Tuesday Tip: Sheets of external data

One of the coolest features in Microsoft Excel is the ability to link a spreadsheet to a delimited text file (like comma- or tab-delimited) in the Finder. This allows you to populate and update the spreadsheet with the data from the text file without having to type in the data yourself. When the text file changes, Excel reflects this change in the spreadsheet too. While DEVONthink’s sheet format is not a spreadsheet per se, it can function in a similar...

DEVONthink To Go 2.4.4 fixes a few minor issues

DEVONthink To Go editing anotations

While we’re preparing our next feature release for DEVONthink To Go, a maintainance update to version 2.4.4 has just passed Apple’s review. It enables editing existing PDF annotations without switching to edit mode and fixes issues related to rotating the device, swiping databases, the grid view, and the PDF annotation toolbar. We recommend this free update to all users. Update your copy through the App Store app or receive the update automatically, depending on your App Store settings.

Tuesday Tip: Find a file service or make OneDrive work with sync

Icon showing a computer and iOS devices synchronizing

Our synchronization technology for DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go supports direct connections via the local network, Dropbox, and WebDAV. WebDAV is a standard protocol for connecting to file services over the internet. You can mount WebDAV servers in the Finder just like a remote hard drive, upload and download files, or move things around. It’s a solid standard and DEVONthink can use it for managing its sync stores, folders containing all the files needed for synchronizing one or more databases between...

Decluttering service working again

Clip to DEVONthink clutter-free

Due to a server update our decluttering service no longer worked since last Thursday. The service is used by our Clip to DEVONthink extension on Mac and iOS for capturing articles from web pages without ads and other chrome. The issue is fixed and clipping web pages should work again now. We apologize for the inconveniences.

DEVONthink To Go 2.4.3 improves sync reliability and more

DEVONthink To Go Sync Automatically Setting

We’ve just released an update for DEVONthink To Go to version 2.4.3. This time it’s all about synchronization. So we added the ability to synchronize when you switch to another app. This makes sure that the changes you’ve made are uploaded to your sync store. If you lock the device, iOS immediately removes access to all encrypted data on disk to protect it. In this case DEVONthink To Go stops the synchronization quietly and retries when you come back to it later....

DEVONagent 3.10 searches Google Scholar for law, adds Bangs

Finding references and court opinions takes up a good part of an attorney’s or law student’s workday. Therefore DEVONagent Pro is the ideal tool for them. It helps them with in-depth research in online databases and keeps them updated when new information turns up. DEVONagent 3.10 adds Google Scholar to the already existing support for Lexis, FindLaw, and EUR-Lex for finding case law and opinions. For quick queries, DEVONagent Pro now supports DuckDuckgo Bangs in the internal browser. These keywords, beginning with an...

Using DEVONthink and Things

DEVONthink Reminders Script

DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go can be comfortably used with OmniFocus by using item links. Many other applications support URLs, too, and can so link back to documents stored in DEVONthink. For example Things from Cultured Code which works with DEVONthink very similar to OmniFocus: Create a new task using the Reminders script DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office come with a script that creates a task from a selected item in your database. Navigate to the item in DEVONthink Pro (Office) Choose Scripts...

Tuesday Tip: Use Workspaces

If you find yourself often opening the same windows, tabs, and documents often, it can be a bit cumbersome. Similar to a concept found in applications like Adobe Illustrator, there is an option in DEVONthink’s Go menu: Workspaces. From the ​Documentation > Menus ​section of the Help: Workspaces save the content and positions of all open windows so that you can restore them later. This is ideal if you are working with the same set of windows over and over again. Save these windows...

Tuesday Tip: Keep Dropbox from downloading sync data

Part of setting up a DEVONthink sync to Dropbox is making sure you don’t re-download the sync data unnecessarily. If you don’t exclude the DEVONthink Packet Sync folder in the Dropbox application on your Mac, it will download what our sync has just uploaded. This wastes bandwidth and space on your machine. It may also spam your machine with messages about files being changed. The latest version of the Dropbox application has changed the location of this option. It is now...

Appademic gives away 5 x DEVONthink To Go

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Sign up for the newsletter of Appademic before the 31st of January, 2018, and get the chance to win one of 5 copies of DEVONthink To Go, our iOS document and information manager. Jai Bentley-Payne, the man behind Appademic, has just recently reviewed DEVONthink To Go for academic use and he’s still exploring more ways to integrate both our Mac and iOS applications into his workflow. In his giveaway post he also shares some insight into the question of DEVONthink as an...