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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.

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...

Thursday Tip: Switching Dropbox accounts for synchronization

You can only use one Dropbox account in DEVONthink or DEVONthink To Go. This means you need to pick an account to use for syncing. But perhaps you started with one account and have now decided to use another one. Or maybe you want to share sync data with someone else, using a common Dropbox account. And every single time you try and set up a sync location, DEVONthink just won’t forget the first account you used! Here’s how to...

DEVONthink 2.9.17 updates web interface and more

Email drag-and-drop

With the maintenance update to version 2.9.17 we’ve made the web interface of DEVONthink Pro Office compatible to current web browsers. Access your databases again from any Mac or Windows PC running Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Edge! Importing email messages via drag-and-drop skips already imported messages, and not yet downloaded messages don’t stop an email import anymore. In addition, we’ve made PDF annotations and the text you’ve entered into PDF forms searchable, and we’ve added a convenient way for linking...

Using DEVONthink with OmniFocus

Scripts > Reminders > Add as To Do to OmniFocus

In December we laid out how you can use DEVONthink To Go and OmniFocus together with universal item links. On the Mac this works, too, of course, and in a very similar fashion. Recap: Item links are universal URLs that point to a document or group stored in DEVONthink or DEVONthink To Go. An item link that works on one device will also work on other devices as long as the database that the link is pointing to is available. Create a new...

We say ‘Thank You’ with 25% this Black Friday weekend

Black Friday Hot Sale

When it comes to celebrating, no time of the year compares to the last three months. October is the month of pumpkins, ghosts, and ghoules. November brings us colorful trees and tasty turkeys. And finally, December is the month of the months for children and adults alike. So this week we all set a day aside to come together and give thanks for all we have. Whatever your traditions are, let’s stop for a moment and all take stock of...

Mac Geek Gab mentions DEVONthink and other needful things

MacGeekGab Logo

Our friends at MacObserver mentioned DEVONthink, EasyFind, and more again in their excellent Mac Geek Gab podcast, episode 679: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, High Sierra, and KRACK are the topics today, but that means you’re in for a real treat. The goal is for everyone to learn at least four (4!) new things, but today you’re guaranteed to learn a whole lot more. DEVONthink is mentioned around minute 41, our freeware at 43’30”. CLICK HERE to listen to the...

DEVONthink 2.9.16 speeds up synchronization

Importing two databases from WebDAV

With our maintenance update 2.9.16 for DEVONthink we focused on enhancing the built-in synchronization. We now let you import multiple databases at the same time from a sync location and pending items are automatically downloaded from the next available location. In addition we’ve made connections to servers more reliable and efficient, store credentials separately to avoid issues related to macOS’ sometimes flaky preferences handling, and clean up sync locations more aggressively. This improves the sync speed especially of databases containing...