DEVONthink To Go 3.5 offers a brand new text editor, new iPad layout, and more

Devonthink To Go
Devonthink To Go (Image credit: DEVONtechnologies)

What you need to know

  • DEVONthink To Go 3.5 is now available for download in the App Store.
  • The new update includes a new text editor and more.
  • iPad users will enjoy a new three-column interface for easier navigation.

DEVONthink To Go, the popular data and file management app, has a big new version 3.5 update available for download complete with a new text editor with support for plain and rich text, as well as a three-column layout that makes browsing on an iPad better than ever.

The new DEVONthink To Go 3.5 update is available for download in the App Store now, with that new text editor being the main addition. New WYSIWYG Markdown editing, borrowed from DEVONthink for Mac, is joined by a generally refreshed editor that supports things like Apple Pencil and Apple's scan to text feature. Customization is also offered via support for custom CSS.

Devon think to go Markdown Editing screenshot

Devon think to go Markdown Editing screenshot (Image credit: DEVONtechnologies)

The new text editor supports, e.g., images and tables, pencil drawings, videos, and sounds in RTF and formatted notes. You can also enter text with the device's camera (on compatible devices) or the Apple Pencil. If you prefer Markdown, we have something for you, too: editing Markdown happens in WYSIWYG, like in DEVONthink for Mac. There's a better default styling, and you can provide your own custom CSS without including a stylesheet.

In terms of iPad-specific features, a new three-column layout means users can now more easily access databases and other aspects without losing their place in the navigational hierarchy. There's more, too.

Accessing databases, smart groups, and settings without losing the navigation position is now possible with the new three-column layout. Reorder databases and use the many new keyboard commands now neatly arranged in categories. Other enhancements include new PDF view options, external microphone support for voice notes, and the possibility to exclude groups from tagging without using DEVONthink for Mac. The PDF search field by reuses the search term entered into the main search field.

Those who already have DEVONthink To Go installed on their iPhone or iPad will find the update ready to download now. Everyone else can downliad from the App Store now. The app is a free download with monthly and yearly subscriptions available alongside a one-time purchase option. DEVONthink To Go is one of the best iPad and iPhone apps for people who want to keep all of their files, scans, documents, and more organized. This update makes it even better!

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.