Archive for July, 2008

Tuesday Tip: Connect to unsupported scanners

DEVONthink Pro Office 1.5.3 supports scanning through both Image Capture and TWAIN drivers (via the embedded ExactScan Capture software). However, quite a few scanners come with no Mac driver of whatever nature. If you own such a scanner, e.g., from your long forgotten Windows days, you could give SANE a try. Popular on Linux, SANE (“Scanner Access Now Easy”) is a framework that comes with a large number of drivers for popular flatbed and document scanners. If you scanner is listed on...

Image Capture support is back

Today we have released DEVONthink Pro Office 1.5.3 as well as updates for DEVONthink Pro, DEVONthink Personal, and DEVONnote. We’re re-introducing Image Capture based scanning including grayscale and document feeder support so you now have the choice: Image Capture or TWAIN? Read more in our news.

Tuesday Tip: Troubleshooting a defective database

Today’s operating and file systems are robust, but, still, they do fail. So, it can happen that also a DEVONthink database becomes defective for whatever reason. So, here are some tips on how to keep your database healthy: Run Tools > Verify & Repair regularly. Use Tools > Backup & Optimize from time to time to create a copy of the index files and to clean up internal structures. Make sure to set your backup options in Preferences > Backup to...

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...

Forum database down

Just a quick note that our user forum is down due to a database problem. Our web space provider has been informed and will surely fix the problem soon. Update: The user forum is on-line again.