Archive for September, 2013

Shedworking with (baroque) style

You may know that I like to work from places other than my office, e.g. from our local coffee shop. This summer we finally completed the renovation of our old garden house: a new roof, new door and windows, carpet, painted walls, electricity and (via D-LAN) Internet. Completed by a baroque-style secretary it now makes a nice little retreat from the everyday office and family madness. And it seems I am not enjoying this alone: Shedworking.co.uk has many more examples on...

Tuesday tip: Create custom forms with Google Drive

If you have a Google account and access to Google Drive, create a form there. (I’ll leave the how-to on that to your own research. It’s not difficult.) “Share” the form so that you get the link to the form, and create a bookmark in DEVONthink for that form. When forms are created in Google Drive, you have the option to create a spreadsheet there to collect the responses. Do so, then navigate to that spreadsheet and grab the link for...

Wanted: CouchBase/AWS Developer

Welcome to DEVONtechnologies!

You’re a proficient PHP developer, fluent in CouchBase, and you know how to build rock-solid and secure server applications based on Amazon Web Services? You’re looking for project-based work? If so, we’d like to hear from you as we’re looking for a four to eight month project involving PHP, CouchBase, and AWS. Click here to learn more about this job offering and working for and with us in general.

When Chrome doesn’t like Clip to DEVONthink

Even though Google Chrome probably shares more information with its maker than you like, it also does a lot to protect you from the (other) bad guys — and sometimes also the good ones. If our Clip to DEVONthink browser extension doesn’t seem to work in your copy of Chrome and just reloads the browser contents when you click its icon in the toolbar, here’s a possible cure: You need to edit the file ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Local State. First close Google Chrome (important!). Then...

Tuesday tip: Build group hierarchies with templates

One of the most common ways we organize our data is with folders and subfolders (groups and subgroups in DEVONthink). Maybe you are someone that tracks your receipts on a monthly basis. Perhaps you are a teacher that organizes student data in a series of subfolders. Or you may be a real estate agent that creates a folder for each new property you’re working with and you like to have subfolder for pictures, documents, etc. If you ever find yourself...