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March 24, 2020

Using Our Tools in the Pandemic

COVID-19 is everywhere, in the news, blogs, podcasts, but also quite literally. We’re all giving our best to adjust our lives to the new rules that will impact our societies for quite some time. We don’t want to give you yet another list of tips for how to work from home. Instead, we asked our user community how they use our products to cope with the current situation. (more)

March 17, 2020

How to Split a PDF

There are times when you may need to split a PDF in DEVONthink into smaller documents. Here are a few ways to do it. (more)

March 10, 2020

Take a Break: JustFocus

All too often we find ourselves busier than we intended to be that day. Fires to be put out. Spontaneous projects landing on our desks. Cramming for a test. JustFocus is a beautifully designed freeware application for the Mac to help find some balance in your work. (more)

February 24, 2020

Using DEVONthink with Hook

Screenshot showing Hook's user interface

Hook for Mac allows you to create links for many different types of files and web pages. In the same sense, DEVONthink offers item links for linking from inside or outside of the application to documents or groups in your databases. Recently, our friends at CogSci have improved Hook’s integration with DEVONthink and show in a mini tutorial, how to use the two apps together for maximum productivity. (more)

January 28, 2020

How to Print Multiple Documents

If you use File > Print in DEVONthink, it will print what is shown in the selected pane. For example, if you have the groups list selected, it will print the groups as displayed; if you select a document, it will print the contents of the document. However, you cannot select multiple documents and print them — but this old trick still works well. (more)

January 22, 2020

How to Keep Your Data Private

An article published yesterday by Reuters casts a shadow on Apple’s commitment on privacy and encryption. We tell you how to keep your data out of iCloud backups, encrypt databases, and synchronize them securely. (more)

January 7, 2020

One App, Three Editions

In the past, DEVONthink for Mac was provided in three editions. Each edition had its own separate download on our website. With DEVONthink 3, we have created a single application with unlockable features, hence a single, simple download. (more)

November 12, 2019

Stop Your Devices Phoning Home

The Pi-Hole administration console shows which and how many requests it has blocked.

No matter what we do online there are companies trying to follow us, learn more about what we do, and build profiles. Some web sites contain more tracking code than actual content. On the web you can use ad blockers and search engines like DuckDuckGo or Startpage but there’s little you can do about apps on your iPhone or your Amazon Echo calling someone you don’t what them to talk to. (more)

October 29, 2019

How to Enter Emojis Quicker

Emoji. They’re the digital equivalent of the little doodles we’d draw when passing notes to each other. Built into macOS, you can call up the Emoji & Symbols palette while you’re typing. MacBooks with Touch Bar also have a dedicated key for emoji. For even quicker access to emojis there’s an neat menubar application: Rocket, by Matthew Palmer. (more)

October 21, 2019

Clip to DEVONthink and Safari 13

Safari 13 no longer supports traditional browser extensions. With DEVONthink 3 we have rewritten the whole Clip to DEVONthink experience and integrated it into the application. But what if you’re not ready to upgrade yet? Don’t panic. Our browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome continue to work just fine. (more)