Archive for December, 2007

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

All of us here at DEVONtechnologies wish you and your family a pleasant and peaceful Christmas time. May it be a time of peace and reflection for all of you, wherever in the world you are, whatever religion you believe in, and whatever culture you are part of. Yours Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann & the DEVONtechnologies team PS: Our office will be closed from December 22, 2007, to January 6, 2008. Support will be available by email but we will reply slower...

Screencast on DEVONthink Pro Office

Blogger Orion has posted a nice screencast on DEVONthink Pro Office in his blog, giving an introduction on how he uses our flag ship product. Click here to read his article and watch the movie.

Christmas Updates: Turn on the Spotlight!

The last updates for 2007 bring a Christmas present for all users who are still waiting for Spotlight support in DEVONthink. All editions of DEVONthink, from Personal to Pro Office, as well as its little brother DEVONnote now natively support Spotlight searches! This also now allows to search multiple DEVONthink Pro databases at the same time. In addition, maintenance updates bring compatibility to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard for our freeware applications EasyFind, PhotoStickies, ThumbsUp, and XMenu. XMenu is becoming even more useful now with the...

Tuesday Tip: Copy/Backup Intelligently

DEVONthink Pro databases are technically packages, folders that appear like a single file. When you simply copy them to another volume as a backup, the Finder always copies the whole thing. And so even do some backup applications, even though only parts of the database have changed. Try ChronoSync. It has the option to treat packages like files which allows it to peer inside the packages and only update the files that have actually changed. Command line fans will want...

DEVONthink & Co. at MacSanta!

Santa Claus is preparing his sledge and all his elves are already running around like crazy in his cold Greenland residency, preparing for the day. We want to help him a bit and make some Macintosh users happy, too. Visit MacSanta’s homepage and get 20 percent discount on all our applications — Only today, December 6, 2007!

Tuesday Tip: Converting Links to Webarchives

If you have collected a number on links in your database and want to convert them to webarchives, e.g., for viewing them offline or for conserving their current content, you have to manually select them and use the contextual menu. This can be a pain in the neck if you have tons of links that you want to convert. But, that is what AppleScript was made for. Download the Convert to Webarchive script, unzip it, and place it into ~/Library/Application...