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, email messages archived from Apple Mail, and many more. Version 2.0 does no longer convert certain file types when you import them to your database, all documents are always kept as they are. You can export them at any time in their original state.
Of course, DEVONthink 2.0 is not able to edit all these file formats (only the original applications can do this) but you can edit any document using an external editor, say Pages, from within the application
Finally we have improved the possibilities to embed data stored in a DEVONthink database into the rest of your workflow. Starting with version 2.0 you can get a URL for any item in the database, place where you can place a URL, e.g. iCal appointments, address book records, or DayLite projects. This together with the ability to store URLs in DEVONthink (the same thing but just the other way round) and AppleScript DEVONthink can be integrated with almost any other software on your Mac.
Check back soon for further details on DEVONthink 2.0 …