Students: Get DEVONthink & Co. for 40% off until Sep 20th

Student in Paris

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 20th, 2015! Click here to read...

Tuesday tip: Before you buy that NAS…

When people are looking for ways to share data on their networks, they often run into a device called an NAS (Network Attached Storage). In contrast to external drives, these are actually file servers. (If an external drive is just storage, a file server is storage with a brain!) NAS are advertised as powerful and fast solutions to your data sharing needs, but is it completely true? EconTechnologies, makers of the well known ChronoSync, has posted a great article on using an NAS with a...

Tuesday tip: Search that screen capture

Following up on last week’s post, if you are following along at home, we now have screen captures going directly to DEVONthink as PDF files. However, these PDF files are merely images, ie. not searchable. With DEVONthink Pro Office and its built-in OCR, you can convert the screencapture into a searchable PDF very simply. Select the file and choose Data > Convert > to Searchable PDF or right-click the PDF and choose Convert > to Searchable PDF. Now you have a screen capture with fully indexed contents! Note: for...

Tuesday tip: Annotate screen captures in DEVONthink

Have you ever used those fancy screen capture applications that allow you to annotate on a screen capture? We had previously blogged about a procedure to change the location of screen captures, Make screenshots directly in your inbox. Combine that tip with this one and you’ll have a your own version right inside DEVONthink. Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Paste: defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf and press Return. Paste: killall SystemUIServer and press Return. Now when you make your screen capture, you will end up with a PDF. Select the PDF in...

Tuesday tip: Routine maintenance for your database

How many of us would drive our cars daily for a year and never get any maintenance done on it? No oil change. No tire rotation. No fluid checks or general inspections at all…? Odds are, I don’t think we’d be too surprised if the vehicle suddenly started behaving a bit strangely. When it comes to your DEVONthink database, you should think about what routine maintenance would come in handy to keep it running reliably. Here are two things to consider… Tools >...

Ready for El Capitan: DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express

Searching Stack Overflow

Just after we updated DEVONthink for OS X El Capitan, here are now the maintenance updates for DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express. They improve the compatibility to Apple’s latest and greatest operating system for the Mac. In addition, DEVONagent Pro 3.9.2 uses the title of PDFs displayed in the build-in web browser and quickly captures non-HTML documents to DEVONthink. We have also updated the Twitter, Thumbnail Gallery, Audio, and Video scanners as well as two search sets. Also, DEVONagent Pro and Express 3.9.2 better filter advertising...

Ready for El Capitan: DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.6

Markdown with images in DEVONthink

OS X El Capitan became just available as public beta. Right in time, DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.6 bring important compatibility changes for it. In addition, DEVONthink 2.8.6 supports images referenced in Markdown documents. When importing Bookends references, DEVONthink imports their keywords too. PDF text annotations created by other applications keep their appearance. They are only restyled as soon as you edit them with DEVONthink. For Calendar events dropped into rich text documents both DEVONthink and DEVONnote add a back link, too....

SummerFest: Only 3 days left!

SummerFest 2015

Yesterday Apple released new versions of iOS and OS X as well as their new (and a bit weird) Apple Music service. We don’t have new releases for you yet but a reminder that this Friday SummerFest 2015  will end. Like in the last two years we have teamed with six companies like us to offer you the best software for research and creative writing as well as world-class ebooks about everything Mac. Get — for the first time in SummerFest — DEVONthink Pro Office for an unbeatable price....

Tuesday tip: Don’t use DEVONthink as a junk drawer

Sometimes, people do indiscriminate dumps (import or index) into DEVONthink or DEVONnote, imagining it to be a Finder or Spotlight replacement. This is really no more truly effective than the junk drawers we all inevitably have at home. And it leads to more false positives in searches and use of far more resources than it needs to. Searching for a AAA battery in the junk drawer is far harder than it needs to be. Even trying to open that drawer, with screwdrivers...

Let’s have a SummerFest!

SummerFest 2015

Summer. Vacation time. And the time before the new school or college year. Whether you’re finishing your dissertation, preparing for the forthcoming lecture period, or planning the launch of the next product that will change the world — DEVONthink and the rest of these great tools can be of great help. We’ve joined some of the best makers of artisanal software that works together perfectly. Get the tools you need at a terrific price, for a limited time: Aeon Timeline, Bookends,...