Archive for May, 2010

HQ Closed Until June 6

Just a quick notice that our head office is closed from May 26 through June 6, 2010, for the school vacations. Our email support will, of course, be maintained but could be somewhat slower than usual. See you all again in the second week of June!

Follow us on LinkedIn

We are already present on Twitter and Facebook where I also post my blog articles and also some unrelated stuff like my progress on our iPhone/iPad application. Recently, LinkedIn has added company profiles to their network and if you are a LinkedIn user please feel free to follow us on your preferred social network, too.

Tuesday Tip: Changing the Creation Date

By default DEVONthink does not allow you to change the creation or modification date of a document. This is intentional as most government agencies and larger companies require that you cannot change the date of a scanned document. If you do not have these requirements and you want to adjust the creation and modification date of documents here is a little script for you. To install it, unzip the archive and move the .scpt file to ~/Library/Application Support/DEVONthink Pro 2/Scripts....

Web Tip: Take Control of Permissions

When strange things happen on a Mac, like settings not being stored, license codes not being accepted, or DEVONthink databases behaving unexpectedly, file permissions could be the cause. UNIX permissions and Access Control Lists (ACLs) define what the logged-in user and the applications opened by her can do with items in the file system. If you want to learn more about permissions, have a look at Take Control’s new ebook Take Control of Permissions in Snow Leopard which explains this...

Tuesday Tip: Capturing Web Content

As often with DEVONthink, to capture web content you have a large number of options: Drag the URL to save only the bookmark ‘Print’ to PDF Save the page as a web archive Save only the page’s HTML code Copy text and images and save the clipping as rich text All these options have their advantages and disadvantages: Saving only the page’s HTML code is usually only interesting if you are a web developer as this keeps the page but...

The Apple Press on DEVONthink and the ScanSnap

On The Apple Press Philipp Eierund just published a very nice piece about The Mobile Mac Office, actually reviewing the combo of DEVONthink Pro Office and the ScanSnap S1300. He writes: In conclusion, the results of the quick and reliable ScanSnap S1300 in combination with the feature-laden DEVONthink Professional Office are hard to beat. Once set up and configured to your liking it is possible and — perhaps even more importantly — fun to maintain a paperless office with minimal...

Tuesday Tip: Use Fluid with DEVONthink

Do you use Safari or Firefox to access your DEVONthink Pro Office databases through the built-in web server? Would you like to get a more ‘native application’ feeling? Fluid is a Mac application that creates site-specific browsers, basically special web browsers that are hard-wired to an entered address. For example the address of your shared DEVONthink Pro Office. Open this mini application and it will show a single, simple window for DEVONthink’s web interface that looks nearly like a true...