Archive for June, 2011

Tuesday Tip: Access Firefox v3 — v5 bookmarks

While Firefox v2 kept its bookmarks in a simple file, Firefox v3 and later uses a database. This has advantages but makes it much harder for DEVONagent, DEVONthink, and DEVONnote to read and use them. No need to capitulate: You can make Firefox to write the bookmarks also in the old, plain format. Firefox fan “Mr. Byte” explains in a short article on lytebyte.com how to persuade Firefox v3 and later to be a bit friendlier to others: click here.

MacUpdate Pro & DEVONthink Pro Office

If you are using the MacUpdate Desktop app to update the software on your computer please be careful: DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office are using the same “Bundle ID” to make both of them compatible to e.g. the same scripts and Automator actions. Unfortunately MacUpdate Desktop is using the Bundle ID for identifying updates. So it can happen that it, out of confusion, updates a DEVONthink Pro to a Pro Office or vice versa which then of course, asks for...

Tuesday Tip: Make your own templates

DEVONthink and DEVONnote already come with a number of plain and smart templates for everyday use. You can find them in the Data > New from Template menu. But you can easily also add your own documents to this menu. Create your file in DEVONthink or DEVONnote, or import it. The select it and choose File > Export > as Template. The save dialog already points to the “Templates.noindex” folder that holds all templates used by the app. Name your...

Tuesday Tip: Search fast with DEVONagent 3.0pb4

DEVONagent 3.0 public beta 4 comes with a built-in copy of DEVONagent Express and a new “express” mode. In this mode DEVONagent does not to all the smart stuff it usually does like downloading all results, comparing them and filtering them. Instead it gives you the raw results ranked using only the data the search engine itself provides. For the menu extra activate the “express” mode using the menu extra’s action menu. For search sets open the search set editor...

HQ closed until Jun 27

Just a quick notice that our head office is closed from Jun 10 through June 27, 2011, for the Pentecost school vacations. Our email support will, of course, be maintained but could be somewhat slower than usual. See you all again end of June! And yes, the photo to the right is from Sérignan, L’Hérault, France, where we’re going to stay the next ten days.

The last beta of DEVONagent 3.0 out in the wild

Today we have released the last public beta of DEVONagent 3.0 to the wild.  We have added our new support assistant with one-click installs for plugins and scripts, a stand-alone menu extra similar to DEVONagent Express, and dozens of more new improvements and bug fixes. We also have updated DEVONthink and DEVONnote to version 2.1.1 with bug fixes e.g. for the Sorter. Definitely a recommended update for all of you using DEVONthink or DEVONnote! Click here to download the new versions...

Tuesday Tip: Widescreen & Cover Flow

The View menu in DEVONthink and DEVONnote lets you do more than just switch between the various views. Check View > Widescreen to adjust the split and three-panes layouts for wide screens; uncheck this option for a layout fitted to smaller screens. Check View > Cover Flow to activate iTunes-like display of group contents. When this option is checked and a group is selected DEVONthink shows the contents in the familiar Cover Flow style. This option is not available in...