Archive for April, 2016

Tuesday Tip: Switching from MacJournal

We had a MacJournal user contact us, wanting to switch to DEVONthink. While we have no control over how easy or hard this may be, we took a look at what options there are. Nicely, the MacJournal folks have simple but useful export options. (We always applaud when developers resist the urge to lock in someone’s data.) You can export single journal entries, or if you have a more elaborate journal system, you can export entire journals. Metadata is exported...

Tuesday tip: Computers and your eyes

Eyes

Today it’s normal for most people to stare at computer screens all day long, something that was unbelievable just 25 years ago. Whether we’re shopping online, chatting and tweeting, or working in our DEVONthink databases, we spend a lot of time in the light of our screens. If you are experiencing headaches, blurred vision, watery eyes, or have trouble getting to sleep, here are a few simple tips for you. When ambient light levels are too low we have a...

Tuesday tip: Local database favorites

Favorites

DEVONthink’s sidebar allows you to keep your favorite databases always at hand. If you want to have something similar inside a database you can easily set it up yourself like this: Make a group named e.g. Favorites; maybe add a label so that it better stands out. Now replicate groups that you want to make a favorite into Favorites. Double-click a favorite and it opens in a separate window. Alternatively you can use tags: Tag your favorites, e.g., with Favorite....

Tool tip: Need to move a file? Yoink it!

Yoink Icon

There are many times we need to move a file from one place to another. On Macs with larger screens, you can easily open and arrange windows to drag and drop between them. However, if you’re on a laptop or don’t have the luxury of using a second monitor, this is often not an easy task. Often we resort to using Spaces in Mission Control to give ourselves as much space per application as we can. This can make file moving...