Archive for October, 2009

Tuesday Tip: From Evernote to DEVONthink

The ways to get data out of an information manager is nearly as important as the ways to get data in. DEVONthink tries to be as transparent as possible here, whatever you put into a database you can export at any time (e.g. as ‘files and folders’) to the file system and then use from the Finder or any other application. It’s not that easy with EverNote, however. DEVONthink Pro offers a simple script to copy text notes from EverNote...

HQ Closed Until November 2nd, ’09

From October 26th through November 2nd our headquarters are closed for an internal company meeting — means: we all get together, have a great time, and think about what our plans will be for 2010 and beyond. Support by email is maintained but our response times can be slightly higher than usual.

The ScanSnap and Snow Leopard

Just a quick information for all of you using a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner who have problems getting the version of ABBYY FineReader that comes with it to run on Snow Leopard: There seem to be compatibility issues that need to be fixed by ABBYY. You can check the support status here and read a discussion about it. If you are planning to update to Snow Leopard and you are using DEVONthink Pro Office: don’t worry. It is not affected by...

Tuesday Tip: Get reminded

Sometimes it can be useful to get reminded about a document in your DEVONthink database, for example an invoice you want to pay next week, or an important research document that you need to have read in a month’s time. Use the following scripts to add a selected document as an event to iCal or as a to-do-item to iCal, OmniFocus, or Things. Download and extract the archive, then move the created folder ‘Reminders’ to ‘~/Library/Application Support/DEVONthink Pro 2/Scripts/’. This makes...

Web Tip: Using WordPress and DEVONthink together

If you are regularly writing for a blog, maybe even your own, then developing a writing habit is important to keep up the pace. And, the chance that you’re using WordPress is very high. Amy Cavender has written a short article about how she uses WordPress for writing and DEVONthink for archiving. She uses DEVONhink’s built-in AI to quickly find related items, connections, links. DevonThink’s unique “see also” feature helps me make connections with other items in my database (journal...