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DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 supports iOS 12 and iPhone XS Max

Sync Settings

This week Apple officially released iOS 12 with many under-the-hood changes. DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 has just become available on the App Store and brings some necessary adjustements for Apple’s new operating system version as well as for the iPhone XS Max. But that’s, of course, not all. With DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 we’ve improved the workflow when creating, grouping, or searching for items. Documents now use the easier-to-read San Francisco font, and headers in item lists are better legible. On...

DEVONthink and the ABBYY data leak

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According to TechCrunch, ABBYY, the maker of the OCR technology we use in DEVONthink Pro Office, had accidentally exposed more than 200,000 OCRed customer documents. This leak, however, does not affect you as our customer. All documents are processed locally on your Mac by the ABBYY OCR engine. Your documents only leave your computer when you manually export or send them, or when you synchronize them to a remote location. However, our sync stores are fully AES 256 bit encrypted when you...

DEVONthink To Go 2.6.3 improves sync and reliability

Reauthentication Warning

Right in time for the sunny weekend DEVONthink To Go 2.6.3 has passed Apple’s review and is now available on the App Store. With this maintenance release we’re concentrating to make the app faster and more reliable, especially the synchronization. Among many other improvements DEVONthink To Go no longers sleeps during very long sync runs and uses a less storage space when importing databases shallowly. We now also warn you when you choose a reauthentication delay that would break Files app...

DEVONthink 2.10.1 improves sync, brings fixes for Mojave

DEVOnthink Sync Preferences

This maintenance release brings DEVONthink and DEVONnote to version 2.10.1. We have focused much of our efforts on making syncing use less resources, increasing its reliability, and syncing frequent changes more quickly. We have improved indexing EPUB and Tinderbox files, and have better support for text clipping created with macOS Sierra and later. The release also addresses some email import issues, including a problem specific to importing email on macOS Sierra. For users of the Move with Keyboard script, this...

DEVONthink To Go 2.6.2 brings enhancements and fixes

Update URL Command

Last night our latest maintenance update for DEVONthink To Go has passed Apple’s review. Version 2.6.2 allows settings flags and labels using URL commands, removes path extensions from the name of files imported from, e.g., the Files app, and warns before adding a database with pending items to a new sync location. In addition the update fixes bugs and improves the overall stability and reliability. You can find the complete list of all changes always inside the app (tap the question mark button on...

DEVONthink adds iCloud sync

iCloud synchronization

Sychronization via iCloud was the no. 1 feature request on our list. And here we go: DEVONthink 2.10 and DEVONthink To Go 2.6 let you keep your databases in sync via iCloud and without entering anything except for the optional encryption password. No messing around with sync store names, server addresses, or login credentials. Add the iCloud sync location, check off the databases you want to sync, done. It can’t be any easier. In addition DEVONthink on both platforms synchronizes...

DEVONthink To Go 2.5.1 enhances security and reliability

DEVONthink To Go 2.5 Security Settings

For the DEVONthink To Go 2.5.1 maintenance release we’ve thrown enhancements to the clipping workflow and to its new app security into the package. Clip to DEVONthink adds text retrieved for web pages to the comments of bookmarks and recognizes URLs provided as simple text. The security lock screen now covers also full-screen videos and popovers. That being not enough, no maintenance release comes without reliability and performance improvements. The update makes synchronizing via sync stores more reliable and checks...

Spring updates: From DEVONsphere Express to XMenu

XMenu 1.9.9

Right in time for spring here in the US and in Europe we’ve done some traditional spring cleaning and prepared a few updates for you: DEVONsphere Express 1.9.1 brings performance-related improvements and works better with the AFPS filesystem. It now also searches text in PDF annotations and forms, handles ePub books better, and improves finding related websites. Auto-completing search terms makes typing queries more comfortable. CalcService 3.5 supports also numbers with separators, e.g., copied from an invoice or account statement. WordService 2.8.2...

Welcome SSL/TLS and Good-Bye Facebook

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We know that you like to keep your private data private. And our software and processes are designed to keep it that way. Here’s what we’ve done recently to protect your privacy and security as well as our own integrity in these matters: Our website and all of its subdomains use SSL/TLS encryption now. You’ll notice that they use https: instead of http: and all common browsers show a padlock icon or similar in the address bar when you visit them. If they...

DEVONthink to adopt Blockchain technology

Use Blockchain

The most-discussed new technology in the last few years is clearly the Blockchain. While it’s best known as the basis for Bitcoin it’s main advantage is its highly decentralized approach to data storage. Data is added in encrypted form to a robust chain of byte blocks that make tempering with it impossible. Reliable versioning comes with the approach as a free extra, and as all data is not only stored locally but also on an uncountable number of other computers...