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Tuesday tip: Shortcuts to XMenu’s Custom folder

XMenu’s user-defined menu allows you to build you very own menu extra menu. You just have to add your own documents, apps, or scripts to its Custom folder. In XMenu’s Preferences first check the User-Defined option to make the menu appear. Right-click this menu, which appears with a gear icon, to quickly show its folder. It is always named Custom. Add and remove files to or from this folder to customize the menu’s content to your needs. Sometimes, however, you may want to add or remove items even more quickly....

Autumn updates for DEVONsphere Express and freeware

DEVONsphere Express

We have already updated DEVONthink and DEVONagent with the necessary adjustments for OS X Yosemite. Today we’ve released DEVONsphere Express 1.8 as well as new versions of PhotoStickies and XMenu. DEVONsphere 1.8 adds support for Finder and Open Meta tags, Scapple files, and diagnostic reports. It also uses Open Graph properties of HTML pages and web pages to provide more accurate results. On OS X Mavericks and later version 1.8 indexes email messages again. The update also reduces DEVONsphere Express’...

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7.7

DEVONthink Export Menu

DEVONthink is the document and information manager for the Mac. Version 2.7.7 recognizes Apple’s new and shiny Swift source code files, retains more metadata than before when you export documents, and prefills the Save panel with tags for you. Many more small interface improvements make using the app easier. DEVONthink also indexes external folders faster and supports OS X Mavericks tags based on former labels. For HTML pages it uses Open Graph metadata. The Pro and Pro Office editions come with further...

Tuesday Tip: Connect to server, XMenu-style

If you find yourself needing to mount remote volumes fairly often, here’s handy way to do it from XMenu‘s User-Defined menu instead of littering your Desktop with aliases. First things first… in XMenu’s Preferences, you’ll need the User-Defined menu On. Also, you’ll need to mount a remote volume or machine and ideally be showing drive icons on your Desktop. Right-click XMenu’s User-Defined icon in the menubar (it looks like a gear) and choose Open Folder. Now holding your Command and...

Tuesday Tip: Code snippets, XMenu-style

Sometimes writing AppleScripts is monotonous. You end up typing the same thing over and over again. To this end we can buy a snippet organizer or we could use XMenu to assist. Here are two ideas to speed things up… 1. In XMenu’s Snippets menu you can store bits of code in plain-text files (or even in AppleScript’s text format: .applescript files). Then when you have a new script to write you can choose one of these snippets and the...

Tuesday Tip: Organize your XMenu

You may not really think about it, but under-the-hood of each XMenu icon is a simple Finder folder. This means you can create subfolders within these folders to help organize the menu contents. For example, say you didn’t want to show the Applications menu (since you’ve installed waaay too many apps like me!) but you wanted to use XMenu for an app launcher. First, make sure you’ve turned on the User-Defined menu in XMenu’s Preferences. Now right-click the User-Defined menu...

Spring updates, part two

April 11 we updated DEVONthink and DEVONnote, this week it’s time for DEVONagent, DEVONsphere Express, EasyFind, PhotoStickies and XMenu. Enjoy new automation options in DEVONagent, search FoldingText files with DEVONsphere, and share files directly from EasyFind. Read the news here. We recommend the updates for everyone running our apps. Get the updates using the Check for Updates function inside the app or visit our Download page.

Spring cleaning (means: updates, updates, updates)

Screenshot MyThoughts

Spring is in the air on the northern hemisphere, which means: time for some spring cleaning here at DEVONtechnologies: DEVONsphere Express is still new on the App Store and we’ve already submitted the second update. Not enough, we’ve also updated all our other applications, too, from DEVONthink and DEVONnote to DEVONagent and our freeware apps. Read the news. And if you’re the mind mapping type, we have another gem for you: MyThoughts, a great mind mapping app from our friends...

EasyFind and XMenu updated

Today we have updated EasyFind to version 4.7.2 and XMenu to 1.9.3. We have added minor new functions, e.g. the possibility to drag search results with modifier keys pressed to the Finder to move, copy, or alias them. EasyFind also copes better with encodings and shows its name in Services menu entries. XMenu can be added to the startup items from its preferences, now, too. Click here to download the new versions.

Updatemania @ DEVONtechnologies

Updates! We cannot get enough of them. And so we created a whole bunch of updates for you: DEVONthink, DEVONnote, DEVONthink To Go, EasyFind, and XMenu — with cool new features and tons of bug fixes. Especially when you’re using DEVONthink To Go you will like what we have submitted to Apple today. It’s not only much more robust, it also comes with voice and video notes now. Click here to read more about today’s updates.