DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.2

Indexing documents with DEVONthink ProWe have just released DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.2 into the wild. DEVONthink 2.8.2 fully supports indexing files and folders stored in iCloud Drive. An additional script indexes all user-generated folders on iCloud Drive without manually adding folders or documents to the database. You can install it with a single click from the built-in Support Assistant.

DEVONthink 2.8.2 also indexes and searches your Scapple documents. New preference options store an author name that the app reuses in various places where you add or create metadata. You can set a default image zoom and default PDF display modes, too. A new hidden preference option allows you to disable the Dock icon badge.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.2 come with revised editing preferences and all HUD panels appear optimized for OS X Yosemite. The new version improves DEVONthink’s compatibility to Spotlight metadata importers, too. It also deals better with invalid filenames or damaged file systems. Finally, the updates fix bugs on OS X Yosemite and improve performance and reliability.

We recommend these free updates for all editions of DEVONthink as well as for DEVONnote to all users. Get the new versions directly by using the apps’ update function (if available) or visit our Download page.


2 Responses to “DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.2”

  1. John says:

    The HUDs do look different after the update but far away from “optimized”. Maybe on Retina displays, but not on non-Retina ones.

    The bold titles in the HUD for example look like two fonts above each other, just not exactly but slightly shifted and without anti-aliasing. Difficult to read.

    But while we’re at it I have another question not directly linked to the update: Before Yosemite the DEVONthink browser plug-in always took a little while longer to call DEVONthink and its HUD than the Print service.

    Now it is totally different: The Print service takes ages, about five minutes at best, sometimes up half an hour. Is this a specific DEVONthink phenomenon, is it a general Yosemite Print service problem or do I have to look for a marten underneath the cover of my mac?

    Although I prefer the plug-in over the Print service it is necessary because both sometimes do provide different results and then often the Print service’s one is better.

  2. eboehnisch says:

    @ John: Please try to switch off LCD Font Smoothing in System Preferences > General. We are using the official OS X Yosemite HUDs now and that’s how all HUDs are supposed to look like. LCD Font Smoothing is made for Apple’s own screens, e.g. in MacBooks, but may look bad on third-party monitors.

    Regarding your print-to-PDF problem: Maybe it would help to trash the alias to DEVONthink in ~/Library/PDF Services? Does saving to PDF from the print sheet also take so long?

    BTW: Blog comments are hardly suitable for support. Please feel free to contact us directly or visit our user forum.