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October 5, 2020

Elaine Giles' DEVONthink 3 Series

MacBite After Hours howling wolf logo.

Elaine Giles, an IT consultant based in Manchester, UK, has made all the screencasts that she produced for MacBites After Hours available for free on YouTube. You don’t want to miss this great collection of tutorials. (more)

September 17, 2020

Silent OCR Update for DEVONthink

Yesterday we have silently updated the OCR component of DEVONthink Pro 3. The new version fixes a problem with PDFs pages that were not rotated correctly. In addition, in some created PDFs the recognized text was not selectable. (more)

July 29, 2020

Surprise! ScanSnap Manager 64-Bit

Screenshot of ScanSnap Manager V7

In September Fujitsu announced that it would not update their ScanSnap Manager software to 64-bit, effectively making all older models of their scanners obsolete overnight. Yesterday, and to everyone’s surprise, Fujitsu released version 7 of the ScanSnap Manager, perfectly running in 64-bit and supporting all the older models from the S1300 to the S1500M. (more)

October 1, 2019

How to Scan and Archive Email

As part of the unified interface of DEVONthink 3, some functions are now found in dedicated sidebars instead of opening separate windows. These sidebars are on the left side of every main window you open, and display an icon for each. (more)

September 10, 2019

Catalina and the Fujitsu ScanSnap

If you, like many of our customers, own one of the older Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners like the S300M, S500M, S510M or S1500(M), the time might have come to move to a newer model or look for alternatives. (more)

July 4, 2019

Check the OCR Accuracy

OCR is a technology that examines the pixels in an image and tries to determine what alphabetical characters they are. These characters are then put into a layer of text underneath the original image so the file appears unchanged but is now searchable. You can estimate the accuracy of the OCR by selecting the PDF and looking at the concordance. (more)

November 16, 2018

Configure ScanSnap Home to Scan to DEVONthink

ScanSnap Home is Fujitsu’s new scan application for its desktop ScanSnap line. Unfortunately our self-configuration that allows DEVONthink Pro Office to insert itself as default destination app for completed scans into the now-legacy ScanSnap Manager no longer works with ScanSnap Home. But with the following steps you can manually configure the new scan application for DEVONthink Pro Office: … (more)

October 31, 2017

Drag-and-Drop OCR in iOS 11

DEVONthink To Go does not have OCR(Optical Character Recognition)capabilities built-in. However, if you have an iOS device capable of running in split view mode (as of this writing: iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4) and an iOS OCR application, you may* be able to do OCR now. (more)

July 13, 2017

DEVONthink Pro Office 2.9.14 Fixes OCR Issue

Today we’ve released a bug-fix release for DEVONthink Pro Office. Version 2.9.14 fixes a random issue with the text recognition (OCR) as well as issues related to thumbnailing PDFs, exporting items, and synchronizing databases with indexed items. In addition it fixes an issue where the metadata entry panel didn’t close on computers with a Touch Bar. (more)

May 30, 2017

Perfect Combination: DEVONthink To Go and Scanner Pro

We have told the great people at Readdle that our mobile users love the combination of their Scanner Pro app and DEVONthink to Go. Scanner Pro lets you use your iPhone’s or iPad’s camera for quickly scanning paper documents wherever you are. It applies all sorts of magic to make the document look as good as possible and then lets you share the created PDF with other apps. (more)