I liked the old DevonThink fine and I’m liking the new one even better. However, based on their update schedule I wouldn’t look for another round of big UI improvements for … oh … another decade or more?
DevonThink is a tool for professional researchers, which turns out to be a fairly broad category – academics and scientists of course, but also journalists (like me), and even IT pros.
But it’s NOT a layperson’s tool. It’s hard to learn. You don’t just jump in and start using it and pick up more over time, as you do with most software. You download it, install it, open it, scream in horror and then run away. But if you have a special need,you take another look.
If you think DevonThink might not be for you, then it definitely isn’t. May I suggest Apple Notes, or just plain documents in the Finder, or Bear, or even Evernote which I think is unfairly maligned nowadays.
But if you need to organize a LOT of documents, and find connections between them, DevonThink is great at that.