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SummerFest: Great apps, great prices

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Every summer, we join up with some top software makers for our big festival of artisanal software. It’s the time for new plans, fresh projects, and great new ideas. Whether you’re mapping out your next novel, finishing your dissertation, planning a product, or writing memories for your grandkids, these tools will help. They are tools with attitude and style, tools crafted by creators, not focus groups. Tools like DEVONthink, DEVONagent, Tinderbox, or Scrivener live at the intersection of art and research. Crafted...

Tuesday Tip: Out with the old, in the with new

Global Inbox

The global inbox is ideally used as a place to store quickly captured data that will be filed later. Many times we’re quickly grabbing things of interest to us, but not related to any project. We make a vague mental note about filing this information later, but then forget about it as we find ourselves following other interesting ideas. Some time later we slow down and realize our global inbox has gotten out of hand. If you don’t have the time to sort the...

Mailplane 3.6.9 adds support for DEVONthink Pro

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Mailplane is a probably the best way to use Gmail on a Mac. Version 3.6.9 adds native support for DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office: Open a message in Mailplane and choose Edit > Save to DEVONthink to save the message as webarchive to DEVONthink. The document includes a link back to the original message in Gmail. You can also send downloaded attachments to your DEVONthink inbox. Click the app icon to have a look at Mailplane and check their release...

Archive from Pocket and Feedbin to DEVONthink

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Forum user gnbio has created a cool workflow for archiving Pocket and Feedbin articles in DEVONthink Pro and DEVONthink To Go: I had been looking for a way to accurately convert articles read in Pocket & Feedbin/RSS to PDF and archive for future reference. This has been particularly useful for how-to articles, longform content and legal knowhow (for my day job). The beauty of this automated method is that I have an instantly searchable archive of content available on iOS and macOS...

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...

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...