Archive for March, 2011

DEVONagent, now always at your service

Do you also use the Google search field in Safari just because it is there, but you know that you would have better used DEVONagent? No more. DEVONagent 3.0 public beta 3 adds a menu extra to the right-hand side of the menu bar with a Spotlight-like menu that lets you (re-)search the Web from anywhere on your Mac. Click (or press the hotkey), enter your search term, and press Return. All results appear directly in the menu and you can...

Tuesday Tip: Import your Pinboard bookmarks

After Yahoo!’s announcement to sell del.icio.us quite a few people were looking for a safer home for their bookmarks. And found Pinboard. If you are among them you may like the following script by Rafael Bugajewski which imports your Pinboard bookmarks into DEVONthink. Click here to download the script.

Ammonite updated to version 1.6

Just a quick note that Ammonite has been updated to version 1.6. The new version can replicate results to a group in DEVONthink, shows the number of results in the window title, and can keep the search string when removing tags from the query. Ammonite is a stand-alone HUD (head-up display) giving quick access to the contents of your DEVONthink databases from any other application. Note: DEVONtechnologies has no affiliation with soma-zone.  

Tuesday Tip: Integrate Papers 2 with DEVONthink

You use Mekentosj Paper 2 but also like Steven Berlin Johnson’s ‘snippet approach’? Power user Rob Trew has written a small script that does not add the whole file from Papers to your DEVONthink database but only the summaries and notes. As Papers is not scriptable, Rob’s script directly accesses Paper’s SQLite database. Rob also offers more scripts such as ones offering even tighter integration of Sente 6 with DEVONthink (see last week’s Tuesday Tip).

Updatemania @ DEVONtechnologies

Updates! We cannot get enough of them. And so we created a whole bunch of updates for you: DEVONthink, DEVONnote, DEVONthink To Go, EasyFind, and XMenu — with cool new features and tons of bug fixes. Especially when you’re using DEVONthink To Go you will like what we have submitted to Apple today. It’s not only much more robust, it also comes with voice and video notes now. Click here to read more about today’s updates.

Tuesday Tip: Integrate DEVONthink with SKIM and Sente

DEVONthink Pro comes with smart templates for integrating bibliographic data from Sente 6 as notes. Power user and scripter Rob Trew has published an additional script that sends selected notes to DEVONthink including attachments. Another new script copies notes from PDFs open in SKIM as rich text document to your database. So if you want to transfer notes from SKIM or aren’t satisfied with the pre-fab Sente 6 smart template that comes with DEVONthink Pro, have a look at Rob’s free...

Japan needs our help

Last Friday, Mar 11, 2011, Japan was struck by a catastrophic earthquake followed by a tsunami and the melt-down of at least two nuclear power cores with yet-unknown effects on life in the region. Official sources report more than 10,000 people dead and more than 500,000 homeless, but as of today the concrete number of victims is still unknown. We will donate 20 percent of all March, 2011, revenues to a disaster help organization sending people and material to Japan,...

Status update on DEVONthink To Go

It’s been a while since we released an update for DEVONthink To Go. A developer left our company, slowing down our development pace. We have now taken up again on it and have already seeded version 1.1 to our beta team. Version 1.1, which we hope to submit to Apple in about two weeks, will include e.g. the possibility to record voice and video notes, show labels and flags in all lists, and fix a large number of reported bugs.