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October 19, 2021

Understanding the Tag Options

Screenshot of three tag variants in DEVONthink's item list.

Last week we discussed the Database Properties popover in DEVONthink. One section we mentioned has controls for per-database tagging behavior. Here’s what those options do. (more)

October 12, 2021

Understanding Database Properties

Screenshot of the database properties popover.

As you work with a DEVONthink database, filling it with all manner of files and groups, you may wonder, “How many PDFs do I have in this database?”, “How large is this database getting?”, or “Where is this database located?”. You can find this information — and some per-database controls — in the database properties popover. (more)

October 7, 2021

DEVONthink 3.8

Screenshot showing the Mentions inspector of DEVONthink.

Our autumn release for DEVONthink for Mac, version 3.8, brings a file integrity check, improved document linking, and better Markdown editing. It also adds new tools for annotating PDFs, a default scope for toolbar searches, and an option for manually reconnecting indexed documents that have lost track of their files. Use JavaScript for automating your workflow, if that’s your cup of tea. (more)

September 28, 2021

Using Temporary Databases in DEVONthink

Database in trash can.

When it comes to peoples’ databases in DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go, there often is an almost austere sense they are permanent, inviolable structures. However, as easily as they can be created they can also be deleted or archived. Here are some ideas why you may want to create temporary databases. (more)

September 20, 2021

MacSparky DEVONthink Field Guide

MacSparky Field Guide illustrative picture.

After six months of work David Sparks a.k.a. MacSparky has today published another one of his excellent field guides — this time for DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. It brings you more than 100 learning videos totaling 8.5 hours. Everything is transcribed, additional downloads include sample data sets and scripts. Check it out and don’t miss the launch discount. (more)

September 14, 2021

How to Create a Database Archive

ZIP file of database.

One of the topics we routinely preach about is the need to be diligent in backups. We believe, “If your data is important to you, it should be backed up.” While DEVONthink doesn’t do file backups on its own, it does have an option for doing periodic full backups of a database. Here’s how to create a database archive to use as a secondary backup. (more)

September 1, 2021

Welcome Back to School

Campus life will, maybe, never be what it was before the pandemic. Video courses might, at least partially, replace the need to queue up for overcrowded lectures and you’ll do more of your research online instead of burning the midnight oil at the library. Get our Mac apps with an exclusive 40% discount until September 19th, 2021. If this isn’t the best time in the year to get prepared, then when is? (more)

September 2, 2021

Hemispheric Views on DEVONthink

Logo of the Hemispheric Views podcast.

In their entertaining podcast Hemispheric Views, Andrew Canion, Jason Burk, and Martin Feld talk about all things tech, media, and more. In episode no. 36 Andrew tells his co-hosts why and how he moved back to DEVONthink. (more)

July 13, 2021

Understanding DEVONthink Editions

DEVONthink menu with starred items.

In our user community and in customer support, we receive reports about certain functions of DEVONthink, e.g., OCR, not working. However, after asking for a bit more detail, it often turns out the person has purchased the wrong edition. Here’s how to check your edition and a few of the specific functions in them. (more)

July 6, 2021

Integrate Trickster with DEVONthink

Trickster and DEVONthink icons connected with a cable.

Our friends at Apparent Software added dedicated integration with DEVONthink to their latest release of Trickster. Trickster is a little application that lives in the menu bar and lists your recently used files, neatly organized by file type and application. Here’s how the integration works and how you set it up. (more)