DEVONthink 3.6 adds Big Sur support and workflow improvements

Devonthink On Devices
Devonthink On Devices (Image credit: DEVONtechnologies)

What you need to know

  • DEVONthink 3.6 is now available for download.
  • The update adds support for macOS Big Sur as well as workflow updates.

DEVONtechnologies has released the new DEVONthink 3.6 for Mac update, adding support for macOS Big Sur alongside a suite of new workflow improvements that will make it easier to keep track of whatever you happen to throw into the app.

DEVONthink is my go-to app for storing data, whether that's markdown text, handwritten notes, or letters from my bank. Keeping all of that data in one place could be complicated, but DEVONthink manages to make sure finding what you need is as easy as possible – and this update builds on that with indexing of all in-note links.

DEVONthink 3.6 now scans databases for all outgoing and incoming links and presents them in an extended Links Inspector. You can even use the number of links per documents in searches, smart groups, scripts, or for sorting lists.

More document search improvements have been added, with support for video and audio files now included.

Devonthink On Big sur

Devonthink On Big sur (Image credit: DEVONtechnologies)

On the workflow side we've included a better in-document search with wildcards and enhanced operators. We've also added video and audio files support to Markdown. The conversion from rich text to Markdown retains attributes like italics or bold, too. Split long PDFs into separate documents, one for each chapter. And if you use item links for connecting documents you can now easier get a URL pointing to a specific page of a PDF. For Markdown documents you'll get a URL that links directly to a section.

Those with DEVONthink installed can get the update via the Check for Updates feature in-app. Everyone else can head on over to the DEVONthink website to get in on the act and choose the best version of DEVONthink for you.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.