DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 uses new declutterer and brings automation

Workflow for DEVONthink To Go

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3, which passed Apple’s review today and became available on the App Store, follows its Mac counterpart and now also uses our own decluttering service when clipping web pages and articles. This way we’ve made it independent of third-party services and ready for future improvements. In addition, the new version brings two new settings that let you fine-tune how you would like to have your PDFs served. Version 2.1.3 also lists email attachments separately and lets you share them. We’ve updated...

The next generation of our AI is here

We have been hard at work these past few years. Not only on DEVONthink To Go 2 and our new sync technology but also a new generation of our AI engine. Meet Awareness. Before our applications used only the documents, their metadata, and information derived from the way you filed them. Awareness goes much further. It tracks which applications you are using, what actions you perform, and where. Then it creates groups and files items as you work and when you return to, e.g., DEVONthink you’ll find...

DEVONthink 2.9.11: New declutter web service and more

Clip to DEVONthink with "Use clutter-free layout" option

Two weeks ago Instapaper silently made their public API available only to logged-in users. If you are one of the DEVONthink users whose workflow relied on Instapaper here’s the fix release for you. DEVONthink 2.9.11 now uses our own Markdownifier web service for decluttering clipped web pages and articles and so removes the dependency on a third-party service. That not being enough, version 2.9.11 improves sharing notes from Apple Notes to DEVONthink and makes notes imported from Evernote independent from their mothership. It’s never been easier to...

Good-bye, Bill

William B. DeVille

Last Saturday our oldest employee and close friend, William B. DeVille, died at the age of 85. Bill joined our company in 2005 at the age of 73, applying with the words “We have a very long lifespan in my family”. In uncountable forum posts and support tickets he helped our customers getting started with our products and find creative solutions for their problems. In his professional career Bill studied chemistry at the Louisiana College in Pineville, LA, USA, and worked...

Researchers welcome!

Logo Pi Fest

We love to enable you to be productive and focus on your work instead of struggle with your tools. So we have, again, teamed up with developers from around the world that make software for researchers and scientists: DataGraph, DEVONagent Pro, F1000 Workspace, Findings, iThoughtsX, Manuscripts, Papers, PCalc, ReadCube Pro, Studies, TextExpander, and Wizard. Get DEVONagent Pro and eleven other applications that will help you work easier and faster for a great price. In addition you’re supporting the teams behind...

Tuesday Tip: Sync faster on your network

macOS Network Preferences

When it comes to synchronizing on any network connection, the quality and strength of your network matters — and is often not as good as you imagine. Can you hit the maximum advertised speed? Yes, but probably not sustained over the hours and hours you use it. Wireless networks are convenient, but they’re also subject to poor signal strength, noise, and other factors that can limit your sync reliablility. You can try out an application, like the iOS app WiFi...

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.2: Sharing, Markdown, and more

DEVONthink To Go sharing multiple items

DEVONthink is all about document management and workflow. Version 2.1 brought the document provider extension, now DEVONthink To Go 2.1.2 lets you share multiple documents in one go with other apps, e.g., for sending them by email. Markdown and HTML documents can now link to images and other items simply by local paths as an alternative to using item links. Markdown is becoming increasingly popular as an easy-to-learn file format for text requiring only simple formatting. Other improvements include inbox...

DEVONthink To Go reviewed

Copy Item Link

From time to time I link to interesting reviews of our applications. MacStories‘s Federico Viticci uses his iPad Pro for everything and now moved to DEVONthink To Go for his document management needs: DEVONthink To Go goes beyond Apple Notes’ simple but effective note-taking and Documents’ traditional file management features. On the surface, it’s an advanced file manager that can be used to move notes and files around, but I see it more as a powerful research tool for documents...

When the web breaks

AWS errors

If you weren’t aware of it already, there was a problem on the internet yesterday for a couple of hours. A little problem in terms of describing it: Amazon Web Services (AWS) was “having problems”. However, it was really a big problem for any app or service relying on the S3 services. One of those services was us. Our downloads were unavailable for a period of time. Slack, Trello, Time Inc., and others were affected. Some even experienced some home automation problems because...

Tuesday Tip: Add hotkeys to Open With items

Open With button

Last week, we talked about editing options in DEVONthink: What happens when you double-click a file (and why) as well as the hotkey to open a file in the system default application. But there are also times when you want to open a document in an application other than the system default. In DEVONthink, the Open With menu is found when you right-click a document. You can also reach it under the Data menu … which means you can add...