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DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 supports iOS 12 and iPhone XS Max

Sync Settings

This week Apple officially released iOS 12 with many under-the-hood changes. DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 has just become available on the App Store and brings some necessary adjustements for Apple’s new operating system version as well as for the iPhone XS Max. But that’s, of course, not all. With DEVONthink To Go 2.6.4 we’ve improved the workflow when creating, grouping, or searching for items. Documents now use the easier-to-read San Francisco font, and headers in item lists are better legible. On...

Web Tip: Workflows for scholars

Jeff Taekman

In his blog, Workflows in Personal and Professional Productivity, Jeff Taekman lays out his workflow for Reading, Extracting, and Storing Scholarly Information. Of course this also involves DEVONthink: The whole purpose of extracting annotations and full text from each manuscript is to gain granular access to the information I’ve read. Through its “see also” feature, Devonthink can identify information I’m looking for. But more importantly Devonthink finds related content based on the context of my original query. (…) The next...

DEVONthink To Go 2.6.3 improves sync and reliability

Reauthentication Warning

Right in time for the sunny weekend DEVONthink To Go 2.6.3 has passed Apple’s review and is now available on the App Store. With this maintenance release we’re concentrating to make the app faster and more reliable, especially the synchronization. Among many other improvements DEVONthink To Go no longers sleeps during very long sync runs and uses a less storage space when importing databases shallowly. We now also warn you when you choose a reauthentication delay that would break Files app...

Tuesday Tip: Delete (and undelete) in DEVONthink To Go

Put Back

Here are three ways to delete a file in DEVONthink To Go… With the file shown, click the Organize icon in the toolbar, the squares with the downward facing arrow, and choose Move to Trash. In the file listing, lightly left-swipe the file and choose More > Move to Trash. Also, in the file listing, quickly left-swipe beyond the edge of the application and the file will be sent to the trash automatically. And here’s something else you may not...

Tuesday Tip: Read it later in DEVONthink

Sometimes you have a need to store a bookmark but have no time to read it now. One option is to use an online service like Pocket. Another option is to add the bookmarks to Safari’s Reading List. But maybe you want to keep these items in your DEVONthink database. Here’s one way to do it: In a DEVONthink database create a group to house your bookmarks. Drag this folder to the Favorites section of DEVONthink’s sidebar. This will give...

DEVONthink To Go 2.6.2 brings enhancements and fixes

Update URL Command

Last night our latest maintenance update for DEVONthink To Go has passed Apple’s review. Version 2.6.2 allows settings flags and labels using URL commands, removes path extensions from the name of files imported from, e.g., the Files app, and warns before adding a database with pending items to a new sync location. In addition the update fixes bugs and improves the overall stability and reliability. You can find the complete list of all changes always inside the app (tap the question mark button on...

DEVONthink adds iCloud sync

iCloud synchronization

Sychronization via iCloud was the no. 1 feature request on our list. And here we go: DEVONthink 2.10 and DEVONthink To Go 2.6 let you keep your databases in sync via iCloud and without entering anything except for the optional encryption password. No messing around with sync store names, server addresses, or login credentials. Add the iCloud sync location, check off the databases you want to sync, done. It can’t be any easier. In addition DEVONthink on both platforms synchronizes...

DEVONthink To Go 2.5.1 enhances security and reliability

DEVONthink To Go 2.5 Security Settings

For the DEVONthink To Go 2.5.1 maintenance release we’ve thrown enhancements to the clipping workflow and to its new app security into the package. Clip to DEVONthink adds text retrieved for web pages to the comments of bookmarks and recognizes URLs provided as simple text. The security lock screen now covers also full-screen videos and popovers. That being not enough, no maintenance release comes without reliability and performance improvements. The update makes synchronizing via sync stores more reliable and checks...

DEVONthink To Go 2.5 adds security features

DEVONthink To Go 2.5 Security Settings

We know that you care about your privacy. But we also know that from time to time you hand your iPhone or iPad to friends or colleagues. Which means that they could, in an unattented moment, open DEVONthink To Go and have a look at your databases. With its new app-wide passcode version 2.5 makes sure that they can’t. Optionally use Face ID or Touch ID instead of typing your passcode over and over. You can also set how long...

Tuesday Tip: Shorten long filenames

Names. Names should allow us to quickly identify something at a glance. “Tiger”. Yeah, I know what that is. “2012 Taxes”. Got it. “4d0f1bfec91ff2472.doc”… wait, what?!? To make things easier we can create a more specific name, like “BankOne VISA – January 2018 Statement – PAID – 2018-01-15.pdf” This is certainly more clear but such long filenames may not fully display in all applications or on smaller form factor devices. And word-wrapping can sometimes add to the confusion. Here is an...