Researcher uses Zotero and DEVONthink together

DEVONthink Pro user Herbert C. Hallas also uses Zotero for historical research.

Herbert C. HallasZotero is a marvelous tool to use for capturing, managing and citing sources but once the notes and sources are in a Zotero library collection, moving them around inside it is a very clunky process. It can be done, but not easily. In order to organize my notes with ease and print the information out, I move copies of the notes from Zotero into DEVONthink Pro and do my sorting, organizing and printing there.”

Click here to learn more about how Herbert uses Zotero and DEVONthink Pro together in his research workflow.

5 Responses to “Researcher uses Zotero and DEVONthink together”

  1. Anthony Pullenza says:

    Three of the best applications that I use in my professional research and writing workflow are DEVONthink, DEVONagent, and Scrivener.

    I have experimented with many applications in the past few years to give me an effortless, effective paperless workflow. I have reached this elusive milestone with great satisfaction and inspiring productivity. The pain is history. DEVONthink and DEVONagent are the best researching and archiving tools for a researcher.

    I am also convinced that Scrivener is the best product in the market for writers and researchers to put it all together with total efficiency as a work of art. You can even publish your finished product directly from it.

  2. Daniel says:

    I seem to be unable to drag notes from Zotero to Devonthink. Any idea what I am doing wrong here?

  3. eboehnisch says:

    @ Daniel: Unfortunately we don’t use Zotero ourselves. We would recommend contacting Herbert Callas via his website.

  4. I’d be curious as to whether anyone has had any experience using Devonthink to search the pdf attachments in Zotero’s library (i.e. the folder Zotero/storage)? At this point my library of Zotero pdfs contains 48,922 items totaling 14.8 GB. It would be great to be able to unleash Devonthink’s search capacities on the pdf texts, rather than the notes I’ve made on them (which is what Hallas was doing) or Zotero’s metadata (as in an older approach posted to the Zotero discussion board).

  5. @ James Schmidt: Thank you for your question. Posting it to our user forum could also be an idea to find fellow Zotero users.