Archive for February, 2014

Thank you, Akismet

From our blog dashboard. The spam queue is 14 days which makes 928 intercepted spam comments per day. I am more that happy with the Akismet spam protection service.

Tuesday Tip: Move items with the keyboard

It’s very easy in DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office to move documents and groups from one place to another using the mouse. Dragging items between databases can be cumbersome if you have only one window open but then there’s still the Groups & Tags panel. Heavy-duty user and forum member korm wrote a great little script that, together with an assigned keyboard shortcut, lets you move selected items from anywhere to anywhere in DEVONthink by only using the keyboard. You can install it...

DEVONagent 3.7 with new Twitter scanner and more

Social media becomes more and more important also for serious research. If it’s important someone probably tweeted about it somewhere. Today we’ve released DEVONagent Pro 3.7 that no only searches Twitter but also scans found pages for links containing Twitter IDs and reports them. It was never easier to find people on Twitter to follow for relevant news! In addition we’re updated (depending on the edition) more plugins, search sets, and scanners, improved the improved visual appearance, and fixed bugs....

The Day We Fight Back

We like the Internet and especially its openness. The latter, however, means also that everything that travels through it can be intercepted, stored, and analyzed. And we don’t like to be watched. We clearly support an open Internet free of mass surveillance. Please visit The Day We Fight Back and sign the action to show your support if you care about an Internet where people world-wide can communicate freely both in public or privately without being watched and analyzed by...

Tuesday Tip: Search for file types in DEVONthink

Using the advanced search or smart groups you can filter out almost anything from your accumulated knowledge in DEVONthink. Out of the box you can e.g. get a list of all PDF documents in your database, or of all images. The selection here is not very granular, though. But you can easily locate documents using their file name. To find documents of a type not genuinely known to DEVONthink, say like Excel files, choose “Filename ends in … xlsx”. While the title...

Tuesday Tip: * is Wild — Wildcards in DEVONthink

In DEVONthink, you have the ability to use use wildcards in a search term to do partial string matches. * : The star (asterisk) is most commonly known and it matches zero or more characters. (Note: This is not per REGEX rules which matches the previous character. This matches in place.) ? : The question mark matches one character. ~ : The tilde (yep, that’s what it’s called), is a special character that matches the string as if you entered *myString*. (Note: If...