SummerFest: Great apps, great prices

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Every summer, we join up with some top software makers for our big festival of artisanal software. It’s the time for new plans, fresh projects, and great new ideas. Whether you’re mapping out your next novel, finishing your dissertation, planning a product, or writing memories for your grandkids, these tools will help. They are tools with attitude and style, tools crafted by creators, not focus groups. Tools like DEVONthink, DEVONagent, Tinderbox, or Scrivener live at the intersection of art and research. Crafted...

Early summer updates: DEVONthink 2.9.12 and DEVONagent 3.9.7

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5 was first with an update, today it’s the turn of DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and DEVONnote to receive an overhaul. DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office 2.9.12 allow you to copy a universal URL for databases. Previously item links were only available for groups and documents. Link to other documents or to resources such as images and CSS files from Markdown documents with absolute paths too. Zoom or rotate images with trackpad gestures, set a reminder to a custom date, and access the...

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5 brings icon view to databases

Today’s update for DEVONthink To Go brings the grid view on iPad and iPhone Plus also to databases and smart groups. The grid view lets you show your documents as large icons and move and group them with drag-and-drop. Previously this was only possible within databases. If you like Markdown or HTML then you’ll like that with version 2.1.5 you’ll now be able to link to other documents or reference resources such as images or CSS files using absolute paths. The existing options, downward-relative paths as well as universal...

Perfect combination: DEVONthink To Go and Scanner Pro

We have told the great people at Readdle that our mobile users love the combination of their Scanner Pro app and DEVONthink to Go. Scanner Pro lets you use your iPhone’s or iPad’s camera for quickly scanning paper documents wherever you are. It applies all sorts of magic to make the document look as good as possible and then lets you share the created PDF with other apps. Now they added explicit support for DEVONthink to Go 2.1.4 or later to version 7.1.3 of...

Tuesday Tip: Out with the old, in the with new

Global Inbox

The global inbox is ideally used as a place to store quickly captured data that will be filed later. Many times we’re quickly grabbing things of interest to us, but not related to any project. We make a vague mental note about filing this information later, but then forget about it as we find ourselves following other interesting ideas. Some time later we slow down and realize our global inbox has gotten out of hand. If you don’t have the time to sort the...

Tuesday Tip: Shortcut to the web

DEVONagent Express

As some of you may know, DEVONagent Pro is the second flagship in our product line. As very powerful web search assistant with powerful search and scheduling tools, it can aid you in your online research. But, it’s a heavy hammer to swing if you’re just in need of a quick online search tool with more capabilities than a simple Google search. If that’s your need, take a look at DEVONagent Express. It’s an affordable menubar application that allows you to...

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.4 with new action menu

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Our latest update to DEVONthink to Go, version 2.1.4, features a rewritten Action menu based on the standard iOS share sheet. Share text, images, or whole documents with as few taps as possible. Quickly print documents, copy a universal item link for them that you can use from any app that works with URLs, or capture web pages as web archives. In addition, version 2.1.4 makes scrolling through very long PDFs easier. You can apply local CSS stylesheets to Markdown documents with...

For German readers: Mac Life 6/2017 and Steffi’s Cloud

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  If you’re from Germany and prefer the old-school paper magazines you might want to have a look at this month’s issue of Mac Life (6/2017). One of the last two remaining paper Mac magazines looks at a number of document management applications, among them, of course, DEVONthink Pro Office: Devonthink Pro Office überzeugt durch den sehr guten Leistungsumfang und die Möglichkeiten zur wechselweisen Dokumentenbearbeitung auf stationären Macs, dem iPhone und dem iPad.” And you also might like Steffi’s Cloud. Stefanie regularly publishes new articles in simple,...

DEVONagent 3.9.6 and DEVONsphere Express 1.9

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Today everything revolves around research! We’ve updated all three editions of DEVONagent as well as DEVONsphere Express with support for new  search engines and file formats. DEVONagent now searches using StartPage, scans all bookmarks in DEVONthink, and brings new options for automatically filing found results in your research database. But even if you use DEVONagent Pro’s internal archive, this release is for you: Version 3.9.6 returns more comprehensive search results by finding terms across all metadata fields. DEVONsphere Express, our smart desktop assistant,...

Airmail 3.2.5 adds DEVONthink support

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The lastest update for the fast Mac email application Airmail adds DEVONthink integration. Selected email messages can be sent to DEVONthink’s inbox. They are saves as plain text documents and include a link back to the original message in Airmail. Read more about the update here. On iOS this is also now possible using the new URL schemes that DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 introduced. Our forum user kseggleton created a custom URL action for Airmail on iOS that sends email as HTML to DEVONthink To Go including...