Spring updates

DEVONagent searching Amazon

Markdown has become a popular way for adding simple formatting to text without relying on platform-specific file formats. DEVONthink already supported plain Markdown. Starting with version 2.7.5 it now renders MultiMarkdown, too. For DEVONagent 3.8 we have updated almost all plugins and made many of them language-aware. But that not all, of course. We’ve cleaned up menus in all apps for more clarity, improved their reliability, and fixed a few bugs. We recommend these free updates for DEVONnote and all editions of DEVONthink as...

Online shop NOT affected by “Heartbleed”

A few days ago a critical bug named Heartbleed was discovered in OpenSSL, the software that makes connections to websites secure. The bug affects more than half a million websites including companies such as Yahoo or Flickr. We have checked our own online shop and it is NOT affected by Heartbleed; Avangate, the company that runs our shop, confirmed this. Please feel free to check also yourself by clicking here and entering “shop.devontechnologies.com”.

Tool tip: Online backup with Amazon S3 and Arq

Backups are something that every computer user is supposed to do but nobody really enjoys doing it. Apple’s Time Machine makes it a lot easier, at least when you have a second hard disk or a Time Capsule. However, if you’re like me and you don’t want to clutter your desk with yet another piece of hardware you might like Haystack Software’s Arq. Arq works very much like Time Machine but saves your files into your own Amazon S3 account....

Your data in the cloud, transparent and free

Google has dramatically lowered the price for their web storage and so has Amazon.  However, cheap is not free. And free trumps, doesn’t it? Today we’re happy to announce our own cloud service: DEVONglass. Synchronize all your databases transparently between your Macs (and eventually also your iOS devices) completely free-of-cost, no matter how much data you have. To make this service possible we have partnered with governmental institutions in the US and, for our European customers, the UK. Expect DEVONglass to be added to one...

Labels & annotations: DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7.4

Preferences > General

Colored labels are an easy way to mark files important to you since Apple introduced them with System 7 in 1991. Today we’ve released maintenance updates to DEVONthink and DEVONnote that give you more control over how they’re shown to you: by tinting as in the Classic days, as a bubble around the document name, or as a colored dot, Mavericks style. And that’s of course not all: We’ve enhanced PDF annotations, added support for AirMail, fixed some bugs, and...

“Squirrel it!”

EasyFind icon

As the older among you may already know I cannot resist to sometimes post a nice comment we’ve received from a happy user. Last week the following message reached us: Doing some work on an SMB server and we are having such difficulty finding anything. We tried bridge, even spotlighting the entire server. This is a Fortune 500 company and me and my boss gave up on IT and started using EasyFind. Just wanted to share my thanks and praise....

Tuesday Tip: Capture website as PDF on iOS

Still, iOS itself does not provide a proper way to capture a web page as PDF. Forum user adoolittle has found a great way to capture a web page displayed in Safari on the iPad or iPhone as PDF in DEVONthink To Go using US $0.99 app URL2PDF (there are also others): Safari: with the desired webpage displayed copy the URL. Now switch to URL2PDF. URL2PDF: When started, URL2PDF automatically opens the webpage for the URL previously captured to the clipboard. Once the...

Thank you, Akismet

From our blog dashboard. The spam queue is 14 days which makes 928 intercepted spam comments per day. I am more that happy with the Akismet spam protection service.

Tuesday Tip: Move items with the keyboard

It’s very easy in DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office to move documents and groups from one place to another using the mouse. Dragging items between databases can be cumbersome if you have only one window open but then there’s still the Groups & Tags panel. Heavy-duty user and forum member korm wrote a great little script that, together with an assigned keyboard shortcut, lets you move selected items from anywhere to anywhere in DEVONthink by only using the keyboard. You can install it...

DEVONagent 3.7 with new Twitter scanner and more

DEVONagent Pro searching Duck Duck Go

Social media becomes more and more important also for serious research. If it’s important someone probably tweeted about it somewhere. Today we’ve released DEVONagent Pro 3.7 that no only searches Twitter but also scans found pages for links containing Twitter IDs and reports them. It was never easier to find people on Twitter to follow for relevant news! In addition we’re updated (depending on the edition) more plugins, search sets, and scanners, improved the improved visual appearance, and fixed bugs....