Archive for May, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Watch YouTube without Flash

With the HTML5 trial you can watch YouTube videos from DEVONagent and DEVONthink even without Flash installed. Forum user Greg Jones: “I did not install Flash on my 2011 MacBook Pro and for the most part I have not missed much without it. For YouTube videos I have been using a Safari extension that supports HTML5 videos, but that didn’t help me with the DEVONtech products. I just discovered today that there is a HTML5 trial available for viewing YouTube...

First update for DEVONagent Express

Just  a quick note that we have today submitted DEVONagent Express 3.0.1 to Apple with a number of bug fixes. Included are fixes for glitches in the user interface as well as for a bug that lets the app consume way to much CPU time when being used for a longer time.

You’re in NYC and know DEVONthink?

A user of ours is looking for someone in New York City to assist him with building a workflow based on DEVONthink. So if you are e.g. a consultant with DEVONthink experience please let me know!

Assistant, Workspaces, Sorter, and more …

As promised two days ago: We have more news this week. Today is the end of the DEVONacademy as we knew it. We have updated all tutorials, collected new scripts, templates, and plugins, moved all tips from my blog to a database, and integrated everything into an easy-to-use assistant that is now part of DEVONthink and DEVONnote, and soon also of DEVONagent. And that’s not all: Throw in a new ‘Clip to DEVONthink‘ bookmarklet, workspaces that let you save your work...

DEVONagent … Express!

While we’re still waiting for XMenu 1.9.3 to get approved, a brand new product of ours has just become available for unsanely cheap US $ 4.99 on the Mac App Store: DEVONagent Express. It’s fast, easy-to-use (this time we mean it, really!), and definitely the most Mac-like way to search on the web. Don’t miss it; you could regret it. PS: If you already a user of the latest DEVONagent 3.0 public beta then you already have it. Just activate...

Tuesday Tip: Run a quick search from any app

The latest beta of DEVONagent introduces a new menu added to the right-hand side of the menu bar. Using this menu extra you can run quick searches directly from within any other app on your Mac and view the results right there in the menu, just like when using Spotlight. Use the magnifying glass pop-up menu to chance the used plugin or search set or recall recently used searches. Point to any results for longer than a second to make...

Web Tip: Spider to Collect Sources

In his blog William J. Turkel writes about using ‘bots’ or ‘spiders’ to do the heavy-duty task of web searching for you: Once you start collecting large numbers of digital sources by searching for them or using an information trapping strategy, you will find that you are often in the position of wanting to download a lot of files from a given site. Obviously you can click on the links one at a time to make local copies, but that...

Problems with DEVONthink To Go? We need you!

In the recent one and a half months Jon, our new iOS developer, has worked himself through the code of DEVONthink To Go and fixed a number of nasty bugs making both the application and the sync more robust. In the coming months he will also replace the current sync code with a totally rewritten library (that e.g. will support MobileMe and Dropbox) as well as introduce new features such as file renaming, deleting, and moving on the device, better...

Tuesday Tip: Use the see-also drawer

When browsing the web with DEVONagent 3.0 try the ‘See also’ button (looks like the stovepipe hats that magicians use to conjure rabbits) on the right-hand side of the browser window’s toolbar. It opens a drawer that shows related documents from DEVONagent’s own archive from open DEVONthink Pro (Office) databases, and from the web. If the page is part of a currently open search run DEVONagent shows related pages from the search instead of from the archive. The web results...

Tuesday Tip: Use keyboard shortcuts

Everything on your Mac seems to be mouse-centric. But the Mac also features hundreds of useful keyboard shortcuts for accessing the menu bar and other clickables. In addition, many Emacs-compatible and almost unknown keyboard shortcuts work in every Cocoa application, e.g. Control-T for exchanging the character in front of the cursor with the one after the cursor or Control-K for deleting until the end of the line. See Apple’s knowledge base page listing all system-wide keyboard shortcuts.