DEVONthink, our favourite information manager for Mac OS X, and arguably the most powerful software of its kind on any platform, has reached version 2.0. With new features and significant usability improvements, this is a solid update. So why am I feeling a bit pessimistic about the market for software of this type?
There’s no doubt about it: version 2.0 is such a solid update to this powerful information manager that for any user currently taking advantage of its sophisticated AI technology, upgrading is a no-brainer. With multiple databases, full Spotlight indexing, Cover Flow, Quicklook, a new ‘Sorter’, beefed-up PDF and OCR capabilities, and more, what’s not to like?
Nothing, really: it’s just that unless you’re really taking advantage of the full capabilities of the sophisticated underlying artificial intelligence engine, the features of the operating system itself together with simple tagging using the emerging standard called OpenMeta might actually be ‘good enough’ to meet your needs.
Have a look at our full review of DEVONthink 2.0 and see if you agree!