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February 16, 2021

How to Customize the Toolbar

Window with toolbar options

As with any good macOS application, the toolbar at the top of any window in DEVONthink presents information at-a-glance and buttons for some common commands. Perhaps you often add rich text files to your databases. Or maybe you prefer to press a button to group and ungroup files. Here’s how to customize the toolbar to your own needs. (more)

February 10, 2021

DEVONthink 3.6.2

Screenshot showing opening screen of DEVONthink.

What would be CloudKit sync support in DEVONthink To Go 3.0 without its Mac counterpart? Say hello to DEVONthink 3.6.2 for Mac. Also in the box: extensive support for CriticMarkup, Mermaid.js, and a new app icon designed for macOS Big Sur. (more)

February 2, 2021

How to Use Favorites in DEVONthink

Favorites in the Sorter

DEVONthink has a special section named Favorites in the Navigate sidebar. This is a place you can put commonly used items for quicker access. It also has ties in with the Sorter for quick drag-and-drop to commonly used groups. Here is how to work with and use the Favorites. (more)

February 2, 2021

How to Use Favorites in DEVONthink

Favorites in the Sorter

DEVONthink has a special section named Favorites in the Navigate sidebar. This is a place you can put commonly used items for quicker access. It also has ties in with the Sorter for quick drag-and-drop to commonly used groups. Here is how to work with and use the Favorites. (more)

January 12, 2021

How to Use Placeholders

Placeholders used in a template

In DEVONthink, placeholders are specialized strings that resolve specific values on demand. They can be used to dynamically add data to documents generated via templates or file items in locations based on dates. Here are some ways placeholders are used. (more)

December 8, 2020

Understanding Encryption in Sync

Sync location showing encryption key

When it comes to syncing with DEVONthink, we are often asked questions about what an encryption key is and how you make and use one. Here’s a brief explanation. (more)

December 1, 2020

How to Use DEVONthink's Help

Screenshot of the DEVONthink help window

DEVONthink is a very full featured and capable application, and as such requires good documentation. Given the necessary amount of information in the help, it may seem difficult to find answers in it. Here’s how the help was written to make it easier to navigate. (more)

November 18, 2020

DEVONthink 3.6

Screenshot showing the new Links Inspector in DEVONthink

Just hit DEVONthink 3 > Check for Updates and we’ll drop version 3.6 right onto your Mac. It brings, of course, some necessary changes for macOS Big Sur but also many other enhancements. (more)

November 17, 2020

How to Check Cloud Service Status

Screenshot of the Apple system status page

Many people use compatible cloud services for syncing DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. These can be useful in situations where devices need to be updated more frequently, or Bonjour connections are disallowed. However, just as any website can be unavailable, for a variety of reasons, these servers can experience downtime as well. Here are some official links to some of the services you might use, not only for syncing but just about any of your cloud storage needs. (more)

November 10, 2020

How to Organize with Smart Rules

Groups of web clippings

One of the powerful new features in DEVONthink is smart rules. An extension of smart groups, they allow you to act on the matched item when certain events happen. Since capturing web content to DEVONthink is a common task, here’s an example to show how to use smart rules to dynamically organize web clippings. (more)