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Tuesday Tip: Use Fluid with DEVONthink

Do you use Safari or Firefox to access your DEVONthink Pro Office databases through the built-in web server? Would you like to get a more ‘native application’ feeling? Fluid is a Mac application that creates site-specific browsers, basically special web browsers that are hard-wired to an entered address. For example the address of your shared DEVONthink Pro Office. Open this mini application and it will show a single, simple window for DEVONthink’s web interface that looks nearly like a true...

DEVONthink on the Web

Much as been written about DEVONthink in the last few weeks after our 2.0 release. If you’d like to listen to great podcasts dealing with our flagship document and information manager, make sure to listen to these: MacReviewCast Episode 241 DebuterSurMac: DEVONthink Pro macmagazin.de: DEVONthink wird erwachsen In this episode of MacReviewCast (starting at minute 41) Matthew Hillyer of The Stealth Mac talks about DEVONthink and on DebuterSurMac (in French language) Jennifer demos our software and shows some of the most...

DEVONthink and Mac OS X 10.6.1’s Mail.app

Just a quick note that Mac OS X 10.6.1 again breaks compatibility with the earliert version of the Mail.app plug-in. You may should know that Apple Mail does not support third-party plugins at all so what we did is basically a hack (one reason we did not make a plug-in for Safari but a bookmarklet). The solution is simple: choose Help > Install Add-ons… and re-install the Mail.app plug-in to update it. This installs a newer version of the plug-in...

Snow Leopard bit, DEVONthink bites back

As promised lately, here’s the first update for DEVONthink and DEVONnote that addresses the compatibility issued with Mac OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’. Even more, this seventh public beta also adds tons of features some which had been promised for a while, namely PDF annotations, image editing, smart templates, ‘take note’ integration into the Sorter, and support for third-party meta data. Read more about this exciting intermediate. Next step towards the final release: Smart tagging. So please excuse me, we’re...

Again: Snow Leopard and DEVONthink

Last week I have posted an article that we don’t expect too many issued with Mac OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’. Now Snow Leopard is here and the list of issues is in fact a very short one for a a larger OS upgrade. If you plan on upgrading or already have upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’, here are a list of issues to expect: Mail plug-in: This plug-in relies on undocumented functions in Mail and does not...

Tuesday Tip: Prepare for tagging

The last big feature we need to add for DEVONthink 2.0 is the long-promised tagging. Of course we already receive many questions about how to prepare for tagging, how to enter tags so that they end up correctly when we activate the new feature in one of the forthcoming public betas. So here’s a hint: In DEVONthink 2.0 groups and tags will be interchangable. So whatever group an item is located in, its group name will be assigned as a...

Tuesday Tip: The Power of the Sorter

With DEVONthink Pro 2.0 public beta we have introduced the Sorter, an small independent application that allows you to add data to your databases even when DEVONthink is not open. But it’s not a simple drop box — there is much more you can do with it (and even more in one of the next releases). First of all you can move it to the left, right, or bottom side of the screen by moving its tab. Exception: The side...

Public beta 6 released

Right in time we have released another round of public betas of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. New functions include simple PDF annotations (more to come soon!), an enhanced web interface for DEVONthink Pro Office, a rewritten Dashboard widget, a new Take Note hot key, and much, much more … Click here to read more.

Public Beta 5 Now Available

Just a quick note that we have just released DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.0 public beta 5 with new features, e.g. a new iPhone web application, many improvements (also under the hood), and bug fixes. Please read more about the update here. Addition: To see the iPhone web app in action, click here to view a short screencast I have made this morning.

Tuesday Tip: QuickLook Droplet

DEVONthink 2.0 uses QuickLook to display almost any file type in its preview area, e.g. Pages or Mellel files, just as if it were able to render these files itself. But some of you do not use the views that show a preview and so they would like to show the QuickLook HUD (head-up display) instead. We may add this to a future version. In the meantime you could download Apple’s QuickLook Droplet example application. It opens a QuickLook HUD...