Researchers


Investigate, analyze, explore

As a researcher you are looking for answers to scientific questions. You explore, probe, collect data, and analyze. And you don't want to bother with administrative tasks and inefficient tools. Our apps are optimized for the scientific workflow, from capturing data to organizing, analyzing, and structuring it. Powerful search options and tight integration complete the perfect research ecosystem.

  • Research

    Use the best tool for your research in databases or on the web: DEVONagent Pro. You choose where to search and type the query, our app does the tedious rest. Get smart text summaries with all the hard facts but without all the noise. Capture interesting stuff directly in your DEVONthink inbox, always with a link to the original source. DEVONagent Pro supports many scientific databases and allows you to add others as needed.

  • Take notes

    In your study or at the lab, use DEVONthink to quickly take notes on whatever you find out or new ideas that come to mind. Open the Take Note panel with a keystroke and start typing or open a new rich text document in your Inbox. DEVONthink offers all the tools you need, from lists to tables to hyperlinks. It even adds Wiki-style links automatically. DEVONthink comes with prefab templates for note taking, e.g. for Cornell notes, journal entries, quotes, or references.

  • Collect

    Quickly add digital documents to the GTD©-like inbox of DEVONthink without interrupting your flow. Organize them later. Drag documents to DEVONthink's icon in the Dock or use one of the many other ways to import data. Scan paper with DEVONthink Pro Office and a compatible document scanner like a Fujitsu ScanSnap to searchable PDFs. Use DEVONagent Pro to capture interesting articles, pictures, links with a single click.

  • Organize

    DEVONthink actively helps organize your notes, documents, articles, literature, or links. Its unique AI technology suggests groups or tags for your data, and it learns with every new document you add to a group or assign a tag. Multiple views, smart groups, and our innovative smart tagging approach give you the power and the freedom you need without sacrificing one or the other.

  • Review

    Review your notes and articles directly in DEVONthink without opening additional apps or panels. Annotate PDF, e.g. magazine or journal articles, with all standard PDF annotation tools and other documents with the Annotation smart template. DEVONsphere Express finds data on your computer also related to what you work on. Add reminders for important items to iCal, OmniFocus, or Things so that you never forget or miss any deadline.

  • Write

    When the research is done it's time to write lab reports, presentation papers, or articles for professional journals. DEVONthink Pro make it easy to gather all your project material; using the replicating feature preserves the items in their original place. The prefab project template makes a good starting point. Use groups or smart tags to structure collected information and the advanced search function to find the right document whenever you need it. Writing in DEVONthink's fullscreen mode helps you stay focused.

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Supercharge your workflow

We designed our apps from the ground up to assist you with research and knowledge management.

Use DEVONagent to:

  • Search the web or in databases
  • Keep updated with scheduled searches
  • Capture anything of interest

Use DEVONthink to:

  • Take notes
  • Collect articles, data, bookmarks
  • Organize, review, and annotate
  • Write scientific papers and reports

Use DEVONsphere Express to quickly find information in your computer related to what you're working on.

Use DEVONthink To Go to take your data with you on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.


In the lab

Write your lab protocol in DEVONthink with prefab templates for notes, logbook entries, and registers. Quickly add short notes to the GTD©-like inbox without interrupting your work. Later summarize the notes, add pictures, tables, and other lab data. DEVONthink handles even proprietary lab file formats, which are viewable if there's a Quick Look plugin available.

In the study

Search through scientific databases or with search engines using DEVONagent Pro. Scheduled searches automatically collect new articles for you and RSS feeds keep you up-to-date. Capture interesting articles, clippings, and quotes from DEVONagent or other apps in DEVONthink including links to their source. Smart tagging and our unique AI help create structure out of chaos.

In the library

Copy important papers, magazine articles, or book chapters to your digital memory — DEVONthink Pro Office — in an instant with e.g. a MacBook Air and a flat-bed scanner or the ultra-mobile ScanSnap S1100. All scanned text becomes searchable automatically. Annotate the scans using all standard PDF tools without leaving your digital work environment.


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