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Articles in the category Learning

May 24, 2024

Using Custom Metadata

Screenshot showing DEVONthink's support assistent displaying the tutorial on using custom metadata.

Each digital document has metadata like the name of the document or the size. In DEVONthink, you can also define your own custom metadata to precisely suit your needs. To show you how to do this, we created a tutorial for you. (more)

October 19, 2023

Handling Email with DEVONthink

Screenshot showing the tutorial Handling Email in DEVONthink's support assistant.

DEVONthink Pro and Server let you archive email messages in your databases. Our new tutorial explains how to get messages from your email app into a database and what you can do with email in DEVONthink. (more)

August 30, 2023

Take Control of Your Paperless Office Updated (4th Edition)

Image showing the cover of Take Control of Your Paperless Office.

Joe Kissel from Take Control Books revised the ebook Take Control of Your Paperless Office to reflect today’s hardware and software landscape. This includes, e.g., current scanner models and, of course, our applications DEVONthink 3 and DEVONthink To Go 3. (more)

August 18, 2023

Understanding Indexing Files

Screenshot showing the tutorial Understanding Indexing in DEVONthinks support assistent.

DEVONthink provides two different methods for getting data into your databases: importing and indexing. To explain what it means to index files, what you can do with them in DEVONthink, and what you should keep in mind, there’s a new tutorial for you. (more)

July 27, 2023

Using Templates in DEVONthink

Screenshot showing tutorials in DEVONthink's support assistant.

DEVONthink offers several templates for various purposes, including journal entries, Cornell notes, systematic filing systems, and much more. To demonstrate the templates and their capabilities, we have created a new tutorial for you. (more)

June 16, 2023

Creating Documents in DEVONthink

Screenshot showing the new tutorial in DEVONthink's support assistent.

In DEVONthink you cannot only manage, but also create different kinds of documents, e.g., for note taking. Plain text, Markdown or even sheets for tabular data. To show you what types of documents you can create and how that works, we have prepared a tutorial for you. (more)

June 9, 2023

Jeffrey Taekman's Zettelkasten

Illustration of a library Zettelkasten next to a laptop.

One way of working that is often discussed is the Zettelkasten method. DEVONthink user Jeffrey Taekman, M.D., gives us an insight into his workflow on his blog and shows how he uses DEVONthink to build and manage his digital Zettelkasten. (more)

May 26, 2023

Scan with DEVONthink

Screenshot of the DEVONthink Support Assistant showing the scanning tutorial.

The Pro and Server editions of DEVONthink have scanner controls built in, making it capable of scanning directly into your databases in a focused and efficient manner. We’ve added a new tutorial for you which shows you step-by-step how that works. (more)

February 2, 2023

Julien Dimastromatteo's Workflow

Screenshot showing an item link to an item in DEVONthink, stored to a new event in Apple's calendar.

In DEVONthink you can create an item link to any item in your database. This is a URL that allows you to access an item directly without having to search for it or navigate through your database. DEVONthink user Julien Dimastromatteo, Ph.D., shows how to use item links practically. (more)