Archive for May, 2009

Recommend our software

You have found DEVONthink, DEVONagent, or DEVONnote useful and now you want to tell your family, friends, and colleagues? Send them personalized recommendations, DEVONstyled, without having to collect all the links that could be useful for them.

PDF documentation for legacy versions

If you are still using an older version of DEVONthink or DEVONnote, for example because your Mac is running Mac OS X 10.4 ‘Tiger’, we have now, again, made the PDF documentation available for all 1.x versions of DEVONthink and DEVONnote. Click here to download our legacy software and their PDF documentation.

HQ closed for Pentecost holidays

Just a quick note that our European head office in Stuttgart, Germany, is closed from May 25 through June 5 for Pentecost school holidays. I’ll be a few days in Vias, France, and while I have my iPhone with me, general inquiries will need to wait a few days until I am back in the office. Of course, customer support as well as our online forum are, as usual, not affected.

Third DEVONbaby Safely Arrived: Welcome, Karolina!

Besides adding new features to and hunting down bugs in DEVONthink we also have something that is even more important to us: our families. And one of our families just got a bit larger! Welcome, Karolina, daughter of our head developer Christian Grunenberg. A great start into your new, exciting life and all the best wishes to your family of (now) four from all of us here, there, and everywhere!

Public Beta 5 Now Available

Just a quick note that we have just released DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.0 public beta 5 with new features, e.g. a new iPhone web application, many improvements (also under the hood), and bug fixes. Please read more about the update here. Addition: To see the iPhone web app in action, click here to view a short screencast I have made this morning.

Tuesday Tip: Use an unsupported scanner

DEVONthink Pro Office comes with built-in support for both Image-Capture-compliant scanners as well as ones that use a TWAIN driver to communicate with your Mac. Some scanners however refuse to work with both approaches and work best with their own scan software. Don’t worry, you can make even make most of these scanners work with DEVONthink. DEVONthink Pro Office recognizes scan applications by their internal signature. When these scan applications send a scan to DEVONthink (means: they tell DEVONthink to...

We have a paperless office, but what about CABLES?

DEVONthink Pro Office helps you ban paper from your office. But what about cables? If you struggle with power cords, USB cables, FireWire extensions, and mobile phone chargers, too, read what Christoph Niemann thinks about his life with cables.

Web Tip: How to access Amazon from DEVONthink

DEVONthink has been created to collect, store, and organize any kind of information. And with AppleScript, DEVONthink Pro it is nearly highly extensible. Power user Nicole Dornseif has used both AppleScript and Python script to access the Amazon catalog. She sends an EAN, ISBN, or any search string to the script, receives the information from the Amazon servers, parses the results, and constructs a human-readable records. She then manually copies the data she is interested in to her database but...