Archive for October, 2011

Howard Rheingold on “infotention”

Howard Rheingold recently published  a mini-series of videos about what he calls “infotention”. That’s what he means with it: Infotention is a word I came up with to describe a mind-machine combination of brain-powered attention skills and computer-powered information filters. The inside and outside of infotention work best together with a third element ‹ sociality. Howard talks about how he receives information and applies hard-carved filters so that in the end he only has to read and watch the most...

DEVONthink workbook — in Deutsch

German handbook writer Michael Malzahn has put together a brand new workbook for DEVONthink in German language. DEVONthink — Das Arbeitsbuch introduces the reader to our information management software step-by-step from the installation to the deepest corners of the program. Many screenshots, tables, and a keyboard shortcut list make the 248-page ebook a must-have for German-language DEVONthink users. DEVONthink — Das Arbeitsbuch is available for US $ 12.50 in our online shop (see the DEVONthink section) as well as for €8.99...

DEVONthink To Go handles large PDFs and rich text now

While we are working hard on behind-the-scene changes for a totally new sync technology that will soon do away with the current problems we have released two other new features this weekend for DEVONthink To Go: a brand new PDF viewer and a new rich text editor that allows you to use formatted text on your iPad or iPhone. This makes it now possible to view even very large PDF documents including scans on your device without making the app...

Web tip: Dragging School Papers into the 21st Century

In a recent article on TidBITS Tonya Engst talks about how she manages school papers digitally: The ScanSnap is addictive, and I’ve hardly begun to learn how to use it. Here’s how cool it is: My son comes home from the first day of school with a fistful of forms and handouts. I open the scanner, stick them in, choose an option from the ScanSnap icon in the Dock, and push the big blue button on the scanner. Within moments...