Archive for December, 2016

Tuesday Tip: A simple move

We had a support ticket with a person who had a simple request: “I have a selection in a Smart Group. How do I move it to a database?” I responded but as I did, I realized (yet again) how much flexibility we have built into DEVONthink. Here are a few ways to accomplish this: Open the receiving group in a new window by double-clicking on it and arranging the windows. Note: In Preferences > General you’ll need to check...

DEVONthink To Go 2.0.7: 3D Touch, page links, bug fixes

DEVONthink To Go 2.0.7 has passed Apple’s review just in time for the Christmas break. The new version adds support for 3D Touch and page links for PDFs. Version 2.0.7 also presents the results of an in-PDF search nicer and handles global searches for words containing non-alphanumeric characters better. Audio continues to play when you switch to another app. Finally, the app icon badge now shows only the number of unread items in the global inbox. The update fixes a...

Merry Christmas 🎄 and a Happy New Year 🎆

The whole DEVONtechnologies team wishes you a peaceful Christmas time, wherever you live and whatever you believe in. We hope that 2017 will be a great, productive, and successful year for you, and that you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy. We are spending the holidays with our families and friends. Consequently, the DEVONtechnologies headquarters are closed from December 23rd, 2016, through January 8th, 2017. Nevertheless, we surely can’t keep ourselves away from the keyboards for too long,...

Tuesday Tip: Search to organize

When you organize your databases and often find yourself navigating through deep group hierarchies to file a new document, this tip from our forum power user korm is for you: Consider using the search to locate the destination across all databases where you want to move documents to (or from). Arrange your database and the search window side by side. In the search window, search for anything. If the search result is a group, then you can drag any item from the database window...

2016 Winter Festival of Artisanal Software

WinterFest

It’s December again and Santa Claus is knocking at the door. It’s the time for new plans, fresh projects and great new ideas. Whether you’re planning that project that will change the world, writing a novel, or collecting memories for your grandkids — we think that DEVONthink Pro Office and the rest of these great tools will help. We’ve gotten together with ten others of the best developers of artisanal software to make DEVONthink Pro Office better — and to...

Tuesday Tool Tip: Free your menubar with Bartender 2

While we rely on our big powerhouse applications like DEVONthink, there are many smaller utilities we use for specialized purposes. These may be calendars, system resource information, or extended clipboards. Simple, smart apps that provide quick and easy access to very focused needs. However, this has lead to our menubars becoming increasingly crowded. And not only these utilities are shown here, but the menubar also has to accommodate the menus of the current application. Especially on a smaller screen, like...

A user’s journey into DEVONthink: The future

Stuart Ingram

(yes, ‘one app to rule them all’ again…) The following are some thoughts on what I think could be added to or improved in DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO) or DEVONthink To Go (DTTG2). From this series of blog posts you will have guessed that I am a big fan of this software. It has genuinely made life so much easier for me (especially academically) and even after a good few months of daily use, some of the features I come across still...

ScreenCastsOnline airs three-part DEVONthink video tutorial

ScreenCastsOnline, dedicated to produce quality video tutorials around all things Mac, has started a new mini series about DEVONthink Pro Office. From the description of the first part: DEVONthink is one of the most powerful database applications made for the Mac. In fact, some people have said this one application makes it worth getting a Mac just to run it! In the introductory episode, Todd Olthoff takes us through all of the core features of DEVONthink Pro Office. In this...

Tuesday Tip: Make plain text pretty with Markdown

As we talked about last week, plain text is amazing. It’s an incredibly flexible format, offering many benefits, with next to no downside. On the other hand, plain text is… well, ‘plain’. No font changes. No bold or italic. No images. It’s like a world with no picture books! “See! That’s why I need Microsoft Word!”, you might say. Well, actually I’d like to offer a better alternative… plain text, yet again. Specifically, plain text written in a style called Markdown. It was...

Archive from Pocket and Feedbin to DEVONthink

Pocket app icon

Forum user gnbio has created a cool workflow for archiving Pocket and Feedbin articles in DEVONthink Pro and DEVONthink To Go: I had been looking for a way to accurately convert articles read in Pocket & Feedbin/RSS to PDF and archive for future reference. This has been particularly useful for how-to articles, longform content and legal knowhow (for my day job). The beauty of this automated method is that I have an instantly searchable archive of content available on iOS and macOS...