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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...

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...

Tuesday Tip: Hotkey for toggle menus

A recent Twitter post asked a question about turning on and off the WebSharing server in DEVONthink Pro Office. It was assuming a need for an AppleScript or Keyboard Maestro routine. Well, it’s not AppleScriptable (outside of UI scripting, which I don’t advocate) and Keyboard Maestro is more than is needed for this task. Open System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and select App Shortcuts. Click the Plus (+) button and select DEVONthink Pro Office in the Application dropdown. (If...

Tuesday Tip: Deleting from search results

When using DEVONthink’s search features, the results are handled a bit differently than browsing the database. The results are insulated from accidental deletion by default. So what if you want to delete something from the search results? Here are three options… Right-click the file and choose Move All Instances to Trash from the context menu. With the file selected, hold the ​Option key ​and choose Data > Move All Instances to Trash. ​​With the file selected, press Command-Option-Delete. You should see the Location...

Manually update DEVONthink if it “crashes” on launch

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Yesterday DEVONthink began to no longer launch for some people. The issue is related to an expired Apple provisioning profile and already hit many other applications earlier this year. Apple now provides profiles with a longer life period. This doesn’t do away with the problem forever but at least delays its next occurrence. If, for whatever reason, you didn’t update to the latest version the application is no longer accepted by macOS. Unfortunately, the operating system pulls the fuse already...

DEVONthink 2.9.13 with better decluttering and Markdown support

Clip to DEVONthink clutter-free

Today, in the heat of the summer, we’ve released another round of updates for DEVONthink and DEVONnote. For version 2.9.13 we’ve updated our decluttering service for clipping articles from the web. In addition we’ve rearranged a few menu commands for clarity and improved importing bookmarks from Google Chrome. If you work in science or education you might like that you can now copy references also from Bookends purchased in the Mac App Store. Version 2.9.13 allows you to reference scripts from Markdown...

Early summer updates: DEVONthink 2.9.12 and DEVONagent 3.9.7

DEVONthink To Go 2.1.5 was first with an update, today it’s the turn of DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and DEVONnote to receive an overhaul. DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office 2.9.12 allow you to copy a universal URL for databases. Previously item links were only available for groups and documents. Link to other documents or to resources such as images and CSS files from Markdown documents with absolute paths too. Zoom or rotate images with trackpad gestures, set a reminder to a custom date, and access the...

Airmail 3.2.5 adds DEVONthink support

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The lastest update for the fast Mac email application Airmail adds DEVONthink integration. Selected email messages can be sent to DEVONthink’s inbox. They are saves as plain text documents and include a link back to the original message in Airmail. Read more about the update here. On iOS this is also now possible using the new URL schemes that DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 introduced. Our forum user kseggleton created a custom URL action for Airmail on iOS that sends email as HTML to DEVONthink To Go including...

We celebrate 15 years — 30 percent on all apps

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Fifteen years ago, in spring 2002, we opened our website and sold the first licenses of DEVONthink 1.0. Today we’re still here with a solid product line-up for the customers we love the most: passionate, demanding, professional, and always ready to help fellow users to squeeze the most out of our software. In short: YOU. We want to celebrate this anniversary not only for ourselves but with all of you. And because we can’t visit each one of you with...

DEVONthink 2.9.11: New declutter web service and more

Clip to DEVONthink with "Use clutter-free layout" option

Two weeks ago Instapaper silently made their public API available only to logged-in users. If you are one of the DEVONthink users whose workflow relied on Instapaper here’s the fix release for you. DEVONthink 2.9.11 now uses our own Markdownifier web service for decluttering clipped web pages and articles and so removes the dependency on a third-party service. That not being enough, version 2.9.11 improves sharing notes from Apple Notes to DEVONthink and makes notes imported from Evernote independent from their mothership. It’s never been easier to...