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DEVONthink/DEVONnote 2.9

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink [1] (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote [2] to version 2.9 with a completely rewritten synchronization engine. Paving the way for the upcoming 2.0 release of DEVONthink To Go [3] on iOS, the new sync engine works both on local networks as well as with Internet-based services such as Dropbox or WebDAV servers. According to this blog post [4], it syncs up to 688 times faster than DEVONthink 2.8 and consumes up to 80 percent less bandwidth, less RAM, and less computing power. However, the new sync engine is not backward-compatible, so you will need to delete existing sync stores and resynchronize your databases.

All four editions also change the default plain text font to 11 point Menlo Regular, improve the handling of selections with thousands of items, improve handling of tab stops of plain text views, and fix a glitch in the Info panel. The three editions of DEVONthink now scale thumbnails of very long PDF pages to width, improve ScanSnap/ExactScan support, and add conversion of .emlx email messages to HTML and formatted notes. Starting with version 2.9, all three editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote require OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, release notes [5]; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, release notes [6]; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes [7]; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes [8]; 25 percent discount for TidBITS members [9] on all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. 10.9+)