Ready for El Capitan: DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express

Searching Stack Overflow

Just after we updated DEVONthink for OS X El Capitan, here are now the maintenance updates for DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express. They improve the compatibility to Apple’s latest and greatest operating system for the Mac. In addition, DEVONagent Pro 3.9.2 uses the title of PDFs displayed in the build-in web browser and quickly captures non-HTML documents to DEVONthink. We have also updated the Twitter, Thumbnail Gallery, Audio, and Video scanners as well as two search sets. Also, DEVONagent Pro and Express 3.9.2 better filter advertising...

Ready for El Capitan: DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.6

Markdown with images in DEVONthink

OS X El Capitan became just available as public beta. Right in time, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.6 bring important compatibility changes for it. In addition, DEVONthink 2.8.6 supports images referenced in Markdown documents. When importing Bookends references, DEVONthink imports their keywords too. PDF text annotations created by other applications keep their appearance. They are only restyled as soon as you edit them with DEVONthink. For Calendar events dropped into rich text documents both DEVONthink and DEVONnote add a back link, too....

SummerFest: Only 3 days left!

SummerFest 2015

Yesterday Apple released new versions of iOS and OS X as well as their new (and a bit weird) Apple Music service. We don’t have new releases for you yet but a reminder that this Friday SummerFest 2015  will end. Like in the last two years we have teamed with six companies like us to offer you the best software for research and creative writing as well as world-class ebooks about everything Mac. Get — for the first time in SummerFest — DEVONthink Pro Office for an unbeatable price....

Tuesday tip: Don’t use DEVONthink as a junk drawer

Sometimes, people do indiscriminate dumps (import or index) into DEVONthink or DEVONnote, imagining it to be a Finder or Spotlight replacement. This is really no more truly effective than the junk drawers we all inevitably have at home. And it leads to more false positives in searches and use of far more resources than it needs to. Searching for a AAA battery in the junk drawer is far harder than it needs to be. Even trying to open that drawer, with screwdrivers...

Let’s have a SummerFest!

SummerFest 2015

Summer. Vacation time. And the time before the new school or college year. Whether you’re finishing your dissertation, preparing for the forthcoming lecture period, or planning the launch of the next product that will change the world — DEVONthink and the rest of these great tools can be of great help. We’ve joined some of the best makers of artisanal software that works together perfectly. Get the tools you need at a terrific price, for a limited time: Aeon Timeline, Bookends,...

“Don’t spread yourself too thin”

Water drops

In their company blog, Fournova publishes short articles from other software developers. They talk about how to build a sustainable business. This month it was my turn. I wrote about not spreading yourself too thin and getting caught in daily busyness instead of focusing on what’s really important. Click here to read yourself. Fournova is the maker of Tower, a graphical client for the Git version control management.

Tuesday Tip: Reindex email in DEVONthink Pro Office

Capturing email messages is one of the most common things people do with the Pro editions of DEVONthink. (Sorry, but neither DEVONnote or DEVONthink Personal support indexing emails, though the Personal edition does allow you to import them via drag and drop.) One of the differences between the editions is how you can search for emails. In DEVONthink Pro, the emails aren’t indexed but you can find them by searching by Name (subject line) or URL (sender). In DEVONthink Pro Office, the subject line, header,...

DEVONthink To Go 1.5.8 fixes RTF issues

DEVONthink To Go on iPad

Today Apple released our DEVONthink To Go 1.5.8 update to the App Store. The maintenance update fixes issues with RTF and RTFD due to changes in iOS 8.3 as well as a few rare crashes. Update your copy from within the App Store app on your device or through iTunes.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.5

Web sharing to Windows 8.1

E-Books, either as PDFs or ePub, establish themselves more and more for technical literature. Starting with version 2.8.5 DEVONthink indexes ePub and iBooks books natively and lets you convert them if you need to. Better annotations make working with PDFs more comfortable. And the faster and more secure web server lets you work better together with your coworkers stuck on Windows. The maintenance update for all editions of DEVONnote and DEVONthink come, of course, with many more little features to make your...

EasyFind and more in Mac Geek Gab episode 549

Mac Geek Gab

In episode 549 of their podcast Mac Geek Gab John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton pull out their favorite utilities and services and present them to you in a compact 1 hour 19 minute podcast. Ideal for your drive home in pre-weekend traffic. Around minute 7:31 they also mention our free find-file utility EasyFind. It’s time for Cool Stuff Found. Your two favorite geeks do their level best to sift through everything they’ve found and everything you’ve submitted, pulling out their...