Archive for November, 2010

Tuesday Tip: “Print” from your iPad to DEVONthink

A cool tip from our forum user ‘korm’: iOS 4.2 on iPad introduced AirPrint. When coupled with Ecamm’s Printopia, and one of the DEVONthink Pro folder actions, you can “print” a PDF directly to the global inbox. Or modify the action to send the PDF to the database and group of your choice. Printopia’s Send to Mac feature puts PDFs of documents printed from iPad Mail, Safari, iWork, etc., into ~/Documents/Printopia. Add one of the DEVONthink Pro folder actions to that...

DEVONnote @ Give Good Food to Your Mac

As in previous years, Give Good Food to Your Mac has opened its shop again for a couple of days, just in time for some Christmas shopping. The more applications you buy, the greater the discount you can get. We are taking part with DEVONnote so if you are interested in some other apps, too, have a look.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The first Advent is approaching, here in Germany the first Christmas markets have already opened, and people are decorating their homes for Christmas with hundreds of beautiful and warm lights. But whenever we celebrate Thanksgiving, we all have the very same reason for it: to remind ourselves that we should be grateful for all the good things that happened to us in the past year. In the United States people are celebrating Thanksgiving today. Families living far apart get together, have...

Tuesday Tip: Better Focus with Spirited Away

Currently I am going to some lengths to better focus on only what is important at this very moment, and came across a very useful little freeware application: Spirited Away. Connected as we all are, a stream of email messages, IMs, tweets, and news is coming in, constantly asking for attention. We have even adapted to this with short attention spans and constant switching from one channel to the next. Spirited Away helps focusing on just the current task by automatically...

Take Control of Your Paperless Office

Take Control Ebooks has just released Take Control of Your Paperless Office, teaching you ‘best ways to cut back on paper and avoid pulp friction’. From their web site: This ebook is your friendly guide to replacing printed documents with digital versions — with an emphasis on the Mac-compatible hardware, software, and processes needed to get the job done. It also suggests clever ways to reduce incoming and outgoing paper. The author is Joe Kissell, who has also written Take Control...

Bug fixes for DEVONthink To Go & Better Spotlight Integration

Just a quick note that we have today released version 2.0.6 of all editions of DEVONthink and of DEVONnote. The update fixes bugs, e.g. the ‘Sync group missing’ bug that affected only some Macs but not all of them. It also brings better integration with Spotlight and improves the overall performance. Use your applications’ built-in update function or download the new versions on our Download page. In addition we have posted an updated version 4.6.1 of EasyFind that fixes two bugs introduced...

DEVONthink To Go 1.0.1 Submitted to App Store

We have just submitted the first update of DEVONthink To Go to version 1.0.1 to Apple for App Store review. The updated fixes a number of crashes and glitches including the crashes when navigating back from the Search screen as well as the non-functioning Cancel button on the Sync screen. The update will show up automatically on your device as soon as it has been approved by Apple. A corresponding update for DEVONnote and all editions of DEVONthink that, e.g., fixes...

Tuesday Tip: Connect with Zotero

If you are a user of Zotero, you may like Konrad M. Lawson‘s script: I created an applescript to import all my Zotero entries, create a folder for each source, add a main note file for the source, and assign it tags for all the Zotero tags and collections in the original source. It will only add them to the DEVONthink Pro database only if they have not already been added before.” Click here to view the thread in our...

Day of the Freeware @ DEVONtechnologies

Our freeware offerings have always been our way to say ‘thank you!’ to the greatest user community of all: you, the Mac users. And so we will continue to maintain and further improve EasyFind & Co. and offer them for free to all Mac users. Like today. After all the updates for DEVONthink, DEVONnote, and soon DEVONthink To Go we have today published a number of updates for all our freeware applications and services that have been in the pipeline...

Tuesday Tip: Use Multiple Databases

DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office come with the ability to use multiple databases simultaneously — and you might wonder what the advantages and disadvantages it may have to distribute your data over multiple databases vs. stuffing everything into one single database. So here’s a little list of the pros and cons. Pros: • Databases can be individually opened or not, saving RAM. • AI-related functions work much better with focused databases. • Single databases can be easier saved to the...