Archive for August, 2013

Updated scripts for DEVONthink Pro (Office)

Just a quick note that we have updated the scripts Rename using RegEx and Export Metadata as CSV, which are available as manual downloads through the built-in Support Assistant. To install these scripts choose Scripts > More Scripts, search the script in the list, and click Install. If you have the script already installed, remove it first, then re-install it to get the new version.

We favor “open” over “closed”

Open sign at Brownie's Family Restaurant, Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA

Since the very first telephone companies and there is an ongoing struggle between advocates (and adversaries) of open vs. closed systems. Today is the time of the closed systems. The Apple II was wide open and while the first Mac hardware was the exact opposite you could still do whatever your wanted in software. Even if there were no official hooks for this and that, as long as you knew how to access something there was no one holding you back....

Get ready for college — with now 35% discount

Student with laptop, happy

Learning and studying is much more than just attending classes. You have to take notes, organize papers and handouts you get in class, keep track of suggested web links, and write term papers. Begin school with a head start: DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and DEVONsphere are your perfect companions. And now even more affordable for you: We give you now 35 percent student discount until September 6, 2013! Learn more about how you can effectively use our apps for college. Or get your exclusive 35% student...

Search global smart groups

You may already know that you can create smart groups in the sidebar of DEVONthink Pro (Office) that collect documents from all open databases. If not: click the action menu button at the bottom of the sidebar and choose New Smart Group. What you might not already know is that you can also search the contents of a smart group (which is itself just a saved search). Select the smart group in the sidebar, then click the magnifying glass icon...

Style RTF text with keyboard shortcuts

Rich text (RTF) is great for text with different fonts, sizes, or colors. The Style panel allows you to save often-used styles and apply them again with a few clicks but it’s not really an example of OS X’s famous user-friendliness. Power user Alfred Schlatter sent us a tip for adding convenient keyboard shortcuts to styles to make your life with rich text easier: In a rich text document format text to your liking. Mark some of the text. Show the Styles sheet using Format >...