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Our New Forum is Online

It may seem that things have slowed down here at DEVONtechnologies recently. Quite the contrary. There’s a lot going on now behind the curtains. Yesterday we’ve switched our user forum from phpBB with a dated look-and-feel to shiny new Discourse. It’s a lean, modern discussion forum with everything you rightfully expect in 2019. From notifications to Markdown, everything’s there. We have also converted and imported the existing posts and users all the way back to 2004 when we once started...

Thursday Tip: Give DEVONthink Full Disk Access

DEVONtechnologies’ applications can interact with your system and other applications to create a interconnected computing experience. In Apple’s parlance, “It just works.”… or should I say, “It just worked.” To increase security in macOS Mojave, Apple has decided people need to give more permission to applications that want to access certain kinds of data on your machine. As of this writing, the protected areas are: Mail, Messages, Safari, Home, and Time Machine. One of the things you need to do...

DEVONthink & DEVONnote 2.11.2

Today’s update for DEVONthink and DEVONnote is all about improving the overall reliability. It fixes a sporadic crash when accessing the Preferences pane on macOS Mojave, issues with Brother and Epson scanners, and a problem with DEVONnote reporting RTFD documents as missing. In addition, DEVONthink 2.11.2 captures URLs of clippings from the Brave and Vivaldi web browsers and improves the use of Spotlight metadata importers. Finally, we enhanced support for synchronizing files indexed in local Google Drive folders. We recommend...

Winter(Fest) is Coming

It’s time to take a deep breath and roll up your sleeves. The time for new plans and fresh projects and great new ideas. As is our custom in this season, we’re again joining some fellow software manufacturers from all over the world making the best-of-breed software for research and writing on the Mac. Tools like DEVONthink, DEVONagent, Tinderbox, or Nisus Writer that live at the intersection of art and research. Crafted with care and refined by years of study...

Push Notifications for Sync & More

DEVONthink 2.11 and DEVONthink To Go 2.7, released today, add push notifications to the synchronization. Whenever you now make changes to your databases our app sends notifications to all your other devices telling them that something new is waiting for them. That means that it takes much less time before changes are available on all your devices. And as a bonus, it lets us wake up DEVONthink To Go, even when your iPhone or iPad is still in your pocket...

Tuesday Tip: DEVONthink and Spotlight

There are times people want to use Apple’s Spotlight to search for a file in a DEVONthink database. Without going too deeply in technical matters, Spotlight doesn’t index inside the type of file a DEVONthink database is. Due to this, we use a technique to write out some of the metadata for Spotlight to index. You are given the choice to make a Spotlight index for a database when you create one. You can turn on the option by checking...

Happy Thanksgiving

Germany in Autumn

Another year is drawing to a close, one full of wins and losses, sorrows and celebrations, meetings and partings of ways. We have had many long, busy days but have also enjoyed times of rest to balance it, and hope all of you have too. Stepping back from our work, we take some time to reflect on the year gone by. We thank you for all the support, constructive criticism, and encouraging words we have received at DEVONtechnologies throughout the...

DEVONthink 2.10.2 supports macOS Mojave & more

ScanSnap Home

Into this week’s maintenance release for DEVONthink and DEVONnote we’ve packed support for Fujitsu’s new ScanSnap Home application, a modernized web server, compatibility adjustments for macOS Mojave, and more. ScanSnap Home replaces the former ScanSnap Manager. Our new version of DEVONthink Pro Office recognizes also scans sent to it from ScanSnap Home and converts them to searchable PDF documents if needed. We’ve also updated the built-in webserver so that it makes better use of fast network connections. Especially if you have multiple Mac...

Thursday Tip: Transition to a new sync location

Transition to a new sync location

With the announcement of Box to discontinue WebDAV support, here are some tips on switching DEVONthink to a new cloud service. If you’re syncing DEVONthink on a Mac, it’s a simple process: In DEVONthink’s Preferences > Sync, enable a new sync location. With the location selected, enable databases to sync to the new location. Get a tea or coffee and wait for the databases to be uploaded to the new location. Disable the old location. For your iOS devices it...

Chinese spy chips? That’s why DEVONthink uses strong encryption

Spy

Last week Bloomberg Businessweek published an article named The Big Hack. The authors claim that testers have found a tiny microchip on server mainboards that wasn’t part of the original designs: During the ensuing top-secret probe, which remains open more than three years later, investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at...