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 top: 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...

Tuesday tip: Train your spell checker

The built-in spell checker in OS X is quite handy and available from within all Mac apps including DEVONthink. But there are many times when it thinks you’ve misspelled something when you know you haven’t. And while it may be nothing but a cosmetic annoyance to see the dashed red line under a word, you may want to teach the spell checker a thing or two. Highlight the term that’s marked as misspelled and right-click (or Control-click) and choose Learn Spelling. If...

Students, get 40 percent off until Sep 30th!

Get 40% student discount until September 30, 2014

If you are a high-school, college, or university student, you’re either preparing for the new semester or you are already back in school. And the better organized you are the easier it is to concentrate on what’s really important: your classes. We provide a 25 percent educational discount all year long to students and teachers alike, but we want that you to have a solid start to the new school year. So we give you 40% until September 30th, 2014! Click here...

Drei deutsche Autoren, die ihr mögen könntet

Like the software market the market for books is currently undergoing extreme changes. Many authors are trying to catch the attention of readers and customers, and ebooks, app stores, and flatrates are fueling the “price race to the bottom”. Therefore today I’d personally like to point those of you reading German to three extraordinary authors who happen to be also my personal friends. Maybe you’ll like their books and blogs. Der Büchermarkt befindet sich, wie auch der Softwaremarkt, derzeit in einer großen Umbruchphase. Viele Autoren buhlen um die Aufmerksamkeit...

Tuesday tip: Import from Instapaper

Instapaper Logo

Getting your articles from Instapaper to DEVONthink automatically isn’t straightforward, unfortunately. Power user Annard Brouwer has written a great little script that takes a CSV file exported from Instapaper, converts it using Numbers, and imports the cleaned up result to DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office. Click here and switch to Install Extras in the Support Assistant or choose Scripts > More Scripts inside the app to install the script. You’ll then find it in Scripts > Import. Annard also provides the script as gist on GitHub.

Save tabs to DEVONthink with these scripts

AppleScript script icon

DEVONthink power user Veritrope has created two new scripts that creates a list of all the pages currently open in tabs in Safari or Chrome. So with a single click you have saved all your tabs in a single HTML document in DEVONthink Pro (Office) and you can re-visit the pages later at any time. Download the Safari script and the Chrome script from his homepage. Veritrope has many more scripts and tips for dealing with browser tabs.