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September 27, 2022

DEVONthink or the Finder?

Cuddling icons of DEVONthink and Finder.

As people trial DEVONthink, they occasionally ask, “Why don’t I just use the Finder?” or “Isn’t DEVONthink just a Finder replacement?” While both are legitimate questions, the Finder is still central to your Mac. Here’s a brief comparison of some of their features. (more)

September 22, 2022

Autumn Updates

Screenshot of a Google Docs document loaded for editing in DEVONthink.

With today’s maintenance releases for DEVONthink and all editions of DEVONagent we concentrated on the many smaller improvements that can brighten your day, save you clicks, or fix that bug or glitch you might have stumbled upon already. (more)

September 20, 2022

How to Use Table of Contents

Screenshot showing the Table of Contents inspector in DEVONthink.

In many documents, there is a need to divide content, breaking it into discrete sections. Navigating those sections can be done with the help of a table of contents. Fortunately, DEVONthink can display such a table in certain documents. Here’s how you can use it. (more)

September 13, 2022

Understanding Decentralization

Visualization of a network, using DEVONthink as nodes.

Nowadays, people often talk about data being “in the cloud” and they often ask or expect their DEVONthink databases to be online. But if your data is all in the cloud, have you ever wondered why there are still local folders on your machines? Let’s briefly discuss why decentralization is the model that DEVONthink follows. (more)

September 6, 2022

Seven Ways to Move Documents

Screenshot, showing the move-to popover in DEVONthink 3.

One of the fundamental strengths of DEVONthink is the various ways of organizing documents. But as the databases grow, you may find it a little harder to put your documents in the appropriate locations. Here are seven simple ways to move documents around inside their databases. (more)

August 29, 2022

Welcome Back to School

Over the past year, academic life has gradually returned to campus, and part of a student’s or teachers’s everyday life is knowing how to organize themselves. Get our Mac apps with an exclusive 40% discount until September 11th, 2022. If this isn’t the best time in the year to get prepared, then when is? (more)

August 23, 2022

How to Import Smart Mailboxes

Screenshot showing the smart mailbox editor in Apple Mail.

When it comes to email, most of us will have to admit we have way too much. If you’re an Apple Mail user and need to clean things up, smart mailboxes can help you keep things in order. Here is how you import these smart mailboxes to DEVONthink. (more)

August 11, 2022

Multiple Macs? Today's Your Lucky Day

Illustration of an iMacs and three MacBooks.

Come in and take a seat. Or two. Actually, as many as you need for DEVONthink. This week only, from Thursday, August 11th, to Friday, August 12th, 2022, you can purchase additional seats at a 30% discount. If not now, then when? (more)

August 9, 2022

How to Use Nested Tags

Screenshot showing nested tags in the tags group in DEVONthink 3.

Many people use tags as a way to add some context to their documents. We have blogged on the subject more than once, but one option some people may not be aware of is nested (or hierarchical) tags. These are tags with child tags, or related tags within tags. Here’s how you can make and use them in DEVONthink. (more)

August 2, 2022

How to Use Filing and Moving

Screenshot showing the item list and the smart rule editor in DEVONthink.

In a previous blog post on smart rules, we discussed how to organize DEVONthink documents in an automated fashion. In this post we briefly touched on the File action, but some people have wondered why not just use the Move action. Here’s the difference between the two. (more)