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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

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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...

Tuesday Tip: Editing options in DEVONthink

Open Externally button

In DEVONthink, if a type of file can be edited in DEVONthink, it will open in a DEVONthink document window when the file is double-clicked. This makes it easy to isolate a document for editing while allowing you to keep your place in the other window. It also allows you to keep working directly in DEVONthink without having to jump back and forth between applications. If a type of file can’t be edited in DEVONthink, double-clicking will open the file...

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.1 with important bug fix

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 error message

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.1 just passed Apple’s review with important bug fixes. — For the new document provider extension feature to work, DEVONthink To Go 2.1 had to move the the database files to a new location shared between application and its extensions. On some devices this failed and resulted in an error message and an apparently empty database. Version 2.1.1 fixes this issue and makes the database accessible again. We apologize for the inconveniences. In addition, DEVONthink 2.1.1 blocks the user interface less...

DEVONthink To Go 2.1: Bye-bye, “Open In…” roundtrip

DEVONthink To Go 2.1 document provider in Numbers

If you’re serious about document management on iOS then you’ll not want to miss today’s release of DEVONthink To Go 2.1. It lets you open, edit, and save documents stored in your databases from other apps. Apple Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and many more support the document provider mechanism right away. Others do, too, through the iCloud Drive picker. Bye-bye, “Open In…” roundtrip! Other new features like printing, 1Password support, and an enhanced Clip to DEVONthink share extension let you do more productive work...

DEVONthink 2.9.9 imports notes from Apple Notes

DEVONthink importing notes from Apple Note

If you’re an Apple Notes user but would like to move completely to DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go now, this update is for you. DEVONthink 2.9.9 adds an option for importing notes and attachments from Apple Notes. It honors the folder structure in Apple Notes and uses formatted notes to preserve formatting in a future-proof format. But that’s, of course, not all. We’ve rewritten the fullscreen text editing and made importing UNIX email mailboxes with DEVONthink Pro Office easier. Version...