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Reading tip: Quitting Evernote for DEVONthink

Yann Rousse

Information worker Yann Rousse switched from Evernote to DEVONthink. He described how he managed the transition in detail in an excellent blog post on Medium: Moving to DEVONthink from Evernote is not a trivial change. The new tools available to handle my Information and Knowledge activities are quite different and in many ways, far more powerful. The learning curve has started for me but I feel DEVONthink is not only excellent but most importantly the proper fit for me. I’m...

DEVONthink To Go reviewed

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From time to time I link to interesting reviews of our applications. MacStories‘s Federico Viticci uses his iPad Pro for everything and now moved to DEVONthink To Go for his document management needs: DEVONthink To Go goes beyond Apple Notes’ simple but effective note-taking and Documents’ traditional file management features. On the surface, it’s an advanced file manager that can be used to move notes and files around, but I see it more as a powerful research tool for documents...

Stuart Ingram on Mac Power Users (and more)

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David Sparks and Katie Floyd invited Stuart Ingram to their popular Mac Power Users podcast and discuss his approach to DEVONthink. You know Stuart from his excellent series A User’s Journey into DEVONthink here in this blog. Stuart adresses David’s concerns about ‘everything buckets’ and lays out how he uses DEVONthink Pro Office and why. It’s just 80 minutes and you won’t want to miss it. Click here to listen to Mac Power Users episode 356 yourself. In addition here...

DEVONthink top-ranked in TidBITS survey

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Last week TidBITS asked their readers to rate their favorite personal information management applications. DEVONthink made it to rank #3 right after the free Evernote and Apple Notes. From all those who voted for DEVONthink, 18.3% call it a “solid performer”, 35.2% rate it as “very good”, and 33% say they “can’t live without it”. That makes 68.2% of them very happy. DEVONthink Pro Office is the Mercedes Benz of information managers on the Mac. Really well put together, the app...

DEVONthink and DEVONagent in the blogs and podcasts

It’s time again to share three great mentioning of our products. Writer and blogger Ben Elijah shares his experiences with productivity tools and habits and says about DEVONthink: DEVONthink is, in my ways, the epitome of the ideal info dump. You can drag pretty much any kind of file into the app and it will make sense of it. […] DEVONthink’s secret weapon: the “See Also & Classify” function. When you select an item in your DEVONthink database and enable See Also &...

Mini series on DEVONthink

Blogger Lee Garrett of myproductivemac.com has started a mini series on DEVONthink: My workflows will all centre around DEVONthink Pro Office as that is the product I use day to day. […] So that tells you what I use DEVONthink Pro Office for and why I recommend it so highly. The next few posts will look in more detail as to how I have it configured, how I import data on both OS X and iOS, how I invoke searches, tagging, backing up databases. Check out...

EasyFind and more in Mac Geek Gab episode 549

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In episode 549 of their podcast Mac Geek Gab John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton pull out their favorite utilities and services and present them to you in a compact 1 hour 19 minute podcast. Ideal for your drive home in pre-weekend traffic. Around minute 7:31 they also mention our free find-file utility EasyFind. It’s time for Cool Stuff Found. Your two favorite geeks do their level best to sift through everything they’ve found and everything you’ve submitted, pulling out their...

Hands On: DevonAgent Pro

Hands On: DEVONagent Pro

William Gallagher reviewed DEVONagent Pro for MacNN: You’re doing a job that needs a lot of digging around, and you are building up research, you are building up data about a topic. You’re doing a job where a simple search is not enough: you need to analyze the results you get. — DevonAgentPro analyzes.” Click here to read the full review including William’s conclusion about who DEVONagent Pro is for on MacNN.  

“I am a squirrel”

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Power knowledge worker Daniel Wessel calls himself “a squirrel”. He uses DEVONthink Pro Office to collect and organize everything from web pages to analog post cards. On his excellent web site Organizing Creativity Dan talks also about how he uses our flagship application: Why not simply use an OS X folder structure for everything? Among others, DEVONthink allows better (hierarchical) tagging, I have environments (databases) which limit the search automatically, I like the ‘Three Panes’ preview view, the ability to easily create replicates, including...

Get productivity tips & tools on Apfeloffice.de (in German)

Kathrin Suedmeyer

The new German webzine Apfeloffice is focus on how to make using a Mac in the office more productive. Their latest mini series of four articles, Selbstorganisation: Methoden & Lösungen im digitalen Alltag, talks about how to get organized in a digital world — and mentions, of course, also DEVONthink Pro Office. Für den Mac gibt es nichts vergleichbares; DEVONthink setzt bei der Selbst-Organisation konsequent auf den Ordnungs-Effekt und hilft beim Suchen, Finden und Sortieren in der Recherche oder Vorbereitungs-Phase von Projekten. If...