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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...

What would you like to see?

For DEVONthink 2.0 I am currently overhauling the example databases that we provide (they’re still in 1.x format). These databases serve both as examples on how to set up a DEVONthink database for a specific purpose and as a template that gets you started. Now my question is: What example databases would you like to see? And: Do you have a database that you think is worth sharing? Please email me or comment here.

We want to stop guessing

To improve our software and web offerings we will do a survey in our next newsletter later this week. It is important for us to learn more about how you use our software, what you like about it — and what you don’t like. It won’t take up more than a few minutes of your valuable time so we would feel honored if you could help us make our applications and web site offerings better! If you are not a newsletter subscriber and...

Poll: Do you use an iPhone or smartphone?

With all the buzz about the old and new iPhone as well as other smartphones and the the still-existing Palm devices, I wonder how many of you are actually using them for more than just a super-calender, address book, and mobile web browser? Do you take notes, make outlines, even store files on them like on a USB stick? Vote here.

Poll: Do you use DEVONthink Pro Office’s web sharing?

DEVONthink Pro Office comes with a handy build-in web server that allows you to search your database from other locations, even from an Internet café. As we plan to enhance the web server component I would love to know if you already use the web server, and if yes, how? Do you also use the iPhone applet? Click here to vote.

Poll: Do you use a document scanner?

We see DEVONthink Pro Office as the ideal partner if for your paperless office. And if you’re really serious about going paperless office you needs a document scanner to digitize all the stuff that still comes in on paper — Letters, leaflets, magazine articles, … Do you use a document scanner already? Or are you considering getting one? Click here for my mini survey.