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...

Get our software for less at Club MacStories

Club MacStories

Out friends over at MacStories celebrate two years of their Club MacStories. This members area gives access to exclusive MacStories content with weekly and monthly newsletters and more. It’s a great way to support MacStories — and for a limited time also to get some great software for a good price. The deals are available until tomorrow, September 30th, so it’s still to sign up! Click here to check out what’s in their anniversary offer.

DEVONthink To Go supports iOS 11 productivity features

DEVONthink To Go Drag-and-Drop

Our update to DEVONthink To Go 2.3 is dedicated to iOS 11 and its enhancements. With drag-and-drop you effortlessly organize your documents inside DEVONthink To Go and or transfer them back and forth between apps. The new Files app lets you access all your documents from a central place that integrates also other file providers such a iCloud Drive or Dropbox. Keep your most used groups always at hands with the new Favorites smart group. Items marked as favorites in the Files app...

Tuesday Tip: Contacts in DEVONthink

One of the less noticed import options in DEVONthink is the ability to import contacts from your address book. There are three formats you can import in. Import a contact as a link to have a record that updates with any changes you make. Maybe someone moves and you update their address. Or there’s a new addition to the family and you add a child’s name to the notes on their card. The next time you view their card in...

iOS 11 Beta user? Join our Test Flight!

DEVONthink To Go running on iOS 11

You’re using DEVONthink To Go and already running iOS 11 Public Beta on your iPad or iPhone? We’d love to show you what we’ve prepared for iOS 11 and hear your feedback! iOS 11 will be released September 19th, 2017. We have closed sign-up for the iOS 11 beta phase. Thank you for your interest and support.

Tuesday Tip: Create your own templates

DEVONthink comes with a variety of pre-built templates for various things, like taking a phone note, making an annotation file, or even creating a project. But what if you have a need but no template? You can easily create your own. Perhaps you have an RTF file you duplicate and reuse because it is styled as you like it. Add that as a template. Or maybe you have a Markdown document with custom CSS you like to use. Add that...

Tuesday Tip: Internal metadata backups

DEVONthink does not have a system for automatically backing up everything, DEVONthink has a setting in its Preferences > Backup that controls how many internal metadata backups are done. These backups can be used in a troubleshooting situation by selecting Tools > Restore Backup. While it may seem like a good idea to set this to something like 7 copies daily, the metadata of a database can be considerable, so you should be cautious in how you set this. It’s not...

Students, get our Mac apps for 40% off until September 15th

Back to School promo logo

New classes and new assignments in a new school or college year mean that there’s a lot to be organized. Term papers need research and your visits to the library let the pile of paper copies or scanned PDFs grow. Our software is created with this in mind: DEVONthink helps you collect and organize your knowledge on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. DEVONagent Pro finds information on the web no matter how deeply it is hidden, and DEVONsphere Express does the...

DEVONagent 3.9.8 with better search and Chrome compatibility

DEVONagent Site Search Mode

We’ve not only updated DEVONthink and DEVONnote today but also DEVONagent. DEVONagent Pro 3.9.8 enhances the Search mode for automatically searching sites. Both the Pro and Express editions improve their compatibility to Google Chrome bookmarks, and all three editions get some performance and reliability enhacements. We recommend these free updates to all users. Get them directly by using the apps’ update function or our Download page. If you purchased them in the Mac App Store you’ll receive them as soon as they’ve...