Black Friday and Cyber Monday at DEVONtechnologies

Black Friday

Thanksgiving is a special day for people in the United States. It’s the day that marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. Maybe the most wonderful time of the year. Families come back together and everyone is thankful for whatever good the year had in store for them. We as a company also want to take the opportunity to say thank you to our great customers and the amazing Mac community. So in line with the old tradition we...

iOS 8 extension and more: DEVONthink To Go 1.5.3

DEVONthink To Go on iPad

DEVONthink To Go 1.4.3, which passed Apple’s review a couple of weeks ago, was the first shot at fixing issues with rendering rich text documents on iOS 8. Unfortunately it didn’t fix all these issues. Today Apple released our update to version 1.5.3 which now again shows also RTFD documents and fixes a number of issues introduced in versions 1.5 through 1.5.2. But that’s not all. We’ve also added an iOS action extension for clipping data and improved the compatibility to iOS 8, the iPhone 6, and...

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.2

Indexing documents with DEVONthink Pro

We have just released DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.2 into the wild. DEVONthink 2.8.2 fully supports indexing files and folders stored in iCloud Drive. An additional script indexes all user-generated folders on iCloud Drive without manually adding folders or documents to the database. You can install it with a single click from the built-in Support Assistant. DEVONthink 2.8.2 also indexes and searches your Scapple documents. New preference options store an author name that the app reuses in various places where you add or create metadata. You can set...

Autumn updates for DEVONsphere Express and freeware

DEVONsphere Express

We have already updated DEVONthink and DEVONagent with the necessary adjustments for OS X Yosemite. Today we’ve released DEVONsphere Express 1.8 as well as new versions of PhotoStickies and XMenu. DEVONsphere 1.8 adds support for Finder and Open Meta tags, Scapple files, and diagnostic reports. It also uses Open Graph properties of HTML pages and web pages to provide more accurate results. On OS X Mavericks and later version 1.8 indexes email messages again. The update also reduces DEVONsphere Express’...

Index iCloud Drive with DEVONthink Pro (Office)

iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive is Apple’s reincarnation of the iDisk. Install the Index iCloud Drive script to add all user-created folders in iCloud Drive to your inbox. User-created means all folders that are not application-specific such as the Numbers of Pages folders. Install the script from within DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office using Scripts > More Scripts. Alternatively click here to open the Support Assistant and follow the link to Install Extras. The script will become available via the Scripts > Index submenu.

DEVONthink To Go 1.5 hits the App Store — and crashes

This weekend Apple finally released DEVONthink To Go 1.5 to the App Store. Among many little changes the new version comes with a brand new iOS 8 extension for clipping data from many other apps. Unfortunately a bug crept into the code with a last-minute change that crashes the app after adding data to the database from e.g. the Clip to DEVONthink extension. We’ve immediately submitted a bugfix update but there’s no way we can speed up the review process at Apple. So it might again take a few...

Ready for Yosemite: DEVONagent 3.8.2 and more

DEVONagent Pro on OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is peeking around the corner. Today we’ve released updates for DEVONagent Pro through Lite that get them ready for Apple’s newest iteration of its Mac operating system. In addition version 3.8.2 searches Baidu, the #1 search engine in China, and the Pro edition lets you easily share web content. Scanners in version 3.8.2 are more accurate and the new version better filters links to social media, e.g. retweets. We’ve posted an update for DEVONthink and DEVONnote, too. Version 2.8.1 fixes a few more incompatibilities, works...

Ready for Yosemite: DEVONthink & DEVONnote 2.8

OS X Yosemite Sharing Extension

OS X Yosemite, the newest incarnation of your Mac’s operating system, is about to be released. Version 2.8 prepares all editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote for it with user interface adjustments and compatibility fixes. DEVONthink 2.8 also comes with a brand new sharing extension. It allows you to clip text and web addresses from other Mac apps with a single click in case you like this better than using drag-and-drop. Of course we’ve added some more features, starting with a script for...

DEVONthink To Go 1.4.3 with fixes for iOS 8

DEVONthink To Go 1.4.3

Apple has just released DEVONthink To Go 1.4.3 to the App Store. The maintenance update makes the app display RTF documents again on iOS 8. Also, it brings new iOS-8-like visual style and fixes other minor glitches. We still continue working hard on DEVONthink To Go 2. With sharing and action extensions in iOS 8 Apple makes it for the first time possible to easily share data between apps. Of course we’ve already begun to write an extension for adding...

Tuesday tip: Quickly open a related group

Command-clicking the window title

Sometimes you are working along in DEVONthink and realize you want to check out something in the same group, or maybe a group in the same hierarchy. Command-click the name in the title bar of a document window to show a dropdown of the hierarchy the file resides in. Clicking one of the locations will open it in a new window leaving your current window open behind it. Note: This does not work in fullscreen as there’s no title bar to click...