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February 2, 2023

Julien Dimastromatteo's Workflow

Screenshot showing an item link to an item in DEVONthink, stored to a new event in Apple's calendar.

In DEVONthink you can create an item link to any item in your database. This is a URL that allows you to access an item directly without having to search for it or navigate through your database. DEVONthink user Julien Dimastromatteo, Ph.D., shows how to use item links practically. (more)

January 31, 2023

How to Handle Stalls and Crashes

Screenshot showing a crash report and the activity monitor.

Quality assurance is a top priority in the development of our applications. Nevertheless, misbehavior can sometimes occur, leading to an application crashing or stalling. To investigate and fix the issue, we need a report with some information about it. Here’s how you can support us with that. (more)

January 19, 2023

Understanding the Support Assistant

Screenshot showing the support assistant window in DEVONthink 3.

We not only take the development of our applications seriously, we are strongly committed to their support as well. One additional resource available in DEVONthink and DEVONagent Pro is the Support Assistant window. Here’s what you’ll find there. (more)

January 10, 2023

How to Use a Custom Stylesheet

Illustration showing a split view of a styled and unstyled document.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For your documents, you certainly care about the aesthetics, because looking at a pretty document is simply much more pleasure. If you use Markdown or HTML-based documents in DEVONthink, you can easily customize the look with a stylesheet. Here’s how that works. (more)

December 13, 2022

How to Use the Graph View

Screenshot showing the graph view in a DEVONthink window.

Sometimes a visualization is helpful to see the connections between things, e.g., between different documents. One of our intrepid community members created a script for DEVONthink that allows you to generate a network graph showing interconnecting links between documents. Here is a brief overview. (more)

November 30, 2022

DEVONthink 3.8.7

Screenshot showing how to export the graph of related words via the Concordance inspector's contextual menu.

Today’s update for DEVONthink for Mac brings several additions, improvements, and fixes. Version 3.8.7 shows and lets you work with highlights in HTML-based documents, quickly reveal the location of replicated or duplicated items via the contextual menu, or export the related words graph or cloud from the Concordance inspector. (more)

November 29, 2022

How to Use Annotations on the Mac

Screenshot showing the Annotations & Reminders inspector in DEVONthink 3.

Annotations are text documents in DEVONthink that are attached to another document, for example a PDF. They are a simple but powerful tool for making notes about a document and can therefore be used for everything from research to schoolwork to journaling and more. Here’s an introduction, or a refresher. (more)

November 15, 2022

How to Install the Import & OCR Rule

Screenshot showing a group in DEVONthink containing an imported scan.

There are various ways to merge individual work steps into a workflow and execute them automatically. One option is to use the smart rules in DEVONthink. Now we have created the smart rule Import & OCR, which lets you easily import scans and make them searchable. Here you will find out how to set up and use the rule. (more)

November 10, 2022

News from DEVONthink for Historians

Picture of Avigail Oren and Ada Barlatt.

Avigail Oren and Ada Barlatt created DEVONthink for Historians, a series of online courses that provide a practical introduction to scholarly work with DEVONthink. Now, Ada and Avigail started to share some exciting insights into Avigail’s current research project on their YouTube channel, showing how a new database is being built for this. (more)

October 27, 2022

Once License, Three Seats

Illustration of an iMacs and two MacBooks.

All good things come in threes. Maybe you not only have a Mac at home and a MacBook on the go, but another one, e.g., at your office. Only this week from Thursday, October 27th, to Friday, October 28th, 2022, you will get a third seat when you purchase a DEVONthink 3 license. (more)