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November 12, 2019

Stop Your Devices Phoning Home

The Pi-Hole administration console shows which and how many requests it has blocked.

No matter what we do online there are companies trying to follow us, learn more about what we do, and build profiles. Some web sites contain more tracking code than actual content. On the web you can use ad blockers and search engines like DuckDuckGo or Startpage but there's little you can do about apps on your iPhone or your Amazon Echo calling someone you don't what them to talk to. (more)

October 29, 2019

How to Enter Emojis Quicker

Emoji. They're the digital equivalent of the little doodles we'd draw when passing notes to each other. Built into macOS, you can call up the Emoji & Symbols palette while you're typing. MacBooks with Touch Bar also have a dedicated key for emoji. For even quicker access to emojis there's an neat menubar application: Rocket, by Matthew Palmer. (more)

October 21, 2019

Clip to DEVONthink and Safari 13

Safari 13 no longer supports traditional browser extensions. With DEVONthink 3 we have rewritten the whole Clip to DEVONthink experience and integrated it into the application. But what if you're not ready to upgrade yet? Don't panic. Our browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome continue to work just fine. (more)

October 1, 2019

How to Scan and Archive Email

As part of the unified interface of DEVONthink 3, some functions are now found in dedicated sidebars instead of opening separate windows. These sidebars are on the left side of every main window you open, and display an icon for each. (more)

September 25, 2019

How to Upgrade Promo Licenses

Our newly introduced user accounts list all your licenses as well as the upgrade options for them. But what if you purchased your license not from us but in a promotion, e.g., from MacUpdate Promo, StackSocial, or a bundle? No worries, you can, of course, upgrade too. (more)

September 10, 2019

Catalina and the Fujitsu ScanSnap

If you, like many of our customers, own one of the older Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners like the S300M, S500M, S510M or S1500(M), the time might have come to move to a newer model or look for alternatives. (more)

August 6, 2019

Use Favorites in the Sorter

A great tip from our community user TomSLN:

Groups in databases can be flagged as favorites. Once flagged, the list of favorites appears at the top of the Sorter's navigate list. This is an easy way to drag files into the Sorter and onto the desired group without having to navigate to the group in the database tree. (more)

August 1, 2019

Dropbox to DEVONthink To Go

Sometimes you might want to add data from Dropbox into your DEVONthink databases. With DEVONthink on a Mac this is as simple as dragging and dropping. On iOS, however, Dropbox's mobile application doesn't allow for this kind of interaction. So is there an option for easily adding Dropbox data to DEVONthink To Go? (more)

July 23, 2019

Airdrop to Mobile

Suppose you’re working with a friend or colleague who isn’t running DEVONthink on her Mac (heaven forbid!). But they have a file you need and you have your iOS mobile device running DEVONthink To Go. Is there any way to get it transferred quickly and easily? (more)

July 16, 2019

Building the Perfect Database

One of the requests we occasionally receive is: "Tell me how to create and set up my database in DEVONthink." This seems like a simple enough question to answer, but in truth, it is not. While creating a database can be as simple as choosing File > New Database, the simplicity ends with structuring the database. (more)