DEVONthink 2.10.2 supports macOS Mojave & more

ScanSnap HomeInto this week’s maintenance release for DEVONthink and DEVONnote we’ve packed support for Fujitsu’s new ScanSnap Home application, a modernized web server, compatibility adjustments for macOS Mojave, and more.

ScanSnap Home replaces the former ScanSnap Manager. Our new version of DEVONthink Pro Office recognizes also scans sent to it from ScanSnap Home and converts them to searchable PDF documents if needed. We’ve also updated the built-in webserver so that it makes better use of fast network connections. Especially if you have multiple Mac or PC users connecting to your databases via web sharing you’ll feel the difference.

Other improvements include better import from Evernote, Yojimbo, and Postbox, enhanced drag-and-drop with e.g. Tinderbox, and better support for EPUB metadata. If you’re doing a lot of research you’ll notice that jumping to search hits in documents with highlighted text is easier too. Finally, DEVONthink 2.10.2 lets you import databases from sync locations simply by double-clicking them in the sync preferences.

Important: On January 1st, 2019, Box will deprecate their WebDAV support. Therefore, DEVONthink 2.10.2 removes the sync location templates for Box. Existing setups will, of course, continue to work until Box finally pulls the plug. On a similar note we’ve also removed the MagentaCLOUD template. Unfortunately we can no longer recommend MagentaCLOUD as it proved to be too unreliable for serious sync work.

We recommend everyone using these two services to migrate to one of the numerous other options like iCloud, Dropbox, CloudMe, a privately run WebDAV server (e.g. a Synology DiskStation), or direct connections on the local network. Click here learn how to switch to a new sync location painlessly.

You can find the complete list of all changes always inside the app (Help > Release Notes). We recommend these free updates to all users. Get them directly by using the apps’ update function or from our Download page. If you purchased DEVONthink or DEVONnote in the App Store, update your copy through the App Store app or receive the update automatically, depending on your App Store settings.

14 Responses to “DEVONthink 2.10.2 supports macOS Mojave & more”

  1. Hartmut Schwensen says:

    Hi,

    Is it possible to back up two different databases from one Dropbox account? I haven’t managed it yet.

  2. Todd says:

    Perfect timing! The IX1500 arrived, wanting to install ScanSnap Home. DEVONthink prompted me to auto update. I’m new to ScanSnap home, but it looks like you set it up as an application in settings, then right click and “send to” DEVONthink. Drag and drop does not trigger the OCR.

  3. @ Hartmut Schwensen: Yes, any sync store can hold as many databases as you want. For further assistance please contact our customer support (https://www.devontechnologies.com/redirect.php?id=contact).

  4. Antony says:

    Booo to Box.com. For me it was one of the few services that doesn’t seem to be blocked anywhere, unlike Dropbox or iCloud which I’ve found to often have restrictions on access at the network level. Surprisingly I heard it first here in the release notes and not from Box so I thank you for this warning.

    I don’t quite trust myself to run a webdav server and have to maintain/secure it, and I don’t really want to use thumb drives to shuttle data between machines at different locations.. Any chance you might add SSH / SFTP / SCP sync?

    I suppose I could try rsync and the .dtCloud file; would this be reliable or would it just trash the file when there’s simultaneous updates or if it was open in the app?

  5. Jim Neumann says:

    Sorry, but there are no plans to use ssh/sftp (or ftp)/scp in syncing.
    I would not suggest rsyncing the .dtCloud file. This would be unsupported behavior (and it’s not what our sync engine is doing either).
    PS: Honestly, a local sync store on an external drive is a good and private method for Mac-to-Mac syncing. Not usable for mac-to-mobile though.

  6. Antony says:

    Thanks for the hints and help; I think I’ll avoid doing anything risky with my databases, and accept that it’ll eventually sync to mobile via one of the other clouds.

  7. Aleks says:

    In the same note, you suggest that users migrate to WebDAV (Synology DiskStation) but you also state that you will remove WebDAV Support in two months.
    That’s not good. Please at least do not advise users to use migrate to WebDAV if you are about to kill it!!

  8. Jim Neumann says:

    @Aleks: That is not what was stated in the article. Box.com will no longer be supporting WebDAV, so we are removing its template. We are also removing MagentaCloud’s template, due to unreliability issues. However, MagentaCloud still supports WebDAV so you could set up a WebDAV sync location, but that is the user’s call to make, not ours.

  9. aleks says:

    Thanks for the clarification Jim, I did misread. Glad to hear WebDAV in general will be supported!

  10. Roger says:

    Hi together,
    after the update on the new version 2.10.2, i can’t convert any pdf’s for full text search. Always the error message: There is no pic datas for ocr. has anyone of you the same issue?

    Thanks before
    Roger

  11. Jim Neumann says:

    If a PDF has no image layer, it can’t be OCR’d. Not all PDFs need OCR.
    Also, the blog comments are not meant for support. Please use https://www.devontechnologies.com/redirect.php?id=contact for support inquiries. Thanks!

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