With iWork ‘13 Apple consequently follows the paradigm of “simplicity over functionality”. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote come with a renovated user interface but also a reduced set of functionality popup: true. AppleScript support has been removed entirely. It seems that the idea behind this move is to bring the Mac, iOS, and web variants of the iWork apps to the same level — unfortunately the lowest denominator. (more)
In the recent one and a half months Jon, our new iOS developer, has worked himself through the code of DEVONthink To Go and fixed a number of nasty bugs making both the application and the sync more robust. In the coming months he will also replace the current sync code with a totally rewritten library (that e.g. will support MobileMe and Dropbox) as well as introduce new features such as file renaming, deleting, and moving on the device, better PDF support, and more. (more)
It’s not a secret that we are also developing … something … for the iPhone (and the iPod touch). We are now getting near the point that laboratory testing is no longer enough. We need feedback from real users — like yourself! So, if you are a DEVONthink Pro Office user, own an iPhone, and would like to do some beta testing for us, please email me. Seat numbers are very limited due to the ‘provisioning’ procedure that is required for iPhone applications. (more)
There’s a lot of discussion about ‘cloud computing’ and storing your data ‘in the clouds’. Some new applications are based on this paradigm and are either built ‘in the cloud’ or use a servers cluster for synchronizing multiple clients and for giving web access to your data. While we clearly see the necessity for synchronizing a database between two or more Macs and maybe iPhones, we’re still unsure about what implications full web access to your documents has. My top issues are data integrity and data safety. (more)
With all the buzz about the old and new iPhone as well as other smartphones and the the still-existing Palm devices, I wonder how many of you are actually using them for more than just a super-calender, address book, and mobile web browser? Do you take notes, make outlines, even store files on them like on a USB stick? Vote here.
Even after reading so much about Twitter, I am still unsure about what it can be useful for. Looks like a mixture between blogging, instant messaging, IRC-style discussion groups, everything together cooked up in a pot and carefully stirred. The AcademHacK blog gives a few firsts shots about one can use Twitter professionally, but what do you think? BTW: I have opened my own account popup: true, but still experimenting.
At the moment, I am trying to build a network of consultants who help users of DEVONthink and DEVONagent in their area with setting up the applications, integrate it into their workflow, and share the little tips and tricks that squeeze the most of the apps. If you are working in the IT field, consider yourself savvy in DEVONthink and DEVONagent, and would like to share your expertise with a user when needed, please feel free to get in touch with me.