Our New Forum is Online

It may seem that things have slowed down here at DEVONtechnologies recently. Quite the contrary. There’s a lot going on now behind the curtains. Yesterday we’ve switched our user forum from phpBB with a dated look-and-feel to shiny new Discourse. It’s a lean, modern discussion forum with everything you rightfully expect in 2019. From notifications to Markdown, everything’s there. We have also converted and imported the existing posts and users all the way back to 2004 when we once started...

Thursday Tip: Give DEVONthink Full Disk Access

DEVONtechnologies’ applications can interact with your system and other applications to create a interconnected computing experience. In Apple’s parlance, “It just works.”… or should I say, “It just worked.” To increase security in macOS Mojave, Apple has decided people need to give more permission to applications that want to access certain kinds of data on your machine. As of this writing, the protected areas are: Mail, Messages, Safari, Home, and Time Machine. One of the things you need to do...

DEVONagent 3.11.1 and DEVONsphere 1.9.3

Just that we let DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.11.2 out this Tuesday, maintenance releases for DEVONagent and DEVONsphere have hit the street. The updates fix a sporadic crash when accessing the Preferences panel as well as some visual artifacts. In DEVONagent Pro and Express 3.11.1 we’ve also added support for JSON news feeds, and improved RSS feed handling in general. DEVONsphere 1.9.3 gets support for the Open Packing Format (.opf) and better indexes packages likes RTFD documents. We’ve also made it...

DEVONthink & DEVONnote 2.11.2

Today’s update for DEVONthink and DEVONnote is all about improving the overall reliability. It fixes a sporadic crash when accessing the Preferences pane on macOS Mojave, issues with Brother and Epson scanners, and a problem with DEVONnote reporting RTFD documents as missing. In addition, DEVONthink 2.11.2 captures URLs of clippings from the Brave and Vivaldi web browsers and improves the use of Spotlight metadata importers. Finally, we enhanced support for synchronizing files indexed in local Google Drive folders. We recommend...

DEVONthink To Go 2.7.1

Today DEVONthink To Go 2.7.1 has become available on the iOS App Store. The maintenance release comes with an updated PDF library which fixes a crash during indexing PDF documents. Version 2.7.1 also deletes temporary files used for synchronizing with iCloud as soon as a file is fully uploaded. Direct connections prefer IPv6 now if both IPv4 and IPv6 are available. Finally, the update improves the overall robustness of the app. You always can find the complete list of all...

Happy Holidays and a Productive New Year

The whole DEVONtechnologies team wishes you peaceful holidays, wherever you live and whatever you believe in. We hope that 2019 will be a great, productive, and successful year for you, and that you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy. We are spending the holidays with our families and friends. Consequently, the DEVONtechnologies headquarters are closed from December 21, 2018, through January 2, 2019. Nevertheless, we surely can’t keep ourselves away from the keyboards for too long, so feel...

Winter(Fest) is Coming

It’s time to take a deep breath and roll up your sleeves. The time for new plans and fresh projects and great new ideas. As is our custom in this season, we’re again joining some fellow software manufacturers from all over the world making the best-of-breed software for research and writing on the Mac. Tools like DEVONthink, DEVONagent, Tinderbox, or Nisus Writer that live at the intersection of art and research. Crafted with care and refined by years of study...

Push Notifications for Sync & More

DEVONthink 2.11 and DEVONthink To Go 2.7, released today, add push notifications to the synchronization. Whenever you now make changes to your databases our app sends notifications to all your other devices telling them that something new is waiting for them. That means that it takes much less time before changes are available on all your devices. And as a bonus, it lets us wake up DEVONthink To Go, even when your iPhone or iPad is still in your pocket...

Tuesday Tip: DEVONthink and Spotlight

There are times people want to use Apple’s Spotlight to search for a file in a DEVONthink database. Without going too deeply in technical matters, Spotlight doesn’t index inside the type of file a DEVONthink database is. Due to this, we use a technique to write out some of the metadata for Spotlight to index. You are given the choice to make a Spotlight index for a database when you create one. You can turn on the option by checking...

Happy Thanksgiving

Germany in Autumn

Another year is drawing to a close, one full of wins and losses, sorrows and celebrations, meetings and partings of ways. We have had many long, busy days but have also enjoyed times of rest to balance it, and hope all of you have too. Stepping back from our work, we take some time to reflect on the year gone by. We thank you for all the support, constructive criticism, and encouraging words we have received at DEVONtechnologies throughout the...