DEVONthink To Go 3 17+

Mobile Document Management

DEVONtechnologies, LLC

    • 4.8 • 905 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Focus on your work and let DEVONthink remember all the details. Collect and organize your documents, make notes, annotate PDFs. DEVONthink To Go is the mobile document management solution for iPad and iPhone. Sync your data privately and securely between your Macs, iPads, and iPhones. App-wide security (including Face ID) keeps your private data private.


DEVONthink To Go 3.0 has been greatly improved over version 2.x. It brings new features including support for multiple windows and the pointer on iPadOS, dark mode, and context menus. OCR converts scans to searchable PDFs on your device, Shortcuts actions let you automate everyday tasks and integrate DEVONthink To Go with the rest of your iOS ecosystem. Open documents in other apps directly from the "Share" sheet. Version 3.0 supports Mac-style document annotations and ratings, unifies inboxes, tags, and trash groups like on the Mac, and adds new global smart groups.

A new iCloud sync based on CloudKit is much faster and more reliable than the previous iCloud approach (requires DEVONthink for Mac 3.6.2 or later). Other improvements include search returning first results faster and new settings to personalize DEVONthink To Go to your needs.

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What’s New

Version 3.5.1

This maintenance update adds a new setting for marking documents automatically as read. The Markdown CSS field now accepts item links to text documents. Searching handles NEAR queries better and no longer returns trashed items. And, of course, the update also fixes bugs and glitches.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
905 Ratings

905 Ratings

JWB1049 ,

Storage and Idea Creator Program

I was a slow starter with DEVONthink. It’s breadth of possibilities to organize information overwhelmed me at first. I bought two books on how to use it, but did not find them all that useful because I didn’t remember what I read. It was only when I started using Devonthink on a daily basis regardless whether I knew what I was doing or not that I really became hooked. I found it is a program that is best learned as you go. And once you get started, the possibilities are wide ranging and dynamic. I use DEVONthink to store any ideas I have, things I have read, pictures I have seen, etc. Then when I want to write something I can do a search, and numerous connections come up between notes that I would never have organized if I was just doing a single research project. I use DEVONthink as my storage file, like a Zettlekasten. I then move to either a mind map program to further analyze, or to Scivener, my writing app, to use its notecard function, to organize my thoughts. I then write using Scrivener. DEVONthink is an absolute must for storing and organizing the many things I study and write about. It is a fabulous program!

Bilbo.Bagels ,

Worth every dime

I have used iPhones since 2007. This is my first review, because I think the developers of this app have earned it. I’ve used a he desktop version of DT for a little over a year with the previous DTTG version. This update is ROBUST. Far exceeded my expectations in terms of new features. I use this app everyday—its an integral part of my workflow.

My only wish, which might also be operator error, is to be able to create a new group DURING move-to or replicate-to. (I do go nuts navigating up a huge hierarchy then down a different one, only to discover I never created the group I intended to move or replicate an item to).

This is a five star app however—no question about it. The developers should be proud.

manuelalonso54 ,

DEVONthink is on the game of the new wave of productivity applications

With DT3 and the iOS companion DTTG, the company has taken a big leap and now offers a better solution to document management and research platform than Obsidian, Roam, Notion, Craft and all others. With new Markdown features (still need improvement), backlinks, better iCloud Kit syncing (syncing across devices it was one of the issues before the latest upgrades), tags, groups and a host of features, it does a great job for people with large amounts of reference documents to manage and edit. The PDF editor in the iPad is really great.

Even if syncing works a lot better, and I have learned that breaking my document base in many smaller databases is the way to go (not to throw everything into a single database), it still depends on iCloud (it also supports Dropbox and others, which I have not tried), and when the volume is large, is still not agile enough to see all documents in sync in several devices, say iMac, MBA and iPad. We need more speed there but I suppose that is Apple’s fault.

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The developer, DEVONtechnologies, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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