Stuart Ingram on Mac Power Users (and more)

Mac Power Users Podcast

David Sparks and Katie Floyd invited Stuart Ingram to their popular Mac Power Users podcast and discuss his approach to DEVONthink. You know Stuart from his excellent series A User’s Journey into DEVONthink here in this blog. Stuart adresses David’s concerns about ‘everything buckets’ and lays out how he uses DEVONthink Pro Office and why. It’s just 80 minutes and you won’t want to miss it. Click here to listen to Mac Power Users episode 356 yourself. In addition here...

Tuesday Tip: A fresh new Global Inbox

The Global Inbox is a built-in database, provided so you can start working (or playing!) in DEVONthink the moment you launch it. For DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office, it is ideally used as a temporary storage location — a place for transient or unfiled data. It’s a great place to capture miscellanous data when you’re rabbit-trailing around the web too. But, with all such “temporary locations”, the temporary state becomes “permanent” as we forget to go through and file the...

Tuesday Tip: Use text expansion

If you find yourself typing the same things over and over again, there is a way to give your fingers a break. Text expansion is a method of assigning abbreviations for things like often used phrases. For example, you may create an abbreviation like em1, which could fill in your email when typed. Or you may have boilerplate text for a business, like thank yous. You could use the abbreviation tfyo that could expand to “Thanks for your order!” There are some...

Tuesday Tip: A simple move

We had a support ticket with a person who had a simple request: “I have a selection in a Smart Group. How do I move it to a database?” I responded but as I did, I realized (yet again) how much flexibility we have built into DEVONthink. Here are a few ways to accomplish this: Open the receiving group in a new window by double-clicking on it and arranging the windows. Note: In Preferences > General you’ll need to check...

DEVONthink To Go 2.0.7: 3D Touch, page links, bug fixes

DEVONthink To Go 2.0.7 has passed Apple’s review just in time for the Christmas break. The new version adds support for 3D Touch and page links for PDFs. Version 2.0.7 also presents the results of an in-PDF search nicer and handles global searches for words containing non-alphanumeric characters better. Audio continues to play when you switch to another app. Finally, the app icon badge now shows only the number of unread items in the global inbox. The update fixes a...

Merry Christmas 🎄 and a Happy New Year 🎆

The whole DEVONtechnologies team wishes you a peaceful Christmas time, wherever you live and whatever you believe in. We hope that 2017 will be a great, productive, and successful year for you, and that you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy. We are spending the holidays with our families and friends. Consequently, the DEVONtechnologies headquarters are closed from December 23rd, 2016, through January 8th, 2017. Nevertheless, we surely can’t keep ourselves away from the keyboards for too long,...

Tuesday Tip: Search to organize

When you organize your databases and often find yourself navigating through deep group hierarchies to file a new document, this tip from our forum power user korm is for you: Consider using the search to locate the destination across all databases where you want to move documents to (or from). Arrange your database and the search window side by side. In the search window, search for anything. If the search result is a group, then you can drag any item from the database window...

2016 Winter Festival of Artisanal Software

WinterFest

It’s December again and Santa Claus is knocking at the door. It’s the time for new plans, fresh projects and great new ideas. Whether you’re planning that project that will change the world, writing a novel, or collecting memories for your grandkids — we think that DEVONthink Pro Office and the rest of these great tools will help. We’ve gotten together with ten others of the best developers of artisanal software to make DEVONthink Pro Office better — and to...

Tuesday Tool Tip: Free your menubar with Bartender 2

While we rely on our big powerhouse applications like DEVONthink, there are many smaller utilities we use for specialized purposes. These may be calendars, system resource information, or extended clipboards. Simple, smart apps that provide quick and easy access to very focused needs. However, this has lead to our menubars becoming increasingly crowded. And not only these utilities are shown here, but the menubar also has to accommodate the menus of the current application. Especially on a smaller screen, like...

A user’s journey into DEVONthink: The future

Stuart Ingram

(yes, ‘one app to rule them all’ again…) The following are some thoughts on what I think could be added to or improved in DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO) or DEVONthink To Go (DTTG2). From this series of blog posts you will have guessed that I am a big fan of this software. It has genuinely made life so much easier for me (especially academically) and even after a good few months of daily use, some of the features I come across still...