The DEVONtechnologies Blog

January 31, 2023

How to Handle Stalls and Crashes

Screenshot showing a crash report and the activity monitor.

Quality assurance is a top priority in the development of our applications. Nevertheless, misbehavior can sometimes occur, leading to an application crashing or stalling. To investigate and fix the issue, we need a report with some information about it. Here’s how you can support us with that. (more)

January 24, 2023

How to Quickly Translate Text

Screenshot showing the translation popover-menu with translated text.

There are many times we have to deal with documents that aren’t in our native language and in those cases, a translator becomes invaluable. For this, Apple provides a built-in translation you may not know or think about sometimes. Here is a short introduction. (more)

January 19, 2023

Understanding the Support Assistant

Screenshot showing the support assistant window in DEVONthink 3.

We not only take the development of our applications seriously, we are strongly committed to their support as well. One additional resource available in DEVONthink and DEVONagent Pro is the Support Assistant window. Here’s what you’ll find there. (more)

January 16, 2023

See You on Mastodon

Screenshot showing DEVONtechnologies' Mastodon user profile.

For months Twitter has been sailing in rough sea, and last week its new captain unceremoniously made many of its third-party clients walk the plank. If you’re also jumping the ship, meet us on Mastodon! You can also easily follow Mastodon users or hashtags in DEVONthink. We show you how. (more)

January 10, 2023

How to Use a Custom Stylesheet

Illustration showing a split view of a styled and unstyled document.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For your documents, you certainly care about the aesthetics, because looking at a pretty document is simply much more pleasure. If you use Markdown or HTML-based documents in DEVONthink, you can easily customize the look with a stylesheet. Here’s how that works. (more)

January 3, 2023

How to Use the Apple Pencil

Screenshot showing a pdf in DEVONthink To Go with annotations.

With the Apple Pencil, you can draw, paint, or turn your iPad into a digital notebook that you can write in by hand. The Apple Pencil is a constant companion for many users and DEVONthink To Go offers some ways to use it as well. Here are a few suggestions. (more)

December 30, 2022

We're having WinterFest again

Snowflake

WinterFest is the time when we come virtually together with other, like-minded software manufacturers. Buy DEVONthink or DEVONagent Pro for 25% off directly at the workshop gate and have a look at the other WinterFest apps with a similar discount. (more)

December 21, 2022

DEVONthink To Go 3.6.2

Screenshot showing DEVONthink To Go's new web settings.

Our last update for 2022, DEVONthink To Go 3.6.2, adds new settings for web browsing as well as options for exporting databases as ZIP archives, e.g., as an app-independent backup. We also enhanced the Clip to DEVONthink extension and fixed bugs. (more)

December 20, 2022

How to Make A Desktop Slideshow

Screenshot showing an open dialog from Photostickies.

We all have many pictures, records of our lives to look back on. On your Mac, they usually sit in some folder, somewhat forgotten as you gather more and more. But if you’d have some you’d like to see more often, here’s how to create a desktop slideshow with our freeware application PhotoStickies. (more)

December 13, 2022

How to Use the Graph View

Screenshot showing the graph view in a DEVONthink window.

Sometimes a visualization is helpful to see the connections between things, e.g., between different documents. One of our intrepid community members created a script for DEVONthink that allows you to generate a network graph showing interconnecting links between documents. Here is a brief overview. (more)