Archive for April, 2010

Advanced DEVONthink User Endorses Ebook

A fews ago Take Control Ebooks has published Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2, and ebook that complements DEVONthink‘s built-in online documentation and helps you, well, getting started with our document and information manager. Here is a nice email we received from DEVONthink user Scott McGrath that I would like to share with you: I bought the DevonThink book with low expectations, but in fact it was pitch perfect, and got me around some of the suboptimal usage...

First Day on the Balcony and a New Beta

Today I it was for the very first time this year warm and sunny enough for me to work on the balcony — the one balcony that gave this blog its name. People are sitting outside and are having a cup of coffee on my hometown’s market square. That’s how I should be! Sun always makes me smile and so I decided that today was the day to post a second beta of our forthcoming iPhone and iPad application (see...

Tuesday Tip: Automate DEVONagent

All our applications are highly scriptable and so enable you to automate recurring tasks. Power user Martin Michel posted a nice example on how to use DEVONagent for quickly downloading all PDFs linked to from a web page. His example shows how you can get the URL of the frontmost Safari window, open it in DEVONagent, grab all links to PDFs, and download the files. Martin also grabs all RSS articles from a feed, searches them for keywords, and opens...

DEVONthink on the Web

Much as been written about DEVONthink in the last few weeks after our 2.0 release. If you’d like to listen to great podcasts dealing with our flagship document and information manager, make sure to listen to these: MacReviewCast Episode 241 DebuterSurMac: DEVONthink Pro macmagazin.de: DEVONthink wird erwachsen In this episode of MacReviewCast (starting at minute 41) Matthew Hillyer of The Stealth Mac talks about DEVONthink and on DebuterSurMac (in French language) Jennifer demos our software and shows some of the most...

Our AI is Good, But …

As you may know our support hero Bill DeVille lives in Brown County, Indiana, USA. On his numerous tours he likes to takes photographs. And this one I just had to post. Seems no matter how good our AI core will become, we have lost the game before it started 😉

Tuesday Tip: Use Icons

You may know that you can paste icons onto documents and groups in DEVONthink to easier distinguish them: copy any picture, then open the Info panel for the document or group (Tools > Show Info), select the icon, and paste your picture. What you may not know is that you can do the same with DEVONthink databases in nearly the same fashion. Copy the icon you would like to use to the clipboard, then select the database package in the...

DEVONthink and Geo-Location Services

With the addition of simple geo-location support to our upcoming iPhone application (see: It’s Beta Time Again) and the rise of Facebook and Twitter, one of the next releases of DEVONthink will support geo-location and social network services, too. The screenshot on the right gives you a first draft of the implementation showing the location where documents were created (in this case a collection of reviews and blog postings, thence the wide spread) and buttons for quickly sharing documents or...