Need two licenses?

Very basic question here. I bought Devonthink 3 for my MacBook, but I’m getting an iPad and want to use Devonthink on it and my iPhone. Do i need to buy two Devonthink To Go licenses or just one and download it onto both my phone and iPad?

Installing software on IOS devices is buying direct from Apple’s App Store. For me in my country, when I purchased DEVONthinkToGo, it was installed automatically on both my iPad and iPhone by Apple. Your mileage may be different!

DEVONthink To Go is a separate application, hence a separate purchase from the iOS App Store.

I think the number of devices you can install one purchase on, might depend on the App Store account you use on those devices, or whether or not you use family sharing for example.

AFAIK you can install an app from the App Store on 5 different devices using the same App Store account, and probably on other devices of family members if you use family sharing. But the latter doesn’t allow you to share in-app purchases. (The App Store account and AppleID are not necessarily the same by the way).

Please check Apple’s description about the maximum number of devices before you buy.

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I have DDTTG on both an iPad and iPhone. As I recall, the app is a free download with an in-app purchase to enable premium features. If, as @anon6914418 indicates, the two devices use the same Apple ID for the App Store, the in-app purchase on one device should be effective on the other.
No advance decision needed; I’d suggest downloading the app on both devices, and if you want the added features, make the in app purchase on one, and see if you can activate premium features on the other (settings —> manage premium features —> restore purchase.

Just to clarify:

DEVONthink To Go is a paid application. However, there is also an in-app option to purchase the Pro Pack, enabling some features like PDF annotation, sheet and email support, and shallow (on demand) syncing.

Thanks for the clarification, Jim. My memory never was what it used to be…

the original poster was asking if two licenses of DEVONthink ToGo required on 2 IOS devices.

It was not for me but i do not know how Apple does it worldwide the same as here in my country.

Ahh. I missed that. If the iOS devices are signed into the same Apple ID, you can install it on both.

Great, thank you for this helpful information.