It’s Summer(Fest) again with discounts on many great apps

SummerFest

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 2, BBEdit, Bookends, DEVONthink...

Next-generation sync now available as public beta

Sync Preferences

It’s no secret that we have been working for quite some time on a new sync technology (code name: “DEVONcloudy”, our little cloud). It replaces the Mac-to-Mac sync presently part of DEVONthink for Mac and will be the foundation of the upcoming DEVONthink To Go 2.0. The new sync uses direct network connections, WebDAV, or Dropbox to keep DEVONthink databases in sync between multiple Macs (and soon iOS devices). Exclusively on the Mac it can also use local sync stores, e.g. on file servers,...

DEVONthink 2.8.11: Better OCR metadata panel & more

OCR Metadata Entry Panel

Just a quick note that we have just released DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.11. The update brings, among many more detail enhancements, a revised view/edit pane and better compatibility to RSS 1.0 feeds. Automatically opened panels such as the Activity or Log panels are no longer activated by default. This way they don’t unnecessarily interrupt your workflow. If you are a DEVONthink Pro Office user you will like the rewritten OCR metadata entry panel. You can resize it to better see which document asks for your...

Making progress

DEVONthink To Go 2.0b10

We promised to keep you updated on our progress with DEVONthink To Go 2.0 and our new sync technology. Two days ago we released beta 10 to our beta testers. The last new beta testers received their Test Flight invitations today. The next betas are going to see the addition of a second sync mode. It downloads only the metadata at first and the actual documents on demand or automatically when needed. This will make it possible to take out even larger databases and leave...

Tuesday tip: Use Clip to DEVONthink with Opera

Opera icon

For those of you who are using the Opera browser for your web searching, it is possible to add our Clip to DEVONthink extension to it. We don’t have an Opera-specific version but with an Opera add-on, you can use the Chrome extension. Check out the Download Chrome Extension add-on. If you have used our clipping extension in other browsers, you’ll be right at home. If you haven’t, you can now enjoy quick captures from the web into DEVONthink from Opera. (Note:...

Tuesday Tip: Switching from MacJournal

MacJournal To DEVONthink_Featured

We had a MacJournal user contact us, wanting to switch to DEVONthink. While we have no control over how easy or hard this may be, we took a look at what options there are. Nicely, the MacJournal folks have simple but useful export options. (We always applaud when developers resist the urge to lock in someone’s data.) You can export single journal entries, or if you have a more elaborate journal system, you can export entire journals. Metadata is exported...

Tuesday tip: Computers and your eyes

Eyes

Today it’s normal for most people to stare at computer screens all day long, something that was unbelievable just 25 years ago. Whether we’re shopping online, chatting and tweeting, or working in our DEVONthink databases, we spend a lot of time in the light of our screens. If you are experiencing headaches, blurred vision, watery eyes, or have trouble getting to sleep, here are a few simple tips for you. When ambient light levels are too low we have a...

Tuesday tip: Local database favorites

Favorites

DEVONthink’s sidebar allows you to keep your favorite databases always at hand. If you want to have something similar inside a database you can easily set it up yourself like this: Make a group named e.g. Favorites; maybe add a label so that it better stands out. Now replicate groups that you want to make a favorite into Favorites. Double-click a favorite and it opens in a separate window. Alternatively you can use tags: Tag your favorites, e.g., with Favorite....

Tool tip: Need to move a file? Yoink it!

Yoink Icon

There are many times we need to move a file from one place to another. On Macs with larger screens, you can easily open and arrange windows to drag and drop between them. However, if you’re on a laptop or don’t have the luxury of using a second monitor, this is often not an easy task. Often we resort to using Spaces in Mission Control to give ourselves as much space per application as we can. This can make file moving...

DEVONthink 2.8.10 with workflow enhancements

DEVONthink sharing extension

Today we’ve released version 2.8.10 of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. The update adds support for Airmail 2 and accepts videos, e.g. from the Photos application, via the sharing extension. DEVONthink 2.8.10 also offers new contextual menu commands for HTML 5 videos, e.g. played in a web view. Conveniently copy links to the videos or download the video files to your Mac using the contextual menu. When verifying your databases all editions detect more issues than before and are able to repair...