Tuesday Tip: Contacts in DEVONthink

One of the less noticed import options in DEVONthink is the ability to import contacts from your address book. There are three formats you can import in. Import a contact as a link to have a record that updates with any changes you make. Maybe someone moves and you update their address. Or there’s a new addition to the family and you add a child’s name to the notes on their card. The next time you view their card in...

iOS 11 Beta user? Join our Test Flight!

DEVONthink To Go running on iOS 11

You’re using DEVONthink To Go and already running iOS 11 Public Beta on your iPad or iPhone? We’d love to show you what we’ve prepared for iOS 11 and hear your feedback! iOS 11 will be released September 19th, 2017. We have closed sign-up for the iOS 11 beta phase. Thank you for your interest and support.

Tuesday Tip: Create your own templates

DEVONthink comes with a variety of pre-built templates for various things, like taking a phone note, making an annotation file, or even creating a project. But what if you have a need but no template? You can easily create your own. Perhaps you have an RTF file you duplicate and reuse because it is styled as you like it. Add that as a template. Or maybe you have a Markdown document with custom CSS you like to use. Add that...

Tuesday Tip: Internal metadata backups

DEVONthink does not have a system for automatically backing up everything, DEVONthink has a setting in its Preferences > Backup that controls how many internal metadata backups are done. These backups can be used in a troubleshooting situation by selecting Tools > Restore Backup. While it may seem like a good idea to set this to something like 7 copies daily, the metadata of a database can be considerable, so you should be cautious in how you set this. It’s not...

Students, get our Mac apps for 40% off until September 15th

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New classes and new assignments in a new school or college year mean that there’s a lot to be organized. Term papers need research and your visits to the library let the pile of paper copies or scanned PDFs grow. Our software is created with this in mind: DEVONthink helps you collect and organize your knowledge on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone. DEVONagent Pro finds information on the web no matter how deeply it is hidden, and DEVONsphere Express does the...

DEVONagent 3.9.8 with better search and Chrome compatibility

DEVONagent Site Search Mode

We’ve not only updated DEVONthink and DEVONnote today but also DEVONagent. DEVONagent Pro 3.9.8 enhances the Search mode for automatically searching sites. Both the Pro and Express editions improve their compatibility to Google Chrome bookmarks, and all three editions get some performance and reliability enhacements. We recommend these free updates to all users. Get them directly by using the apps’ update function or our Download page. If you purchased them in the Mac App Store you’ll receive them as soon as they’ve...

DEVONthink 2.9.15 with rewritten PDF sidebar

New PDF Sidebar

We’ve finally decided to replace the system PDF sidebar with our own code to fix some long-standing issues with macOS El Capitan and later. DEVONthink 2.9.15 brings a completely rewritten PDF sidebar that is not only more reliable than its macOS counterpart but also offers better clipboard, drag-and-drop, and keyboard navigation support. Other enhancements include a new URL command for creating groups, enhanced drag-and-drop for Tinderbox, and improved linking to other materials from Markdown and HTML documents. Groups created, e.g., by importing from Evernote are no...

Tuesday Tip: Two for one windows

Support tickets sometimes present new ideas. And sometimes they rekindle old ones from the back burner. I recently had a ticket from someone who wanted to open a document in two windows at once. Out of the box, DEVONthink will open a document in a new window, but only one. The only other option is to view the document in its own window, as well as in the main database window. That would work but it didn’t seem as elegant...

DEVONthink To Go 2.2 with Spotlight support and more

DEVONthink To Go and Spotlight

DEVONthink To Go 2.2 is now available with Spotlight support. Find your documents from anywhere on your iOS device simply by swiping down from the top of the screen. The update automatically processes all present databases for Spotlight and keeps the index current in the background. All background task such as (re)indexing, purging, or synchronizing show their progress in a nice unified activity display and block the user interface less often. So you’ll always know when something’s going on. Other improvements...

Tuesday Tip: Quick Search in DEVONthink

There are times when you’re in need of searching your DEVONthink databases but don’t want to switch out of your current application or space. In System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services > Text, there is a service named DEVONthink Pro: Lookup… This will be active when you have some recognized text* selected in a document. Selecting the service from the current application’s menu > Services will open a full search window with the search already completed! Adding a...