The Folder Action Scripts that we supply with DEVONthink Pro (Office) allows you to turn any folder, e.g. one on your Desktop, into a hot folder. To attach a script to a folder of your choice, do the following:
- Open DEVONthink Pro and choose Help > Install Add-Ons. Check Folder Actions and install. This creates the “Folder Action Scripts” in ~/Library/Scripts and places our scripts.
- Or, of this is not available in your version: Copy the scripts from the folder “Extras/Scripts/Folder Actions/” on the disk image to “~/Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts/”. If this folder does not exist, create it. “~” marks your home directory.
- Select the folder you want to use as a hot folder, right-click it, and choose Services > Folder Actions Setup.
- Choose the action script of your choice and attach it to the folder.
Your hot folder is ready now! Drop any file into the folder and it will be automatically added to DEVONthink Pro (Office).
What these script don’t yet do is import a scan, OCR it, and delete the raw scan when the import was successful. Download the new “DEVONthink – Import, OCR & Delete” script, install it in ~/Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts”, and attach it a folder. It moves the original file to the trash when it has been successfully imported. This script will also be come by default on the disk image of the next release of DEVONthink Pro Office.