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,...

“Don’t spread yourself too thin”

Water drops

In their company blog, Fournova publishes short articles from other software developers. They talk about how to build a sustainable business. This month it was my turn. I wrote about not spreading yourself too thin and getting caught in daily busyness instead of focusing on what’s really important. Click here to read yourself. Fournova is the maker of Tower, a graphical client for the Git version control management.

Tuesday Tip: Reindex email in DEVONthink Pro Office

Capturing email messages is one of the most common things people do with the Pro editions of DEVONthink. (Sorry, but neither DEVONnote or DEVONthink Personal support indexing emails, though the Personal edition does allow you to import them via drag and drop.) One of the differences between the editions is how you can search for emails. In DEVONthink Pro, the emails aren’t indexed but you can find them by searching by Name (subject line) or URL (sender). In DEVONthink Pro Office, the subject line, header,...

DEVONthink To Go 1.5.8 fixes RTF issues

DEVONthink To Go on iPad

Today Apple released our DEVONthink To Go 1.5.8 update to the App Store. The maintenance update fixes issues with RTF and RTFD due to changes in iOS 8.3 as well as a few rare crashes. Update your copy from within the App Store app on your device or through iTunes.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.5

Web sharing to Windows 8.1

E-Books, either as PDFs or ePub, establish themselves more and more for technical literature. Starting with version 2.8.5 DEVONthink indexes ePub and iBooks books natively and lets you convert them if you need to. Better annotations make working with PDFs more comfortable. And the faster and more secure web server lets you work better together with your coworkers stuck on Windows. The maintenance update for all editions of DEVONnote and DEVONthink come, of course, with many more little features to make your...

EasyFind and more in Mac Geek Gab episode 549

Mac Geek Gab

In episode 549 of their podcast Mac Geek Gab John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton pull out their favorite utilities and services and present them to you in a compact 1 hour 19 minute podcast. Ideal for your drive home in pre-weekend traffic. Around minute 7:31 they also mention our free find-file utility EasyFind. It’s time for Cool Stuff Found. Your two favorite geeks do their level best to sift through everything they’ve found and everything you’ve submitted, pulling out their...

Tuesday Tip: Use Dropbox to sync with friends

Dropbox

If you are collaborating with others and using Dropbox as a DEVONthink sync location (never putting your database in a Dropbox or automatically cloud-synced folder), it is not possible to sync between Dropbox accounts. This means you need to have a shared account where everyone using the sync data will need to know the name and password to access it. This can create a problem because you would be giving everyone access to the whole account! But as one of the astute users, Frederiko, pointed out...

Hands On: DevonAgent Pro

Hands On: DEVONagent Pro

William Gallagher reviewed DEVONagent Pro for MacNN: You’re doing a job that needs a lot of digging around, and you are building up research, you are building up data about a topic. You’re doing a job where a simple search is not enough: you need to analyze the results you get. — DevonAgentPro analyzes.” Click here to read the full review including William’s conclusion about who DEVONagent Pro is for on MacNN.  

Mac Power Users episode 251

Mac Power Users Podcast

In their excellent podcast Mac Power Users, Katie Floyd and David Sparks talk about everything that helps you to become a true Mac power user. In episode 251 they are joined by Gabe Weatherhead to spend an information-packed hour purely on DEVONthink. Gabe is a long-time DEVONthink user and has also done a great a series of blog posts on our software. Thank you all three for this great show! If you’re not yet a Mac Power Users subscriber it’s definitely time to become one. Click here to visit their website where you’ll also...