Archive for September, 2012

New introduction video for DEVONthink

Video introduction to DEVONthink

After having released quite a number of video tutorials for DEVONthink we have finally also re-imagined the introduction video for DEVONthink. Meet Jim, a university student graduating in modern literature about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. He collects articles, clippings, links, even paper documents, organizes them, and writes his thesis — all with DEVONthink. The built-in artificial intelligence assists him and finds connections between items that Jim even hasn’t thought of himself. You can find the new video directly...

New web interface for DEVONthink — public beta 2

Two weeks ago we published the first public beta of our brand new web interface for DEVONthink Pro Office. As promised here’s the second public beta with many bug fixes and interface polish. Please see the first announcement to learn what is new compared to the current, old web interface. How can I get it? First make sure your system meets the requirements. You’ll need an Intel-based Mac with OS X 10.6.8 or later and DEVONthink Pro Office 2.4.2 (click here to download...

Article series: How to make your office paperless

Luc Beaulieu

Our power user Luc Beaulieu, professor for Physics at the Université Laval and researcher at the Quebec City University hospital,  has turned his office completely paperless and shares on his blog how he achieved this, from the hardware and the software (unsurprisingly, DEVONthink Pro Office plays a key role) he uses to his workflow. Working efficiently in the digital world is not as easy as it sounds, in particular as you get more and more files to deal with. Furthermore,...

New tutorials about scanning and setting up a ScanSnap

With DEVONthink 2.4 we have introduced our new scanner/camera import window, and just yesterday we have released an update that makes scanning with Image Capture compliant flatbed scanners or all-in-one devices a lot more comfortable. Today we have published two new tutorials that guide you through the new scanner/camera import window (all editions of DEVONthink) and through setting up a Fujitsu ScanSnap document scanner for use with DEVONthink Pro Office. Check them both out directly in DEVONthink (Help > Tutorials)...

Easier scanning with DEVONthink

DEVONthink’s new scanning function unified the various scanning options of previous versions and made paper capture available also for users of the Personal and Pro editions. But users are still missing some of the more advanced options, for example convenient capturing of documents with multiple pages. DEVONthink 2.4.2, which we have released today, supports the option “Combine into single document” whenever you scan as PDF or TIFF. Just name the document and start scanning; DEVONthink creates a new document for you...

We humans and our Earth

As you know we at DEVONtechnologies care about our environment (see also my posting about our web service provider building a “green” facility). Just recently Sarah Wenger of www.onlinemastersdegree.com, who has produced quite a few info graphics on the net, has sent us a nice info graphic about humankind in general and our impact on Earth that I thought would be worth sharing in this spirit. Click on the image to the right to see the full picture.

Missing apps in the Open In… menu

If you have many apps installed on your iPhone or iPad that can handle the same file types, e.g. PDFs, it can happen that one or the other does not longer appear in the Open In… menu that allows you to send files from one app to another. In iOS 5 the limit seems to be ten apps. So if you want to send a file to DEVONthink To Go and you don’t see it listed it may be that you...

New web interface for DEVONthink — public beta 1

Already the first version of DEVONthink Pro Office came with an integrated web server that gave other people on the local network or even the Internet limited read-only access to the databases you wanted to share. We have now completely rewritten DEVONthink Pro Office’s web interface and added tons of new features: browse your databases with real table views with expandable groups, create new groups, rename, move, or even delete documents and groups, and create new plain text files with...