I’ve used DEVONthink for about a year to hold all of my research and gathered materials relating to tech history. As of this writing, I have 22,197 items in the application, across ten databases. Its search features make quick work of crawling all of these bits of information, letting me find anything I have on a certain topic across a range of PDFs, text documents, web archives and more.
DEVONthink on the Mac is solid, but the mobile app has felt left behind, with version 3 of DEVONthink To Go, that’s changed.
The new iOS and iPadOS app brings support for modern mobile features like dark mode, iPad cursor support and even multiple windows. Searching is much faster, and now OCR can done on-device, as opposed to having to wait until you get back to a Mac.
I sync my databases with Dropbox, but this new version also introduces CloudKit sync, if that’s your jam.
The app is a free download on the App Store and comes with a one month free trial. After that, pricing looks like this:
- Monthly subscription: US $1.99
- Yearly subscription: US $14.99
- One-time purchase: US $39.99
If you had DEVONthink to Go already installed, that one-time price is $19.99, but the new version will run for free until July.
I’m really happy to see DEVONthink to Go become a more modern and performant counterpart to the Mac version. While I tend to do this type of work while at my desk, doing so from my iPad or even iPhone just got a lot more enjoyable.