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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.8.7

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink [1] (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote [2] to version 2.8.7 with important compatibility changes for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, plus improved reliability when syncing between Macs (as well as between Macs and iOS devices). On the El Capitan front, the four apps add support for App Transport Security, fix glitches during drag-and-drop in icon views, improve handling of the fullscreen document window, and ensure that launch and progress panels display as expected. All three versions of DEVONthink improve importing from Evernote, speed up indexing (up to twice as fast depending on metadata and file size), fix a bug with dragging email messages without a subject from Apple Mail, and update the MultiMarkdown engine to version 4.

DEVONthink Pro Office users should be aware that a bug in the initial 2.8.7 release broke OCR capabilities. That problem has now been fixed, but if you installed the update before it was, you should download a fresh copy [3] to correct the issue. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, release notes [4]; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, release notes [5]; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes [6]; 25 percent discount for TidBITS members [7] on all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. 10.7.5+)

[1]: http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonthink/
[2]: http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonnote/
[3]: http://www.devontechnologies.com/redirect.php?id=download
[4]: http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonthink/devonthink-pro-office/release-notes.html
[5]: http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonthink/devonthink-pro/release-notes.html
[6]: http://www.devontechnologies.com/products/devonnote/release-notes.html
[7]: http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html