Read our documentation on your favorite ebook reader

DEVONthink Pro Office Manual CoverSome 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 for DEVONthink & Co. as completely restyled PDF in portrait format for printing or as ebook in ePub format. You can read the ebooks on almost any modern ebook reader, e.g. your iPad with iBooks or your Kindle.

The only device that currently doesn’t work with the ePub standard is the Amazon Kindle which uses a different format. There are, however, free converters like the Online ePub Converter or the free application Calibre.

8 Responses to “Read our documentation on your favorite ebook reader”

  1. Rob Rix says:

    Cool! ePub docos are a great idea.

  2. Ed says:

    mobi pocket is also a standard format. you just made a choice to snub amazon. not sure why, but it gives a lot of insight into your customer service approach and into your prejudices.

    go ahead and provide the mobi pocket also.

  3. Not prejudices. We’re a small company and have to focus our resources.

  4. Zeljko says:

    @Ed: Customer service from DEVONtechnologies – if you were ever in need of it, you wouldn’t make such a premature accusation – which btw. gives a lot of insight into your peoples skills. Isn’t that much worse for thee?
    Personally, I could find a lot of reasons to snub Amazon.

    @Administrator: IMHO epub is the way to go (for now at least). That being said, I wouldn’t mind to be able to read epub and DjVu (and even mobi) inside DEVONthink.

  5. bowerbird says:

    administrator said:
    > We’re a small company and have to focus our resources.

    if you download the free amazon kindle previewer,
    you just drop an .epub on it to convert it to a .mobi.

    -bowerbird

  6. eboehnisch says:

    I have today looked into the ePub ebooks again and found some quite significant problems (e.g. they won’t validate against an ePub checker). I have corrected the problems and also looked at the Calibre command line times. It was, actually, quite easy to add an additional build step for a conversion to the .mobi format and so I have added support for the Kindle, too.

  7. Wildgrube says:

    Sie gaben an, dass man die Dokumentation downloaden kann.

    (So you can now download the documentation for DEVONthink & Co. as completely restyled PDF in portrait format for printing or as ebook in ePub format. You can read the ebooks on almost any modern ebook reader, e.g. your iPad with iBooks or your Kindle.)
    Auf den Link findet sich jedoch die Meldung “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /usr/www/users/saw/website/cms/fileadmin/templates/filemaker/dbaccess.php on line 2066″

    Können Sie den Fehler korrigieren?
    Gruß Wildgrube

  8. eboehnisch says:

    Sie haben uns gerade in der Sekunde erwischt, als wir etwas an unserer Datenbank geändert haben. Bitte probieren Sie es jetzt einfach noch einmal.

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