Information overload — Swamped by paper, emails, notes? Meet DEVONthink — designed to manage and organize all those disparate pieces of information that are so important to your work or studies. As you become more experienced with DEVONthink and its easy, intuitive interface, you will quickly find more exciting ways of using your data.

What DEVONthink Personal does for you:

- DEVONthink stores your documents, scanned papers, notes, bookmarks, etc. in one place. Access live web pages seamlessly from within DEVONthink to review and extract further information.
- Create RTF documents, edit them in full screen, and use smart templates to quickly add pre-styled documents. Clip data from other applications using drag-and-drop, services, or the Dock menu.
- Edit images, cross-reference documents, and annotate PDF documents using standard PDF annotations.
- Search, classify, and show relationships between your documents (automatically and language-independently) with the help of Artificial Intelligence.
- Take all your important documents with you on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with DEVONthink To Go.

Perfect integration:

- Store and view many file formats including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office,, Apple iWork, Skim, Mellel, and all file formats supported by Quicklook.
- Scan your papers with your scan software and file them in your database.
- Search your database also directly from Spotlight.

Based on DEVONsphere®.

What's New

Version 2.9.17

This maintenance release makes it easier to insert links into plain text and Markdown documents, and lets you search your databases via URL command. In addition, PDF annotations and text entered into PDF forms are searchable now, audio files resume playback, and the colors of Markdown documents can be customized. The update also improves the overall reliability and fixes bugs.

Customer Reviews

Excellent Database Program & Support


I have been using this program along with their Pro Office program for years. I switched from PC to Mac and needed to find programs that were like my PC programs. I started with the DevonNote program and soon upgraded to the DevonThink Personal. After using it for some time, I also purchased the DevonThink Pro Office program. There have been issues along the way, such as the Mac OS being updated but then DevonTechnologies support were right there to respond to my emails and request for help. (A special shout out to Jim Neumann for his troubleshooting skills). Overall, there is no program I’ve seen that can handle the note and document organazition I require.

Never thought of this as a feature, but ...


DevonThink is an excellent tool for creating and keeping records. I didn't import things into it initially, I just started using it as a database for information - including a daily journal. Lots of applications use "tags," but none in as practical way as DevonThink. Tagging a document puts a reference to this document in its folder (named for the tag), makes it much easier to work with tagged information.

Oddly enough, the major user benefit to me is something I never thought of … when you go into an existing document, you don't have to click "edit," you just start typing. I'm not aware of any software application where you don't have to select an existing document/file and then select "edit" to change it. Amazing how fluid an application becomes when you can put your cursor in an existing document and just start typing. Would never have imagined that as a benfit, but I love it. Thanks!

Not what I thought it was, sync is a headache.


I bought this to organize scanned documents to keep everything organized. It works great for that if you only want to access it on one computer. I saw that is has dropbox support so I was hoping to work from a file that was saved on Dropbox so that I could access it from both my desktop and laptop as needed. However, the database location they use is buried deep within your library files and evidently you can’t change the location of it. You have to use their sync function but I have tried and tried and can’t get it to work. I’ve followed their Sync by Sync Store tutorial and it just doesn’t work. Support is a forum and I don’t have time to dig through forums. I’m regretting purchasing it since it is quite expensive.


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