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...

Tuesday tip: Use item links effectively

Copy Item Link

DEVONthink allows you to get a URL for any document or group stored in your databases. Select the item, then choose Edit > Copy Item Link. Then paste this link into any other suitable application, e.g. the URL field of an appointment in Calendar, a website field in Contacts, or the notes field of an OmniFocus task. Power user Luc Beaulieu uses item links in BusyCal and BusyContacts. Now when the appointment is due, you start working on the task, or talk to...

DEVONagent 3.9.1 and DEVONsphere Express 1.8.3

Searching Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow and GitHub are the places to be for developers on the web. DEVONagent 3.9.1 adds plugins for both and finds code and answers with precision. And if you’re less interested in developing and more in cooking — and who doesn’t like great food? — there’s a brand new recipe scanner. Get code snippets and top secret guacamole recipes delivered straight to the search window. You don’t even have to visit the web pages. DEVONsphere Express, our context-aware assistant, now searches ebooks, too. It’s also...

Brett Terpstra and Joel Anderson talk about tagging

Joel Anderson

In episode 128 of Brett Terpstra’s podcast Systematic, Joel Anderson, research lecturer in Philosophy at Utrecht in the Netherlands, joins Brett to talk about tagging: It’s a nerdy subject that a lot of non-nerds are asking about these days, and one that I personally find fascinating. I hope you’ll enjoy hearing two people who’ve dedicated time and research to the topic debate the major benefits and pitfalls of tag-based systems!” Of course, Joel uses DEVONthink to do his research. Listen to Brett’s...

DEVONthink Gold Edition

DEVONthink Edition

With the Apple Watch comes not only the first wearable computing device that could reach the masses. There also comes the trend towards personalization. The Apple Watch Edition sets the new mark. Of course we don’t want to stand back and so we proudly present: DEVONthink Gold Edition. Get the proven, industry-strength technology and feature set of DEVONthink Pro Office with the bit of style and elegance that you deserve. Subtle but recognizable the golden title bar shows that not only do you know how to manage information...

“I am a squirrel”

Organizing Creativity

Power knowledge worker Daniel Wessel calls himself “a squirrel”. He uses DEVONthink Pro Office to collect and organize everything from web pages to analog post cards. On his excellent web site Organizing Creativity Dan talks also about how he uses our flagship application: Why not simply use an OS X folder structure for everything? Among others, DEVONthink allows better (hierarchical) tagging, I have environments (databases) which limit the search automatically, I like the ‘Three Panes’ preview view, the ability to easily create replicates, including...

We moved to a new web server

In the recent months our web site and all connected services, e.g. the forum and this blog, became more and more sluggish. Our server was simply too slow to handle the increasing load. So yesterday we moved to a new and faster server. Please let us know if you notice anything that we might have broken when we migrated to the new machine.

Tuesday tip: Manually update a table of contents

Manually update TOC

Recently we have posted a tip about how to quickly create a table of contents. However, sometimes it’s necessary to update a table of contents manually. In the Table of Contents file, press Return after the last item in the list and a new item will be created. Then holding the ⌘ (Command) and ⌥ (Option) keys drag a document or group to that new line to insert a link to the dropped item. To allow seeing the table of contents as well as other...

Researcher uses Zotero and DEVONthink together

Herbert C. Hallas

DEVONthink Pro user Herbert C. Hallas also uses Zotero for historical research. Zotero is a marvelous tool to use for capturing, managing and citing sources but once the notes and sources are in a Zotero library collection, moving them around inside it is a very clunky process. It can be done, but not easily. In order to organize my notes with ease and print the information out, I move copies of the notes from Zotero into DEVONthink Pro and do my...

Save yourself lots of clicks with DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.4

Indexing documents with DEVONthink Pro

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.4 are available. They let you move new documents into your databases more quickly. Save yourself a lot of now superfluous clicks by dragging files or folders to the application with the ⌘ Command modifier key pressed. It imports them and trashes their originals in one go. The new release also enhances smart groups, supports new file types, and heavily improves querying databases via AppleScript. The applications now retain tags when splitting documents and inform more in detail about the progress of lengthy tasks....