WordService and CalcService on the App Store

WordService icon

Last week we’ve released updates for our popular freeware services WordService and CalcService. Today Apple has approved them for the App Store, too. Now you have the choice whether you’d like to install them directly from our download page or from the App Store.

Web tip: Tower 2

Tower 2 app icon

Our good friends from Fournova in Stuttgart, Germany, have released the brand new version 2.o of their Git client Tower. We use Tower ourselves for our code repositories and I’ve been beta-testing Tower 2 for a couple of weeks now. If you’re a developer you should definitely check it out.

DEVONagent 3.8.1 and many freeware updates

Screenshot of the OS X Services Menu

DEVONagent helps you find whatever you’re looking for using the search engines of choice. Version 3.8.1 gives you even more accurate results, skips Amazon results, and comes with updated MacUpdate plugin and Twitter Accounts scanner. In addition, DEVONagent Pro 3.8.1 executes menu scripts in the background now. So they no longer interrupt your important research work. The update fixes an incompatibility to DEVONthink 2.7.6, too. We have also packaged the freeware CalcService, WordService, and BlueService services as applications. Install them like any other application and...

DEVONthink Pro for 25% off for SummerFest

Party at the beach

Summer. Vacation time. An afternoon in the shade of the trees. And the time just before the start of a new academic 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 Pro and the rest of these great tools can be of great help. We’ve gotten together with some of the best makers of artisanal software that works together perfectly. Get the tools you...

We’ll be back soon

From Jun 8th through 22nd our headquarters will be closed for vacation. Customer support will, of course, be available but might be a tad slower than usual. Very technical questions that require an answer from our head developer or myself might get answered only when we are back and our Macs on June 23rd.

2North4South is done, video online


This year we’ve sponsored the initiative 2North4South by All Shapes and Sizes, in part organized by Fred Sarran. Last weekend they did their non-stop 24 hour walk from from Fraserburgh in Scotland to Aberdeen. Watch a video about their great project on www.asascharity.org.

Tuesday Tip: A little more ‘helpful’ Help menu

Help Menu

One of the most overlooked menus in any application is the Help menu. Not only is it the best place to start looking for, well… help, but here’s a way to use it you might not have thought of. Say you use templates often but don’t want to keep navigating menus to find the ones you want. Yes, you could add a keyboard shortcut, but with a program as deep as DEVONthink, shortcuts often are in short supply or you’re forced to make...

DEVONthink 2.7.6 and DEVONsphere Express 1.7

DEVONsphere Express

Knowledge becomes more useful by sharing. DEVONnote and DEVONthink 2.7.6 make sharing your collected wisdom easier. Create a customized table of content for exporting your documents as a website or let DEVONthink make one up for you. Share documents by email easier than ever. Before you share you need to collect and refine. Clip web pages as Markdown with a new option in DEVONthink’s web browser extension or the bookmarklets. Dragging interesting data from Safari to your database is more...

We’re opting out of Google Analytics

No Google Analytics

In the last few years we used Google Analytics on our website. It helps us to learn more about our visitors, which pages they look at, and where they come from. But, being a Google product, Analytics also comes with many privacy concerns. Starting today we’ve removed all Analytics code from our website and replaced it with Piwik. Contrary to Analytics, which runs on Google’s servers, Piwik is installed locally. We host it, we own the database it uses, and we...

New academic templates

Luc Beaulieu

DEVONthink Pro Office power user Luc Beaulieu has created a few standard templates for some key academic activities: Research grants, research contracts, general research projects, new students, new manuscripts, and conferences. And this is how Luc’s workflow looks like: I have been a user of DevonThink Pro Office for a number of years now and made it a central part of my digital workflow. Over time, I naturally my organization toward a project-based hierarchy, trying to self contains all key information regarding a...