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Articles in the category Tips

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 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 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)

December 6, 2022

How to Use DEVONagent's Browser

Screenshot, showing a browser window in DEVONagent Pro 3.

Our intelligent search assistant DEVONagent can be used for all kinds of searches on the web, searching several search engines simultaneously for the best results. But besides searching, DEVONagent also has a built-in web browser. And while it doesn’t support browser extensions, it does have some nice tricks up its sleeve. Here are a few. (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)