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DEVONthink has long been a favorite database application on the Mac due to its useful features and stellar search capabilities. The previous companion iOS application allowed you to take your databases with you, but it did not have feature parity with its macOS counterpart.

Enter DEVONthink To Go 3 for iOS, which adds a number of key features previously only available on the Mac version. In this screencast, Todd takes you on a tour of the app and shows you how someone might use DEVONthink To Go as their primary database on iOS, separate from the desktop application.

The full tutorial covers:

  • Installation & Setup
  • Interface Overview
  • Adding Files: The Files App
  • Drag & Drop
  • Using the Share Sheet
  • Smart Groups & Databases
  • Moving Items
  • Creating Groups
  • Working with Documents: Editing
  • OCR
  • Document Types
  • Using Tags
  • Searching Your Databases
  • Settings

App Store Links:

DEVONthink To Go 3 - iOS App Store

Video Tutorial Comments

(3 comments posted)

Paul Davis

Excellent. Thank you Todd. Ant recommendations on how to transfer to DEVONthink on the Mac? Thanks again.

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Alan Legg

Thanks Todd, I've had DEVONthink To Go since it first launched but struggled to find a use for it. The sync has improved, I moved my databases on the Mac to iCloud (CloudKit) and after some issues with the encryption key I managed to get them to sync. DTTG can now see the databases synced from the Mac and selectively sync those to my iPad/iPhone and optionally download the indexes only. My only gripe is that it doesn't allow you to edit Rich Text on iOS.

Richard Bush

Thank you, Todd. This was a wonderful overview. I am a long-time user of DevonThink to Go.

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