What's New

What's new in DEVONthink Pro Office 2.9.8

This maintenance release adds '.fountain' to the known plain text extensions and allows you to specify whether you want to open Markdown documents in edit or preview mode by default. It also further improves auto-saving, revises the Media preferences pane, and simplifies scanning of multiple pages. Global smart groups now support manually updating indexed items and dialogs for choosing file locations switch to valid folders if necessary. The update again addresses more PDF issues related to macOS Sierra and improves the overall reliability.


  • '.fountain' added to list of known plain text extensions.
  • Option Preferences > Media > Markdown > Edit/Preview documents added.


  • Editing of HTML pages saves checkboxes and text fields of forms too.
  • Global smart groups support File > Update Indexed Items.
  • Simplified scanning of multiple pages.
  • Revised Preferences > Media pane.
  • It's possible to drag tags or concordance words onto tagging fields, e.g., the Tag bar or the Info panel.
  • Panels to create databases or to import databases from sync stores validate the last used folder and switch to a valid folder if necessary.
  • Windows are now automatically saved five minutes after the last modification instead of every five minutes.
  • Less flickering while moving or resizing PDF annotations (macOS Sierra 10.12.2 PB4 and later).
  • Better graphics card handling on MacBooks with discrete graphics card.
  • Manually checking for updates reports now also versions that should be skipped.
  • AppleScript support.
  • Localization.

Improved (Sync)

  • Command Download Pending Records added to contextual and action menus.
  • The dialog to create local sync stores validates the last used folder and switches to a valid folder if necessary.
  • Dialogs to create or edit WebDAV sync locations no longer accept URLs containing '.dtCloud'.
  • Extended sync store and direct connection data speeds up especially Mac-to-Mac transactions.
  • Icon of Import Database button flipped


  • Issues related to bugs in PDFKit (macOS Sierra).
  • Issues related to scanning.
  • Issue where the PDF sidebar did not support reordering and dropping (macOS Sierra).
  • Issue where the fill color of PDF text annotations couldn't be removed (macOS Sierra).
  • Issue where formatted notes weren't displayed by the advanced web interface.
  • Issue where opening or activating the PDF annotations or image editing panels autosaved the document.
  • Issue where closing modified document windows saved them independently of whether changes should be saved or not.
  • Issue where the search engine didn't find all occurrences for proximity operators using wildcards, e.g., 'word1 NEAR word2*'.
  • Issue where clicking '.mp3' links in feeds, e.g., podcasts added the linked file to the Download Manager.
  • Issue where text in formatted notes created by the Sorter appeared grey.
  • Issue where changing, e.g., label colors wasn't persistent anymore (macOS Sierra).
  • Issue where updating of the ScanSnap integration could fail.
  • Issue where Automator failed to run the OCR items action (macOS Sierra).

Fixed (Sync)

  • Crash related to the Dropbox SDK.

Known issues (macOS Sierra)

  • Flickering while resizing or moving PDF annotations, again due to PDFKit bugs.
  • Encrypted PDF documents can't be unlocked; guess it: PDFKit bugs.
  • Note PDF annotations can't be opened or expanded. No kidding, it's PDFKit.

DEVONthink Pro (com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is DEVONthink Pro 2.9.8. The most popular version of this application used by our users is DEVONthink Pro 2.8.10.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/DEVONthink Pro.app

Minimum OS version: 10.5

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