The DEVONtechnologies Blog

January 8, 2019

Organize Your Apps

One great feature of macOS is virtual desktops that Apple refers to as Spaces. Especially useful on laptops with their limited screen space, these allow you to have multiple screens to organize your applications. Check out System Preferences > Mission Control for options. (more)

December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays and a Productive New Year

The whole DEVONtechnologies team wishes you peaceful holidays, wherever you live and whatever you believe in. We hope that 2019 will be a great, productive, and successful year for you, and that you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy. (more)

December 21, 2018

WinterFest 2018: Great Apps, Great Prices

As is our custom in this season, we're 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 and exploration. (more)

December 19, 2018

Add with the Proxy Icon

Say you are working on a saved document in an application on your Mac and suddenly feel the need to add it to your DEVONthink database. You can close the document, locate the file, and drag it into the database. Or you can drag the proxy icon. But what’s the proxy icon? It’s the icon next to the title at the top of the window in many macOS applications. Just click-and-hold it (it will turn grey to show it’s selected), then drag away. (more)

December 13, 2018

Push Notifications for Sync and 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 or bag, and pull the new data in the background. (more)

December 4, 2018

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. (more)

November 16, 2018

Configure ScanSnap Home to Scan to DEVONthink

ScanSnap Home is Fujitsu’s new scan application for its desktop ScanSnap line. Unfortunately our self-configuration that allows DEVONthink Pro Office to insert itself as default destination app for completed scans into the now-legacy ScanSnap Manager no longer works with ScanSnap Home. But with the following steps you can manually configure the new scan application for DEVONthink Pro Office: … (more)

November 8, 2018

DEVONagent 3.11 and DEVONsphere 1.9.2 for macOS Mojave

Search sets are part of what makes DEVONagent so powerful for serious research. Whatever the topic of the search, they run it on multiple search engines, crawl sites, post-filter the results, archive them, and finally hand them over to other apps or AppleScript. DEVONagent Pro 3.11 reorganizes search sets into groups. This allows to create and use more search sets for even specific use cases without cluttering the menus or losing track. (more)

November 2, 2018

DEVONthink To Go 2.6.5

Halloween’s over and the ghouls have hoarded the sweets they need to survive until Christmas.

On a side note, DEVONthink To Go 2.6.5 has become available too. The maintenance release indexes items without searchable text locally, e.g. email synchronized from DEVONthink Pro, and enhances the way it handles the keyboard when searching. It also improves the reliability of retrieving web page thumbnails, the progress indication when verifying and cleaning sync stores, and the overall reliability and performance of the synchronization. (more)

October 30, 2018

Travel With Your Data… Securely

When syncing DEVONthink on macOS, you have the option of using a local sync location, called a local sync store. Technically it’s a folder on a volume that keeps databases in syncable form. Since it’s writing directly to a local disk, it’s by far the fastest and most transparent sync option. (more)