Archive for April, 2013

Tuesday tip: Make screenshots directly in your inbox

If you make screenshots and find yourself dragging them to DEVONthink Pro or ProOffice every time, here’s a shortcut for you: You can change the Finder’s location for screenshots to any folder you like. Change this to the Inbox folder and the picture is imported immediately or at least as soon as DEVONthink Pro (Office) is being opened. Follow this description and set the location for new screenshots to "~/Library/Application Support/DEVONthink Pro 2/Inbox/" (with the quotes). From now on new screenshots...

Saving data donkeys in quicksand with tags

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BBC News today writes about what tags are and how they can be used to navigate notes, ideas, and other items. Technology reporter Ian Hardy also talks to our support specialist Jim Neumann. The traditional “files and folders” way of storing our data is decades old. And while it does reward our brain with a sense of control and ease of accessibility, it’s certainly not perfect. As the file structure increases, documents several subfolders deep slowly get consumed, like a...

Houdini hides apps you don’t use at the moment

More than two years ago I wrote about a little menulet that I really like: Spirited Away. It automatically hides applications that you haven’t used in the last minute and so keeps your desktop decluttered. Unfortunately it’s already a bit dated. Nial Giacomelli to the rescue! He has written Houdini which also hides unused apps but, despite his company name Ugly Apps, comes with a much more elegant user interface and the ability to set the individual hiding intervals for each app....

Reading tip: “Go Paperless with DEVONthink Pro Office”

Heavy-duty DEVONthink user and workflow addict Kerry Dawson wrote a nice piece on his blog dailymacview.com about going paperless with the Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 and DEVONthink Pro Office: Having accomplished all of this and gotten on the road to a cleaner and more organized work environment its time to pat yourself on the back for a job well done. You’ll definitely appreciate having your documents stored in DEVONthink. A cleaner workspace and knowing your documents are all stored together in...

Spring updates, part two

April 11 we updated DEVONthink and DEVONnote, this week it’s time for DEVONagent, DEVONsphere Express, EasyFind, PhotoStickies and XMenu. Enjoy new automation options in DEVONagent, search FoldingText files with DEVONsphere, and share files directly from EasyFind. Read the news here. We recommend the updates for everyone running our apps. Get the updates using the Check for Updates function inside the app or visit our Download page.

Professional education

From March 4 through 6 Cocoa developers gathered in then-rainy Leicester, UK, for NSConference 5. So Alan and me joined them and enjoyed socializing with friends from the US to Israel. And while we  learned about quite a few interesting ideas from other developers, from business to programming, we also acquired truly essential knowledge: how to make our own cocktails. To the right you can see Alan having fun preparing his very first Singapore Sling under the eyes of a professional bar...

Spring updates, part one

“Alles neu macht der Mai,” Germans are saying. We do it already in April! We have just released maintenance updates for all three editions of DEVONthink as well as for DEVONnote. The update improves the reliability of synchronization, clipping with the Clip To DEVONthink browser extension as well as the bookmarklets, and many other parts of the apps. If you’re using the new web interface of DEVONthink Pro Office you’ll like that we have made it a lot faster. We...

CareTaker for Facebook is here!

Some people say that our apps are not “social” enough now with Facebook and Twitter being still the main trends in the industry. We listened and proudly present a brand new freeware app: CareTaker for Facebook. Never get your friends kicked out of your news feed again. Don’t get calls from annoyed friends telling you that you don’t like their posts. And all this without wasting even more time on Facebook. Once signed in to your Facebook account CareTaker takes care of your...