DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 uses new declutterer and brings automation

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – DEVONtechnologies today is proud to announce the release of DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3, an update to the company’s iOS companion to DEVONthink for Mac, with enhancements and bug fixes. Take your databases with you and organize your documents on the go. Synchronize your data directly on the local network, via Dropbox, or any WebDAV server. Strong encryption keeps your private data private.

Version 2.1.3 uses DEVONtechnologies’ new decluttering service for clipping web pages and adds new settings for PDFs. It also improves automation with new URL commands and x-callback-url support. A new smart group lists all items that have comments, and email attachments are now shown separately so that they can be viewed and shared. The Apple Pencil support for PDF annotations has been improved too. The update is free and recommended for all users.

Following its Mac counterpart, DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 replaces the use of Instapaper for decluttering clipped web pages and articles. Our own new web service makes the app independent from third-party services and is prepared for future improvements.

Viewing PDFs in DEVONthink To Go becomes more comfortable with two new settings. Continuous scrolling allows to maintain the zoom level while browsing PDFs. And users of smaller iPads can let the app display only one page at a time instead of two next to each other in landscape orientation. Working with email messages has been improved, too, with attachments listed separately so that users can view and share them.

Other usability enhancements in version 2.1.3 include better Apple Pencil support for annotating PDFs and improved searching while typing. A new smart group lists items with comments. In addition, it’s now possible to copy item links for databases. This makes it possible to, e.g., open them from OmniFocus tasks or Calendar entries. Switching away from DEVONthink To Go saves documents without ending editing mode. This makes it more comfortable to look something up in another app while working on a document.

Automation on iOS:
It’s still treated as an orphan on iOS: automation. Workflow, the app that was just acquired by Apple, and custom URL schemes are currently your best bet for automating repetitive tasks across apps. DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 greatly enhances the existing set of URL commands. New calls allow users to add documents, retrieve item data, and search their databases. Using the x-callback-url scheme all commands also return data to the calling app if needed.

“Our users are power users,” comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies’ President. “They make heavy use of all aspects of their devices, and they don’t like to do the same thing over and over again. With DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 we support the available initiatives for creating automated workflows on iOS with an extended set of URL and x-callback-url commands.”

The update also improves the responsiveness and reliability, and fixes bugs and glitches. It’s free for existing users and highly recommended.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.1 or later
* 103 MB

Pricing and Availability:
DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 is $14.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Some features require a one-time in-app purchase. Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website. Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann also posts news, opinions, previews, and public betas in his blog Devonian Times.

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DEVONtechnologies LLC creates end-user and server applications for the Mac and iOS platforms that enhance productivity, organization, and user experience with unique artificial intelligence technology. All applications are focused on both ease of use and satisfying the needs of even the most savvy users. The underlying DEVONtechnology is a flexible and versatile foundation that can be used for a large range of purposes from databases, data mining, and information retrieval to human-computer interfaces. DEVONtechnologies LLC was founded 2002 and incorporated 2004, and is today headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 DEVONtechnologies LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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