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May 17, 2022

Understanding DEVONthink's Trash

Screenshot showing the trash in DEVONthink To Go

Building a database is similar to setting up an office or furnishing a room. One important, though not glamorous, item is the trash: a place to put unwanted items. DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go databases also have per-database trashes for the same purpose. Here’s how to access and use them. (more)

May 10, 2022

How to Use Batch Processing

Screenshot showing the batch process panel

DEVONthink is well known for its automation capabilities: scripting, smart rules, folder actions, etc. However, sometimes you just need to make some quick impromptu changes in your database but don’t need — or perhaps don’t know how — to create something too complicated. Here’s how to use DEVONthink’s batch processing for making such changes. (more)

April 26, 2022

How to Print to DEVONthink

Screenshot showing the PDF dropdown menu in the print dialog.

Beyond messaging and email, PDF is one of the most common formats for communicating information between people. In applications that support printing to PDF — and there are many — you can print a paginated PDF directly to DEVONthink. (more)

April 12, 2022

How to Split PDFs in DEVONthink

Screenshot showing dragging a PDF thumbnail.

PDFs come from a variety of sources but not always in the perfect form for your work. Sometimes you may have pages you don’t need. Maybe you had a marathon scanning session to one big document but need individual documents now. Whatever reason you have for splitting a PDF, DEVONthink has a few special options available. (more)

April 1, 2022

DEVONthink Adds Support for NTFs

Screenshot showing DEVONthink To Go's context menu with the new Copy NFT Token command.

If you want to sell or buy digital originals, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the way to go. Twitter and 1Password have already added NFT support, and so do the next updates for DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. Create NFTs for your documents and sell them on OpenSea, or store digital assets in your DEVONthink database. (more)

March 30, 2022

Is it Love? — DEVONthink & Yoink

The DEVONthink and Yoink application icons next to each other.

As a Mac user, you know that drag-and-drop can be, well, a drag. Eric uses Yoink to drag files and text to even the most remote places on his desktop without breaking his fingers. Therefore, we’ve arranged a little promotion, so you can get both DEVONthink and Yoink for 20% off. Boosting your productivity was never more affordable. (more)

March 29, 2022

How to Migrate to a New Mac

Illustration showing a DEVONthink icon falling onto a Mac mini.

With the recent developments from Cupertino, many people are retiring old Macs and getting new ones. With this comes the inevitable question, “How do I move my DEVONthink to my new Mac?” Here is how to manually migrate to a new Mac. (more)

March 22, 2022

Understanding the Navigate Sidebar

DEVONthink's navigate sidebar.

The interface of DEVONthink is made up of multiple panes, each with a specific focus and set of functions. On the left are the sidebars, the default one, where you’ll spend most of your time, is the Navigate sidebar. Here’s what you’ll find there. (more)

March 17, 2022

DEVONthink 3.8.3

Screenshot showing the Tools menu of DEVONthink.

This maintenance release for DEVONthink for Mac delivers a bit new, a bit improved, and some fixes. Split PDFs into single pages or export metadata as JSON. Clipping web pages to formatted notes retains the styling better. Smart rules run more reliably, AppleScript learns more tricks, and the synchronization is more stable. (more)

March 15, 2022

Understanding Database Sizes

Screenshot of the database properties and corresponding file sizes in the Finder.

While hard drives are relatively large and inexpensive nowadays, it’s still a good idea to keep an eye on you disk usage. When you’re trying to determine how much space you’re using in DEVONthink, there can appear to be conflicting reports. Here’s how to understand the sizes you see. (more)