Archive for October, 2013

DEVONthink To Go 1.4.1 fixes a frequent crash

Last night Apple has sent DEVONthink To Go 1.4.1 through their review and to the App Store. This maintenance update fixes a crash introduced with the previous version which was caused by the reworks necessary for supporting the new CPU architectures of recent iPhones and iPads. Use the App Store app on your device to get the free update.

EasyFind helps YouTuber to find important stuff

The Mac user and YouTuber Cliff Ghrigsby has just published a short video demonstrating how he uses EasyFind to quickly finding files that he couldn’t locate using Spotlight. That’s just what we had in mind when we wrote EasyFind. Watch his video here.

Tuesday Tip: Labels with keyboard shortcuts

This Tuesday Tip comes from a question on our Facebook page: “Hi Guys, is it possible to assign an keyboard shortcut to a label? For example: If I press ⌘1 the first label is assigned to the current list entry?” (Thanks, Christoph Jeschke!). Yes it is! Here’s the step-by-step… Open System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts and select Application Shortcuts in the lefthand sidebar. Press the + (Plus) button and choose DEVONthink. Enter the exact menu name of the label, e.g., To...

Poll: Functionality vs. Simplicity

With iWork ’13 Apple consequently follows the paradigm of “simplicity over functionality”. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote come with a renovated user interface but also a reduced set of functionality. AppleScript support has been removed entirely. It seems that the idea behind this move is to bring the Mac, iOS, and web variants of the iWork apps to the same level — unfortunately the lowest denominator. DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and our apps are all about functionality (don’t mistake “functionality” with “featuritis”). Sometimes...

DEVONthink To Go 1.4 supports iOS 7

DEVONthink To Go 1.4 running on an iPhone

Today Apple has approved our maintenance update for DEVONthink To Go. Version 1.4 updates the app to the modern iOS 7 interface while keeping it backward-compatible to iOS 5 and 6 at the same time. It also fixes a number of issues on iOS 7 as well as synchronization problems with the Mac. Fixed are, among others, a crash related to the rich text editor, Numbers documents no longer being displayed, name changes not being synced back to the Mac,...

DEVONthink 2.7.1 fixes Sorter and DEVONthink To Go sync bug

Last week we released DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7 with exciting new features such as encrypted synchronization. Unfortunately the update also “featured” two hindering issues: When the Sorter starts after logging in, e.g. after a system restart, DEVONthink itself opens in addition to the Sorter. And if your Mac runs OS X 10.6.x or 10.7.x, DEVONthink is no longer visible to DEVONthink To Go on your Wi-Fi network. We have just published a maintenance update to version 2.7.1 that fixes these as...

DEVONthink launching at login, iOS sync broken on OS X 10.6/7

The recent update of DEVONthink to version 2.7 unfortunately brought not only many improvements but also two cumbersome bugs: When the Sorter starts after logging in, e.g. after a system restart, DEVONthink itself opens instead of the Sorter. And if your Mac runs OS X 10.6.x or 10.7.x, DEVONthink is no longer visible to DEVONthink To Go on your Wi-Fi network. Sorry for these inconveniences. Expect a bugfix release shortly.

Mavericks, encrypted sync stores, and Markdown

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We have just released DEVONthink (all editions) and DEVONnote 2.7 with great new features and improvements. DEVONthink 2.7 now encrypts all metadata and all contents stored in remote sync locations such as Dropbox, WebDAV, or AFP. No other document management app on the Mac gives you so much flexibility and control over you data! DEVONthink 2.7 also improves its support for Markdown and formatted notes. Take notes with a single keyboard shortcut also as Markdown or, via the separate Sorter, as...

PHD student talking about her DEVONthink workflow

Yesterday I posted an interview with my friend Prof. Dr. Frank Thissen who works as an educator and researcher at the Stuttgart Media University. And just today Emily VanBuren, a PhD student in History at Northwestern University, blogs about her experiences with DEVONthink Pro Office. I use this software religiously now. It isn’t perfect, but it’s by far the best fit I’ve found for my purposes. I’ve been using it to build research databases, to construct a bibliography and notes for...

DEVONagent updated also in the App Store

With todays update to version 3.5.2 we finally welcome DEVONagent Pro to the brave new world of sandboxing, now the prerequisite for distribution through the App Store. The update also cleans up some aspects of the user interface by hiding rarely used or unavailable options, and improves compatibility to some websites. The Download Manager adds the URL of downloaded items to their Finder/Spotlight metadata. Both DEVONagent Pro and Express 3.5.2 come with an updated “Tube” scanner which scans webpages for embedded media....