DEVONthink 2.9 is here with light-speed & super-safe sync

DEVONthink 2.9 next-generation sync

After three betas our next-generation sync has finally reached production status. Today we’ve released DEVONthink 2.9 with our completely rewritten synchronization. It’s built for speed, robustness and flexibility. It works both on the local network, with any removable volume, as well as with internet-based services such as Dropbox or WebDAV servers. Our next-generation sync is up to 688 times faster than DEVONthink 2.8 and up to 70 times faster than competing services. It uses less disk or cloud space and requires...

And another one: next-gen sync public beta 3

We announced that public beta 2 would be the final beta but we found what we hoped we would(n’t) find: critical bugs. So, here’s public beta 3 with important bug fixes. Please feel free to download the plugins using the link below. They come with installation and usage instructions included. Please read them completely. Then test this beta as thoroughly as you can and report all your findings as described in the Read Me. Thank you very much for your ongoing support!  DEVONcloudy 1.0...

Next-generation sync beta 2 available

Sync Preferences

In the past weeks we have corrected many minor issues in our upcoming next-generation sync technology (see our post about the first beta). Before we launch it as part of the official releases of DEVONthink and before DEVONthink To Go 2.0 hits the App Store, here’s a second and final public beta for you to install and try out. Please feel free to download the plugins using the link below. They come with installation and usage instructions included. Please read them completely. Then test this...

It’s Summer(Fest) again with discounts on many great apps

SummerFest

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 2, BBEdit, Bookends, DEVONthink...

Next-generation sync now available as public beta

Sync Preferences

It’s no secret that we have been working for quite some time on a new sync technology (code name: “DEVONcloudy”, our little cloud). It replaces the Mac-to-Mac sync presently part of DEVONthink for Mac and will be the foundation of the upcoming DEVONthink To Go 2.0. The new sync uses direct network connections, WebDAV, or Dropbox to keep DEVONthink databases in sync between multiple Macs (and soon iOS devices). Exclusively on the Mac it can also use local sync stores, e.g. on file servers,...

DEVONthink 2.8.11: Better OCR metadata panel & more

OCR Metadata Entry Panel

Just a quick note that we have just released DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.11. The update brings, among many more detail enhancements, a revised view/edit pane and better compatibility to RSS 1.0 feeds. Automatically opened panels such as the Activity or Log panels are no longer activated by default. This way they don’t unnecessarily interrupt your workflow. If you are a DEVONthink Pro Office user you will like the rewritten OCR metadata entry panel. You can resize it to better see which document asks for your...

Making progress

DEVONthink To Go 2.0b10

We promised to keep you updated on our progress with DEVONthink To Go 2.0 and our new sync technology. Two days ago we released beta 10 to our beta testers. The last new beta testers received their Test Flight invitations today. The next betas are going to see the addition of a second sync mode. It downloads only the metadata at first and the actual documents on demand or automatically when needed. This will make it possible to take out even larger databases and leave...

Tuesday tip: Use Clip to DEVONthink with Opera

Opera icon

For those of you who are using the Opera browser for your web searching, it is possible to add our Clip to DEVONthink extension to it. We don’t have an Opera-specific version but with an Opera add-on, you can use the Chrome extension. Check out the Download Chrome Extension add-on. If you have used our clipping extension in other browsers, you’ll be right at home. If you haven’t, you can now enjoy quick captures from the web into DEVONthink from Opera. (Note:...

Tuesday Tip: Switching from MacJournal

MacJournal To DEVONthink_Featured

We had a MacJournal user contact us, wanting to switch to DEVONthink. While we have no control over how easy or hard this may be, we took a look at what options there are. Nicely, the MacJournal folks have simple but useful export options. (We always applaud when developers resist the urge to lock in someone’s data.) You can export single journal entries, or if you have a more elaborate journal system, you can export entire journals. Metadata is exported...

Tuesday tip: Computers and your eyes

Eyes

Today it’s normal for most people to stare at computer screens all day long, something that was unbelievable just 25 years ago. Whether we’re shopping online, chatting and tweeting, or working in our DEVONthink databases, we spend a lot of time in the light of our screens. If you are experiencing headaches, blurred vision, watery eyes, or have trouble getting to sleep, here are a few simple tips for you. When ambient light levels are too low we have a...