Tuesday Tip: Highlight with purpose

Highlight Color

Highlighting is a great way to isolate information in a body of text. However, sometimes you want to segregate that data even further by using different highlight colors. In DEVONthink‘s Format > Highlight Color menu you”ll find seven available colors to choose. But maybe a few of those colors don’t suit your taste, or you have a specific color scheme you use elsewhere. In Preferences > Colors > Highlighting you can change the color to fit your needs. You can even change...

Spring updates: From DEVONsphere Express to XMenu

XMenu 1.9.9

Right in time for spring here in the US and in Europe we’ve done some traditional spring cleaning and prepared a few updates for you: DEVONsphere Express 1.9.1 brings performance-related improvements and works better with the AFPS filesystem. It now also searches text in PDF annotations and forms, handles ePub books better, and improves finding related websites. Auto-completing search terms makes typing queries more comfortable. CalcService 3.5 supports also numbers with separators, e.g., copied from an invoice or account statement. WordService 2.8.2...

AppStories goes serious about DEVONthink

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In their latest episode of their excellent podcast AppStories Federico Viticci and John Voorhees discuss DEVONthink for Mac and iOS at length. They explain what they use our software for in their daily life, how they structured their databases, and which platform they personally prefer. Federico and John also talk about their clipping workflows and how they automate them using URL commands and Apple’s Workflow app. Click here to listen to AppStories episode 49. Thank you for this great feature, Federico...

Welcome SSL/TLS and Good-Bye Facebook

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We know that you like to keep your private data private. And our software and processes are designed to keep it that way. Here’s what we’ve done recently to protect your privacy and security as well as our own integrity in these matters: Our website and all of its subdomains use SSL/TLS encryption now. You’ll notice that they use https: instead of http: and all common browsers show a padlock icon or similar in the address bar when you visit them. If they...

Tuesday Tip: Something beautiful

Data, data, data. Words and numbers, graphs, and figures. Necessary in our work and lives, but we all need a break from looking at these things. Though it doesn’t contribute to your efficiency or enhance your workflows, desktop wallpapers provide a nice break for your eyes. Apple has always provided great desktop pictures for us to use, but it can’t hurt to have more. Here is a link to a site with some beautiful hi-resolution images to enhance your desktop:...

DEVONthink to adopt Blockchain technology

Use Blockchain

The most-discussed new technology in the last few years is clearly the Blockchain. While it’s best known as the basis for Bitcoin it’s main advantage is its highly decentralized approach to data storage. Data is added in encrypted form to a robust chain of byte blocks that make tempering with it impossible. Reliable versioning comes with the approach as a free extra, and as all data is not only stored locally but also on an uncountable number of other computers...

Search DEVONthink with HoudahSpot

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HoudahSpot is a powerful utility to find documents, images, and other files. It uses your Mac’s Spotlight database but gives you many more options that let you narrow down your search to exactly what you’re looking for. As you can make your DEVONthink databases available to Spotlight, you can also use HoudahSpot for searching. Our friends at Houdah Software have just published a short blog post about how do to it: Click here to read their post.

Tuesday Tip: Highlighting the web

Webarchive with highlighting

Highlighting is a tried-and-true method of isolating details in a body of text. At a glance, more important information is easily distinguished from the less important content. Many people know you can highlight passages in PDF files. But many people also clip a lot of web content — web archives, formatted notes, and HTML pages — and still have the need for highlighting. DEVONthink has that option covered too. When you’re reading a clipped web page in DEVONthink, select some text...

Tuesday Tip: Search depth in DEVONagent

With DEVONagent Pro, there are several built in Web search sets. These range from the quickly returning Web (Express) to a much longer running Web (Deepest). While the tendency may be to opt for the deepest searches possible, you should understand these searches will take much longer as links are followed more deeply. If you have ever rabbit-trailed while reading a web page and found yourself far from where you started, consider this before choosing the Web (Deepest) option. Here’s...

For German readers: VHS-Kurs zu DEVONthink in Paderborn

Paderborn

Am 25. Juni startet an der Volkshochschule Paderborn der erste Kurs zum Thema „Dokumenten- und Wissensmanagement mit DEVONthink — Der eigene Workflow“. Farid Mésbahi zeigt, wie sich DEVONthink als Speicherort für Informationen aller Art effektiv beruflich und privat einsetzen lässt: Eine Verwaltung der eigenen Dokumente mithilfe von Ordnern und das Suchen mit Spotlight, der Suchmaschine von macOS, ist der einfachste Weg mit “Bordmittel”. Die Verwendung von Spotlight und Ordnern stößt jedoch schnell an seine Grenzen, wenn Sie z. B. für eigene...