Archive for May, 2013

Tuesday tip: Clip and search with PopClip

PopClip is a marvelous little app that gives you an iOS-style contextual menu for selected text with the usual options: Copy, Cut, Paste, etc. But beyond what is available out of the box it can be easily extended. Install the DEVONthink Pro (Office) PopClip extension from our Download Extras and Manuals page and clip selected text to your inbox or search your databases for the text with just one click.

Macworld.com reviews DEVONagent Pro 3.5

Yesterday Macworld published a four-mice review of DEVONagent Pro 3.5, written by Joe Kissell. You already know Joe as the author of many excellent Take Control books, among them also Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink 2 and Take Control of Your Paperless Office. Joe compares version 3.5 with version 2.3, which he had reviewed back in 2008, and draws the following conclusion: For serious, detailed Web research, especially when you have to find data that’s not accessible in conventional search engines, DevonAgent...

Presenting at the HdM Stuttgart

Today I had the honor to give a 45-minute presentation at my former college, the Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien, HdM), on my zig-zag career path, our products from DEVONthink to DEVONsphere, and about how to build an Internet startup. It was a lot of fun being back in the hallowed halls again and meet some fantastic customers who use our apps intensively for their research and educational work.

Good bye, Hardy

An old friend of mine and fellow software developer, Hardy Macia from Catamount Software, passed away tonight after a long fight against cancer. We met just twice in person, once when we lived in Munich and he called in for an evening, and again when I drove up from Boston to the Train Station. He showed me how life would be as an independent software vendor and I had him in mind when I quit my day job to run DEVONtechnologies....

Supporting Scottish cyclist cycling for ALD center in Aberdeen

A few weeks ago we got contacted by Frederick Sarran from Scotland trying to raise funds for Balnagask Court in Torry, Aberdeen, a complex for Adults with Learning Disabilities (ALD) and Mental Health issues. From his website: My name is Frederick Sarran, Support Worker and student for a Master in Autism, and I will cycle around 450 miles during 11 days in August 2013, all around Scotland (Aberdeen, Highlands, Inverness, Loch Ness, Perth, Fife, Dundee, etc…) in support of the donations for...

Welcome, earthling!

Yesterday, May 3rd, 2013, at 5 p.m. CET Dominik, the third child of Christian, our head developer, safely arrived after a nine month long flight through time and space. Mother and child are well and happy. The ground staff and all of us here at DEVONtechnologies congratulate the parents and welcome the new earth citizen!