside something like Journler for example (much less powerful software admittedly) and you'll see what Devon could be.

A database? DEVONthink is more: it's a wide open file vacuum that allows for information to be stored, turned into hierarchies and then manipulated. It "associates" information, even sections of stored documents with other documents in the database. It's a thinking database. It recognizes words and terms and suggests associations... It creates links. Frankly, I'm not really doing it justice. The app gets richer over time, but it is necessary to fight through the documentation, which is not plain and assumes too much of the end user. As to the criticisms of UI, they're weak, tantamount to criticizing the Mars Landers for their lack of streamlining. The issue is functionality not appearances.

In this area, the best app I have ever run. Theoretically dedicated to the desktop productivity and organization (true) but, the more you use it, the more it fits to unexpected use cases. This tool has almost no limit but that of the imagination. Depending on needs, can be associated as well with the efficient and customizable Web search engine called DevonAgent.
The user interface is not very smart nor "modern", the learning curve is a bit long but I do encourage any newbie to be patient because this flexible, robust and reliable app is really worth seeing.

DT Pro is the best app ever. Its AI features are second to note. The only thing that I don't like is… hum… well… honestly there's nothing I don't like :)
I can't recommend it enough.
Oh yes, just one thing: the help is not translated, which may be a problem for some users.