Archive for April, 2012

Tuesday Tip: Drag files to DEVONsphere Express

If your favorite app is not directly supported and so DEVONsphere Express does not update its panel live to your current document you can simply drag the document to DEVONsphere Express’ search field. It automatically focuses on the file. To drag a file you’re just editing or viewing drag its icon in the document window’s title bar (if available).

New shop online

Shop sign: We're open

In the last few weeks I have been working behind the curtain on a new online shop with a new provider, Avangate. The new shop is easier to navigate, much better integrated, and offers us a more modern backend. If you had problems with our previous shop check it out.

Read our documentation on your favorite ebook reader

Some might not know but the documentation that is built into DEVONthink, DEVONnote, and DEVONagent Pro was always also available as PDF. But after the relaunch of our website they looked strangely old-fashioned I have to admit. In the last few weeks I reworked the layout and adapted it to our new design. And, was I was at it, I dropped the landscape-oriented PDF for reading on the screen in favor of an ebook. So you can now download the documentation...

Updates for DEVONthink and DEVONnote

We have just updated all editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote to version 2.3.4 with a number of little enhancements and bug fixes. Better integration of DEVONthink Pro Office with ExactScan Pro, updated scripts for import email messages to DEVONthink Pro, and a new Activity panel listing currently running background processes such as updating news feeds or synchronizing databases. Use the apps’ built-in upgrade function or download the new versions from our Download page.

Wednesday Tip: Better work with DEVONsphere Express results

DEVONsphere Express contextual menu

DEVONsphere Express delivers instant See Also results on almost anything you’re working on, from web pages in Safari to email messages or Pages documents. Double-clicking opens found items in the default app for their type. But you can do more. Right- or ⌃Control-click items in the panel to show the contextual menu with additional options. Open them in other apps, add them to Safari’s reading list or to DEVONthink, or copy them. You can even drag them to other applications or...

Maintenance update for DEVONsphere Express

Apple has just approved version 1.4 of DEVONsphere Express with a number of bug fixes, performance enhancements and support for more applications. Get the update through the Upgrade tab in the App Store app.

DEVONthink To Go 1.2.5 submitted

While DEVONthink To Go is already on the OP table, prepared for the forthcoming transition to the new sync technology, we have just pushed a minor update to version 1.2.5 to Apple for review. The update brings updated graphics for the iPad 3 Retina display, continues to record voice notes when the device is locked, and fixes a number of bugs. Please keep an eye on this blog to stay updated on the progress we make with embedding DEVONthink To...

Tuesday Tip: Exclude items from classification

Last week I explained why one could want to exclude groups or even whole databases from tagging in DEVONthink or DEVONnote. In addition both groups and documents can be individually excluded from classification, see-also, and search. Nice, but why would you do such a thing? For example if a document with a wide range of topics or content-wise unrelated data “disturbs” the artificial intelligence and appears over and over in the results. Or you have a group with data that...

3rd and last public beta of new scanner and camera plugin

We have fixed another couple of bugs in our new scanner and camera support plugin (see the last posting here), e.g. with recognizing iPhones, multi-page scans on certain devices, and putting the computer to sleep with the scanner interface open. So if you are a DEVONthink Pro Office user and own a scanner other than a Fujitsu ScanSnap (we support this using a different technique), a digital camera, iPhone, iPod, or iPad with a camera please download the 3rd public beta...