Tuesday Tip: Copy text from word processing documents

Many of us have files from word processing applications, like Word or Pages, in our databases. These kinds of files are proprietary and not editable in DEVONthink. However, you can preview them. But what if you need to copy some text from one of them? Do you need to fire up your word processor just to make a quick copy of some text? The preview in DEVONthink is an Apple Quick Look generated view. Once upon a time, Apple allowed...

Tuesday Tip: Delete (and undelete) in DEVONthink To Go

Put Back

Here are three ways to delete a file in DEVONthink To Go… With the file shown, click the Organize icon in the toolbar, the squares with the downward facing arrow, and choose Move to Trash. In the file listing, lightly left-swipe the file and choose More > Move to Trash. Also, in the file listing, quickly left-swipe beyond the edge of the application and the file will be sent to the trash automatically. And here’s something else you may not...

SummerFest: Great apps, great prices

SummerFest logo

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...

DEVONthink 2.10.1 improves sync, brings fixes for Mojave

DEVOnthink Sync Preferences

This maintenance release brings DEVONthink and DEVONnote to version 2.10.1. We have focused much of our efforts on making syncing use less resources, increasing its reliability, and syncing frequent changes more quickly. We have improved indexing EPUB and Tinderbox files, and have better support for text clipping created with macOS Sierra and later. The release also addresses some email import issues, including a problem specific to importing email on macOS Sierra. For users of the Move with Keyboard script, this...

Tuesday Tip: Read it later in DEVONthink

Sometimes you have a need to store a bookmark but have no time to read it now. One option is to use an online service like Pocket. Another option is to add the bookmarks to Safari’s Reading List. But maybe you want to keep these items in your DEVONthink database. Here’s one way to do it: In a DEVONthink database create a group to house your bookmarks. Drag this folder to the Favorites section of DEVONthink’s sidebar. This will give...

DEVONthink To Go 2.6.2 brings enhancements and fixes

Update URL Command

Last night our latest maintenance update for DEVONthink To Go has passed Apple’s review. Version 2.6.2 allows settings flags and labels using URL commands, removes path extensions from the name of files imported from, e.g., the Files app, and warns before adding a database with pending items to a new sync location. In addition the update fixes bugs and improves the overall stability and reliability. You can find the complete list of all changes always inside the app (tap the question mark button on...

DEVONthink adds iCloud sync

iCloud synchronization

Sychronization via iCloud was the no. 1 feature request on our list. And here we go: DEVONthink 2.10 and DEVONthink To Go 2.6 let you keep your databases in sync via iCloud and without entering anything except for the optional encryption password. No messing around with sync store names, server addresses, or login credentials. Add the iCloud sync location, check off the databases you want to sync, done. It can’t be any easier. In addition DEVONthink on both platforms synchronizes...

DEVONthink To Go 2.5.1 enhances security and reliability

DEVONthink To Go 2.5 Security Settings

For the DEVONthink To Go 2.5.1 maintenance release we’ve thrown enhancements to the clipping workflow and to its new app security into the package. Clip to DEVONthink adds text retrieved for web pages to the comments of bookmarks and recognizes URLs provided as simple text. The security lock screen now covers also full-screen videos and popovers. That being not enough, no maintenance release comes without reliability and performance improvements. The update makes synchronizing via sync stores more reliable and checks...

Tuesday Tip: What did I clip?

If you use our browser extension, Clip To DEVONthink, you’ll see a notification after a successful clip. If you check the Notification Center, the icon of three lines on the right side of the menubar at the top of your screen, you can see a record of those clips. Up to a week’s worth should be available to browse. In High Sierra, clicking on the message should open the record in DEVONthink. And for those who are curious: whether to...

Tuesday Tip: Highlight with purpose

Highlight Color

Highlighting is a great way to isolate information in a body of text. However, sometimes you want to segregate that data even further by using different highlight colors. In DEVONthink‘s Format > Highlight Color menu you”ll find seven available colors to choose. But maybe a few of those colors don’t suit your taste, or you have a specific color scheme you use elsewhere. In Preferences > Colors > Highlighting you can change the color to fit your needs. You can even change...