The DEVONtechnologies Blog

August 9, 2022

How to Use Nested Tags

Screenshot showing nested tags in the tags group in DEVONthink 3.

Many people use tags as a way to add some context to their documents. We have blogged on the subject more than once, but one option some people may not be aware of is nested (or hierarchical) tags. These are tags with child tags, or related tags within tags. Here’s how you can make and use them in DEVONthink. (more)

August 2, 2022

How to Use Filing and Moving

Screenshot showing the item list and the smart rule editor in DEVONthink.

In a previous blog post on smart rules, we discussed how to organize DEVONthink documents in an automated fashion. In this post we briefly touched on the File action, but some people have wondered why not just use the Move action. Here’s the difference between the two. (more)

July 26, 2022

Fabrizio Musacchio

Fabrizio works as a scientist and lives in Cologne, Germany, EU.

Within the past few months, a forum participant who goes by the handle @PixelTracker posted some useful DEVONthink scripts in the Automation section of our forums. A more recent set of scripts appeared on the forums and his blog, prompting us to ask, “Who is this person writing these scripts?” So we invited him to share some thoughts with us and all of you. (more)

July 21, 2022

DEVONthink 3.8.5

Screenshot showing the Link To menu in Markdown documents in DEVONthink.

Today’s maintenance release for DEVONthink for Mac provides some needed fixes, as well as a few additions and improvements. There are, for example, a new Link To context menu for Markdown as well as some enhancements to item links and metadata detection. But that is, of course, not all. (more)

July 19, 2022

DEVONthink To Go 3.5.2

Screenshot of the settings for sharing documents.

This maintenance release for DEVONthink To Go adds a new setting for sharing items as files, item links, or Markdown item links. It also recognizes contact cards and lets you run Shortcuts actions on the currently selected items. On iOS or iPadOS 16, it brings fixes for three crashes on the current betas. (more)

July 19, 2022

How to Open Documents Externally on iOS

Screenshot showing the document provider in the sidebar of Apple Numbers.

DEVONthink To Go supports creating and editing some native file types, e.g., plain text, rich text, or Markdown. And while it supports importing many other formats, those can’t be edited in DEVONthink To Go. Here’s how to open those documents in an external application. (more)

July 12, 2022

How to Access Today's Files

Screenshot showing the today smart group.

When working in DEVONthink, it is not unusual to have more than one database open, navigating back and forth between groups. As you open, close, create, and edit documents, it’s not uncommon to eventually lose track of something. Fortunately, smart groups can help corral these files. (more)

July 5, 2022

How to Install Our Applications

Screenshot showing a Finder window for copying an app to the Applications folder.

DEVONtechnologies has several applications available for a variety of purposes. From a simple freeware thumbnail generator to our flagship apps DEVONthink and DEVONagent. For whatever application you’re thinking, “I’m ready to try this application out”, the first step is downloading and installing the app. Fortunately, this is a simple two step process. (more)

July 1, 2022

Take Control of DEVONthink Updated

Cover picture of the ebook Take Control of DEVONthink 3.

Take Control Books’ Joe Kissell updated the ebook Take Control of DEVONthink 3 to cover DEVONthink for Mac up through version 3.8.4, and DEVONthink To Go for iOS/iPadOS up through version 3.5. (more)

June 28, 2022

Understanding DEVONthink's Sync

Screenshot showing the sync settings of DEVONthink

When it comes to syncing in DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go, some people wonder or get confused about how to “get my databases on both devices”. Here are some tips and things to understand about syncing. (more)