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June 18, 2024

How to Export a PDF without Annotations

Screenshot showing DEVONthink To Go with an Action menu open, including the print command.

When working with a PDF, you may have marked it up with some annotations. If you would now like to share this PDF with someone, you might prefer to have a clean version of the document. Here we show you how to get this in DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. (more)

June 11, 2024

More Key Commands on the iPad

Screenshot showing the popup with the overview of the keyboard shortcuts in DEVONthink To Go.

If you’re using an external keyboard with your iPad, you have access to keyboard commands in DEVONthink To Go. Here are a few keyboard shortcuts you may consider useful. (more)

June 4, 2024

How to Use Global Inbox Aliases

Screenshot showing a Finder window with the alias of DEVONthink's Global Inbox.

DEVONthink’s Global Inbox is an ever-present database used as a temporary holding tank for items you’ll late file in other databases. Here is how you can add items to it more efficiently than merely drag and drop. (more)

May 28, 2024

How to Merge Multiple Images to a PDF

Screenshot showing the thumbnails inspector in DEVONthink displaying PDF thumbnails of a PDF document.

Perhaps you have a selection of images that you would like to convert into a single PDF. In DEVONthink, there is a simple tool that does just that. Here is, how it works. (more)

May 21, 2024

How to Make Global Edits in Rich Text

Screenshot showing the Style dialog for a rich text document in DEVONthink and its selection controls.

Many people use Markdown documents, citing the ability to make global edits to the formatting. In DEVONthink, similar global edits in the formatting are possible in rich text documents as well. Here is, how that works. (more)

May 14, 2024

How to Version Documents

Screenshot showing an item list in DEVONthink containing the custom versions group with versioned documents.

Sometimes, there might be a need to save a document in its current form before making alterations. DEVONthink provides a clever method to create versions of a document automatically. Learn more about this feature here. (more)

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)