SummerFest: Great apps, great prices

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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...

Spring updates: From DEVONsphere Express to XMenu

XMenu 1.9.9

Right in time for spring here in the US and in Europe we’ve done some traditional spring cleaning and prepared a few updates for you: DEVONsphere Express 1.9.1 brings performance-related improvements and works better with the AFPS filesystem. It now also searches text in PDF annotations and forms, handles ePub books better, and improves finding related websites. Auto-completing search terms makes typing queries more comfortable. CalcService 3.5 supports also numbers with separators, e.g., copied from an invoice or account statement. WordService 2.8.2...

AppStories goes serious about DEVONthink

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In their latest episode of their excellent podcast AppStories Federico Viticci and John Voorhees discuss DEVONthink for Mac and iOS at length. They explain what they use our software for in their daily life, how they structured their databases, and which platform they personally prefer. Federico and John also talk about their clipping workflows and how they automate them using URL commands and Apple’s Workflow app. Click here to listen to AppStories episode 49. Thank you for this great feature, Federico...