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Tuesday tip: Get started with tutorials and help files

Tips and Tutorials

DEVONthink and DEVONagent are extremely feature-rich and deep applications, harder to master than, say, a simple to-do list app. But they come with an extensive documentation and many slideshow and video tutorials for many everyday tasks from “How to set up a first database” to “How to use DEVONthink in a team”. We explain, e.g., the various options for sharing your knowledge, show you the pros and cons of importing vs. indexing, and give valuable tips. You can find the documentation...

Watch the videos and learn all about DEVONagent Pro

Tutorial Series

Now that we’ve published a large number of screencasts about DEVONthink we have caught up with DEVONagent Pro. In the Support Assistant (choose Help > Tutorials inside the application) you’ll find seven new screencasts showing you how to search effectively with DEVONagent, explaining what search sets, Boolean operators, and wildcards are, and how you can work with the found results. Finally we demonstrate how you can easily automate your research with scheduled search sets. No more excuses for not using DEVONagent...

New tutorials about scanning and setting up a ScanSnap

With DEVONthink 2.4 we have introduced our new scanner/camera import window, and just yesterday we have released an update that makes scanning with Image Capture compliant flatbed scanners or all-in-one devices a lot more comfortable. Today we have published two new tutorials that guide you through the new scanner/camera import window (all editions of DEVONthink) and through setting up a Fujitsu ScanSnap document scanner for use with DEVONthink Pro Office. Check them both out directly in DEVONthink (Help > Tutorials)...

Tuesday Tip: Learn how to search in DEVONthink

DEVONthink let you search your databases using a variety of Boolean operators, advanced operators, parenthesis, and wildcards. In most cases you won’t necessarily need them but when you know how to use them you can search much more effectively. Check out our two new video tutorials that explain all aspects of the Search window and show you how to use DEVONthink’s advanced search operators to build complex queries.

Three new video tutorials for DEVONthink

Tagging

And again we have added three new video tutorials for DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office. Our first tutorial introduces you to DEVONthink’s unique approach to tagging and show you how you can use tags to organize your documents. The second tutorial demonstrates the smart A.I. features from finding related documents to automatically classifying documents, and the third tutorial explains the search field in DEVONthink’s toolbar. Watch the videos in DEVONthink Pro or Pro Office’s Support Assistant (Help > Tutorials) or...

Tutorials also available on Vimeo and YouTube

If you haven’t seen our new video tutorials for DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office you can check them out either inside the app by choosing Help > Tutorials or on our website. In addition we have uploaded all of them now to two popular video hosting sites: visit our Vimeo channel or YouTube channel to watch all tutorials we have so far in your favorite player. We will, of course, add all new tutorials as soon as they are ready.

Two new video tutorials for DEVONthink Pro (Office)

Grouping Tips & Tricks

We have added two new video tutorials for DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office: Structuring a Database and Grouping Tips & Tricks. You can find them in the support assistant that is built into DEVONthink (choose Help > Tutorials) or on our Tips and Tutorials page.

First batch of video tutorials for DEVONthink online

Bookmarks and Notes tutorial

Through the built-in Support Assistant we have offered slideshow-based tutorials for DEVONthink, DEVONnote, and DEVONagent Pro for a while now. Today I have added the first batch of video tutorials for DEVONthink Pro (Office) to the Tips & Tutorials page. The tutorials explain step-by-step how to work with multiple databases in DEVONthink, adjust the database and import properties, and import and index files. Additional tutorials about tagging and using the smart A.I. features of DEVONthink are already in the works. The...

New DEVONagent Scripts & Plugins page

A new department has opened in our DEVONacademy: The DEVONagent Scripts & Plugins page. Here you can find handy AppleScript scripts that you can amend to fit your own needs as well as additional plugins that connect DEVONagent to search engines other than the already included ones. And if you have written your own scripts or plugins, be it for DEVONthink or DEVONagent, please feel free to share them with your fellow users. Simply contact us and we’ll add them...

Tuesday Tip: Access your data from your iPhone

Now you got your brand new iPhone 3G and you want to access your database also on-the-go? Some may not have noticed but the DEVONthink Pro Office web server already comes with an iPhone-optimized AJAX application that lets you connect to your database, search for documents, and view them directly in Safari Mobile. You only need to keep DEVONthink Pro Office running, activate its web server, and, if you want to access it from the public Internet, set up port...