DEVONthink 2.9.6 and DEVONthink To Go 2.0.5

DEVONthink To Go PDF thumbnail view

DEVONthink 2.9.6, which we have just released, brings another bunch of workarounds for issues related to macOS Sierra’s broken PDF engine and scanner support. Both DEVONthink and DEVONnote also add new conditions to smart groups and honor metadata provided by ELO Office. The sharing extension for DEVONthink supports images, e.g., from web browsers, and uses less energy. On the iOS side we’ve made DEVONthink To Go 2.0.5 remember reading and playback positions. The update also adds a handy PDF thumbnail view, lets you stop and restart...

A user’s journey into DEVONthink: Setup and first usage

Stuart Ingram

My preferences are set pretty much as they come out of the box, with one or two tweaks (for example, I want to trash the originals of any PDF files I import and run through optical character recognition). The DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO) manual covers setting preferences in detail and of course these may change as I go along. At this point I’ve decided to import or index everything I possibly can on my hard drive into DTPO. For me, one of the major...

DEVONagent 3.9.5: Updated for Sierra, supports Qwant

DEVONagent searching for 'drones'

Two weeks ago we have updated DEVONthink for macOS Sierra and DEVONthink To Go for iOS 10; this week it’s DEVONagent‘s turn with a maintenance update. Version 3.9.5 of all editions of DEVONagent received fixes for minor issues with Apple’s latest desktop operating system. In addition they now support the privacy-minded search engine Qwant and search Google Scholar better. As always we’re thrown a lot more into the basket, from more accurate ad filtering to updated scanner plugins and better interoperability with other applications. We recommend...

New series: A user’s journey into DEVONthink

Stuart Ingram

This is a guest post by Stuart Ingram. Stuart is not affiliated with DEVONtechnologies in any way except for being a power user of DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. I first came across DEVONthink whilst working through one of the periodic urges I get to review and make changes to my digital organisation habits, Again I had become disillusioned with the futile search for ‘one app to rule them all’. I was a longtime user of Evernote, however I’d never been...

Wednesday Tip: Clip To DEVONthink — in DEVONthink

Clip to DEVONthink uses from inside DEVONthink

Many people use the DEVONthink browser extensions to clip information from web pages into their DEVONthink databases. We have extensions (or add-ons, different name but the same thing) for Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox. You may already know DEVONthink has built-in web browsing. Add a bookmark to your database, select it, and you are browsing the web just like any other browser. But what if you want to capture a web page like you can in your favorite browser? You may...

DEVONthink — Das Arbeitsbuch updated/aktualisiert

Cover DEVONthink Das Arbeitsbuch

Michael Malzahn has updated his German-language ebook DEVONthink — Das Arbeitsbuch with changes for DEVONthink 2.9, DEVONthink To Go 2.0, and the new sync that links the two. If you purchased the ebook on or after July 1st, 2016, you can get the new version for free. Contact the author with your purchase receipt. Michael Malzahn hat sein E-Book DEVONthink — Das Arbeitsbuch für DEVONthink 2.9, DEVONthink To Go 2.0 und die neue Synchronisierung, die beide verbindet, aktualisiert. Wenn Sie das E-Book am oder nach...

Fujitsu publishes fix schedule for macOS Sierra problems

Two weeks ago we posted a warning published by Fujitsu regarding issues with PDFs on macOS Sierra. Today Fujitsu has released a fix schedule as well as additional information. Though more deeply explained in Prior Announcements and the FAQ, the problems with ScanSnap operating on macOS Sierra fall into two main categories: 1. Newly created PDF files using ScanSnap while operating on macOS Sierra 2. Existing PDF files created earlier by ScanSnap now residing on macOS Sierra While this issue is manifested by changes...

DEVONthink 2.9.5 and DEVONthink To Go 2.0.4

DEVONthink 2.9 next-generation sync

As with most major operating system releases, macOS Sierra and iOS 10 bring not only new features but also many under-the-hood changes. We have just released updates for all editions of DEVONthink as well as for DEVONnote and DEVONthink To Go. The maintenance releases for the Mac work around the multitude of issues introduced with Sierra’s overhauled PDF library, changes in Mail’s script support, and more. On iOS, DEVONthink To Go 2.0.4 fixes many issues related to memory and database management....

Tuesday Tip: Convert ebooks to PDF

Calibre icon

ePub and Mobi (the Kindle format) are solid file formats for electronic books. But they are harder to handle than, e.g., PDF or plain text as they are designed for reading on an ebook reader. They are not really suited for using them inside other applications or for long-term archiving. One option is to convert your ebooks to PDF using Calibre. Daniel Wessel writes about how to do it on his blog Organizing Creativity.

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