Archive for June, 2015

Tuesday tip: Don’t use DEVONthink as a junk drawer

Sometimes, people do indiscriminate dumps (import or index) into DEVONthink or DEVONnote, imagining it to be a Finder or Spotlight replacement. This is really no more truly effective than the junk drawers we all inevitably have at home. And it leads to more false positives in searches and use of far more resources than it needs to. Searching for a AAA battery in the junk drawer is far harder than it needs to be. Even trying to open that drawer, with screwdrivers...

Let’s have a SummerFest!


Summer. Vacation time. And the time before the new school or college year. Whether you’re finishing your dissertation, preparing for the forthcoming lecture period, or planning the launch of the next product that will change the world — DEVONthink and the rest of these great tools can be of great help. We’ve joined some of the best makers of artisanal software that works together perfectly. Get the tools you need at a terrific price, for a limited time: Aeon Timeline, Bookends,...

“Don’t spread yourself too thin”

Water drops

In their company blog, Fournova publishes short articles from other software developers. They talk about how to build a sustainable business. This month it was my turn. I wrote about not spreading yourself too thin and getting caught in daily busyness instead of focusing on what’s really important. Click here to read yourself. Fournova is the maker of Tower, a graphical client for the Git version control management.

Tuesday Tip: Reindex email in DEVONthink Pro Office

Capturing email messages is one of the most common things people do with the Pro editions of DEVONthink. (Sorry, but neither DEVONnote or DEVONthink Personal support indexing emails, though the Personal edition does allow you to import them via drag and drop.) One of the differences between the editions is how you can search for emails. In DEVONthink Pro, the emails aren’t indexed but you can find them by searching by Name (subject line) or URL (sender). In DEVONthink Pro Office, the subject line, header,...