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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...

Airmail 3.2.5 adds DEVONthink support

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The lastest update for the fast Mac email application Airmail adds DEVONthink integration. Selected email messages can be sent to DEVONthink’s inbox. They are saves as plain text documents and include a link back to the original message in Airmail. Read more about the update here. On iOS this is also now possible using the new URL schemes that DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3 introduced. Our forum user kseggleton created a custom URL action for Airmail on iOS that sends email as HTML to DEVONthink To Go including...

DEVONthink and Bookends

DEVONthink and Bookends work nicely together: DEVONthink Pro and up come with a smart template for quickly linking to references in Bookends, accept references dragged over from your collection, and Bookends can store “item links” for any document in DEVONthink. Just recently Sonny Software released Bookends 12 with an exciting set of new features. Check it out! PS (1): If you had already downloaded Bookends 12 and it broke the drag-and-drop feature with DEVONthink please simply re-download it. Sonny Software have fixed this...

Tuesday Tip: Integrate Papers 2 with DEVONthink

You use Mekentosj Paper 2 but also like Steven Berlin Johnson’s ‘snippet approach’? Power user Rob Trew has written a small script that does not add the whole file from Papers to your DEVONthink database but only the summaries and notes. As Papers is not scriptable, Rob’s script directly accesses Paper’s SQLite database. Rob also offers more scripts such as ones offering even tighter integration of Sente 6 with DEVONthink (see last week’s Tuesday Tip).

Tuesday Tip: Integrate DEVONthink with SKIM and Sente

DEVONthink Pro comes with smart templates for integrating bibliographic data from Sente 6 as notes. Power user and scripter Rob Trew has published an additional script that sends selected notes to DEVONthink including attachments. Another new script copies notes from PDFs open in SKIM as rich text document to your database. So if you want to transfer notes from SKIM or aren’t satisfied with the pre-fab Sente 6 smart template that comes with DEVONthink Pro, have a look at Rob’s free...

Tuesday Tip: From Evernote to DEVONthink

The ways to get data out of an information manager is nearly as important as the ways to get data in. DEVONthink tries to be as transparent as possible here, whatever you put into a database you can export at any time (e.g. as ‘files and folders’) to the file system and then use from the Finder or any other application. It’s not that easy with EverNote, however. DEVONthink Pro offers a simple script to copy text notes from EverNote...

Tuesday Tip: Get reminded

Sometimes it can be useful to get reminded about a document in your DEVONthink database, for example an invoice you want to pay next week, or an important research document that you need to have read in a month’s time. Use the following scripts to add a selected document as an event to iCal or as a to-do-item to iCal, OmniFocus, or Things. Download and extract the archive, then move the created folder ‘Reminders’ to ‘~/Library/Application Support/DEVONthink Pro 2/Scripts/’. This makes...

Web Tip: Using WordPress and DEVONthink together

If you are regularly writing for a blog, maybe even your own, then developing a writing habit is important to keep up the pace. And, the chance that you’re using WordPress is very high. Amy Cavender has written a short article about how she uses WordPress for writing and DEVONthink for archiving. She uses DEVONhink’s built-in AI to quickly find related items, connections, links. DevonThink’s unique “see also” feature helps me make connections with other items in my database (journal...

Connect DEVONthink with Instapaper

If you are using Instapaper to keep articles for offline reading you may like the ‘Add to Instapaper’ script for DEVONthink Pro, written by one of our power users. Click here to read about it in our user forum. Thank you, bartekb81.

If the contextual menu does not work …

If the contextual menu does not work in DEVONthink on your machine or the Action and Label pull-down menus in the toolbar don’t work, you should check if the ‘Babylon’ contextual menu plugin is installed. It seems that a recent update to it introduces an incompatibility to DEVONthink. See our FAQ for more information.