DEVONthink for Mac

Tool for organizing, describing, searching, and linking text and multimedia documents


Downloading DT

* Note: The Download links are available only on Mac web browsers, which are grayed out on Windows web browsers.  

* Free trial:  DT can be downloaded from the Download page on the DEVONtechnologies site.

  • After the trial period of 30 days or 150 hours of runtime, whichever is later, it requires a license key.
  • Each license comes with two seats, allowing two installs on different computers.  
  • Note: Take advantage of some benefits using your student/staff/faculty account)   


Installing DEVONthink

1. Once DT is downloaded, go to the Downloads folder on your Mac and double-click DEVONthink_3.dmg to install.

Start DT3

2.  Copy DT3 to the Applications folder.

.Copy DT3 to App Folder

3. Go to Applications, start DT3.

Starting DT3

4. Once DT3 is started, select Install Add-Ons under the DEVONthink 3 menu (DEVONthink 3 -> Install Add-Ons…). 

Install Add-Ons

*Note: The Safari browser extension is installed by default in DT3, but you must get to Safari's Preferences > Extensions and enable it.

Enabling Safari extension

The following extension options are recommended as we notice some inconsistencies in using the browser extensions: 

Installing add-ons

5. Go to the quick access tool bar called “the Dock” at the bottom of the screen, and right-click Keep in Dock.

Keeping DT3 in Dock