Archive for November, 2008

Last chance for Black Friday discounts

Just a quick notice that our Black Friday deals are still online until Monday morning, 09:00 CET. So if you haven’t grabbed your piece of the steal, click here to do it now.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In Europe and the US it’s an old tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving, here in October, there at the end of November. But the reason for celebrating is all the same: To say ‘thank you’ for this year’s crop. So, wherever you are in the world, we wish you and your family Happy Thanksgiving and all the best wishes for the upcoming festive season. And following a tradition that is a nearly as old, we’re offering you an exclusive discount of...

Lately, in Eric’s kitchen

I already told you a number of times that we’re currently focused fully on getting version 2.0 ready for the public beta phase. So DEVONthink, DEVONthink, is all we’re thinking about. Need a proof? This is what accidently created itself (no kidding!) lately when I was making pancakes. I’m considering this a good omen.

User portrait: Marko Hehl, photographer

Marko Hehl is a German photographer und curator who is responsible for a refreshing different exposition of pinhole photography that opens December 9, 2008, in Chemnitz, Germany, EU. Marko used both DEVONthink Pro Office and DEVONagent heavily for organizing this display. The Mac simply works. And it activates my creativity. It’s the whole that is more than the ‘sum of its parts’ that makes it the right machine for me. Also it’s the applications. I need to organize a lot...

DEVONthink 2.0 spotlight: New supported file formats

While our beta testers are dissecting the current beta 2, I’d like to share some more information about the upcoming new version. This week: The new file formats that you can work with in DEVONthink 2.0. DEVONthink 2.0 uses the QuickLook system introduced with Mac OS X 10.5 ‘Leopard’ to display all files for which either a QuickLook plug-in or embedded QuickLook meta data is available. This includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files, Microsoft Office and OpenOffice documents, Skim files,...

Give Food to Your Mac

If you’re playing with the idea of buying software — e.g. DEVONthink Personal or DEVONagent and maybe also some stuff from other companies — then you may want to have a look at Give Food to Your Mac. Receive 20 percent discount on all purchases when you buy three products and get up to 50 percent off your bill for five or more applications. Don’t miss it! Click here to visit this great promotion or click the image to the...

Tuesday Tip: Use the Objects Drawer

When you are looking for specific information on a web page, say email addresses, images, movies, Office documents, or downloadable files, DEVONagent’s Objects Drawer comes in handy. Open any web page in DEVONagent, from a search or directly using File > New Browser, and click the Objects Drawer icon in the toolbar of the browser window. In the opened drawer choose the type of information you want to extract, e.g., images, linked binary files, etc. DEVONagent immediately updates the list...

DEVONthink 2.0 spotlight: Beta tester community seeded

I promised to keep you all updated on the progress we make with DEVONthink 2.0. Today I am proud to tell you that we have just seeded the very first beta of DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0 to the closed beta testers group. Some features are still missing, especially interface-wise, but it’s already stable enough and useable. And while we continue adding the planned functionality it’s now up to our great beta tester community to put it through its paces.

DEVONthink 2.0 spotlight: Interactive access via browser

DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0 – what’s happening? Well, we hope to release very soon the first public beta but in the meantime here are a few prelims to whet the appetite! This week: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.0 — built-in web server completely revamped. While version 1.x allowed you to only search the one open database with a search-engine-like web page, version 2.0 will allow you to actually browse and interact with your database from within a dynamic web interface. Besides browsing,...

Tuesday Tip: Exclude from Classification

If you use a ‘junk drawer’ group in DEVONthink, the more you add to it the worse the automatic and semi-automatic classification becomes. This happens because DEVONthink looks at all your groups to find out where the selected documents fit into. And with a well filled junk drawer group, everything always fits in there. But you can simply take any group out of the classification by selecting it, opening the Info panel (Tools > Show Info…, Command-Shift-I), and checking ‘Exclude...