DEVONthink 2.9 is here with light-speed & super-safe sync

After three betas our next-generation sync has finally reached production status. Today we’ve released DEVONthink 2.9 with our completely rewritten synchronization. It’s built for speed, robustness and flexibility. It works both on the local network, with any removable volume, as well as with internet-based services such as Dropbox or WebDAV servers.

Next-gen sync compared to other services

Our next-generation sync is up to 688 times faster than DEVONthink 2.8 and up to 70 times faster than competing services. It uses less disk or cloud space and requires much fewer files and folders. Also, it consumes up to 80 percent less bandwidth, less RAM, and less computing power. Finally, all data sent through the network or stored on Dropbox or a WebDAV server is AES 256 bit encrypted. Neither the service providers nor us can read your data if you don’t allow it.

In addition multiple clients can upload and download data to and from sync stores simultaneously without waiting for each other. And by synchronizing also indexed files and folders you can use DEVONthink 2.9 to synchronize any number of folders in the file system with another computer. Faster than with the cloud services’ original clients and not limited to just one folder.

Our next-generation sync is the basis for synchronizing with the upcoming DEVONthink To Go 2.0 too. For maximum compatibility both platforms share the very same code and will so similarly benefit from all future improvements.

We recommend these free updates to all users. Get the new versions directly by using the apps’ update function or our Download page. If you purchased the software on the App Store, use the App Store application to update your copy as soon as it has passed Apple’s review.

59 Responses to “DEVONthink 2.9 is here with light-speed & super-safe sync”

  1. Robin says:

    Thx so much for your hard work on the sync. I just have one remark: it’s really great to be able to have the activity window to see how the sync is going BUT it’s really annoying/disturbing to have it show up every time there is is sync, since it can be every minute when in auto… Is there a way to make it not show up?

  2. Stef says:


    first of all thank you for your hard work in regards to the new sync feature it works really fast.

    One little issue I have got is when I connect my Macbook to WIFI (5Ghz) then it seems that everythime DT is syncing the entire program “hangs” and I have to wait until the sync has finished (auto mode) This is really enoying but happens on WIFI only- on a LAN connection there is noch such issue at all.

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  4. Steve says:

    Bonjour is a pain in the neck over some switches.

    Also, it cannot be used over the internet afaik. Could you provide a “local sync store” which uses a specified IP/Port combination instead of Bonjour. For people with the skills to set that up it will be more reliable AND more useful.

  5. Darwin says:

    Finally it’s there. DTTG 2.0 ist in the App-Store.

  6. Ibrahim says:

    It would be great if you would integrate a scanner in DTTG 2.0!

  7. jneumann says:

    We have plenty of ideas to choose from. Who knows!

  8. Jihun Kang says:

    Can we have Onedrive support for devonthink to go please?

  9. Kevin Brown says:

    Please add OneDrive support!!! I have to sync my work windows files onto my beloved mac with DevonThink!