The DEVONtechnologies Blog

Articles in the category Tips

September 10, 2019

Catalina and the Fujitsu ScanSnap

If you, like many of our customers, own one of the older Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners like the S300M, S500M, S510M or S1500(M), the time might have come to move to a newer model or look for alternatives. (more)

August 6, 2019

Use Favorites in the Sorter

A great tip from our community user TomSLN:

Groups in databases can be flagged as favorites. Once flagged, the list of favorites appears at the top of the Sorter's navigate list. This is an easy way to drag files into the Sorter and onto the desired group without having to navigate to the group in the database tree. (more)

August 1, 2019

Dropbox to DEVONthink To Go

Sometimes you might want to add data from Dropbox into your DEVONthink databases. With DEVONthink on a Mac this is as simple as dragging and dropping. On iOS, however, Dropbox's mobile application doesn't allow for this kind of interaction. So is there an option for easily adding Dropbox data to DEVONthink To Go? (more)

July 23, 2019

Airdrop to Mobile

Suppose you’re working with a friend or colleague who isn’t running DEVONthink on her Mac (heaven forbid!). But they have a file you need and you have your iOS mobile device running DEVONthink To Go. Is there any way to get it transferred quickly and easily? (more)

July 16, 2019

Building the Perfect Database

One of the requests we occasionally receive is: "Tell me how to create and set up my database in DEVONthink." This seems like a simple enough question to answer, but in truth, it is not. While creating a database can be as simple as choosing File > New Database, the simplicity ends with structuring the database. (more)

July 9, 2019

Find Those Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts (or hotkeys) are a great way to add a little efficiency to your computer use. CheatSheet is a great little utility from Media Atelier that shows a list of shortcuts for the active application when you press and hold the Command key down. (more)

July 4, 2019

Check the OCR Accuracy

OCR is a technology that examines the pixels in an image and tries to determine what alphabetical characters they are. These characters are then put into a layer of text underneath the original image so the file appears unchanged but is now searchable. You can estimate the accuracy of the OCR by selecting the PDF and looking at the concordance. (more)

June 4, 2019

Of Licenses and Seats

With DEVONthink 3 we've introduced new server-based licenses with a seats model and easier-to-use license codes. Now, why should we bore you with talk about … license codes? Whenever you change something questions come up. We'd like to answer them here in a findable place. (more)

May 28, 2019

How to Use Your Customer Account

With the relaunch of our website we also turned the existing customer records into real accounts. As a customer you can view your personal details, check your student/educator status, manage your newsletter subscription, view license codes, manage your devices, and buy upgrades. Here's how you use it. (more)

May 21, 2019

Manually Declutter a Web Page

With so many people and companies trying to monetize the web, many pages we visit are overloaded with ads and clickbait links to drive traffic to other sites. Not only is it annoying to look at online, but also adds junk data to our databases when we clip these pages into DEVONthink. Our browser extension, Clip to DEVONthink, has an option to use a clutter-free layout. This does its best to extract the article from the current page. But what about pages you may have already clipped? (more)