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May 7, 2024

How to Add Contextual Shortcuts

Screenshot showing shortcuts defined in the application custom shortcuts.

In macOS’ System Settings or Houdah CustomShortcuts, you can set up a keyboard shortcut to quickly open documents from DEVONthink in a specific application. Here is, how to set up the very same keyboard shortcut for different file types. (more)

May 2, 2024

Understanding Item Links

Selection link being made in DEVONthink To Go.

Much of the data we work with is connected in some way. Even if this is an only an implicit connection in our minds, we see relationships between documents. To help tie these documents together, DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go support document linking. (more)

April 23, 2024

How to Quickly Capture the Screen

Apple's Screen Capture utility with inbox selected.

While there are many screen capturing applications available, including DEVONthink’s own Sorter, Apple’s screen capture utility is still useful in many situations. Here’s how to integrate it with DEVONthink. (more)

April 16, 2024

How to Encrypt an Existing Database

Screenshot showing an encrypted database in DEVONthink.

When DEVONthink 3 debuted, it came with the option of creating a truly secure, encrypted database. If you have an unencrypted database and would like to convert it to an encrypted one, here is how you do it. (more)

April 9, 2024

How to Save DEVONagent Results

Screenshot of a DEVONagent agent search file.

In DEVONagent Pro, you can archive search results or send them to DEVONthink. But after closing the search, you no longer have access to those results. Of course, you can run the search again, but there is a more efficient way to return to them. (more)

April 2, 2024

How to Use Collapsible Sections

Screenshot showing an item list in DEVONthink To Go with collapsed groups.

If you have many objects in one place in your database, you can quickly lose the overview and have to scroll and search a lot. In DEVONthink To Go, however, there is a way to hide items that you do not need at the moment. Here is, how that works. (more)

March 27, 2024

How to Move Databases Externally

Image showing a DEVONthink database file being dragged to external drive on macOS.

External hard drives are one of the places where you can store your DEVONthink databases safely. Nevertheless, there are a few things you should bear in mind. Here is, how to move your databases to such a hard drive. (more)

March 19, 2024

A Word About Reinstalling

Screenshot showing the file console.log containing error logs.

When you run into an issue with an application, e.g., DEVONthink, you may think you should reinstall it. Here’s why that shouldn’t be your first step. (more)

March 12, 2024

How to Focus on Writing

Screenshot showing a plain text document in fullscreen mode in DEVONthink.

When you sit down to write, it’s all too common to become distracted. While we can’t disable notification center and sounds from other applications, DEVONthink can provide a more minimalistic view in which to write. (more)

March 5, 2024

How to Choose a Scanner

Screenshot showing the scanning interface in DEVONthink 3.

An important tool for your paperless office is, naturally, a scanner. The Pro and Server editions of DEVONthink even offer integrated scanner support for several models. But what should you look out for? Here are some things to consider. (more)