The DEVONtechnologies Blog

November 30, 2022

DEVONthink 3.8.7

Screenshot showing how to export the graph of related words via the Concordance inspector's contextual menu.

Today’s update for DEVONthink for Mac brings several additions, improvements, and fixes. Version 3.8.7 shows and lets you work with highlights in HTML-based documents, quickly reveal the location of replicated or duplicated items via the contextual menu, or export the related words graph or cloud from the Concordance inspector. (more)

November 29, 2022

How to Use Annotations on the Mac

Screenshot showing the Annotations & Reminders inspector in DEVONthink 3.

Annotations are text documents in DEVONthink that are attached to another document, for example a PDF. They are a simple but powerful tool for making notes about a document and can therefore be used for everything from research to schoolwork to journaling and more. Here’s an introduction, or a refresher. (more)

November 22, 2022

How to Use Geolocations on iOS

Screenshot showing the geolocation in the Info pop-up in DEVONthink To Go.

When you’re out and about roaming the big, beautiful world, you might want to keep track of where you’ve been. Or perhaps you’d like to know where you’ve made a note or created a document. With the release of DEVONthink To Go 3.6, we extended the support for geolocations. Here are the improvements. (more)

November 21, 2022

Black Friday Weekend

Illustration of an autumn landscape.

Now is the time for relaxing — and a great time to get ready for the coming year. Only from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, we give 25 percent discount on all our software products and ebooks. (more)

November 17, 2022

DEVONthink To Go 3.6

Screenshot of iOS 16 focus filter settings showing DEVONthink databases and smart groups.

This update for DEVONthink To Go introduces support for iOS 16 focus filters, TextBundles, and placemarks. In addition, it brings the ability to merge documents and adds and improves conversions between file formats. OCR is faster, too, and search finds documents by filename. (more)

November 15, 2022

How to Install the Import & OCR Rule

Screenshot showing a group in DEVONthink containing an imported scan.

There are various ways to merge individual work steps into a workflow and execute them automatically. One option is to use the smart rules in DEVONthink. Now we have created the smart rule Import & OCR, which lets you easily import scans and make them searchable. Here you will find out how to set up and use the rule. (more)

November 10, 2022

News from DEVONthink for Historians

Picture of Avigail Oren and Ada Barlatt.

Avigail Oren and Ada Barlatt created DEVONthink for Historians, a series of online courses that provide a practical introduction to scholarly work with DEVONthink. Now, Ada and Avigail started to share some exciting insights into Avigail’s current research project on their YouTube channel, showing how a new database is being built for this. (more)

November 8, 2022

How to Create Favorites for EasyFind

Screenshot showing the Locations drop-down menu in EasyFind.

Besides our commercial products, we also offer some needful things for free, such as EasyFind. It’s a powerful tool to search for files and folders by name, content, tags, or Finder comments. If you have locations you commonly search, here’s a method to create favorite locations in EasyFind. (more)

November 2, 2022

How to Use Lock Screen Shortcuts

Screenshot showing the iOS lockscreen with custom shortcuts.

For some time now, scripting has been a way on the Mac to automate certain workflows. Thanks to Apple’s application Shortcuts, workflows can meanwhile also be automated on your iPhone or iPad and then executed at the touch of a button. If you have a few commonly used shortcuts, there is a very handy iOS 16 utility to give you access to them on your iPhone’s lock screen: LockFlow. (more)

October 27, 2022

Once License, Three Seats

Illustration of an iMacs and two MacBooks.

All good things come in threes. Maybe you not only have a Mac at home and a MacBook on the go, but another one, e.g., at your office. Only this week from Thursday, October 27th, to Friday, October 28th, 2022, you will get a third seat when you purchase a DEVONthink 3 license. (more)