Using DEVONthink To Go with OmniFocus

Productivity applications like DEVONthink are seldomly used alone. Most people use a collection of at least a few core applications together for their daily work. One software that is often mentioned by you, our customers, is OmniFocus. By using universal item links you can easily link to documents and groups stored in DEVONthink from your tasks in OmniFocus. Sync both tasks and databases between your Mac(s) and iOS device(s) and these links will work on all of them. Create a new task...

DEVONthink To Go 2.4.1 adds drag-and-drop for the iPhone

DEVONthink To Go 2.4.1 has just become available in the App Store. It’s a maintenance release so most changes are bug fixes dealing with PDF annotations, HTML and Markdown documents. But, we couldn’t resist throwing in a few other improvements: Enables iOS 11 drag-and-drop on the iPhone Lets local HTML documents use local CSS No longer lets you try to share documents with unsaved changes We recommend this free update to all users. Update your copy through the App Store app...

We say ‘Thank You’ with 25% this Black Friday weekend

Black Friday Hot Sale

When it comes to celebrating, no time of the year compares to the last three months. October is the month of pumpkins, ghosts, and ghoules. November brings us colorful trees and tasty turkeys. And finally, December is the month of the months for children and adults alike. So this week we all set a day aside to come together and give thanks for all we have. Whatever your traditions are, let’s stop for a moment and all take stock of...

Tuesday Tip: Help our support with screencaptures

Screencaptures

When sending in support tickets, it is often very useful to attach screencaptures for us to look at. Sometimes the words you use aren’t the words we’d use and the real issue can be unclear. A screencapture is indeed worth 1,000 words, in many cases. To make a full-screen screenshot on macOS press Command-Shift-3. On iOS press the Lock and Home buttons simultaneously; on the iPhone X hold the side button, then press the Volume Up button. To capture a screen...

DEVONthink To Go 2.4 supports iPhone X, adds new editors

Sheet editor

DEVONthink To Go 2.4 has just passed Apple’s review. It’s optimized for iPhone X and brings a range of new features and enhancements: Add, rearrange, delete, or rotate PDF pages Create and edit sheets (CSV files) Change flags and labels for multiple documents at once Capture office documents from web pages Queue multiple databases at once for importing from a sync store In addition we’ve worked on the Files app support, made the Unread group more usable, and improved the...

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Very often, one software application doesn’t cover all workflows needed to accomplish a task or complete a project. This is especially true in science where researchers collect, organize, and process huge amounts of information. One application we regularly hear of is Eastgate’s Tinderbox. The researchers among our customers use DEVONthink for collection and organization, and then switch over to Tinderbox for creatively joining the pieces to form the groundwork for their research. For example Asaf Keller, one of our true...

Tuesday tip: Drag-and-drop OCR in iOS 11

DEVONthink To Go does not have OCR (Optical Character Recognition) capabilities built-in. However, if you have an iOS device capable of running in split view mode (as of this writing: iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4) and an iOS OCR application, you may* be able to do OCR now. Open the OCR application (and make sure it’s set to do OCR automatically, if needed). Open DEVONthink To Go and flip up from the bottom of the screen to show...

Mac Geek Gab mentions DEVONthink and other needful things

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Our friends at MacObserver mentioned DEVONthink, EasyFind, and more again in their excellent Mac Geek Gab podcast, episode 679: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, High Sierra, and KRACK are the topics today, but that means you’re in for a real treat. The goal is for everyone to learn at least four (4!) new things, but today you’re guaranteed to learn a whole lot more. DEVONthink is mentioned around minute 41, our freeware at 43’30”. CLICK HERE to listen to the...

DEVONthink 2.9.16 speeds up synchronization

Importing two databases from WebDAV

With our maintenance update 2.9.16 for DEVONthink we focused on enhancing the built-in synchronization. We now let you import multiple databases at the same time from a sync location and pending items are automatically downloaded from the next available location. In addition we’ve made connections to servers more reliable and efficient, store credentials separately to avoid issues related to macOS’ sometimes flaky preferences handling, and clean up sync locations more aggressively. This improves the sync speed especially of databases containing...

Reading tip: Quitting Evernote for DEVONthink

Yann Rousse

Information worker Yann Rousse switched from Evernote to DEVONthink. He described how he managed the transition in detail in an excellent blog post on Medium: Moving to DEVONthink from Evernote is not a trivial change. The new tools available to handle my Information and Knowledge activities are quite different and in many ways, far more powerful. The learning curve has started for me but I feel DEVONthink is not only excellent but most importantly the proper fit for me. I’m...