Archive for the usage scenario Tag

Tuesday Tip: Read your news with DEVONthink Pro

DEVONthink Pro not only organizes all your knowledge, it also lets you get more of it. Add RSS, RDF, or Atom feeds to your databases (e.g. by drag-and-drop of a feed: URL or by creating a new feed via Data > New > Feed) where they appear like groups with an orange RSS icon. DEVONthink now adds new content from the Internet to the feeds every few minutes. Define the interval in DEVONthink’s Preferences, RSS tab, or update the feed manually using...

“DEVONthink for Historical Research”

Chad Black wrote a series of articles in his blog about DEVONthink and other Mac applications for history and humanities research. Devonthink’s classification, search, and AI infrastructure is a step in the right direction. For people who work mostly with the every-growing mass of information available online, the ability to import, auto-classify, and connect disparate pieces of info is very cool, particularly as the internal structure of your database becomes increasingly tight and predictable. If you are using (or planning...

Steven Johnson on DEVONthink, again

New York Times author and book writer Steven Johnson, who wrote about DEVONthink in a fabulous article in the New York Times in 2005, has just published another great article on Boing Boing mentioning DEVONthink, “How to write a book”: And the added bonus here is that Devonthink has a wonderful feature where you can take the entire contents of a folder and condense it down into a single text document. So that’s how I launch myself into the actual...

Michael Chabon and DEVONthink Pro

Just stumbled upon this: In the Author’s Note of his book The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon writes: This novel was written on Macintosh computers using Devonthink Pro and Nisus Writer Express. Thank you for the credits, Mr. Chabon! And if you’re into disturbing stories about alternate history lines, you should definitely give this book a try, too. 🙂

Web Tip: DEVONthink Pro Office for Therapists

In a great article Dr. Greg Mulhauser of Counselling Resource reviews DEVONthink Pro Office and its use in a therapist’s practice. Dr. Mulhauser explains what DEVONthink is, who needs it, and how a therapist can use it for his work. Read his excellent review here. In addition you can find a portrait of Dr. Hagen Böser, a German psychotherapist, who also uses DEVONthink Pro extensively in his practice, in the DEVONacademy.

Web Tip: ‘Creating a filing system from scratch’

Mark Shead asked a number of people how they would advise creating a filing system from scratch. Then the readers of Productivity501 voted for the best one. Of course, this also involved the use of DEVONthink when it comes to effectively organizing electronic documents or getting rid of paper. I’m a big fan of the Scan Snap.  I occasionally run into problems with it grabbing multiple sheets of paper, but usually it works well.  I use DevonThink to store everything...