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May 21, 2024

How to Make Global Edits in Rich Text

Screenshot showing the Style dialog for a rich text document in DEVONthink and its selection controls.

Many people use Markdown documents, citing the ability to make global edits to the formatting. In DEVONthink, similar global edits in the formatting are possible in rich text documents as well. Here is, how that works. (more)

May 14, 2024

How to Version Documents

Screenshot showing an item list in DEVONthink containing the custom versions group with versioned documents.

Sometimes, there might be a need to save a document in its current form before making alterations. DEVONthink provides a clever method to create versions of a document automatically. Learn more about this feature here. (more)

May 7, 2024

How to Add Contextual Shortcuts

Screenshot showing shortcuts defined in the application custom shortcuts.

In macOS’ System Settings or Houdah CustomShortcuts, you can set up a keyboard shortcut to quickly open documents from DEVONthink in a specific application. Here is, how to set up the very same keyboard shortcut for different file types. (more)

May 2, 2024

Understanding Item Links

Selection link being made in DEVONthink To Go.

Much of the data we work with is connected in some way. Even if this is an only an implicit connection in our minds, we see relationships between documents. To help tie these documents together, DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go support document linking. (more)

April 30, 2024

DEVONagent 3.11.8

Screenshot showing a browser window with the Ecosia search engine and an Devon Agent window with a search query using the Near operator and the Ecosia plugin.

DEVONagent 3.11.8 adds support for the Ecosia search engine and includes updates for a number of plugins, search sets, and scanners. It also delivers more focused results with Google and Web plugins and NEAR search produce better results. (more)

April 23, 2024

How to Quickly Capture the Screen

Apple's Screen Capture utility with inbox selected.

While there are many screen capturing applications available, including DEVONthink’s own Sorter, Apple’s screen capture utility is still useful in many situations. Here’s how to integrate it with DEVONthink. (more)

April 16, 2024

How to Encrypt an Existing Database

Screenshot showing an encrypted database in DEVONthink.

When DEVONthink 3 debuted, it came with the option of creating a truly secure, encrypted database. If you have an unencrypted database and would like to convert it to an encrypted one, here is how you do it. (more)

April 9, 2024

How to Save DEVONagent Results

Screenshot of a DEVONagent agent search file.

In DEVONagent Pro, you can archive search results or send them to DEVONthink. But after closing the search, you no longer have access to those results. Of course, you can run the search again, but there is a more efficient way to return to them. (more)

April 2, 2024

How to Use Collapsible Sections

Screenshot showing an item list in DEVONthink To Go with collapsed groups.

If you have many objects in one place in your database, you can quickly lose the overview and have to scroll and search a lot. In DEVONthink To Go, however, there is a way to hide items that you do not need at the moment. Here is, how that works. (more)

March 27, 2024

How to Move Databases Externally

Image showing a DEVONthink database file being dragged to external drive on macOS.

External hard drives are one of the places where you can store your DEVONthink databases safely. Nevertheless, there are a few things you should bear in mind. Here is, how to move your databases to such a hard drive. (more)