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DEVONthink 2.9.1 speeds up sync, fixes bugs

Two weeks ago we released DEVONthink 2.9 with our next-generation sync. Today there’s the first maintenance release for it with many improvements and bug fixes related to the synchronization. For example, downloading from sync stores is now up to 2.5 times faster than with the previous version. In addition DEVONthink Pro Office 2.9.1 allows you to select and delete ink annotations in PDF documents. We also taught all editions of DEVONthink a number of new new XML file name extensions and enhanced its drag-and-drop...

DEVONthink 2.9 is here with light-speed & super-safe sync

After three betas our next-generation sync has finally reached production status. Today we’ve released DEVONthink 2.9 with our completely rewritten synchronization. It’s built for speed, robustness and flexibility. It works both on the local network, with any removable volume, as well as with internet-based services such as Dropbox or WebDAV servers. Our next-generation sync is up to 688 times faster than DEVONthink 2.8 and up to 70 times faster than competing services. It uses less disk or cloud space and requires...

DEVONthink 2.8.11: Better OCR metadata panel & more

OCR Metadata Entry Panel

Just a quick note that we have just released DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.11. The update brings, among many more detail enhancements, a revised view/edit pane and better compatibility to RSS 1.0 feeds. Automatically opened panels such as the Activity or Log panels are no longer activated by default. This way they don’t unnecessarily interrupt your workflow. If you are a DEVONthink Pro Office user you will like the rewritten OCR metadata entry panel. You can resize it to better see which document asks for your...

It’s WinterFest time again: Great apps for a great price

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 that puts Ernest Hemingway to shame, 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 some of the best makers of artisanal software to make DEVONthink Pro Office...

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...

Tuesday tip: Create links to a paragraph in a PDF

DEVONthink allows you to get a link to a selected page in a PDF document (Edit > Copy Page Link, hold ⇧Shift to show this open). Power user Chen Guo has created the open-source tool Excerptor that goes even further and  links directly to selected text. Once installed, select some text in a PDF and choose Excerptor from the Services menu. Then paste the created link wherever you like to use it, e.g. into a rich text document. See this animated GIF for how it works.

Tuesday tip: Being on time

New assignments bring also the dreaded due dates. Use DEVONthink and the Mac’s built-in calendar application to stay organized. Select a document in DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office and choose Scripts > Reminders > Add as Event to Calendar. You’ll be given a choice of calendars to use as well as a relative date (tomorrow, next week, etc.) to set as the due date. This creates a new event in Calendar with a link directly to the document in your database....

Tuesday tip: New school year, new databases

Classes are coming—sorry, we can’t stop it from happening—and with it: homework. And with homework come research and the need to organize information. Three simple approaches to using a DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office database for school. Make a single database for your entire school year and create groups per class (and sub-groups per assignment, if desired). Make a single database per class. This allows you to keep your math research and homework separate from your English and your Art Appreciation homework. Again, you...

Tuesday tip: Never miss what’s going on at your school

Whether it’s high school or university, there’s always a lot going on. And regardless if you are a parent or a student, you want to keep up on the goings-on at school. RSS is a simple technology (called a “feed”) that lets you collect news without visiting web pages manually. DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office allow you to add RSS feeds to a database and can help keep you up to date. For example, here’s an RSS feed of stories from the campus...

Tuesday Tip: Reindex email in DEVONthink Pro Office

Capturing email messages is one of the most common things people do with the Pro editions of DEVONthink. (Sorry, but neither DEVONnote or DEVONthink Personal support indexing emails, though the Personal edition does allow you to import them via drag and drop.) One of the differences between the editions is how you can search for emails. In DEVONthink Pro, the emails aren’t indexed but you can find them by searching by Name (subject line) or URL (sender). In DEVONthink Pro Office, the subject line, header,...