You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone.
I really love DEVONthink. Not only is it a cornerstone in my infrastructure, the company who develops it also provides useful information. A few days ago, they warned about the combination of PDFs created with Fujitsu ScanSnap and macOS Sierra:
Fujitsu warns about ScanSnap problems with macOS Sierra
Many of you are using a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners for capturing documents. Before you jump onto the macOS Sierra train please read the following warning that Fujitsu just published:
“Problems regarding the compatibility with macOS Sierra have been found. Please do not use ScanSnap applications on macOS Sierra. Also, before upgrading your OS to macOS Sierra, please be sure to make a backup copy of the PDF files created by using ScanSnap applications. We will provide you the solution to these issues as soon as available.”
pointing to this link on the Fujitsu website.
And yeah, fuck. That’s a serious issue. The OS crippling PDFs? Destroying pages? That’s really bad news. And who knows to which PDFs it applies. Might be some older standard or a specific algorithm to create them.
So, before you update to macOS Sierra, do a backup of your PDFs. Burn them to DVDs, copy them on an external hard drive you never, ever use unless you really have to. But make sure all those PDFs, all those articles, files, etc. are safely backuped.
And seriously, Apple, WTF?